Make Ahead Smoothie Packets
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Make Ahead Smoothie Packets – add this to your weekly meal prep for quick customizable fruit smoothies that are ready to go whenever you need a quick breakfast or snack!
This time of year, I love to have a fresh fruit smoothie for breakfast. Even more, I love the simplicity of a made ahead frozen smoothie packet that can be thrown in the blender and ready in about 1 minute! As part of my weekly meal prep, I make these smoothie packets for an easy breakfast or snack that can be made in no time!
How to Prepare Make Ahead Smoothie Packets
Chop and freeze fresh fruit or use already frozen fruit.
Make veggie and yogurt cubes (see tips below.)
Combine desired fruit combos with veggie and yogurt cubes in freezer bags for your make ahead smoothie packets.
When ready to prepare, add pre-made frozen smoothie packets to the blender with desired liquid (water, coconut water, milk, etc.) and any add-ins for an extra nutrient boost.
How to Up Your Veggie Intake
For an extra dose of veggies and protein in my smoothie, I add frozen spinach and yogurt cubes that have been made ahead. This step can be completed anytime and is so simple and totally worth the few minutes it takes to prepare! Whenever I have extra spinach or kale that is about to go bad or needs to be used, I blend it up with water in the Vitamix to make frozen veggie cubes. Like so many, I struggle to get enough vegetables in my daily diet, but adding 1-2 of these spinach cubes to your smoothie is a super easy way to get in a healthy dose of undetectable veggies! Check out these silicone ice cube trays I use to make the spinach and yogurt cubes.
Nutrient Dense Make Ahead Smoothie Add-Ins
Customize your packets according to your favorite fruit combinations, and adding and adding any of the following for a powerful boost of Omega Threes, healthy fats, and electrolytes.
Add 1-2 spinach and yogurt cubes (for Whole30/Paleo leave out the yogurt)
Throw in some avocado for a good dose of healthy fats, which is great for assisting in vitamin absorption and increasing satiety.
Coconut water is my favorite for blending the smoothies – it is full of natural electrolytes and contains more potassium that a banana!
For some extra Omega Threes (most of us don’t get enough of these!), try adding a tablespoon of ground flax to your smoothie.
Favorite Make Ahead Smoothie Packet Combos
Strawberries, Blueberries, Bananas
Oranges, Pineapple, Bananas
Strawberries, Kiwi, Bananas
Pineapple, Mango, Oranges
Pick you favorites and blend away – the possibilities are endless and you can’t go wrong!
Make Ahead Smoothie Packets
- 8-10 cups chopped fruit, such as strawberries, bananas, pineapple, kiwi, mango, oranges, and blueberries
- frozen vanilla Greek yogurt cubes
- frozen spinach cubes
For the spinach and yogurt cubes:
- To make the spinach/kale cubes, place approximately 4 cups fresh spinach/kale leaves into a blender or food processor. Pulse and puree, adding water in small amounts until reaches a liquid consistency. Pour into ice cube trays and freeze.
- To make the yogurt cubes, place about 2 cups of plain greek yogurt into a large Ziploc bag. Make into a piping bag by cutting the tip off one corner of the bag. Squeeze yogurt into ice cube trays and freeze.
For the Smoothie Packets:
- To assemble each packet, use approximately 1-1 1/2 cups of desired fruit combination, 1 spinach cube, and 1 yogurt cube. Place into a sandwich size plastic bag and seal. Freeze.
- When ready to eat, place the contents of smoothie packet into a blender. Add about 1/2-3/4 cup liquid (coconut water, water, almond milk, etc.) and blend until smooth. Add more liquid as needed.
- Note: For Whole30/Paleo diets, do not use yogurt cubes or milk for blending.
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