Monday, September 20, 2010

Freezer Smoothies



We have been enjoying smoothies for breakfast this summer.  Smoothies are a quick way to eat a healthy breakfast using fresh ingredients.

We still have a lot of blueberries in our freezer from our trip to the blueberry patch and quite a few strawberries from various summer sales.  

To make these smoothies go together even faster, I divide the fruit and yogurt into serving size baggies and store them in the freezer.  I usually put several of these packets together at the beginning of the month to stock my freezer for the following month.  

 
 
The fruit is already washed and chopped and I freeze the yogurt in ice cube trays to divide it into the appropriate serving size.
 
 
For a smoothie that serves two, I use about 1 1/2 cups fruit and 3-4 yogurt cubes (approx. one tablespoon each).  I add the milk or juice into the blender until it reaches a smooth consistency.  
 

 I throw all of the packets into a large freezer bag to prevent freezer burn.

Freezer smoothies make breakfast quick and easy!

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32 comments:

  1. You are super organised, what a great idea!
    Tracey

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  2. Great idea! Why didn't I think of that? I gave you an award! Go check it out.
    Liz
    http://projectnaptime.blogspot.com/

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  3. This is seriously the best idea! I could be drinking one of these while dropping my kiddos off to school...I could even sleep in a little longer! Thanks! :)

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  4. I love this idea!!!!!! So creative!!!!

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  5. Such a great idea!! I just featured this post on my blog! I love your blog, I'll be back for many more visits!

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  6. This is awesome! Such an awesome idea. I seriously want to do this now

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  7. Such a great idea! I am going to do this! I am your newest follower...I love you blog!

    I would love it if you come and check out my blog too!!


    Alisa
    Sweet Peas and Bumblebees
    sweetpeasandbb.blogspot.com

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  8. I know this sounds crazy, but throw in some fresh spinach, carrots, or even broccoli. It will give you and kids servings of vegetables. I promise you won't even know it...except maybe for the color change. Broccoli is a little more noticeable but no bad.

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  9. I just made a bunch of these! Could you make apple juice ice cubes and throw them in instead of pouring liquid straight in the blender? If so, how many icecubes would you say to freeze in the bag serving two? Thanks!

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  10. Yummo! Can't wait to try these! Thanks for sharing. Love your blog!

    Keila @ www.ridiculously-delicious.blogspot.com

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  11. We have smoothies at least 3-4 times a week and this is the best idea ever. I am your newest follower. Thanks for this great tip.
    mickey

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  12. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  13. This might sound like a silly/uninformed question but: Does freezing the yogurt change it's consistency in the smoothie that you have noticed?

    Thanks.
    abijah.blogspot.com

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  14. Yeah! Time to clear out some space in the freezer for some of these! I think the kids would LOVE them too! I know I'll be having them!!

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  15. I'm kinda new to smoothies, but this idea is exactly what I've needed. Could you share what you think would be the amount of juice you would use for one smoothie?

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  16. I love smoothies, so this is a fantastic idea. It's so much cheaper than buying the pre maid packages from the store too. I loved this idea so much, I featured a link to this post in my freezer breakfast meals roundup. Thanks!

    http://www.nestcandy.com/2012/02/make-ahead-freezer-breakfast-meals.html

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  17. Yum! What a great idea. I have cleaned out the top of my freezer for this and am excited for the fruit season to begin. In the meantime, I have sliced bananas into the tray with some fresh veggie juice that I made and am getting ready to dollop my Greek yogurt into trays. Thank you so much for sharing.

    Kelly
    http://nourishmentnow.blogspot.com/2012/02/terra-biotech-our-story.html

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  18. thank you for the tip on freezing yogurt. I wanted to do this same thing but couldn't come up with a way to manage the yogurt. Never thought of an ice cube tray!!

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  19. I just did this, and I love it! It makes my smoothie making MUCH easier and quicker in the mornings :) Thanks for sharing!!

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  20. our favorite smoothie is strawberry banana, so I sliced bananas and put them in a lemon juice bath (same i use for apples) and then froze them. Perfect! Just ad some apple juice and any additional powders and you're good to go.

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    1. I just freeze my bananas, no lemon juice bath, and they turmn out beautiful. no browning!

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  21. This is great! I have really enjoy smoothies but having to prepare everything takes to much time. This will make it quick just throw a blender and go. Can't wait to make these very soon! Thank you! I repinned and now following your blog :)

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  22. These are super fab!!! :-) I made a huge batch yesterday in preparation for our new baby's arrival...now I have several breakfasts all ready to go. Thanks!!

    ~Stacy @ Stacy Makes Cents

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  23. Always thought about this but wondered about the yogurt part. Thanks so much for sharing! Beats the $4 Jambas!

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  24. love making these!! i also add a scoop of peanut butter after we work out for some extra protein. so good!!

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  25. Seriously this is brilliant! Thanks for the idea! Just found you from another blogger pinning this and love your blog! New follower and looking forward to reading more!

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  26. What a great idea!!! I've frozen fruit for smoothies, but never thought to make actual smoothie packets. And freezing yogurt into ice cubes?!? Brilliant!! I'm so going to be trying this! :)

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