Smoothie packs that combine fruit and veggies, along with other real ingredients, to make nutritionally-rich smoothies. Save time by making the smoothie packs in advance.
Add the ingredients for the particular smoothie of your choice to a bag (or container). Place the bag in the freezer. It's important to work fast so the fruit doesn't defrost.
To make a smoothie, add 1 1/2 cups of water to the base of your blender, followed by the smoothie pack contents. Blend until smooth, adding more water if needed to get things moving in the blender. If you have a blender with a tamper (a "stick" device) and want a thicker smoothie, use it! The tamper will help the ingredients blend without adding more water.
Enjoy the smoothie immediately after blending.
*For the veggies, steam the chunks in water for just a few minutes until slightly soft. Then flash freeze the chunks in a single layer on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Once the veggies are frozen (about 1 hour), place the veggies in a storage container/bag to use later, or divide the veggies into individual smoothie packs. I usually steam a couple of large beets, medium zucchini, and a few carrots (all chopped before steaming) at one time, freeze the veggies, and then keep them in a large bag for making smoothie packs. This is also a great way to use end-of-the-week veggies that need some extra life.
**I like to add a probiotic to my smoothies, either in the form of yogurt or kefir. To do this, pour (or spoon) the kefir or yogurt into ice cube trays, and then freeze the trays. Once frozen, place the cubes in a storage container/bag to use later, or divide the cubes into individual smoothie packs. If you're dairy free, try freezing coconut or almond milk yogurt, or a nut milk (not a probiotic source, but will add creaminess).
If you'd like to reduce the amount of main fruit in the smoothie, you can go down to 2/3 cup of the berries, cherries, or mangoes.
Recipe by Live Simply | https://livesimply.me/three-freezer-friendly-smoothies-made-veggies/