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5 Ways to Use Leftover Smoothie

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No need to dump all that healthy goodness down the drain! Here are five ways to use that leftover smoothie, so you don’t waste a drop.

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Smoothies are awesome. I love that my kids drink up all that nutrition and healthy goodness without complaint. But that doesn’t mean that we don’t ever have leftovers! I used to try stashing leftover smoothie in the fridge, but they just don’t taste as good the next day. And the kids never wanted to drink them again later.

Eventually I started getting creative in looking for ways to use those leftovers that the kids would actually enjoy. And I found some GREAT ways to use up smoothies!

I bet your kids will love these too. Check them out!

5 Ways to Use Leftover Smoothie

1. Popsicles

Summer is coming and this is a perfect way to keep your freezer stocked with delicious, healthy, refreshing treats. All you need is a simple popsicle mold that you can most likely find in your local grocery store or on Amazon. Just pour leftovers into the molds, freeze, and let your kids enjoy!

2. Homemade Sorbet

This is another frozen treat that your kids will love this summer. Just pour the leftover smoothie into a container with a lid and freeze. When you are ready to eat, just let the sorbet thaw on the counter for a minute or two and then scoop.

3. Ice Cubes for Future Smoothies

Freezing leftover smoothie in individual ice cubes is a great way to add flavor and texture to your next smoothie. Just pour smoothie in the an ice cube tray and freeze. Then pop a few ice cubes into your next smoothie.

4. Overnight Oatmeal

Have you tried overnight refrigerator oatmeal yet? It is a new favorite at my house. You just put oats, milk, greek yogurt, and whatever flavor mix-ins you want into a mason jar, shake, and refrigerate overnight. It makes a super quick, easy, and healthy breakfast. And, leftover smoothie is the perfect way to add nutrition and flavor. You can find my best basic overnight oatmeal recipe right here and just use leftover smoothie in place of some of the liquid.

4. Brownies

Yep, you read that right!! You’ve probably heard that you can replace the oil in most baked goods with apple sauce, but did you know that you can use leftover smoothie too? Just this week I tried using leftover smoothie in place of the apple sauce in these Dark Chocolate Brownies and they worked perfectly! I was so excited to find another new way to add nutrition to my favorite baked goods.

Natalie Monson

I'm a registered dietitian, mom of 4, avid lover of food and strong promoter of healthy habits. Here you will find lots of delicious recipes full of fruits and veggies, tips for getting your kids to eat better and become intuitive eaters and lots of resources for feeding your family.

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