Sure throwing a few ingredients in a blender to make a smoothie doesn’t take long, but on a busy weekday morning we all know…every minute counts! And after trying out this make ahead method of bagging (or bottling) up smoothie ingredients myself, I can attest that it really does make a difference.
Even in the afternoons when the girls get home from school, I might not always be into the idea of getting out all the different ingredients to make a smoothie, but if the fruits and veggies were already packaged up in the exact right proportions? Sure, we can have a smoothie snack any day! It’s amazing how sometimes a little advance preparation can go a long way.
3 Ways to Freeze Smoothie Ingredients
- Canning Jars – No need to “can” or process jars in any way. Just put them directly into the freezer.
- Ziploc Bags – Yes, not the most eco-friendly, but handy and technically washable and reusable. :)
- Reusable Bags – For this application I love the pictured bag from “neat-os” because they are most like the Ziplocs I am used to (silky smooth on the inside and out).
For more smoothie recipe ideas (that could probably be frozen in advance as well) be sure to check out the Simple 7 from our friends and affiliate partners over at SimpleGreenSmoothies.com. It’s FREE and will give you 7 smoothie recipes, each with 7 ingredients, access to community support, and a guidebook to help you create your own custom smoothie blends. I’d love to hear your smoothie tips in the comments below.