Basic Berry Smoothie Freezer Kits

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.

Smoothie freezer kit

Smoothie freezer kit

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

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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!

Comments

  1. Wow! That does look easy! Guess what I’m doing tomorrow after grocery shopping? Making Berry Freezer Smoothie Kits! Thanks!

  2. What does the flaxseed do? Or taste like? I am just curious as I am on a smoothie kick right now!

  3. This looks so good. Going to try these for my kids before school. they aren’t always hungry when they first wake up and I think this will be a great alternative. I have a container of chia seeds. Do you think I could substitute the flax seed with chia?

  4. I put 1-2 Tablespoons of nut butter, and a handful of spinach in mine. Would it freeze ok with those in there as well?

  5. I was also wondering if you could freeze spinach or kale in the kits. Thanks!!

    • I have never froze kale with my smoothie kits yet. However, my friend does and she says it works great. I am going to add some kale to my kits this week.

  6. I am not much of a milk drinker I have made smoothies with Orange Juice. I like it that way too and also with Almond Milk :)

  7. These have been great to have on hand. One BIG comment that I need to make is to be very careful of how you lay the kit in your freezer. I plopped all of my stuff in the bag (similar to your photo) and when I try to dump the frozen contents into my blender (it’s a Ninja that has a blade up and down the center), it doesn’t fit. I end up chipping away at it with a knife (who knew yogurt froze so HARD?). Anyway, the next time I make them (and there will be a next time, because they are a definite hit), I will be laying them flat so that they are thin enough to fit into my blender. :) Thanks for the idea.

  8. Great idea. Would love to see this page added to your zip list files. My husband does the shopping and it would help me make sure he gets what I need – not what looks good to him in the moment! :)

  9. I’m sitting here drinking this now! Soooooo goooooodddddd

  10. I like a little banana to sweeten the smoothie. Could pieces of banana be frozen in the kit?

  11. Can I make the smoothie in the blender and then freeze it?

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