Our Frugal Lifestyle

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Passionate about eco-frugality. I used to party hard, clubbing my way from pay-packet to pay-packet. Never getting ahead, just getting by. Then came our much wanted baby with no savings in the bank - only an old car. Changes were made to our lifestyle and we didn't turn back. In the past 6yrs we purchased a flat, found employment, lived below our means, built an emergency fund, purchased a reliable car and saw the financial benefits of our frugal lifestyle. Our only debt is our mortgage. Our aim is to manage our cash flow wisely, pay off our home quickly and eventually work for pleasure, not necessity. Join us on our journey, share insights, tips and tricks to help us and others to get ahead while having a good time.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Sad Fruit & Veg Not Wasted

On the weekend I've been getting into a new habit of checking all my fruit, vegetables, salads and herbs left over from previous week, before I do my weekly shop. Anything looking sad, wilted, soft or browning goes into my blender and becomes a super healthy drink to kick start the day. It's a great habit, it's healthy for me and my family and has been preventing the high volume of waste I used to once have.

This morning I found a few items that needed to be used up, pronto.

  • 1 soft pear.
  • 1 browning banana my mum had given us.
  • 1 small piece of cucumber from our garden.
  • 3 wilting snake beans.
  • 1 tangelo.
Soft and wilted fruit and veg.

I added a kiwi fruit and ginger that were still fine but add extra flavour, zing and vitamins.
Use it up before it goes to waste.
I blended it all up with half a cup of cold water, poured it in glasses and drank straight away. I like using a blender more then a juicer, as the fibbers are also blended leaving minimal waste. Washing the blender is also simple, just a quick rinse under the tap and I'm done. I'm enjoying my new habit and think it may stay with me for the rest of my life.
Healthy and Delicious.

Chin Chin :-)

Any new good habits in your life?


  1. New habit? Not yet. But, I am going to start adding green things/vegs to smoothies. It seems weird, but it is also weird not to. I really have never wanted a juicer because I think wasting the fiber is just wrong. There are still nutrients in the part left over. I know people add the leftover part to other food, but I like the texture in my smoothie. Those are the longest beans I have ever seen!

  2. This is a great way to use leftovers, healthy too, although my chooks usually get our leftovers. I have added a little bit of silver beet to my smoothies, that makes it nice and green!

    Wishing you a great day!


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