With all the smoothie recipes shared on this site, one question I get asked a lot is “Can you freeze smoothies?” The answer is YES! In this post, I will show you how to freeze smoothies so they stay perfectly chilled and creamy.
One of my favorite ways to start my day is with a smoothie and I don’t always have time to make them fresh every morning. Instead, I make a batch over the weekend and freeze them for future breakfasts. If you don’t want to blend the smoothie ahead of time, you can also make these easy freezer smoothie packs, so all the ingredients are prepped and ready to be blended.
Smoothies also make easy school lunches the kids will be excited to eat. Didn’t know you could pack a smoothie in the lunchbox? Check out how to do that in the video below:
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Something as simple as having your favorite smoothies prepped and ready to go in the freezer can make life easier. They are an excellent way to start your day or pack your lunch full of vitamins and antioxidants. Plus, they’re super refreshing and loaded with flavor.
So what is the best way to freeze them?
- Prepare the Smoothie
Make your smoothie of choice, and whether it’s a Strawberry Smoothie or something new like this Cinnamon Roll Smoothie, any will do.
As liquids freeze, they expand, so be sure to fill each freezer cup, leaving about ½-inch of space from the rim.
Top with the lead, seal and freeze for up to 2 months.
Remove a frozen smoothie from the freezer and pack in the lunch bag. By lunchtime, it will still be cold and perfect for sipping.
My favorite freezer-friendly smoothie jars can be found here. These are no-spill and a great way to prep smoothies ahead of time or pack them for lunch.
If you want to enjoy the smoothie at breakfast time, simply transfer the cup to the fridge the night before, or if you’re an early riser like me, you can pull it out of the freezer first thing when you wake in the morning. Give it a couple of hours and it will be ready to enjoy.
MOM Tip: In case you don’t have any ice packs, smoothies make a great alternative and keep the lunch nice and cold.