I often make big batches of things that can be frozen to speed up a week-day meal... like these spinach shaped hearts. I clean, chop and give then a quick heat to wilt. Squeeze them and pack tightly into silicone muffin pans. Once frozen, remove and store in zip-lock bags. Makes life much easier when you want to make soup, stir fry or smoothie.
This is apple sauce. Let a large batch of peeled, cored and chopped apples cook down with a little water and a teaspoon of sugar. (You can use more sugar or no sugar) Mash. Cool. I then measure one cupful (250ml) into my extra large muffin pans. Freeze. Ready for muffins, pancakes, cake, pork chops or just hot over ice-cream.
My bananas are chopped and frozen in batches of two. They go straight from the freezer to the blender for my smoothies, or I defrost them and mash for my banana bread.