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Smoothie Freezer Bags | Quick Kitchen Hacks

Smoothies are great because they are easy to made and delicious. Sometimes I’m so lazy I think just putting my whole breakfast into the blender and drink it up. But even having a smoothie in the morning to boost your energy from the early hours of the morning, might take some time. Peeling, chopping, blending and cleaning up. There are mornings when we don’t have time for all that. That’s why you can freeze everything!

smoothie freezer bags

Yep! You read it right: freeze your smoothie. It is quite basic and simple, but the results are less time wasted in the morning and a delicious smoothie ready to go.

All you need are your favourite fruits or veggies and some zip lock freezer bags. Oh, and a blender for later.

smoothie ingredients

I went for spinach (because they say it’s super healthy), bananas, kiwis, apples and some pineapple. That’s what I had on hand, but you can make your own combination, of course. I do recommend to include bananas in each smoothie recipe because it gives is a really nice texture.

apples and spinach

You will have some extra work to do preparing a few smoothie bags but it will so much worth it. Also, this is a great way to save fruits from going to waste. If you have fruits or veggies that are about to get spoiled any time soon, this is a great way to save them.

Start by washing all your fruits. Peel them (including apples) and chop them in big chunks (they will get blended all together anyway).

banana apple smoothie

banana smoothie

Split everything into portions, based on how many smoothie bags you plan on making. I used 1.5 l zip lock bags and filled them up completely. I’ve the fruits in layers, for visual reasons, but you can just throw them all in. The fruits will get mixed up in the blender any way. Also, make sure that after you fill them in, you make them lay flat. Otherwise they might freeze in big chunks and it won’t be easy to blend.

smoothie fruits and veggies

smoothie freezer bags

Also, squeeze some lemon juice over the fruits to help them stay fresh longer. Now pop them in the freezer and take one out when you feel like having a smoothie. Blend them as they are (frozen) or let them melt down a little if you’re not really into frozen smoothies. Don’t forget to add some liquid to make it more drinkable. You can add milk (dairy or not), yogurt, fresh citrus squeezed juice, or just plain water. The options are unlimited.

green smothie If you want to make it extra healthy add some chia seeds on top. Chia seeds have no taste and makes them perfect to be added in pretty much everything. You can also add some honey to make the smoothie sweeter. Not to mention that  honey is healthy too. So there is no better way to start your day!

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  • Abbey Phipps

    This is so smart! Smoothies are great for breakfast, but sometimes you just don’t have time in the mornings! :)

  • Jessica Jade

    Nothing better than making an easy meal, even easier to make. I freeze my smoothie fruits and veggies any way, so might as well put them all together for when I want a smoothie.

  • Leslie Soto

    These are a great idea! I’ve been trying to get in the habit of making enough of what ever i’m making to have some to freeze for meals later. I definitely need to start making smoothies like this, too!

  • Jessi Joachim

    Pre-making smoothies like this saves me so much time in the mornings! I love to just toss it all in the blender and be done.

  • WOW! What a great idea! Definitely adding this to my healthy recipes! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

    • So glad you like it, Anali! It’s my pleasure to bring you useful content. ^_^

  • Kseniya Gershberg

    Great idea! Will try this! It makes it so much more convenient to have it already frozen in a bag and ready to be made into a smoothie. Thank you

  • Your photos look really pretty on this, and I am with you- I try to add greens to my smoothies too.
    I love bananas in my smoothies, but lately I have suspected that I have developed an allergy to them :(

    • Oh, I’m sorry for your allergy. Have you asked the doctor as well?
      Glad you like the pics, Kristin!

      • No, it’s not so bad that I’ve had to go to the doctor, but I definitely prefer to stay away for a while.

  • Elizabeth Johnson

    That’s such a great idea! I would not have thought to meal plan like that when it comes to smoothies! I am going to have to do this!!!

  • Ruthie Ridley

    This looks amazing and what a fantastic idea!! YUM!!

  • Lesley Sullivan

    Such a perfect idea for a quick morning smoothie. I am always running late lol

  • I love having a smoothie for breakfast and putting them in freezer bags would make it so much easier. Then I could sleep in those few extra minutes ;)

  • Emily @ Em Writes

    This is such a great idea! I’d love to make these freezer bags to quicken my morning routine.

  • I love smoothies but I’m always running out the door and don’t have time to fiddle with several bags of frozen fruit or chopping up fresh fruit. I think this is the perfect solution and will also help me get my portions right.

  • stephanieabills

    This is one of my favorite kitchen hacks!! I make a smoothie a day during the week and this saves me so much time!

  • Chelsie Carr

    We’ve done smoothie bags a couple times before and they were so easy to use! I don’t know why we stopped but I’m definitely going to start again!

