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Smoothies are a parents dream to get fruit and veggie servings in! These make ahead Frozen Smoothie Packs are a genius way to be on top of your morning game. These 6 delicious frozen smoothie pack recipes will stay good in your freezer for up to 3 months and take less than a minute to blend up on crazy mornings!

DIY Frozen Smoothie Packs

Making your own frozen smoothie packs at home is the best thing you will do if you love smoothies! You can buy ingredients in bulk which saves a ton of money, and it’s a great way to use produce that might be on its way out. Strawberries a bit too soft? No problem – throw them in a frozen smoothie pack. Bananas getting too brown? Those are the perfect fruit for a smoothie because brown bananas are super sweet.

Making a smoothie with a frozen smoothie pack is so convenient on busy mornings, that it is absolutely worth a few extra minutes to assemble these packs ahead of time. So let’s go!

Ingredients Needed to Make Frozen Smoothie Packs

These 6 healthy smoothie recipes are packed with fruits and veggies to help your kids (and you!) easily get your servings and start your day right with a boost of nutrients first thing.

Tropical Green Smoothie

This smoothie has so many yummy fruits that its like a flavor explosion in your mouth! Its light and refreshing and packed with nutrition.

  • spinach – I like to buy the big bag from Costco for my smoothie packs
  • banana – you can slice multiple bananas and freeze flat on a tray ahead of time
  • greek yogurt – fill a silicone ice cube tray with greek yogurt and freeze. Pop out individual cubest to put in your smoothie packs for way less mess. The ice cube tray I recommend holds about 1 1/2 tablespoons per cube.
  • mango – use fresh or frozen
  • pineapple – use fresh, frozen or even canned
  • strawberries – use fresh or frozen
  • Liquid for making: water

Yield: ~2 cups

Green Peach Smoothie

This smoothie is one of our very favorite green smoothies. Sweet bananas and tangy peaches make this a hit with kids!

  • spinach – I like to buy the big bag from Costco for my smoothie packs
  • banana – you can slice multiple bananas and freeze flat on a tray ahead of time (the riper the better imo)
  • peaches – use fresh, frozen or even canned
  • greek yogurt – fill a silicone ice cube tray with greek yogurt and freeze. Pop out individual cubes to put in your smoothie packs for way less mess. The ice cube tray I recommend holds about 1 1/2 tablespoons per cube.
  • Liquid for making: milk

Yield: ~2 cups

Cherry Pineapple Smoothie

Cherries gives this smoothie a bright pink color and that delicious cherry flavor. Combined with pineapple and orange, it is super citrusy and sooooo good.

  • cherries – use fresh or frozen
  • pineapple – use fresh, frozen or even canned
  • banana – you can slice multiple bananas and freeze flat on a tray ahead of time (the riper the better imo)
  • greek yogurt – fill a silicone ice cube tray with greek yogurt and freeze. Pop out individual cubest to put in your smoothie packs for way less mess. The ice cube tray I recommend holds about 1 1/2 tablespoons per cube.
  • Liquid for making: orange juice

Yield: ~2 cups

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie

This creamy protein smoothie tastes like a milkshake, but is packed with protein and healthy fats!

  • tofu – you can use soft or firm in this recipe
  • peanut butter – fill a silicone ice cube tray with peanut butter and freeze. Pop out individual cubes to put in your smoothie packs for way less mess. The ice cube tray I recommend holds about 1 1/2 tablespoons per cube.
  • chia seeds – add protein and fiber to your smoothie
  • cocoa powder – I recommend unsweetened
  • honey – adds sweetness to your smoothie
  • Liquid for making: milk

Yield: ~ 1 1/2 cups

Orange Julius

This classic sweet smoothie is delicious but has way more nutrition and a lot less sugar than the kind you can buy at the mall!

  • greek yogurt – fill a silicone ice cube tray with greek yogurt and freeze. Pop out individual cubest to put in your smoothie packs for way less mess. The ice cube tray I recommend holds about 1 1/2 tablespoons per cube.
  • banana – you can slice multiple bananas and freeze flat on a tray ahead of time (the riper the better imo)
  • honey – adds sweetness to your smoothie
  • orange zest – makes this smoothie fresh and bright
  • orange – peel and section into individual sections for easier blending later
  • Liquid for making: vanilla and orange juice

Yield: ~ 2 cups

Pear Protein Smoothie

So sweet and creamy, this smoothie is one of our very favorite to make smoothie packs with!

