These make ahead freezer smoothie bags can be made using all kinds of fruits and vegetables. It’s fun to try different combinations. My kids love having these in the freezer.
On this particular day, the smoothie bags that we assembled had the following combinations:
- kiwi, apple, avocado
- kiwi, apple, banana, spinach
- mango, pineapple, banana
- blackberry, raspberry, blueberry
- blackberry, raspberry, blueberry, roasted beets (we found we needed to add honey to this one)
Here are two sample recipes for freezer smoothie bags:
1 cup blueberries
1 cup strawberries, sliced
1 cup bananas, sliced
Divide the blueberries, strawberries and bananas up into medium sized resealable freezer bags. Remove excess air, seal and freeze. To serve, add 2 cups of milk or fruit juice and blend in a blender or with a hand blender. Pour into glasses.
1 cup frozen mango cubes
1 cup pineapple, chunked
1/2 cup spinach
1/2 cup avocado, cubed
Divide the mangos, pineapple, spinach, and avocado into other medium sized resealable bags. Remove excess air, seal and freeze. To serve, add 2 cups of milk or fruit juice and blend in a blender or with a hand blender. Pour into glasses.
To make the smoothie bags, you can use fresh or frozen fruits or vegetables or a combination of both. Other ideas of what to include in the freezer smoothie bags include strawberries, cranberries, peaches, grapes, kale, broccoli, clementines, oranges, cantaloupe, and honeydew melon.
You can also freeze yogourt by pouring it into an ice cube tray and freezing and then popping a few of the frozen yogourt cubes into your smoothie bags.
The possibilities for variety with this are endless! This makes it easy to personalize and create smoothie bags that you and your family will love. You basically just need to stick to a ratio of 3 cups of any fruit/veggie combo and then when blending, add 2 cups of liquid.
You can add in chia seeds, hemp seeds or flaxseed for added nutrients. If you or your kids like it, you can also toss in some unsweetened coconut in the bags.
When serving smoothies for breakfast, you can make it a more complete meal by topping with granola such as our freezer granola.
These freezer smoothie bags are one of the recipes included in our Breakfast Freezer Meal Plan along with other recipes, shopping lists, prep lists, and printable labels.