  • Freezer bags are so handy and easy to do!

  • Lindsey Ann

    These look so delicious!!! I love the concept!

  • Sarah Jean

    I am a huge smoothie fan and freezing these before hand sure would save me a ton of time!

  • Diana

    Love this idea! Super yummy ingredients as well :)

  • Jessi Joachim

    I like to pre-make my smoothies once a week. It makes life so much easier. I like to use kale in mine and some OJ along with different fruits.

    • What a great idea to add kale into a smoothie, Jessie!

  • Lora Green

    This is a really good idea since so many fruits go bad quickly! I’d love to make them all at the beginning of the week and not stress about using them up “in time.”

  • Yana | Smile Is It

    I like the idea of pre-making smoothies. Will definitely have to try this! :)

  • This is such a great idea because I buy fruit and then never use it! This smoothie in particular sounds delicious.

    • It really is. It sweet enough because of the pineapple so there’s no need for sweetener.

  • I love this idea! It makes everything so simple. I like to buy a BIG bag of frozen fruit at Costco, and just scoop out the fruit I need when I make a smoothie. Frozen fruit is the way to go to make the perfect smoothie!

  • Jewels Rhode

    This is an awesome idea! I hate wasting food. Also, thanks for the lemon juice tip :)

  • Patricia Conte

    So, so smart! I really need to get on the ball this weekend and get several of these ready! Great idea!

  • Marie Andrea Goldstein

    YUM! What a great idea. Perfect for busy mornings.

  • This is such a good idea. I like to take a smoothie every day for a healthy lunch, but some mornings, I just don’t have the time to gather and cut all the ingredients. Definitely going to try this advanced prepping/freezing!

  • Madison Pollihan

    This is such a good idea! I love smoothies but I never feel like making them. I’ll have to try this out,

  • Ashley Stephenson

    Sooo this came at a perfect time. I just found a 14 day smoothie cleanse I am starting today and I need to prep my smoothies tonight! I am just making them when I drink them today, but for the next 14 days I want to premake them so it is easier and I don’t have an excuse not to drink them!

    • Great! Good luck with the cleanse, Ashley!

  • Yum this look amazing. Such a great idea and I must do this. xx

  • Delaine Myles

    This is an awesome idea, especially for persons who are constantly on the go.

    Delaine | http://delainemyles.com

  • Love making these for when my week is going to be hectic! Thanks for sharing this!

  • So wise! Meal prepping anything takes a lot of planning but it makes everything else worthwhile. I hadn’t thought about smoothie bags.

  • I love it! I have a giant bag of frozen bananas and then I buy whatever frozen fruit is on sale or looks good at the grocery (usually pineapple and strawberries) and mix those things together with Greek yogurt, almond milk, and protein powder. I did recently try a beet smoothie with blueberries, banana, peanut butter, Greek yogurt, almond milk and protein powder and it’s really good too!

    • Never tried protein powders. I’m kind of skeptic about them.

      • If you’re already using a source of protein, such as Greek yogurt, or you’re drinking your smoothie with a protein food, you don’t really need the protein powder. It is just a convenient way to boost the protein and nutritional content of a smoothie!

  • Mar

    I love loading up the freezer with smoothie bags. Makes getting up and out the door in the morning much easier!

  • Your ingredients sound great together! I have a ninja blender, and I like to prep the individual containers with my smoothie ingredients. I can prep three at a time, but that takes the stress out of my mornings!

    • Wow, that’s truly a ninja blender indeed.

  • Chelsea-Catherine Cobb Croom

    I can’t wait to try this out! They look great!

  • Bianca Sasha

    I make these for clients all the time and it always goes over well!

  • Nicole Kroutil

    So smart! I JUST bought stuff for a smoothie and this is so perfect. I also learnt something new with squeezing a lemon over the fruit so that’s a bonus!!

  • I love drinking smoothies!!! It is so much easier to make smoothie bags the night before and put them in the blender the next morning and be done.

  • Great idea. I find if I have things already prepared I’m far less tempted to opt for things that are not so good for me,

  • Brittany Strawbridge

    I see these all over the place and seriously need to try them! We love smoothies at our house, so this would make life SO much easier!! I may actually make up some bags right now as we just went to Costco hahah Thanks for sharing!

  • Joscelyn | Wifemamafoodie

    Love this idea! I make smoothies everyday, so this would make life so much easier! The lemon juice tip is genius too!

  • Kristen Lawler

    Love this idea! Smoothies are one of my favorite treats

  • Kirsty Leanne

    This is such a good idea, I always buy frozen smoothie packs but they are so expensive, this seems like a much easier way of doing it! :-)

    Kirsty Leanne