It can be difficult to know what to do with fruit leftover from fancy produce trays let alone scraps leftover from melons, pineapples, and more. One or two people cannot eat the massive amount of fruit scraps leftover from watermelon baskets or fresh produce trays, but they can use the scraps in the following tasty ways. When left with a lot of fresh fruit scraps, try these easy ideas. Absolutely anyone can use these creative ways to use the leftovers without wasting anything.
Make Thick and Creamy Smoothies
Fresh fruit scraps are ideal for adding to homemade smoothies. Combine one cup of yogurt, one cup of ice, one cup of juice, and a random about of fruit scraps in a blender. Blend the ingredients until the ice is chopped into tiny bits. This is a healthier alternative to ice cream treats and one of the best ways to use the leftovers after a party.
Cream Cheese Dip
Cream cheese dip transforms fresh fruit into a sweet and tasty treat. Thoroughly mix together thirty-two ounces of marshmallow cream with an eight-ounce package of cream cheese. Use it as a dip or mix it in with whole seedless grapes and scraps of fruit. This can be served in a clear glass bowl and layered with cubes of pound cake and topped with whipped cream for a treat that is fancy and decadent.
When serving yogurt, make it healthier and even tastier with the addition of fresh fruit scraps. Top the yogurt mixture with crunchy granola for added texture and flavor. It can be served for breakfast, dessert, or at snack time for something different and delicious.
Sherbet can be topped with fruit scraps to add flavor and colorful appeal. Better yet, place a large scoop of sherbet in the blender, add a handful of fruit scraps, and blend it with enough juice to achieve a thick liquid consistency. Top it with light whipped topping This fat-free shake is a healthier alternative to fattening ice cream shakes and it is just as sweet and far more flavorful.
Fresh fruit scraps are good alone, but when served over crunchy unsweetened cereal they taste even better. Instead of topping cereal with the usual sliced bananas or blueberries, try topping it with chopped melon scraps or pineapple. Many people would never consider topping cereal with melon or pineapple, but they add tremendous sweetness and colorful appeal to an ordinary bowl of plain unsweetened cereal.