Freezer Meal Recipes: DIY Smoothie Freezer Packs

February 23, 2014 24 Comments | Disclosure

Get a head start on busy mornings with DIY Smoothie Freezer Packs.  Once you’ve got them put together and frozen, all you need is 2 cups of liquid and a blender and breakfast is served.  Watch for deals on fresh or frozen fruit, and quart size zip-top bags.  My grandkids love to help make smoothie packs and the possibilities are endless!

DIY Smoothie Freezer Packs

Meet Spencer, my awesome helper this week.  He lives a gluten free life.

He exclaimed, “WOW, this smoothie is so good Grandma!”

Green smoothies are a nutritious way to start the day.   Buying big bags of greens on sale saves money, but often they don’t keep for more than a few days.  Before it goes bad, freeze it along with fruit you may have leftover from a recipe.  Bananas that are overripe, wilting strawberries, or too much avocado to use, add them to a DIY Smoothie Freezer Pack bag.  It’s a great way to save them until you shop for everything else.

DIY Smoothie Freezer Packs

I believe our bodies need protein and  a smoothie is a great way to add it along with milled flaxseed.  It takes longer for our bodies to digest protein so it sticks with us longer.  I always add some to assist in keeping blood sugar levels even too. There is plenty of natural sugar in our fruits and vegetables, however if you like your smoothie a little sweeter, I recommend liquid stevia, pure maple syrup, or honey.  Our bodies are able to digest and use natural sweeteners as compared to refined sugar.

Here’s what I do; plan on 2 cups of greens, 2 cups of fruit, 1 cup of a protein source, 2 tablespoons of flaxseed meal, and  2 cups of liquid for each smoothie pack.  If I combine banana, pineapple, mango, and clementines, I like to add a little unsweetened coconut which really enhances the tropical flavor of my smoothie.  Be creative in your combinations.

DIY Smoothie Freezer Packs

In place of ice cream treats, try blending up a smoothie pack with 1 cup of liquid and 5 ice cubes, YUM!

Freezer Meal Recipes:DIY Smoothie Freezer Packs

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Freezer Meal Recipes:DIY Smoothie Freezer Packs

Freeze greens, fruit, a protein source, with flaxseed meal, creating super nutritious DIY Smoothie Freezer Packs. Blend with two cups of liquid and breakfast is served!

Ingredients

    For Smoothie Pack
  • 2 heaping cups of spinach or kale
  • 2 cups of fruit; {all berries, bananas, citrus fruits, avocado, pineapple, mango, apples, pears, peaches, kiwi, etc.}
  • 1 cup protein; {Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, or tofu}
  • 2 Tablespoons milled flaxseed
  • Add to blender jar
  • 2 cups liquid; {water, milk, soy milk, almond milk, coconut water or milk, or fruit juice}

Instructions

  1. In a blender combine your smoothie pack and liquid. Blend until completely smooth. Pour into cups and enjoy! Makes 2 to 4 servings.

Notes

Gluten Free Recipe

http://fabulesslyfrugal.com/freezer-meal-recipesdiy-smoothie-freezer-packs/

Preparing For the Freezer:

Label a quart size zip-top bag add 1 cup of protein.  Next add 2 tablespoons of milled flaxseed.  Now add 2 cups of washed fruit, I almost always add 1/2 of a banana and 5 pineapple chunks with 2 or 3 other kinds of fruit.  Top with 2 cups of fresh spinach or kale.  Remove as much air as you can from the bag, I use a straw, and then seal.  Place in freezer. 

Prepare after Freezing:

Add Smoothie Freezer Pack to a blender.  Add 2 cups of liquid and blend till smooth.  Pour into cups and enjoy!

Recipe adapted from: Momables

Learn more about Freezer Meal Cooking:

Cold smoothies, hot soups, even chunky salsas, the Vitamix 1300 TurboBlend 4500 can do it all.  It’s an essential tool in my kitchen and will be in yours too!

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Comments

  1. Thank you Renee, I love this and am absolutely going to do this!

    • Smoothie packs will be accomplished in minutes with your fantastic army of helpers! Let me know how they like them. Spence was in love with green!

  2. That boy is so stinkin cute! I am excited about these freezer smoothie packs! Thanks Renée!

  3. Thanks. This is helpful. I enjoy smoothies. I did not know you could freeze the freah greens.

  4. Carolee says:

    I tried pinning this but it didn’t work…. I really want to try this!!

  5. Aila Goforth says:

    How many servings does this make? So how many people will eat this recipe?
    Thanks! :)

  6. Can you use frozen fruit as well?

  7. How long can do these last in the freezer?

  8. I was wanting to know what you use for your protein addition

    • Hi Robin,
      If you like protein powder you can sure add that. I always add plain Greek yogurt to mine. It’s thicker and higher in protein than regular plain yogurt. I buy big cartons of Fage brand at Costco.

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