  • banana – you can slice multiple bananas and freeze flat on a tray ahead of time (the riper the better imo)
  • pear – sliced
  • spinach – I like to buy the big bag from Costco for my smoothie packs
  • peanut butter – fill a silicone ice cube tray with almond butter and freeze. Pop out individual cubes to put in your smoothie packs for way less mess. The ice cube tray I recommend holds about 1 1/2 tablespoons per cube.
  • Liquid for making: Unsweetened almond milk

Yield: ~ 2 cups

six healthy smoothies made from frozen smoothie packs

6 Healthy Frozen Smoothie Pack Recipes

These smoothie recipes are some of my very favorite for smoothie packs. They freeze well, are kid-approved and give a lot of variety in your smoothie choices. They all taste very different and include different fruits to help expose your kids to different flavors. I have so many other smoothie recipes on my site, but these are the best to start with!

Best Supplies For Making Frozen Smoothie Packs

You don’t need a lot of supplies to make these frozen smoothie packs, but I have found there are a few things to have that make it easier. I’ll also give options for bags to store your smoothie packs in other that single-use plastic.

Containers/Bags: I love reusable bags like Ziptop and Stasher. They are definitely more expensive, and so if you aren’t ready to invest in those, here are some other options:

  • Single-use ziploc bags – if you are just using these for smoothie packs, you can actually reuse them! When you are ready to make your smoothie, empty the contents of your bag into your blender, rinse and reuse!
  • Glass mason jars – pint size mason jars are a great size for an individual smoothie. They freeze well and are airtight. The downside is they take a lot of freezer space and it can be difficult to remove the smoothie ingredients because they can stick to the glass.
  • Freezer Deli Containers – these stack well and are pliable to get your smoothie ingredients out easier.
  • Reusable Silicone Bags – these are a non-branded silicone bag that is much less expensive than other brands. They stand up on their own which makes filling them really easy!

Ice Cube Tray

I like to use an ice cube tray to freeze add-ins like nut butters, Greek yogurt, and even honey. My favorite silicone ice cube tray is pictured below. Each cube holds about 1 1/2 tablespoons and inverts easily to pop out whatever is inside!

Baggy Rack Stand

A baggy rack stand is definitely not necessary, but if you are filling bags that don’t stand up on their own, a rack stand makes it so much faster because you can use both stands and the contents are much less likely to spill out. My favorite one is available on Amazon here.

baggy rack stand for making frozen smoothie packs

How to Make Frozen Smoothie Packs

  1. Buy Ingredients. I recommend buying in bulk if you can. Places like Costco or Sam’s club typically sell frozen fruit for a better price that other grocery stores in smaller packages. I have also found Trader Joe’s to be a good place to buy frozen fruit.
  2. Portion Smoothie Ingredients into Containers. Decide what type of container you are going to use for your smoothie packs and portion ingredients based on how many servings you want each pack to hold. Add everything but the liquid in each recipe.
  3. Flatten and Remove Air. If you are using bags for your smoothie pags, try to flatten them out and remove as much air as possible. This will help them fit better in your freezer and also keep them fresh longer.
  4. Label. Label each smoothie pack with a sharpie. Write the recipe name and also how much liquid to add when you are ready to make the smoothie.
  5. Freeze. Lay flat in your freezer and freeze up to 3 months before making.

Making Smoothies from Your Frozen Smoothie Packs

When you are ready, add the liquid portion of the smoothie recipe to a blender as well as the contents of one smoothie pack. Blend until smooth, adding more liquid, if needed for desired consistency. Enjoy your smoothie in peace without the stress of a mess or getting all of the ingredients out and putting them away!

Six different healthy smoothies from frozen smoothie packs

More of Our Favorite Smoothie Recipes to Make Into Smoothie Packs

  • Anti-Flu Super Smoothie – boost your immune system with this smoothie full of powerful antioxidants.
  • Power Gold Smoothie – Our Power Gold Smoothie Recipe gets a gold medal for a breakfast smoothie because it will provide your kids not only with Vitamin A, but lots of antioxidant power with Vitamin C, B6, Magnesium, and fiber!
  • Blueberry Coconut Smoothie – Tangy blueberries with creamy coconut milk make this smoothie a dreamy breakfast!

