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freezing fruit and vegetables for smoothies

For the last few years, I've been using frozen fruit and vegetables for smoothies. It's a convenient way to keep my kitchen stocked with healthy snacks without spending too much money or time.
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Love smoothies, but hate the hassle of making them every morning? You’ll love these easy frozen smoothie packs. Make enough smoothies for the whole week and have them all prepped and ready whenever you want a tasty and healthy smoothie.

With smoothie freezer packs you’ll enjoy the convenience of store-bought smoothies with fresh, whole ingredients you select.

Smoothies are perfect to enjoy in the mornings but I’ve also found them to be a perfect addition to healthy lunches. My kids love a good fruity smoothie and they never notice when I add veggies to their smoothies too.

It’s a great way to get some added veggies and nutrition into your child’s diet. Not sure how to get a smoothie to last until lunchtime? I’ll walk you through how to pack a smoothie in a lunch box here.

Healthy Smoothie Ideas

I love smoothies, especially green smoothies. You get all the nutrients and benefits of the greens (spinach or kale, for example) along with the taste of your favorite fruits.

This is also the perfect way to get your picky eater to drink up some greens.

When my daughter helps me put together the smoothie packs, she’s always much more willing to try the smoothies.

While I love smoothies and love to have one every morning, I don’t always have the time to put together a fresh smoothie on the spot.

By preparing my smoothie packs ahead of time, we can have healthy smoothies ready and at our disposal whenever we need them.

Once a week, I like to make a few smoothie freezer packs so that we have ready-made smoothies for the rest of the week.

You put everything you would want in your smoothie, excluding the liquid base, which you add when you are going to make the smoothie.

Smoothies are a great option if you are doing a Whole30 alone or with your family. Having done a variety of 30 and 21-day programs on my own, I decided I wanted to be able to get my whole family involved.

But we all know kids aren’t going to be excited about eating eggs and beans for breakfast every day (or any day) so I got creative. I finally perfected my own 30 day whole eating program that is comprehensive, kid-approved and easy to implement.

Since I’m working full time and homeschooling my three kids, I knew it had to be not just something the kids would eat but also something I could actually do at the end of a work day.

My Family KickStart program will give you 30 days of healthy breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks (and even a few treats mixed in). Each recipe is made with whole, fresh ingredients, and absolutely kid-approved.

It is like you are doing a Whole30, but the whole family will want to be on board. See more information and even get a sample of the meals in the Family KickStart program here to try it out with your family.

Smoothie-Freezer-Pack-ingredients

Can You Freeze Spinach for Smoothies

Freezing the spinach or other greens has no effect on the taste of the smoothie, or on its nutritional value. Now you can make your favorite smoothie recipe and make it into a freezer-ready pack.

How to Make Smoothie Packs

When it comes time to make your smoothie, you can easily take one smoothie freezer pack out of your freezer. Blend all the ingredients, in addition to your liquid base, until smooth.

You can either blend your smoothie frozen, or you can defrost the pack in the fridge the night before you make it.

Today I’m sharing one of my favorite recipes with pineapple, mango, clementines, and spinach.

Many times, I will take my overripe fruits and stick them into the freezer so that they can be added into a smoothie later on.

Other Healthy Smoothie Recipes to Prep-Ahead

Since my family loves smoothies so much, I’ve made a lot of fruit and vegetable smoothies over the years. You an use any of these smoothie recipes and make them into your own smoothie freezer pack.

  • Pineapple Green Smoothie
  • Mango Peach Smoothie
  • Blueberry Muffin Green Smoothie
  • Triple Berry Smoothie
  • Berry Banana Smoothie

When it comes time to blend your smoothie, I like to blend my greens (I usually use spinach, kale, or a mixture of both) with my liquid base first.

I then add the rest of the fruit and blend until smooth. If you have a high-powered blender, you might not have to add that extra step.

For my liquid base, I like to use 1 cup of coconut water and 1 cup of water. I always label my freezer packs with how much liquid I need to add, as a reminder in case I’m not the one making the smoothie.

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