Monday, January 20, 2014

Frozen Smoothie Packs

 As promised, here is my smoothie prep post. I made a total of 57 smoothies spending $74.17, which comes out to $1.30 each smoothie. Much cheaper and healthier than buying one elsewhere. Here's how I did it!

Step 1: Recipes
Skinny Green Monster
1 banana
2 cups spinach
1 tbsp peanut butter
3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt

*Recipe adapted from Oh She Glows 

Slammin' Sunrise Green Smoothie
2-3 cups spinach
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1-2 cups strawberries
1 cup blueberries
1/2 banana
2 tbsp flaxseed

*Recipe from Hell if I Gnaw

Green Apple Smoothie
1 cup kale
1 granny smith apple
1 banana

*Recipe adapted from Whole Living

Green Fruit Smoothie
1 cup frozen fruit
1 cup vanilla almond milk
1 handful spinach
1 tbsp flaxseed

*Recipe adapted from Budget Bytes

Just Peachy Green Smoothie
1 banana
1 cup spinach
2 large peaches
1 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 cup ice

*Recipe adapted from Skinny Taste

Double Green Smoothie
1 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 banana
1 cup kale leaves
1 cup spinach leaves
1/2 cup fruit

*Recipe adapted from Whole Foods Market

Note: When preparing these as frozen packs, you will include everything in a bag except the milk and/or ice. The milk and ice need to be added at the time you blend it to help out with the consistency.

Step 2: Label the Bags
Once you've decided which smoothies to make, label the bag. Be sure to include how much milk and/ice to include when you're ready to blend it. 

Step 3: Grocery Shopping
Decide on how many smoothies you want to make and which recipes you are going to use. Create a grocery list of items you'll need. The nice thing about these smoothies is that they're all pretty similar and you don't need a huge variety of items. 

Step 4: Prepare the packs
Gather all of the ingredients for each recipe and stuff each bag with the desired items. I used frozen spinach and fruit which made the process much faster. 

Ta da! That's it! Just remember to add the milk and ice later and you're all ready to go! The best part about these recipes is that each one is under 200 calories and super healthy! It's a sneaky way to get your kids and husband to eat healthy too!