Just add water or milk to these make ahead freezer smoothie packs!


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 leading of your morning game. These 6 scrumptious frozen smoothie pack recipes will remain fantastic in your freezer for up to 3 months and take significantly less than a minute to blend up on crazy mornings!

DIY Frozen Smoothie Packs

Making your personal frozen smoothie packs at household is the greatest issue you will do if you appreciate smoothies! You can invest in components in bulk which saves a ton of dollars, and it is a wonderful way to use make that may well be on its way out. Strawberries a bit also soft? No trouble – throw them in a frozen smoothie pack. Bananas acquiring also brown? Those are the best fruit for a smoothie for the reason that brown bananas are super sweet.

Making a smoothie with a frozen smoothie pack is so easy on busy mornings, that it is completely worth a couple of added minutes to assemble these packs ahead of time. So let’s go!

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Ingredients Needed to Make Frozen Smoothie Packs

These 6 healthful smoothie recipes are packed with fruits and veggies to enable your children (and you!) conveniently get your servings and start off your day proper with a enhance of nutrients 1st issue.

Tropical Green Smoothie

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

  • spinach – I like to invest in the huge bag from Costco for my smoothie packs
  • banana – you can slice a number of 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 person cubest to place in your smoothie packs for way significantly less mess. The ice cube tray I advocate 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 producing: water

Green Peach Smoothie

This smoothie is a single of our extremely preferred green smoothies. Sweet bananas and tangy peaches make this a hit with children!

  • spinach – I like to invest in the huge bag from Costco for my smoothie packs
  • banana – you can slice a number of bananas and freeze flat on a tray ahead of time (the riper the improved imo)
  • peaches – use fresh, frozen or even canned
  • greek yogurt – fill a silicone ice cube tray with greek yogurt and freeze. Pop out person cubes to place in your smoothie packs for way significantly less mess. The ice cube tray I advocate holds about 1 1/2 tablespoons per cube.
  • Liquid for producing: milk

Cherry Pineapple Smoothie

Cherries offers this smoothie a vibrant pink colour and that scrumptious cherry flavor. Combined with pineapple and orange, it is super citrusy and sooooo fantastic.

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

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie

This creamy protein smoothie tastes like a milkshake, but is packed with protein and healthful 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 person cubes to place in your smoothie packs for way significantly less mess. The ice cube tray I advocate holds about 1 1/2 tablespoons per cube.
  • chia seeds – add protein and fiber to your smoothie
  • cocoa powder – I advocate unsweetened
  • honey – adds sweetness to your smoothie
  • Liquid for producing: milk

Orange Julius

This classic sweet smoothie is scrumptious but has way more nutrition and a lot significantly less sugar than the type you can invest in at the mall!

  • greek yogurt – fill a silicone ice cube tray with greek yogurt and freeze. Pop out person cubest to place in your smoothie packs for way significantly less mess. The ice cube tray I advocate holds about 1 1/2 tablespoons per cube.
  • banana – you can slice a number of bananas and freeze flat on a tray ahead of time (the riper the improved imo)
  • honey – adds sweetness to your smoothie
  • orange zest – tends to make this smoothie fresh and vibrant
  • orange – peel and section into person sections for a lot easier blending later
  • Liquid for producing: vanilla and orange juice

Pear Protein Smoothie

So sweet and creamy, this smoothie is a single of our extremely preferred to make smoothie packs with!

  • banana – you can slice a number of bananas and freeze flat on a tray ahead of time (the riper the improved imo)
  • pear – sliced
  • spinach – I like to invest in the huge bag from Costco for my smoothie packs
  • peanut butter – fill a silicone ice cube tray with almond butter and freeze. Pop out person cubes to place in your smoothie packs for way significantly less mess. The ice cube tray I advocate holds about 1 1/2 tablespoons per cube.
  • Liquid for producing: Unsweetened almond milk
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6 Healthy Frozen Smoothie Pack Recipes

These smoothie recipes are some of my extremely preferred for smoothie packs. They freeze properly, are kid-authorized and give a lot of selection in your smoothie alternatives. They all taste extremely unique and include things like unique fruits to enable expose your children to unique flavors. I have so several other smoothie recipes on my web-site, but these are the greatest to start off with!

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Best Supplies For Making Frozen Smoothie Packs

You do not have to have a lot of supplies to make these frozen smoothie packs, but I have identified there are a couple of issues to have that make it a lot easier. I’ll also give possibilities for bags to retailer your smoothie packs in other that single-use plastic.

Containers/Bags: I appreciate reusable bags like Ziptop and Stasher. They are surely more costly, and so if you are not prepared to invest in these, right here are some other possibilities:

  • Single-use ziploc bags – if you are just making use of these for smoothie packs, you can essentially reuse them! When you are prepared 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 wonderful size for an person smoothie. They freeze properly and are airtight. The downside is they take a lot of freezer space and it can be challenging to get rid of the smoothie components for the reason that they can stick to the glass.
  • Freezer Deli Containers – these stack properly and are pliable to get your smoothie components out a lot easier.
  • Reusable Silicone Bags – these are a non-branded silicone bag that is a great deal significantly less costly than other brands. They stand up on their personal which tends to make filling them seriously quick!

Ice Cube Tray

Bag Holder

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How to Make Frozen Smoothie Packs

Let me show you how to prep these smoothie packs. I generally place spinach in my smoothies. It’s a certain fire way of acquiring some greens in my diet program for the day. I do a packed cup of spinach in a sandwich size zip-leading bag. It tends to make the smoothie vibrant green and you do not even taste it with all the unique fruits in there.

Next I place in half of a banana for the reason that they are inexpensive and scrumptious. I reduce mine up into 1 to 2-inch pieces so that it mixes a lot easier in the blender.

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

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

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

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Making Smoothies from Your Frozen Smoothie Packs

To make the smoothie, pour 1 to 1 &amp 1/4 cups of water or milk (cow, almond, coconut, what ever you want) in a blender. Add a single smoothie pack. Blend till smooth, adding more liquid, if required for preferred consistency. One smoothie pack yields about a single 2-cup smoothie. Enjoy!

More of Our Favorite Smoothie Recipes to Make Into Smoothie Packs

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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 big 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

Preparing Smoothie Pack Ingredients

  • We have identified the greatest 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 advocate making use of a silicone ice cube tray to conveniently pop the components out following frozen. This silicone ice cube tray is my preferred and every section holds 2 tablespoons.

Assembling Freezer Smoothie Packs

  • In a freezer protected bag, add all the smoothie components except for the liquid. Place flat in the freezer. Repeat for further packs. Label the outdoors of the bag or container with the name of the smoothie and the quantity of liquid that you have to have to add when prepared to make the smoothie.

Making a Smoothie from Frozen Smoothie Packs

  • When you are prepared to make your smoothie, pour the required quantity of liquid according to the recipe in a blender. Add a single frozen smoothie pack and blend till smooth, adding added liquid if preferred to preferred consistency. Serve cold and get pleasure from!

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Natalie Monson

I’m a registered dietitian, mom of 4, avid lover of meals and powerful promoter of healthful habits. Here you will discover lots of scrumptious recipes complete of fruits and veggies, guidelines for acquiring your children to consume improved and come to be intuitive eaters and lots of sources for feeding your family members.

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