How to Meal Prep Smoothie Packs for Breakfast in a Flash (+ Two Recipes)

Meal Prep Smoothie Packs

Convenient AND delicious!


We’re always looking for ways to reduce time in the kitchen and simplify healthy eating, especially during busy mornings throughout the week.  

Smoothies are the perfect nutrient-dense breakfast. Drinking just one a day has the power to reduce inflammation, improve digestion, strengthen your immune system and boost your energy. 

These make-ahead smoothie packs are an easy way to prep smoothies in advance. You’ll save time and take the guesswork out of what to put into the blender during hectic mornings throughout the week. When you’re ready to blend, all you have to do is grab one from the freezer, dump it into your high-powered blender and add your liquid of choice. These freezer packs will change your smoothie-loving life! 

Flavor them to your liking


One of the best parts about smoothies is their versatility. You can literally add as much or as little of an ingredient as you prefer. If you’re not a fan of bananas, swap them out for a fruit you enjoy. The same goes for other ingredients, such as spinach with kale or almond butter with the nut butter of your choosing.

Items we love for smoothie packs 


  • Reusable silicone bags: We prefer baggies over glass jars because they save a lot of room in the freezer. Whether packing our ingredients in reusable silicone bags or good old freezer baggies, we give them a quick rinse after each use to clean them. We reuse our smoothie bags until they no longer seal.  
  • High-speed blender
  • Bag opener to fill your packs
  • Labels/sharpies to label/date your packs

Freezing produce for your smoothie packs


If using fresh fruit or veggies, flash freeze them in a single layer on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Once the fruit is flash frozen (about 1 hour), then portion it out. This prevents your smoothie packs from becoming a big block of frozen fruits and veggies. If you’re using pre-frozen produce, skip this step. 

How to build your own smoothie packs


  1. Pick one of the recipes below or get creative and concoct your own combination of fruits and veggies.
  2. Place ingredients for each individual smoothie flavor, except for the liquid, in plastic bags. We recommend packing your fruits and veggies first and your greens last. Work quickly so your produce doesn’t defrost. Press any air out of the bag and sealPro tip: You can use a straw to suck the air out. 
  3. Label and date your packs so you know what flavor smoothie you’re grabbing out of the freezer each morning.  
  4. Place bags in the freezer until ready to use. 

Adding wet or dry ingredients to boost your smoothie’s nutrition


We’ve found that wet/sticky or dry ingredients like almond butter, yogurt, nuts, seeds, cacao powder, etc., tend to get stuck to the inside of the bag when they’re added to the freezer packs. So you don’t miss out on any of the nutritional benefits, wait to add any wet, sticky or dry ingredients until pouring your smoothie pack into the blender.

Time-saving tips for storing dry ingredients:
  • If you’re adding dry ingredients to “supercharge” your smoothie, pre-mix them into a large container.
  • If you prefer the mix-and-match approach and like to choose dry ingredients based on the flavor smoothie you’re blending, pour them into individual containers or baggies. Clear out a drawer in your kitchen or use a clear plastic bin or basket in your pantry to efficiently store them so they stay organized and can be pulled out as needed.
We recommend organic ingredients when feasible. Some of our favorite dry ingredients to boost nutrition (and health benefits):

More easy meal prep recipes to try:


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How to Meal Prep Smoothie Packs for Breakfast in a Flash (+ Two Recipes)


  • Course: ,
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x

Description

These make-ahead smoothie packs are an easy way to prep smoothies in advance. You’ll save time and take the guesswork out of what to put into the blender during hectic mornings throughout the week.


Ingredients

Scale
Berry Bliss Smoothie: (yields one smoothie pack)
Detoxifying Mango Ginger Smoothie: (yields one smoothie pack)
Optional Add-ins When Ready to Blend:
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon hemp seeds

Instructions

  1. If using fresh fruit, flash freeze it in a single layer on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Once the fruit is flash frozen (about 1 hour), then portion it out. This prevents your smoothie packs from becoming a big block of frozen fruits and veggies. If you’re using pre-frozen produce, skip this step.
  2. Place ingredients for each individual smoothie flavor, except for the liquid, in plastic bags. We recommend packing your fruits first and your greens last. Work quickly so your produce doesn’t defrost. Press any air out of the bag and seal. Pro tip: You can use a straw to suck the air out.
  3. Label and date your packs so you know what flavor smoothie you’re grabbing out of the freezer each morning.
  4. Place bags in the freezer until ready to use.
  5. To make the smoothie, pour the freezer smoothie pack into a high-speed blender. Add specified liquid or liquid of choice and any dry ingredients, such as chia seeds and hemp seeds. Blend until creamy, adding additional liquid if necessary.
 

Notes

Always check for FfL-friendly ingredients.

We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2

Keywords: Smoothie Packs for Breakfast

Category :Do It Yourself, How To's, Health & Wellness, Recipes


Cheers to a healthy lifestyle and living FULLforLife!

xo, Pam & Kalie

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