Easy Smoothie Recipes

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  • These four Easy Smoothie Recipes are healthy, delicious, and packed with goodness! My kids love smoothies so I decided to make up bags of frozen fruits to have on hand. That way they can easily make up a delicious smoothie for an after-school snack and I feel good knowing they are enjoying a healthier treat!

    Four Easy Smoothie Recipes

    You can get the straws here.

    Easy Smoothie Recipes

    These 4 recipes are not earth-shattering by any means, they just happen to be our favorites.

    They are all basic combinations of:

    • banana
    • raspberries
    • kiwi
    • blackberries
    • blueberries
    • strawberries
    • pineapple
    • apples
    • kale

    If I happen to be out of kale I will use spinach. I often make smoothies with milk, but find they are just as good with water. I don’t typically add any additional sweetener like honey or sugar as I find these recipes to be sweet enough on their own. However, everyone’s tastes differ so be sure to try each recipe and adjust to your tastes.

    Tips for make-ahead smoothie bags:

    Chop any fruit that will blend easier when frozen (such as bananas, kiwi, and pineapple). Some blenders can handle a whole frozen banana, but I find I like the final consistency better when the fruit is all the same size.

    Make sure your fruit is rinsed and dry before adding to the freezer-safe bag.

     

    Green Smoothie

    Green Smoothie

    Do you love my creative naming abilities? 😂This is one of the easier recipes as it only has 3 ingredients and yields 2 servings:

    • 1 cup strawberries
    • 1 cup chopped bananas
    • 1 cup fresh kale

    Place ingredients in a freezer safe bag. Try to get out as much of the air as possible and then seal the bag. Label with date and place into your freezer for up to 3 months.

    How to Make a Green Smoothie

    When you are ready to make the Green Smoothie:

    Place contents of the bag into a blender and add 1 cup (up to 3 cups depending on the consistency you prefer) of the liquid of your choice. We use milk and water, some folks like yogurt (you may need to add additional water) or almond milk. Mix on high (my Wolf Blender has a Smoothie setting which runs for 45 seconds) until ingredients are completely incorporated smooth. Serve immediately.

    Pink Smoothie

    Pink Smoothie

    This is one of the easier recipes as it only has 3 ingredients and yields 2 servings:

    • 1 cup raspberries
    • 1 cup chopped bananas
    • 1 cup sliced kiwi

    Place ingredients in a freezer safe bag. Try to get out as much of the air as possible and then seal the bag. Label with date and place into your freezer for up to 18 months.

    Pink Smoothie

    When you are ready to make the Pink Smoothie:

    Place contents of the bag into a blender and add 1 cup (up to 3 cups depending on the consistency you prefer) of the liquid of your choice. We use milk and water, some folks like yogurt (you may need to add additional water) or almond milk. Mix on high (my Wolf Blender has a Smoothie setting which runs for 45 seconds) until ingredients are completely incorporated smooth. Serve immediately.

    Berry Smoothie

    Berry Smoothie

    Love the color and flavor of this delicious smoothie recipe. There are more ingredients in this one than the others so it will provide more servings. This one is about 3 servings.

    • 1/2 cup bananas
    • 1 cup kiwi
    • 1/2 cup blueberries
    • 1/2 cup raspberries
    • 1/2 cup strawberries
    • 1/2 cup fresh kale

    Place ingredients in a freezer safe bag. Try to get out as much of the air as possible and then seal the bag. Label with date and place into your freezer for up to 3 months.

    Berry Smoothie

    When you are ready to make the Berry Smoothie:

    Place contents of the bag into a blender and add 1 cup (up to 3 cups depending on the consistency you prefer)of the liquid of your choice. We use milk and water, some folks like yogurt (you may need to add additional water) or almond milk. Mix on high (my Wolf Blender has a Smoothie setting which runs for 45 seconds) until ingredients are completely incorporated smooth. Serve immediately.

    Apple Banana Smoothie

    Apple Banana Smoothie

    Love the color and flavor of this delicious smoothie recipe. There are more ingredients in this one than the others so it will provide more servings. This one is about 3 servings.

    • 1 cup bananas
    • 1 cup raspberries
    • 1 cup chopped apple (I do not peel)
    • 1 cup chopped pineapple
    • 1 cup kale

    Place ingredients in a freezer safe bag. Try to get out as much of the air as possible and then seal the bag. Label with date and place into your freezer for up to 3 months.

    Apple Banana Smoothie

    When you are ready to make the Apple Banana Smoothie:

    Place contents of the bag into a blender and add 1 cup (up to 3 cups depending on the consistency you prefer) of the liquid of your choice. We use milk and water, some folks like yogurt (you may need to add additional water) or almond milk. Mix on high (my Wolf Blender has a Smoothie setting which runs for 45 seconds) until ingredients are completely incorporated smooth. Serve immediately.

    Pre-made Smoothie Bags

    Tips for How to Make Smoothies

    Know your sweeteners. I use banana in most of these recipes as the sweetener, but you could also add honey or (heaven forbid) a little sugar. My best advice is to try the recipe as is and add more banana if you want it sweeter.

    Make sure your blender can handle lots of frozen fruit! If you know your blender struggles, try setting the frozen fruit out an hour before you want to make it.

    Look for ripe fruit on sale. I buy bananas in huge batches (often cheaper when they are very ripe) and like to buy large quantities from Costco. Then I can plan an hour to cut up fruit, make up the individual bags, and store in the freezer.

    Here a fun and easy graphic just in case you want to save it to Pinterest!

    4 Make-Ahead Smoothie Recipes
    Prep Time
    20 mins
    freezing time
    1 d
     

    Four easy recipes that everyone will enjoy!

    Course: Breakfast
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: smoothies
    Servings: 2 servings per bag
    Calories: 85 kcal
    Author: Amanda Rettke
    Ingredients
    Green Smoothie
    • 1 cup chopped banana
    • 1 cup diced strawberries
    • 1 cup kale
    Pink Smoothie
    • 1 cup raspberries
    • 1 cup chopped banana
    • 1 cup sliced kiwi
    Berry Smoothie
    • 1/2 cup blackberries
    • 1 cup sliced kiwi
    • 1/2 cup blueberries
    • 1/2 cup raspberries
    • 1/2 cup strawberries
    • 1/2 cup kale
    Apple Banana Smoothie
    • 1 cup chopped banana
    • 1 cup raspberries
    • 1 cup sliced apples leave the peel on
    • 1 cup pineapple
    • 1 cup kale
    Instructions
    Storage
    1. In freezer-safe plastic bags, combine the ingredients for each smoothie. Press as much air out as possible, seal bag, and place in the freezer.
    To Make Smoothie
    1. Add contents of plastic bad to a blender and add 1 cup liquid. (If you want to add supplements in addition to the ingredients of the bag, do so now.) Add up to 3 cups depending on the consistency you prefer.

    2. Blend until smooth.

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    Healthy, refreshing, and easy smoothie recipes for beginners! These easy smoothie recipes with frozen fruit will truly be enjoyed by your kids. This easy smoothie recipe with milk is full packed with goodness of fruit! Try these smoothies today!
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  • Sarah Vandagriff says:

    What a great idea to make up frozen baggies ahead! I added chia seeds to make these recipes into pudding with added punch of protein and omega 3’s!

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