Healthy Make-Ahead Frozen Smoothie Packs

These make-ahead frozen smoothie packs are genius! Simply portion out nutritious ingredients into a freezer bag, stick them in the freezer until frozen, and you’ll always have a healthy and delicious smoothie ready to go. These four no-sugar-added meal prep smoothies recipes are designed to be functionally beneficial and taste great. No need to spend tons of dough on ready-to-go frozen smoothie cups when you can quickly and easily make your own DIY Smoothie Bags at home. Perfect for using up that almost-too-ripe produce or fresh greens, these frozen smoothie packs are a meal-prep dream come true and well worth a few minutes to make ahead.

Four reusable freezer bags filled with healthy smoothie ingredients for DIY smoothie packs at home.

Meal Prep Smoothies Are Your Snacking Secret Weapon

Keep your freezer stocked with pre-measured, pre-frozen smoothie packs so you can make a nutritious smoothie for breakfast or a snack in under one minute. By pre-portioning ingredients into single-serving bags, you simply need to dump the frozen contents of a bag into a blender, add some liquid and let it whirl. When a smoothie hits the spot, you’ll thank yourself for being so prepared and having a healthy snack within reach.

If you’re looking for a low-cost way to enjoy smoothies, like the ones you’d get in a freezer smoothie subscription, such as Daily Harvest, Smoothie Box, or Revive Superfoods, you can use these recipes to make your own and save a lot of cash. Use these simple freezer smoothie ideas to make DIY Daily Harvest smoothie recipes at home.

Close up of two frozen smoothie bags filled with fresh produce.

4 Recipes for Make-Ahead Frozen Smoothie Packs

These four delicious smoothies are designed to start your day off right or give you an afternoon boost. Each one is packed with real-food ingredients, including naturally sweet fruits, nutrition greens and cauliflower, and a healthy dose of fat from avocado and nuts. Simply freeze the pre-portioned ingredient bags. Then, when you’re ready to enjoy a smoothie, simply add the contents of a bag to a blender along with your liquid of choice, yogurt, and any optional nutrition boosters. Give it a whirl for a great on-the-go and kid-friendly snack!

Immune Boosting Citrus Smoothie Pack

Keep your body healthy from the inside out with ingredients that can boost your natural immune defense and help your microbiome thrive. To make an Immune Boosting Citrus Smoothie Pack, you’ll need:

  • carrot – you’ll need 1 medium carrot
  • orange – use a navel orange or your favorite type of orange (blood orange, mandarin, clementine, tangelo) or grapefruit instead
  • pineapple or mango – use fresh or frozen
  • cauliflower rice or florets – use fresh or frozen
  • Brazil nuts – or swap in raw pumpkin seeds for nut-free
  • Fresh ginger – or use ground ginger
  • Fresh turmeric – or use ground turmeric or curry powder
  • Optional smoothie booster: 1 tablespoon chia seeds, flax seeds, or hemp hearts

Chocolate Banana Recover Smoothie Pack

Help your brain, muscles, and body recover after a workout or an especially stressful day. To make a Chocolate Banana Recovery Smoothie Pack, you’ll need:

  • banana – one medium, peeled and cut in half
  • cauliflower rice or florets – use fresh or frozen
  • fresh spinach leaves – or any dark greens, such as kale, arugula, or spring mix
  • avocado – you’ll need 1/2 of an avocado, peeled and chopped
  • cocoa powder – or sub in cocoa nibs
  • nut butter – use your favorite nut or seed butter, such as peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, or sunflower seed butter
  • Optional smoothie booster: 1 scoop collagen peptides or 1 scoop protein powder

Berry Blast Beauty Smoothie Pack

The ingredients in this smoothie contain vitamins and antioxidants that have been shown to improve skin elasticity and moisture and protect from sun damage. To make a Berry Blast Beauty Smoothie Pack, you’ll need:

  • fresh or frozen berries – use any type of favorite fresh or frozen berries, or a mix of berries
  • banana – one medium, peeled and cut in half
  • cauliflower rice or florets – use fresh or frozen
  • fresh spinach leaves – or any dark greens, such as kale, arugula, or spring mix
  • avocado – you’ll need 1/2 of an avocado, peeled and chopped
  • Brazil nuts – or swap in raw pumpkin seeds for nut-free
  • Optional smoothie booster: 1 scoop collagen peptides

Mango Green Energy Smoothie Pack

The ingredient combo in this bright smoothie supplies an appropriate amount of protein, healthy fats, and fiber to keep energy up. To make a Mango Green Energy Smoothie Pack, you’ll need:

  • fresh or frozen mango – or you can use fresh or frozen peaches or pineapple
  • cauliflower rice or florets – use fresh or frozen
  • fresh spinach leaves – or any dark greens, such as kale, arugula, or spring mix
  • avocado – you’ll need 1/2 of an avocado, peeled and chopped
  • dried coconut – use unsweetened shredded or flaked coconut
  • Optional smoothie booster: 1 scoop collagen peptides or 1 scoop protein powder

Can You Freeze Smoothies?

Yes! While you definitely can freeze an already-prepared smoothie, it makes a lot more sense to freeze ready-to-blend smoothie packs. Already blended smoothies that are put in the freezer tend to crystalize and then become watery as they melt again to room temperature. But if your goal is to have a grab-and-go healthy smoothie within a few minutes, then having these meal prep smoothie packs in your freezer are the perfect solution. Your smoothies will taste fresh and be the right drinking consistency as soon as you quickly blend them up with liquid.

