Make-Ahead Smoothie Freezer Bags

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These make-ahead smoothie freezer bags are the perfect solution for a healthy breakfast you can sip and enjoy on-the-go. Simply add water or milk before blending!

Liz making smoothie freezer bags

As a busy working mom with a demanding schedule, I am always looking for ways to be more efficient. Whether that’s meal planning, scheduling my workouts, or developing simple and quick recipes, I am saving time without sacrificing my health or sanity. My make-ahead smoothie freezer bags are more of a method than a recipe, but they’re just one more convenient way I prepare for busy weeks! not only do I love them, but they’re a hit with my kids as well!

Ingredients

  • Bananas: The ultimate natural sweetener for a smoothie, and it also adds to the creamy consistency.
  • Leafy greens: Baby spinach, kale, swiss chard, or collard greens are all great options for smoothies, as the fruit covers up any bitter flavors in the vegetable.
  • Berries: Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries all freeze great and make for delicious smoothies.
  • Mango: A great naturally sweet and juicy fruit, but you could just double down on the pineapple.
  • Pineapple: Adds great citrusy flavor that is also full of vitamin C and other nutrients.
  • Milk: I typically use coconut milk, but you could make almond milk or oat milk cubes as well!
  • Pumpkin: Pure pumpkin is full of nutrients and vitamins, and freezes great!
  • Add-ins: Chia seeds, flax seeds, and ginger root slices are all great add-ins that add extra fiber, omega-3s, and antioxidants.

How to Make Make-Ahead Smoothie Freezer bags

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To prepare for your make-ahead smoothie freezer bags, use some plastic ice trays to make ice cubes with the coconut milk and the pumpkin puree.

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Then get all of your ingredients out and ready in bowls, and start taking a scoop of each and add them to a freezer safe resealable bag.

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Keep going until you’ve filled each bag and are out of ingredients.

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Finish each bag with a couple cubes of the frozen coconut milk and pumpkin puree before sealing and then toss in the freezer. Your make-ahead smoothie freezer bags are ready to grab and blend in the morning!

Frequently Asked Questions

How long can I keep smoothies in the freezer?

The ingredients are good up to 2 months! I like to batch freeze a few weeks at a time with fresh, in-season produce.

Can you freeze smoothies after blending?

Yes you can! However it makes drinking them a bit more difficult because you have to plan on time to thaw them. If you blend and then freeze, make sure you move it to the fridge to thaw overnight so it’s drinkable by morning.

Can you freeze mason jars with smoothies?

Yes! Glass mason jars or ready-made smoothie blender cups are even more efficient if you have them. Just add milk or water and blend. Just be sure to leave 1/2 inch of space for liquid expansion.

Liz with smoothie freezer bags

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Liz Drinking Smoothie

You don’t have to stick to this recipe! I have so many favorite smoothie recipes that would be perfect for make-ahead smoothie freezer bags. After you get the hang of it, next batch prepare my Cucumber Apple Green Smoothie, Vegan Strawberry Mint Chocolate Smoothie, or High Protein Blueberry Kale Smoothie. The sky’s the limit, friends!

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smoothie freezer bags

Make-Ahead Smoothie Freezer Bags

4.34 stars average
These make-ahead smoothie freezer bags are the perfect solution for a healthy breakfast you can sip and enjoy on-the-go. Simply add water or milk before blending!
PREP: 5 minutes
TOTAL: 5 minutes
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Servings12

Ingredients
 

  • 2 bananas (sliced)
  • 12 cups baby spinach (or leafy greens of choice such as kale)
  • 4 cups berries (any kind)
  • 2 cups mango (or pineapple)
  • 2 cups pineapple

Coconut Milk and Pumpkin Cubes

Optional Additions

Instructions
 

  • To make the coconut milk and pure pumpkin cubes, simply divide each can evenly between two ice cube trays. Freeze until firm.
  • To assemble the smoothie freezer bags, divide fruit and greens evenly between 12 plastic resealable bags. Place one coconut milk and pumpkin cube in each before sealing. Freeze until you're ready to enjoy. To make a smoothie, simply add 1 cup water or milk before blending at high speed.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1smoothie bagCalories: 163kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 7gSodium: 31mgPotassium: 493mgFiber: 4gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 8678IUVitamin C: 36mgCalcium: 57mgIron: 3mg
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2 responses to “Make-Ahead Smoothie Freezer Bags”

  1. Connie James Avatar
    Connie James

    Hi. I pull out multiple freezer bags of fruits/veges for a smoothie. Love your individually portioned-out bags…so much easier. Also never thought about ice cube trays for coconut milk/pumpkin. Thanks for the great tips,
    Connie James

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      The coconut milk ice cubes have been SO handy to have on hand!!! Thank you so much Connie!