Meal Prep Smoothie Freezer Packs

If your mornings are rushed and you’re finding it hard to fit in a nutritious breakfast, try making these smoothie freezer packs in bulk so that you have a 2-minute breakfast option that you can sit down and enjoy or bring with you.

To make the packs, add the solid ingredients for one smoothie into a sandwich or quart sized freezer bag or container and then make as many as you need for the week.  When you’re ready to drink your smoothie, just add the milk or liquid to the blender first then dump in the frozen ingredients and blend. Greens, protein powder, yogurt, nut butters, seeds, fruits, etc. can all be frozen which eliminates the need for ice cubes.

Here are two we love that taste like treats and are as filling as a meal when savored slowly:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

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Yield: 1 servings

Prep Time: 4 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

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Directions:

  1. Cut one ripe peeled banana in half. Freeze the other half to use another day. Break off one small square of unsweetened baking chocolate. Measure one tbsp of natural peanut butter.

  2. Pour milk into blender. Add in one to two scoops of low-carb chocolate protein powder, spinach, banana, peanut butter, and chocolate.

  3. Blend thoroughly on high.

  4. If smoothie is too thick, add a little more almond milk or ice. If smoothie is too thin, add a little more protein powder.

Additional Tips:

  • If preferred, you can peel, chop, then freeze bananas ahead of time and then blend in the frozen banana for a different texture, or to save bananas before they go bad.

  • Some liquid alternatives to milk are water, tea, coffee, or frozen coffee ice cubes.

  • Ingredients listed are suggestions and can be altered or swapped according to your needs and preferences.

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Berry Smoothie

Yield: 1 servings

Prep Time: 4 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk or other unsweetened milk option

  • 1-2 scoops low-carb vanilla or plain protein powder

  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt

  • 1 cup frozen berry of choice

  • 1 handful baby spinach

  • Optional: 4-5 drops of lemon extract (goes well especially with blueberries or strawberries), or 1 tbsp flax seeds

Directions:

  1. Measure ½ cup plain Greek yogurt and 1 cup frozen berries.

  2. Pour milk into blender. Add in one to two scoops of low-carb vanilla or plain protein powder, spinach, berries, yogurt, and optional lemon extract or flax seeds.

  3. Blend thoroughly on high.

  4. If smoothie is too thick, add a little more almond milk or ice. If smoothie is too thin, add a little more protein powder.

  5. Ingredients listed are suggestions and can be altered or swapped according to your needs and preferences.

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Ryan Healy, BS Exercise/Sport Science, CSCS, has been a certified personal trainer for over 13 years and is a Level 2 certified nutrition coach through world-renowned Precision Nutrition. She is passionate about helping people change their lifestyle habits with support, guidance, and compassion along with helping clients train around their injuries so they can move better, feel stronger, and get more of what they want out of life. 

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