Did you know that you can freeze smoothies for later?
One of my favorite ways to start my day is with a smoothie for breakfast. I don’t have time to make them fresh every single morning, so instead, I make a batch over the weekend and freeze them for the week ahead.
Check out this short video to learn how smoothies are packed inside a lunchbox.
Something as simple as having a smoothie ready to go in the freezer can make life just that much easier. That’s one of the reasons MOMables is here for you—to give you ideas and a fresh take on school lunches! Check it out here! You can also sign up for our weekly newsletter for some FREE ideas sent straight to your inbox!
I like to drink my smoothies in the mornings, while my daughter loves taking hers to school for a snack or for lunch. I love how adaptable fresh smoothies are; I prefer packing mine full of mixed fruits, kale or spinach, carrots, and a little bit of juice. My daughter loves hers with yogurt, various fruits, and carrots.
Smoothies are an excellent way to start your day or pack your lunch full of vitamins and antioxidants. Plus, hello! They’re delicious.
So what is the best way to freeze them?
Invest in great freezable containers, like Ball Plastic Freezer Jars. They’re perfect in size and can stack easily in your freezer. Make sure to leave a little room (don’t fill to the rim) because the smoothie will expand a little while freezing.
If you want to enjoy the smoothie at breakfast time, simply stick it in 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, and it’ll be drinkable by the time you drive to work a few hours later.
I love packing them in my daughter’s lunches because they also act as an “ice pack” for the rest of her lunch cooler. She enjoys it because she feels like she’s getting a special dessert, but it’s actually healthy and nutritious. MOM win!
Be sure to include a straw to drink with. The straw is also great because it can help give the smoothie a nice stir; depending on the ingredients used, they can sometimes separate, and with a quick stir, they will be back to the perfect consistency.
MOM tip: Freeze ripened, sliced bananas instead of throwing them out. They’re perfect for smoothies! By using frozen fruits, you don’t need to add ice.