Smoothies are a great way to reduce food waste. This Blueberry-Banana Smoothie includes protein powder and milk for protein, and uses bananas and berries. You can really use any berry that you have in the refrigerator or freezer. You can also use up leftover veggies like greens, cucumber or other veggies. Give this Garden Green Smoothie from Liz’s Healthy Table a try too.

Tip: be sure to store fruits and vegetables properly so they maintain quality as long as possible.

Smoothies can supplement a meal, be enjoyed as a snack, or a meal replacement when time is short. The goal is to waste less food, while creating a nutritious drink. And, if you have high blood pressure, this berry-banana smoothie is DASH-approved (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension meal plan includes lots of fruits and veggies, and 2-3 servings of low fat dairy everyday).



Zero Waste Peanut-Powered Berry Smoothie

This smoothie contains 3 elements of the DASH eating style – milk, fruit, a touch of healthy fat. It provides potassium and antioxidants. Enjoy this for breakfast or as a post-workout snack.

Author Rosanne Rust MS RDN,


  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries and/or strawberries
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup 1% milk
  • 4 TB peanut powder
  • 1 tsp honey or sugar optional, to taste


  • Put berries, banana, milk, peanut powder, and honey into a blender or emulsion mixer.

  • Blend until smooth and serve.