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Healthy Make Ahead DIY Frozen Smoothie Bags

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If you have ever made a smoothie, you know that it is probably the quickest, healthiest breakfast you could ever make. Did you know that there is a simple way to make this breakfast even easier? As we all know, time is the most precious currency in your morning routine. You want to be economical with your time without sacrificing your health. Enter smoothie bags to ease your mornings.

 

What Are Smoothie Bags?

Simply put, a smoothie bag is prepared smoothie ingredients in a sandwich bag that you freeze until you are ready to use. Consider the smoothie bag to be the ultimate breakfast hack, making it so you don’t have to rummage through your fridge and freezer in the morning to concoct a smoothie worthy of consumption. When you are ready to make the smoothie, remove a smoothie bag from freezer, empty the contents of a bag into your blender, add liquid, and blend away.

 

Making a big batch of smoothie bags is probably the easiest form of meal prep, and it is a great way to preserve your produce. When making your smoothie bags, it is imperative that you seal the bag well to keep the air out. There is also the option to label your smoothie bags, provided you want to know when you made them or remember the contents of the different smoothie bags.

 

Blend It All Up In The Morning:

Preparing the smoothie bags ahead of time means that most of the legwork is complete by the time you make your smoothie in the morning. Dump the contents of the smoothie in the blender with liquid, blend, and drink. It’s almost too easy. Below, you’ll find a couple smoothie bag recipes to last you for one week. You’ll have breakfast ready to go every morning!

 

Strawberry Banana Spinach (3 Bags)

Ingredients Per Bag:

  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 banana, peeled and sliced
  • ½ cup strawberries, sliced
  • ½ cup blueberries

Instructions:

  • Prepare the ingredients and add the portioned amount of ingredients to each bag. Seal the bags, getting all the air out, and place in the freezer.
  • When you are ready to make the smoothie, remove one smoothie bag, empty the ingredients into your blender, add about one cup of water, and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

 

Mango Orange Smoothie (2 Bags)

Ingredients Per Bag:

  • 1 cup of spinach
  • ½ cup mango, chopped
  • ½ orange, peeled and chopped
  • 1 banana, peeled and sliced

Instructions:

  • Prepare the ingredients and add the portioned amount of ingredients to each bag. Seal the bags, getting all the air out, and place in the freezer.
  • When you are ready to make the smoothie, remove one smoothie bag, empty the ingredients into your blender, add about one cup of water, and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

 

Super Greens Smoothie (2 Bags)

Ingredients Per Bag:

  • 1 cup spinach
  • ½ cup zucchini, chopped
  • ¼ cup avocado, chopped
  • ½ banana, peeled and sliced
  • 1-2 dates, pitted and chopped

Instructions:

  • Prepare the ingredients and add the portioned amount of ingredients to each bag. Seal the bags, getting all the air out, and place in the freezer.
  • When you are ready to make the smoothie, remove one smoothie bag, empty the ingredients into your blender, add about one cup of water, and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

 

Sources:

https://www.easylivingtoday.com/healthy-make-ahead-diy-frozen-smoothie-packs/

https://www.thekitchn.com/make-ahead-smoothie-packs-super-greens-smoothie-248319

2019-08-28T10:45:16+00:00

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