Frozen veggies

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Joyce C.
Joined: 12/15/2012

Hey, does anyone use frozen veggies when they can't get local fresh?  I thought of trying with a bag of turnip greens I have and frozen broccoli and spinach.  Just wondered if anyone uses frozen sometimes.

Thanks

 

I haven't tried using frozen veggies yet. I am not too sure how it would taste. Maybe some other people in the forum, would be able to add to this conversation.
Thank you Scott. I hope someone has that can advise.
I started to buy frozen broccoli at Wholefoods. I'm also going to buy frozen collard greens as well. In my local health food store I found prepared beets (already cut and ready to serve) - will start buying that as well. I find that fresh veggies and fruits are great but sometimes I'm not feeling the love on how they look. I'm very particular about these things. Besides, frozen veggies and fruits is easier to prep , to me.
Thank you Maria. You made me feel much better about it. I like to buy local and it isn't the season for produce here. Maybe some local kale etc but the rest is not available now. The organic frozen is actually better than what is shipped in and has sat around a long time, losing vitamins. I use frozen organic mango, and blueberries. I am going to start with the frozen veggies now. Thanks again.
When I am low on raw greens, or when they aren't looking too hot, I put frozen veggies in my blasts. Just this morning I did a combo of raw spinach, frozen broccoli, frozen zucchini and frozen carrots (from a bag of mixed frozen veg). They come out great but require a bit more liquid to process. I added my fruit (which I often use frozen too), boost and almond milk. Then after processing a few seconds, I had to open it and add some more water to loosen it up. It comes out great!
Would there be any reason NOT to remove frozen from the freezer to the refrigerator the night before to gently and partially defrost to ease extracting in the morning?
I always take my fresh now and freeze them...spinach, kale, carrots, and broc and just take hand fulls out each time or a few carrots, or a piece of broc and it works great! My blasts are much colder and thicker also! I also do ginger, and my fruit that way.
I freeze chopped kale all the time and baby carrots.
BobbieAnne wrote: Would there be any reason NOT to remove frozen from the freezer to the refrigerator the night before to gently and partially defrost to ease extracting in the morning?
If you are going to use the entire portion of what you remove from the freezer than this is ok. It may make the product slight mushy and watery when it is defrosted. You want to prevent thawing and refreezing of your produce multiple times, this will change the flavor or your item.