Frozen Smoothie Packs

6 delicious make ahead frozen smoothie pack recipes will stay good in your freezer for up to 3 months and take less than a minute to blend up on crazy mornings!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Freezer Smoothie Packs, fruits
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

Tropical Green Smoothie

  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 medium banana sliced and frozen
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, plain
  • 1/3 cup mango cubes frozen
  • 1/3 cup pineapple frozen in chunks
  • 1/3 cup strawberries frozen in slices
  • 1 cup water

Green Peach Smoothie

  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 medium banana sliced and frozen
  • 1 1/2 cups peaches frozen slices
  • 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 cup almond milk

Cherry Pineapple Smoothie

  • 1 cup cherries frozen
  • 1 cup pineapple frozen chunks
  • 1 medium banana sliced and frozen
  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt, plain
  • 1/2 cup orange juice

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup tofu
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup milk

Orange Julius

  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 2 medium bananas sliced and frozen
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 large orange peeled and sectioned
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup orange juice

Pear Protein Smoothie

  • 1 medium banana sliced and frozen
  • 1 medium pear sliced and frozen
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk unsweetened

Instructions

Preparing Smoothie Pack Ingredients

  • We have found the best way to freeze Greek Yogurt, Honey, Peanut Butter and Almond Butter is to freeze in an ice cube tray prior to assembling your smoothie packs. I recommend using a silicone ice cube tray to easily pop the ingredients out after frozen. This silicone ice cube tray is my favorite and each section holds 2 tablespoons.

Assembling Freezer Smoothie Packs

  • In a freezer safe bag, add all the smoothie ingredients except for the liquid. Place flat in the freezer. Repeat for additional packs. Label the outside of the bag or container with the name of the smoothie and the amount of liquid that you need to add when ready to make the smoothie.

Making a Smoothie from Frozen Smoothie Packs

  • When you are ready to make your smoothie, pour the needed amount of liquid according to the recipe in a blender. Add one frozen smoothie pack and blend until smooth, adding extra liquid if desired to preferred consistency. Serve cold and enjoy!
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Natalie Monson

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These packs are great! I also add a TBS of chia seeds for a little extra protein. My 3 year old loves to share this smoothie with me, too!

That’s great Kathy! We like to add chia in ours as well, along with some extra spinach. My kids and I shared one of these smoothie packs this morning, actually. 😉 So glad your faamily is enjoying these too!

How long would these stay good in the freezer for? I make a very similar recipe in the mornings, but sometimes don’t have the time. They make awesome breakfasts or brunches, though. Glad you got your kids liking them at an early age… Mine now scoffs at it because “it’s greeeeeeen.” lol

These should stay good for up to 3 months if you store them in an airtight container. Good luck!!

Could you add fresh greek yoghurt instead of frozen? I don’t want the extra step of making the frozen cubes…would it make a difference?

Hi Anju! You can definitely add fresh yogurt. It will help it blend up easier too, especially if you don’t have a high-tech blender like a Blendtec. You may want to adjust the amount of water or milk though, depending on how thick/frozen you like your smoothies to be. Enjoy!

Hi Christina,

I want to make sure I understand your question. Like you want to blend it up and store it in the refrigerator instead of freezing it? I would recommend blending it fresh when you are ready for it. It may separate a little bit if it’s blended and put in the refrigerator. You’d have to stir it up, but you could try it. I wouldn’t store it more than a day that way. As far as storing the smoothie kits in the fridge, it wouldn’t really work very well, and they definitely wouldn’t store for very long, maybe two to three days max and your smoothie would be really runny. If you want to skip the yogurt part and just freeze the fruit, you can add a couple spoonfuls of yogurt when you go to blend it with your milk, water, or juice and it will work great. I hope I answered your question.

The fruit will freeze in a huge clump if you put it fresh in the bag to freeze. It’s easier for the fruit to break apart for the blender if it’s already frozen. You can try it, and then bang the bag on the corner of your counter to break it up before you blend it. Just depends on how cold your freezer is set to as well.

I am confused on the serving size when looking at the nutrition info. The recipe says it serves 4, but the recipe also says 1 smoothie pack makes 1- 2 cup smoothie.
So are the nutrition facts based on 1/4 of the recipe or a 2 cup smoothie?
Thank you!

Whenever I’ve tried to freeze bananas, they turn brown rather quickly. Is there anything I can do to change that?

I love this idea! However, the color of my smoothie was not very appetizing.The taste was just okay. Not sure why but I will give it another try,

If you use dark purple berries and dark greens, sometimes it can look brown. Lighter colored fruit and bright greens make a really pretty color!