I’ve shared before that I’m a big fan of green smoothies to get my day going. I swear when I start my day with one of them I have way more energy and it holds me over until lunch. The only downside to making smoothies each morning, is that if I’m in a hurry it’s a pain to prep and make one… or even wash my blender if I’ve pre-made frozen smoothie bags.
Recently I made a big batch, poured them into freezer-safe mason jars and froze them. The night before we wanted them, we put two into the fridge and then in the morning they were the perfect consistency! This is my new favorite way to make green smoothies… no more washing the blender every morning!
Here’s what I’ve been blending up recently!
1 bunch of kale
2 green apples, peeled
1 sliver ginger
1 cucumber, peeled
1 large handful parsley
3 stalks celery
1 pint strawberries
3\4 cup Greek yogurt
1 cup water (more if needed)
Depending on your blender (I use a Ninja and love it!), you may need to put a little of each item at a time and blend smaller batches. Add more water as needed in order to get the consistency of your choice. Once it’s all blended, pour into a mason jar, leaving some room at the top. Then, add the lids and place in the freezer. The night before you want them, put into fridge and then enjoy in the morning!
Happy blending!! 🙂
My husband and I have been wanting to start having at least 3 smoothies a week to start our days!! Thanks for sharing this! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston
This way holds me accountable since there is no excuse not to have one!
OO interesting! I love smoothies but I never knew you could prep them in advance!
Ya I never knew either and one day I gave it a try and it worked!
Interesting! Funnily enough I had freezing green smoothies on my to do for this week – though I have never done it before. I was intending to bag up all the ingredients and then blend frozen. But your way may be just that little bit quicker still. Thanks for sharing.
I use to make the frozen bags and blend each day,then I tried this way and it saves so much time!
This is such a great idea! I love having a smoothie in the morning, but between the kids’ breakfasts, packing backpacks and other morning tasks, I never seem to get it in before we leave. I will definitely be trying this! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thanks! Yes, smoothie prep bags are a lifesaver in the mornings!
I did this on Sunday. I have found that my smoothies are still frozen solid in the am? my recipe is Spiniach, Kale, Peaches,Bananna & Almod milk. Any ideas? Should I add a little water maybe?