Learn how to make ahead frozen smoothie packs & 4 easy, healthy, and delicious smoothie pack recipes to stock your freezer with!
I don't usually have time to make smoothies in the morning, but if I do, it's because of smoothie packs. Prepping all of the ingredients ahead of time, throwing them in a bag, and blending the next morning has made #smoothielife a heckuva lot easier.
What makes these smoothie packs nutritious and delicious?
- mixed berries
- almond milk
- chia seeds
- flax seeds
- strong coffee
How to make frozen smoothie packs
Each of these make ahead smoothies are made in just about the same way, and follow the same ratio. Add 1 ½ cups of frozen fruit, ½ cup frozen vegetables, and ½ tablespoon of chia seeds or ground flax to a ziptop bag, seal, and freeze. When it comes time to blend, dump in the bag, add ¾ - 1 cup of milk of choice, and blend until smooth. Want the nitty gritty? Hereeegoes:
Add 1 cup of frozen mango, ½ frozen banana, ½ cup frozen chopped spinach, ½ tablespoon of chia seeds, and ½ teaspoon matcha powder (optional) to each ziptop bag. When blending, dump contents of bag into blender with ¾ cup milk of choice, and blend until smooth.
Add 1 cup of frozen mango, ½ cup frozen pineapple, ½ cup frozen chopped cauliflower, ½ tablespoon of ground flax, and 1 tablespoon shredded coconut to each ziptop bag. When blending, dump contents of bag into blender with 1 cup milk of choice, and blend until smooth.
Triple Berry Smoothie:
Add 1 ½ cups of frozen mixed berries (or ½ cup each frozen blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries), ½ cup frozen chopped spinach, and ½ tablespoon of chia seeds, to each ziptop bag. When blending, dump contents of bag into blender with ¾ - 1 cup milk of choice, and blend until smooth.
Add 1 ½ frozen bananas, ½ cup frozen cauliflower, ½ tablespoon of ground flax, and 1 tablespoon cocoa powder to each ziptop bag. When blending, dump contents of bag into blender with ½ cup cooled strong coffee, and ½ cup milk of choice, and blend until smooth.
- Use reusable silicone ziptop bags. I find them to be larger & can be washed and used again instead of thrown away. Yay Earth!
- Start with ¾ cup of milk, and add more if smoothie is too thick. I prefer mine a little on the thicker side.
- Add in a scoop of protein powder, collagen, or Greek yogurt for a protein boost.
Do frozen smoothie packs lose nutrients?
No. Frozen fruits and vegetables are picked at the peak of ripeness, which are filled with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Keeping them in the freezer and blending them does not deplete any of their nutrients.
How long do frozen smoothie packs last?
Since frozen fruits and vegetables are used in these smoothie packets, they can easily last up to a month. Prep a bunch ahead of time to always have smoothies ready to be blended!
Do I have to use frozen fruit and vegetables?
Definitely not. I use them primarily because they are cheap and convenient. If you prefer to use fresh vegetables and fruit, the amounts would still be the same.
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Did you make one or all of these recipes? Leave me a comment & rating to share how it turned out!