It's no secret it's HOT outside. And if you are like me, the LAST thing you want to do is putter around in the kitchen. Smoothie something and call it done.
Frozen fruit is wonderful not only for smoothies but also to save the summer goodness (and the last of this season's pears) for year-round use! Doing it yourself is MUCH less expensive than buying pre-packaged bags of frozen fruit in the store and reduces food waste in your own home.
The problem: fruit oxidizes and turns brown. Frozen brown fruit = not so good.
Solution? It's all about the prep work. Simply cover the bottom of a large sized bowl with a decent layer of salt and fill the bowl with water. After slicing fruits, transfer directly into the bowl for a soak in the salt water. When ready to bag and store, give the fruit a good wash and rinse, label the bag with the date and enjoy at your leisure!
For you scientific folks: Salt removes the water from the surface of the apple therefore making the apple less likely to absorb air/oxygen, slowing down the oxidation process.