Time Saver Tip: How to Make & Freeze Smoothies
If you love smoothies for breakfast or an afternoon snack, but you don’t always have the time to prepare them, then you’re gonna love this post! Follow along as I share with you the best way to make your favorite smoothies in batches and then freeze them for a quick and healthy meal or snack.
Although smoothies tend to separate and spoil quite quickly in the fridge, they freeze wonderfully! Make a smoothie with the fruit and veggies your family enjoys and then pour the mixture into ice cube trays (or silicone muffin trays work great, too!) and freeze overnight. Whenever you’re in the mood for a smoothie, place a few frozen cubes in a cup on the counter and in about an hour or so, you’ll have a delicious defrosted smoothie (you won’t even need to put it in the blender again)!
I especially love to whip up a batch of smoothies to freeze when I have produce that is getting really ripe and is really close to going bad.
Below is a protein kale and berry smoothie I made ahead of time and froze in a silicone muffin tray. Consider placing a few cubes of your frozen smoothie concoction in a travel mug, take it to the gym, and it will be ready for you to enjoy after you exercise.
Protein Kale and Berry Smoothie
yield: 1 SERVINGS
prep time: 10 MINUTES
total time: 10 MINUTES
Refreshing smoothie filled with berries, kale and you can add protein!
- 3/4 cup mixed berries such as strawberry, blueberry, and raspberries
- 1 large handful of kale
- 1/4 cup pineapple juice
- 1 teaspoon of agave sweetener
- 1/4 cup vanilla almond milk or Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup of ice per your preference
- Optional: protein powder or Chia seeds
Yum! This recipe is so berry cool!
All puns intended, this is a great idea for kiddos, too, and makes a refreshing drink on warm days as well! Try it for yourself and see what you think! I think you’re going to really enjoy this easy-to-make recipe.
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