Make-Ahead Smoothie Freezer Packs

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Make-Ahead Smoothie Freezer Packs – Prep your breakfasts and snacks for the week with these easy and DELISH freezer pack smoothie recipes!! They’ll make your mornings and your life so much EASIER!!

Make-Ahead Smoothie Freezer Packs - Prep your breakfasts and snacks for the week with these easy and DELISH freezer pack smoothie recipes!! They'll make your mornings and your life so much EASIER!!

Back to school season is upon us and while some parents stress out over homework and carpooling duty, I worry about something else: what to prepare quickly and easily for breakfast.

Making mornings easier, more streamlined, and knowing that I have breakfast waiting for us is a great feeling.

Make-Ahead Smoothie Freezer Packs - Prep your breakfasts and snacks for the week with these easy and DELISH freezer pack smoothie recipes!! They'll make your mornings and your life so much EASIER!!

I simply take a couple of these packs out of the freezer and toss the contents into the blender with Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almondmilk for a perfect for grab-and-go breakfast or easy snacks. Of course you don’t have to be a kid or have kids going back to school to enjoy the convenience of these freezer packs.

The combinations for smoothies are endless. My general rule of thumb is about 1 to 1 1/2 cups frozen berries/fruit, half of a banana for creaminess, a handful of greens if you’re using them, a big dollop of your favorite nut butter if you’re using it, and about 1/2 cup Silk Milk or whatever you need to get the blender moving and for proper consistency. You can get fancier and add chia seeds, maca powder, dried oats, protein powder or whatever you enjoy.

Make-Ahead Smoothie Freezer Packs - Prep your breakfasts and snacks for the week with these easy and DELISH freezer pack smoothie recipes!! They'll make your mornings and your life so much EASIER!!

Two of my favorite make-ahead freezer packs include this Blueberry Green Smoothie and the Tropical Temptation Smoothie. The blueberry version is great if you’re trying to work more greens into you and your family’s diet (you can’t taste them) and the peanut butter provides a boost of protein. I find it to be more filling compared to the Tropical Temptation which is lighter and really refreshing.

I prefer using frozen fruit because I don’t need to add ice which can water down smoothies.

The Silk #TastesLikeBetter campaign is rooted in providing delicious dairy-free products that inspire people to live a life grounded in positive choices that offer both taste and nutrition. Silk products are dairy-free, lactose-free, cholesterol-free, and free from artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives. The smoothie recipes are naturally gluten-free and vegan but you’d never notice because they’re satisfying and flavorful.

Make-Ahead Smoothie Freezer Packs - Prep your breakfasts and snacks for the week with these easy and DELISH freezer pack smoothie recipes!! They'll make your mornings and your life so much EASIER!!

I’m a huge Silk fan and use it all the time in my cooking, baking, and smoothie-making. Did you see the Strawberry Coconut Pina Colada I made a few weeks ago?

Register for Silk’s email list to receive a coupon. They also have these cool Singles which are great for breakfasts or snacks on the run. The Dark Chocolate tastes like a chocolate milkshake, minus the dairy and with no saturated fat.

Make-Ahead Smoothie Freezer Packs - Prep your breakfasts and snacks for the week with these easy and DELISH freezer pack smoothie recipes!! They'll make your mornings and your life so much EASIER!!

Make-Ahead Smoothie Freezer Packs - Prep your breakfasts and snacks for the week with these easy and DELISH freezer pack smoothie recipes!! They'll make your mornings and your life so much EASIER!!

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Yield: makes 1 smoothie per pack

Make-Ahead Smoothie Freezer Packs

Make-Ahead Smoothie Freezer Packs

The combinations for smoothies are endless. My general rule of thumb is about 1 cup frozen berries/fruit, half of a banana for creaminess, a handful of greens if you’re using them, a big dollop of your favorite nut butter if you’re using it, and about 1/2 cup Silk Milk or whatever you need to get the blender moving. You can get fancier and add chia seeds, maca powder, dried oats, protein powder or whatever you enjoy. I prefer using frozen fruit because I don’t need to add ice which can water down smoothies.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

Smoothie Freezer Pack Guidelines

  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups frozen berries/frozen fruit
  • half of 1 banana (frozen if possible)
  • big handful of fresh greens if you’re using them (spinach, kale, etc.)
  • big dollop of your favorite nut butter if you’re using it (almond butter, peanut butter, etc.)
  • about 1/2 cup Silk Milk, or as needed for consistency

Blueberry Green Smoothie

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • half of 1 banana (frozen if possible)
  • big handful of fresh greens (spinach, kale, etc.)
  • big dollop of your favorite nut butter (almond butter, peanut butter, etc.)
  • about 1/2 cup Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almondmilk

Tropical Temptation Smoothie

Instructions

  1. To make-ahead, add the desired ingredients to separate ziptop bags (sandwich size is what I use), seal, and freeze.
  2. When you’re ready to consume, add the contents of one ziptop bag to the canister of a blender. Blend on high power until smooth. Add additional Silk Milk if necessary to achieve a smooth consistency. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

3

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 664Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 129mgCarbohydrates: 83gFiber: 12gSugar: 57gProtein: 8g

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  1. This is an awesome idea! My husband and I both drink a lot of smoothies. Even though it doesn’t take a ton of time to make them, this would save 10-15 minutes. Love this!!

    1. It’s always nice having the packs in the freezer waiting for you. Makes it really fast/mindlessly easy when you don’t even want to think :)

  2. This is an awesome idea, Averie! How come I never thought of that! Thanks for the enlightening post!

  3. What can I substitute for bananas since they are now making me hiccup, same with cucumbers. Like the rest especially hidding greens into the mix.

    1. As I said in the post, feel free to improvise and sub your fave fruits/veg/greens/etc. Whatever you have on hand or that you love. Enjoy!

  4. Hi
    I look forward to your posts and recipes!
    Just to be clear- you freeze with the fresh greens right?
    Thanks!

    1. Thanks and yes freeze everything together – fresh greens, fruit, whatever you’re using. Technically you could use frozen greens since you’re going to blend it all up but I find frozen spinach in a box/bag a pain to deal with because it’s hard to drain, hard to portion into pieces unless you thaw it fully, etc.

  5. You are so right about the endless smoothie possibilities! Freezer packs are a great idea as I am usually pulling out multiple bags of frozen produce. One of my current favorites is cucumber and pineapple. It’s refreshing and reminds me of kiwi.

    1. So many possibilities indeed! Cucumber and pineapple is one of my faves, too! I love that combo for juicing too because both of them yield a lot of juice which is nice!