The world is finally waking up to the harsh realities of climate change. People have started to do their part to reduce waste and consumption in order to do their bit for the environment. Gone are the days when we just tossed all our spoiled fruits and vegetables in the trash. Bloggers and chefs are now coming up with new and unique methods of using leftover or spoiled ingredients and using them to create brand new recipes and dishes. Recently, such a video caught our attention. A viral recipe showed how to make ‘fruit leather’ from leftover or spoiled berries.
The viral recipe was shared on Instagram by popular author and food blogger Carleigh Bodrug, who goes by the handle @plantyou. The clip has gained more than 16 million views and 718k likes since it was posted. “Berries look a little brown? Throw them in a blender with some chia seeds and dehydrate for great fruit leather — anyone else remembers fruit roll-ups,” the blogger wrote in the post’s caption.
Watch the full fruit leather video here:
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So if your berries are browning or spoiling soon, try making the fruit leather recipe that has now gone viral on Instagram. You’ll end up with a tasty snack that you can eat anytime and also make good use of leftover berries. Furthermore, it reminds you of the Aam Papad or sticky fruit roll-up candies that were so popular during our childhood.
Here’s the full viral fruit leather recipe by blogger Carleigh Bodrug:
- 3 cups berries
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 175F (80 degrees Celsius) and line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat.
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until mixture is smooth and velvety.
- Transfer the mixture to the baking sheet and spread it into a rectangular shape with a flat spatula. Make sure the edges are thicker than the center as they dry faster.
- Store rolled in wax paper or parchment as desired.
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