Love smoothies, but hate the hassle of making them every morning? You’ll love these easy smoothie freezer packs.
All the convenience of the store-bought kind with ingredients YOU select.
I love smoothies, especially green smoothies. You get all the nutrients and benefits of the greens (spinach or kale, for example) along with the taste of your favorite fruits. This is also the perfect way to get your picky eater to drink up some greens.
When my daughter helps me put together the smoothie packs, she’s always much more willing to try the smoothies.
While I love smoothies and love to have one every morning, I don’t always have the time to put together a fresh smoothie on the spot. By preparing my smoothie packs ahead of time, we can have healthy smoothies ready and at our disposal whenever we need them.
Once a week, I like to make a few smoothie freezer packs so that we have ready-made smoothies for the rest of the week. You put everything you would want in your smoothie, excluding the liquid base, which you add when you are going to make the smoothie.
Freezing the spinach or other greens has no effect on the taste of the smoothie, or on its nutritional value. Now you can make your favorite smoothie recipe and make it into a freezer-ready pack.
When it comes time to make your smoothie, you can easily take one smoothie freezer pack out of your freezer. Blend all the ingredients, in addition to your liquid base, until smooth. You can either blend your smoothie frozen, or you can defrost the pack in the fridge the night before you make it.
Here, I’ve listed one of my favorite recipes with pineapple, mango, clementines, and spinach. Many times, I will take my overripe fruits and stick them into the freezer so that they can be added into a smoothie later on.
When it comes time to blend your smoothie, I like to blend my greens (I usually use spinach, kale, or a mixture of both) with my liquid base first. I then add the rest of the fruit and blend until smooth. If you have a high-powered blender, you might not have to add that extra step.
For my liquid base, I like to use 1 cup of coconut water and 1 cup of water. I always label my freezer packs with how much liquid I need to add, as a reminder in case I’m not the one making the smoothie.
- 2 heaping cups spinach
- 2 cups liquid (i.e. 1 cup water, 1 cup coconut water)
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 2 clementines
- 1 banana, peeled and chopped
- In a blender, combine the spinach and the liquid, and blend until the spinach is completely broken down.
- Add the fruit in batches, and blend until completely smooth.
- Pour into cups, and enjoy!