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Freezer Smoothie Packs
February 9, 2016 | Home >Popular > Healthy Kids >Freezer Smoothie Packs

Freezer Smoothie Packs

Just add water or milk to these make ahead freezer smoothie packs for a quick, delicious, and nutritious breakfast or snack anytime!

Freezer Smoothie Packs. Just add water or milk to these make ahead freezer smoothie packs for a quick, delicious, and nutritious breakfast or snack anytime!

Hello again! It’s Amber, from Dessert Now, Dinner Later! I’ve been participating in a health challenge for the last 5 weeks and I’m just about finished! Final weigh-in is next Monday and I’m feeling great! One thing that has really helped me with my health challenge is being prepared. If I stock up my pantry, fridge, and freezer with healthy things, I can grab something quick that is also healthy.

Freezer Smoothie Packs. Just add water or milk to these make ahead freezer smoothie packs for a quick, delicious, and nutritious breakfast or snack anytime!

One of my favorite things for breakfast is a smoothie. I could drink them everyday, and I pretty much do drink one for breakfast every day. The problem, is that I have 3 kids to get up and ready for the day just so I can take my oldest child to school in the morning. Plus I have to get my kids ready by myself, because my husband is already at work by the time we wake up.

Well, prepping and measuring several ingredients for a smoothie takes more time than I always think it will, and I’m almost always taking my smoothie on-the-go, when I would rather have enough time to sit down and enjoy it before running out the door to school. So on the weekends, if I prep my smoothies, the weekday mornings go so much better. My kids always beg me for a sip of my green smoothie, because they love these as much as I do. Sometimes I even make them one to share. 😉

Let me show you how to prep these smoothie packs. I always put spinach in my smoothies. It’s a sure fire way of getting some greens in my diet for the day. I do a packed cup of spinach in a sandwich size zip-top bag. It makes the smoothie vibrant green and you don’t even taste it with all the different fruits in there.

Freezer Smoothie Packs. Just add water or milk to these make ahead freezer smoothie packs for a quick, delicious, and nutritious breakfast or snack anytime!

Next I put in half of a banana because they are cheap and delicious. I cut mine up into 1 to 2-inch pieces so that it mixes easier in the blender.

Freezer Smoothie Packs. Just add water or milk to these make ahead freezer smoothie packs for a quick, delicious, and nutritious breakfast or snack anytime!

Next you put in 2 cubes of frozen Greek yogurt to give the smoothie a creamy texture and add protein to help keep you full. Do do this, I put plain, non-fat Greek yogurt in a sandwich bag, cut off the tip, and squeeze it into an ice cube tray to freeze. (**You will have to do this the night before you assemble your smoothie packs.) It’s less messy than just spooning it into the tray. Tap the tray on the counter to get rid of any air bubbles before you freeze it. One of my yogurt cubes is equivalent to about 2 Tablespoons of yogurt.

Freezer Smoothie Packs. Just add water or milk to these make ahead freezer smoothie packs for a quick, delicious, and nutritious breakfast or snack anytime! Freezer Smoothie Packs. Just add water or milk to these make ahead freezer smoothie packs for a quick, delicious, and nutritious breakfast or snack anytime!

Next you add one cup of frozen fruit. I’ve been digging mango and strawberries lately, but it’s more green if you have mostly light colored fruits, so I did some frozen pineapple too.

Freezer Smoothie Packs. Just add water or milk to these make ahead freezer smoothie packs for a quick, delicious, and nutritious breakfast or snack anytime!

Voila! You are done! Squeeze out the air, zip up the bag, and freeze it. Repeat to make as many bags as you want/need.

Freezer Smoothie Packs. Just add water or milk to these make ahead freezer smoothie packs for a quick, delicious, and nutritious breakfast or snack anytime!

To make the smoothie, pour 1 to 1 & 1/4 cups of water or milk (cow, almond, coconut, whatever you want) in a blender. Add one smoothie pack. Blend until smooth, adding more liquid, if needed for desired consistency. One smoothie pack yields about one 2-cup smoothie. Enjoy!

Freezer Smoothie Packs. Just add water or milk to these make ahead freezer smoothie packs for a quick, delicious, and nutritious breakfast or snack anytime!

WANT MORE SMOOTHIE IDEAS? TRY THESE TWO:

Tropical Green Smoothie

Pineapple Orange Banana Green Smoothie

There are thousands of smoothie combinations you can make with your frozen fruit to make the ULTIMATE HEALTHY GREEN SMOOTHIE!

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Freezer Smoothie Packs

Freezer Smoothie Packs
Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup – spinach
  • 1/2 medium – banana
  • 1/4 cup – Greek yogurt, plain
  • 1/3 cup – mango cubes, frozen
  • 1/3 cup – pineapple, frozen
  • 1/3 cup – strawberries, frozen, unsweetened
  • 1 cup – water

Directions

  1. In a zip-top sandwich bag, add the spinach, banana pieces, frozen yogurt cubes, and mixed frozen fruit. Squeeze out the air and zip the bag shut. Place in freezer. Repeat for additional packs.
  2. To prepare: Pour 1 to 1; 1/4 cup water or milk (cow, almond, coconut, whatever kind you like) in a blender. Add one frozen smoothie pack and blend until smooth, adding extra water or milk if desired to preferred consistency.
Yield: 1 smoothie pack makes one 2-cup smoothie Note:  To make the frozen yogurt cubes, put plain, non-fat Greek yogurt in a sandwich bag, cut off the tip, and squeeze it into an ice cube tray to freeze. (**You will have to do this the night before you assemble your smoothie packs.) It's less messy than just spooning it into the tray. Tap the tray on the counter to get rid of any air bubbles before you freeze it. One yogurt cube is equivalent to about 2 Tablespoons of yogurt.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition per serving % daily value
  • Calories: 58 3%
  • Fat: 0 g 0%
  • Carb: 12 g 4%
  • Fiber: 1 g 4%
  • Protein: 1 g 2%
  • Sugar: 9 g
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Amber Brady

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Comments(10)
Kathy says:

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!

Amber Brady says:

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!

Link says:

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

Natalie Monson says:

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

anju says:

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?

Amber Brady says:

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!

If I add some yogurt, how long will this be in the fridge?

Amber Brady says:

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.

Amiee says:

Does it have to be frozen fruit or could I put fresh strawberries & mango in the bag to freeze?

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.

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