My kids love smoothies – and so do I! They are easy to make and a great way to sneak in all kinds of fruits and other nutritious goodies. Not to mention a smoothie will fill my kids up so I can feel confident they will make it to lunch time without any tummy grumbles.
The idea for a smoothie kit came one morning when I starting to make a smoothie and realized I was out of yogurt. I try to plan for my meals as much as possible but I cannot control when someone – not mentioning any names – decides to chow down on yogurt after the kids and I go to bed. Hmmm. Therefore, smoothie freezer kits are a great way to make sure you always have the ingredients on hand to make a smoothie – especially for those busy back to school mornings.
This is just our basic go to berry smoothie recipe but I am sure this would work with any fruit, veggie, and yogurt combo. My brain is already going with flavor combinations. What do you think are some good ones?
I found a few smoothie freezer kit recipes on pinterest that looked good. However, most of them called for freezing the yogurt in ice cube trays then after they freeze storing in a freezer bag. I am sure that works awesome but I did not have time to wait for the yogurt cubes so I skipped that step and just dumped it all in a bag. I just measured the ingredients out first, put together in a freezer bag, and whola I had a smoothie freezer kit. Life is good.
Just so you know this might be the easiest recipe ever.
Basic Berry Freezer Smoothie Kits
Servings: 1 adult or 2 kids. **nutritional information is for one whole kit.
Serving size: 1 smoothie kit with 1 cup milk
Calories: 280 * Carbs: 39 * Fat: 5 * Protein: 21 * Fiber: 5 * WW Points +: 7 * WW Old Points: 5
1 cup frozen mixed berries
½ cup vanilla greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal (I use Bob’s Red Mill Organic Flaxseed Meal)
1 cup milk (give or take depending how thick or thin you like it)
**you can add a little honey or other sweetener if you like but just keep in mind it will increase the calories
Step 1. Place berries, yogurt, and flaxseed meal in a small freezer bag. Label and store in freezer.
Step 2. When ready to eat, take out, place in blender, add milk and blend.
It does not get much easier than this. Enjoy!