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Our Favorite Bags for Frozen Smoothie Packs

You can use any freezer-safe bags to portion out your smoothie packs, but we love the sustainable, reusable option of silicone multi-purpose bags, such as Stasher bags. You can stock up on Stasher bags, which are microwave, freezer, and dishwasher safe through EarthHero, our go-to online resource for sustainable products for kitchen, home, personal care, and on-the-go. Use code REALFOOD10 to always get 10% off Stasher bags and everything else in your cart at EarthHero.com, including our team’s favorite EarthHero products.

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6 Practical Ways to Reduce Single-Use Plastic at Home

We are always looking for ways to reduce the use of single-use plastic in our kitchens, such as using Stasher bags for our freezer smoothie bags instead of disposable one-time-use plastic baggies. Check out this free downloadable PDF for 6 Practical Ways to Reduce Single-Use Plastic in your home. Just click on the image below or here for a bigger or printable version.

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How Long Can You Freeze Meal-Prep Smoothies?

These healthy freezer smoothie bags will last in the freezer for 3 months. For a printable version of our free 3-page DIY Freezer Smoothie Bags PDF, click on the image below or here.

Printable DIY Freezer Smoothie Bag instructions

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Let’s Get Cookin’

4 Healthy Frozen Smoothie Pack Recipes

Four delicious freezer smoothie pack recipes so you can easily start your day right and always have a nutritious snack within reach. Each of these smoothie packs is made with real food ingredients. Simply freeze the smoothie bags ahead of time for up to 3 months.  When you’re ready to enjoy a smoothie, add the contents of a bag to a blender along with liquid of choice and yogurt, then give it a whirl. You have smoothies at the ready that can be made in less than 1 minute!

  • Author: Jessie Shafer
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
Four smoothie bags filled with fresh produce for healthy make-ahead smoothie bags

Ingredients

For the Immune Boosting Citrus Smoothie

  • 1 medium carrot, cut into chunks
  • 1 medium orange, peeled and segmented
  • 1/2 cup cubed pineapple or mango
  • 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower rice or florets
  • 2 Brazil nuts or 2 tablespoons raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger (or 1 teaspoon ground ginger)
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh turmeric (or 1/8 teaspoon ground turmeric)
  • Optional booster: 1 tablespoon chia seeds, flax seeds, or hemp hearts

For the Chocolate Banana Recover Smoothie

  • 1 medium banana, peeled and cut in half
  • 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower rice or florets
  • 1 cup fresh spinach leaves
  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder or cacao nibs
  • 1 tablespoon nut butter of choice
  • Optional booster: 1 scoop collagen peptides or your favorite protein powder

For the Berry Blast Beauty Smoothie

  • 1 1/4 cups fresh or frozen berries of choice
  • 1 medium banana, peeled and cut in half
  • 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower rice or florets
  • 1 cup fresh spinach leaves
  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • 2 Brazil nuts or 2 tablespoons raw pumpkin seeds
  • Optional booster: 1 scoop collagen peptides

For the Mango Green Energy Smoothie

  • 1 cup diced fresh or frozen mango (or pineapple or peaches)
  • 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower rice or florets
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flakes
  • Optional booster: 1 scoop collagen peptides or your favorite protein powder

Instructions

To Make Freezer Smoothie Packs: Place the smoothie ingredients in a reusable, freezer-safe, zip-top bag. Seal, label, and place in the freezer for up to 3 months. Each smoothie pack makes enough for 2 smoothies.

How To Prepare Frozen Smoothies: Place all of the contents of a bag in a blender along with 3/4 cup to 1-1/4 cup milk of choice and 1/2 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt, kefir, or additional milk.

To make dairy-free, vegan, Whole30, or Paleo smoothies, use a dairy-free yogurt in place of the Greek yogurt, or omit the yogurt completely and add 1-1/4 cup to 1-3/4 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk of choice total instead of the 3/4 cup to 1-1/4 cup of milk.

For nut free, use a non-nut based milk and use raw pumpkin seeds in place of Brazil nuts.

If you prefer a sweeter tasting smoothie, feel free to add your favorite natural sweetener, such as honey or maple syrup.

Notes

NUTRITION INFORMATION

Immune Boosting Citrus Smoothie (makes 2 smoothies; nutrition info doesn’t include booster) Per smoothie: 185 calories, 7 g total fat (2 g sat fat), 150 mg sodium, 23 g carb (17 g sugar, 5 g fiber), 8 g protein

Chocolate Banana Recovery Smoothie (makes 2 smoothies; nutrition info doesn’t include booster) Per smoothie: 235 calories, 12 g total fat (3 g sat fat), 200 mg sodium, 24 g carb (10 g sugar, 8 g fiber), 11 g protein

Berry Blast Beauty Smoothie (makes 2 smoothies; nutrition info doesn’t include booster) Per smoothie: 225 calories, 9 g total fat (2 g sat fat), 150 mg sodium, 26 g carb (14 g sugar, 6 g fiber), 9 g protein

Mango Green Energy Smoothie (makes 2 smoothies; nutrition info doesn’t include booster) Per smoothie: 184 calories, 9 g total fat (3 g sat fat), 150 mg sodium, 20 g carb (14 g sugar, 5 g fiber), 9 g protein

For a printable 3-page PDF of these DIY Freezer Smoothie Packs recipes, click here.

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About Jessie Shafer

Jessie is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist living near Denver, CO where she splits her time among nearby playgrounds, typing away at her trusty laptop, and heating up her home kitchen with delicious experiments. Her best taste tester is her husband, a Denver firefighter with a well-trained palate. A former magazine editor-in-chief, Jessie has a long career in food publishing and health writing. While she once played centerfield for the Northwestern University softball team, Jessie now prefers her fitness in the way of biking up mountain passes and chasing two busy toddlers (the latter proving to be the more exhausting activity).

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