If you love smoothies for breakfast or an afternoon snack but don’t always have the time to prepare them, then you are 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 silicon 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 silicon 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. My typical smoothie includes: 3/4 cup mixed berries such as strawberry, blueberry, and raspberries, one large handful of kale, 1/4 cup pineapple juice, 1 teaspoon of agave sweetener, and 1/4 cup vanilla almond milk or Greek yogurt plus ice per your preference. Sometimes, I even add protein powder or Chia seeds.
Does your family enjoy smoothies too? What’s your favorite smoothie recipe?
[h2s_box]Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s recipes created just for Hip2Save, click here.[/h2s_box]