Make-Ahead Freezer Smoothies

Make Ahead Freezer Smoothies are going to save you so much time while still keeping you healthy and on the go.

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Make Ahead Freezer Smoothies are going to save you so much time while still keeping you healthy and on the go.

Freezer smoothies. It’s a thing that you 100% need in your life, especially as the busy on-the-go mom that you are. Honestly, they’ve saved my life a time or two.

But first of all, hi!

I feel like it’s been 2 billion years since we last chatted. Life is insane. 

As I sit here typing away, I’m struggling with the fact that I can’t run my washing machine because my dishwasher is running. And my family has to coordinate shower time with other people using the bathroom. And you better not both try and brush your teeth at the same time because it’s just not gonna happen. 

Yup, something is wrong with our water pressure, and I’m about to lose my mind.

4 loads of laundry need to be done in the next 2 days. I have 4 recipes to make, creating lots of dishes. Plus there’s normal dishes that happen throughout the day. Oh, and yeah, we should probably take care of our general hygiene as well.

To say I’m overwhelmed is an understatement.

So do I have time to make healthy snacks for my family this week? That’s a hard no.

Do I have time to make a fresh smoothie for me smack dab in the middle of the day? Probably not.

But let me tell you what I can do.

I CAN make a smoothie right before bed for the next day.

Thankfully, my partnership with Vitamix has made my life just a little bit easier with the help of their innovative tools – as always, all opinions are mine and are 100% honest.

Make Ahead Freezer Smoothies are going to save you so much time while still keeping you healthy and on the go.

I know what you’re thinking – an overnight smoothie is gonna taste gross by the next day. It won’t be mixed properly. The flavor will change. It’ll all be wrong.

I had those same thoughts.

But then I was determined to figure it out. There’s got to be a way I can make a smoothie ahead of time right before bed for the next day.

On top of that, I also wanted to have a smoothie ready for when my son got home from school. But again, no time.

Make Ahead Freezer Smoothies are going to save you so much time while still keeping you healthy and on the go.

So here’s what I did.

I popped all the smoothie ingredients into my Vitamix Ascent cup, twisted on the blade, blended it all up RIGHT IN THE CUP…. you guys!!!

Once it was all ready to go, I put on the spill-proof lid, placed it in the freezer, and went to bed. In the morning, I took it out the freezer. I put one cup in the fridge for me, and one in my kiddo’s backpack so he could start on it right after school before even getting home!

This is perfect for so many things – 

  • between school and sports practices
  • road trips 
  • weekend tournaments
  • between work and the gym
  • after the gym
  • just a quick pre-made snack in the afternoon

Note that it does take about 6-7 hours to completely defrost, depending if you have it in a backpack/lunchbox or if it’s in a fridge.

Just give it a good shake and you’re ready to go!

Let’s think even beyond smoothies with these jars:

  • homemade dressings
  • chopping garlic
  • baby food
  • simple purees

So many options here!

Make Ahead Freezer Smoothies are going to save you so much time while still keeping you healthy and on the go.

I mostly love that with the smoothies, you’re making it all in the same jar that you’ll be drinking out of. So you’re doing LESS dishes – which is obviously an issue for me at this moment in time…

Here, let me show you exactly how these Make-Ahead Freezer Smoothies work in action!

 

And here are a few smoothie recipe options that I love:

Make Ahead Freezer Smoothies are going to save you so much time while still keeping you healthy and on the go.
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MAKE-AHEAD FREEZER SMOOTHIES

Make Ahead Freezer Smoothies are going to save you so much time while still keeping you healthy and on the go.

Ingredients
SPICED APPLE
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 apple cored
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/4 inch ginger root no need to peel
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp almond butter
PEACH CRUMBLE
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 peach chopped
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/8 cup oats
  • 1 Tbsp almond butter
  • pinch cinnamon
Pina Colada
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup pineapple
Berry Blast
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 cup oats
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients together in blender jar, preferably a high speed blender.

    Freeze overnight in a freezer-safe container.

    Remove from freezer to thaw at least 6-7 hours before you are planning to drink it.

    Give it a good shake once thawed and enjoy!

    NOTES:

    Place ingredients in jar in the order listed if you're using a Vitamix jar. Otherwise, in a regular blender, reverse the order.

    No need to freeze any ingredients before hand if you will be freezing the smoothies overnight.

    All smoothies are GREEN smoothies except for the berry blast, which is a purple hue.

 

Make Ahead Freezer Smoothies are going to save you so much time while still keeping you healthy and on the go.

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