Thursday, 26 January 2017


I am always looking for new ways to save money, now we enjoy fresh berries at breakfast time,  but they can work out very expensive, so I thought I would try some frozen ones.

I have used frozen ones before just for jam making.


At £2 for 500g they are very good value.

Just take some out and leave in the fridge overnight.


Lovely with a bit of thick greek yogurt and a sprinkle of cereal.



These were added to the top of the porridge.





 I thought perhaps they would go a bit "mushy" but they kept there shape very well and they really tasted very good.

So these are a keeper.











28 comments:

  1. one frozen fruit i always buy is blueberrys, always there for blueberry waffles, or to sprinkle ontop of something..looks lovely :)
    sammie xx

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    1. I love blueberries, but then I love all fruit xx

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  2. I heat these in a pan from frozen and add a little sugar and then when it's cooled I make a compote with vanilla yoghurt and some Jordan's Raspberry Crunchy cereal (you could use granola, it's similar.) I layer the fruit and yoghurt and cereal in glass jars and leave in the fridge overnight for breakfast compote, it's lovely. But these fruits are lovely with so many things, on cereal, porridge, with custard, ice cream, cream, on a lemon tart ... tasty and good for us, too!
    Margaret P

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  3. I was very pleasantly surprised how well frozen berries held up, especially strawberries, I thought they would be mush.

    I mainly bought them for smoothies but they're great for emergency pudding.

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    1. Same here, I was expecting a pile of mush but pleasantly surprised.

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  4. I always use frozen berries. I have the same breakfast everyday - 200g Fage full-fat Greek yoghurt and 100g berries - only 233 cals altogether. The exception to this is summer when I have fresh strawberries instead. I find it more economical as fresh berries go mouldy a bit too quick.

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    1. Yes fresh berries do go mouldy quickly. I have tried with low fat Greek but no so good, it has to be full fat.

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  5. I wonder if I can get bags of frozen raspberries, I find them a bit expensive this time of year xx

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    1. I think you can Cheryl, although you don't get so many, but I think they still work out better value.

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  6. I freeze blackberries and raspberries from the garden and use them in smoothies. Lovely!

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    1. I didn't get any garden fruit this year, the bushes didn't take off.

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  7. The forest fruits with a crumble topping...........oh my word.....they are delicious:)-x-

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    1. Yes that would be nice, I was thinking of the summer fruits with some vanilla ice cream. x

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    1. oh, I know! I'm having computer issues {big ones, new laptop on the horizon} so was trying out my Fire tablet. Clumsy thing that I am I hit enter, and my eyesight is such that I gave up trying! Had to wait until this morning to coax the ailing laptop into life.
      Okay, what I was trying to say is that I put my frozen berries in a bowl on the radiator while I'm getting up, and they not only defrost but warm up very nicely without getting mouth burningly hot!

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    2. I see I thought it must be something like that. That sounds good, I am really enjoying these berries, we have had them everyday this week.

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  9. I often freeze berries either from the garden or bought on yellow stickers they work well.

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    1. Yes I will try some yellow sticker ones if I can find any.

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  10. I love frozen berries too and use them on cereal sometimes like you. There's no waste like with fresh fruit either and no prep needed other than defrosting....win, win! Oh and Greek yogurt definitely HAS to be the full fat version :) xx

    PS thanks for sharing the lovely bird photos a couple of posts back Marlene. I loved them but felt too yukky to respond immediately :(

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    1. Thankyou, no worries, I hope you are feeling a bit better now, xx

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  11. Frozen berries are so useful. I often have mine on porridge with a little bit of honey. X

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    1. Yes you've got to have a little honey xx

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  12. I've got those in the freezer that I've yet to use. You have inspired me. Bill and Violet will be having fruit to go with their breakfasts next week! xx

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    1. Hi Sadie, they will enjoy it, it is very nice, we had some with some sultana scotch pancakes and ice cream last night.xxx

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  13. I'm generally freezing blackberries and apples in the autumn. That keeps us going. And they're free.

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    1. Brilliant, I think I shall make the most of the Blackberry season next time.

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