I love to make these DIY Freezer Smoothie Packs! They are easy to put together and, best of all, they are extremely inexpensive. It is a great meal prep idea and you’ll make several days of smoothies in just a few minutes.
Having a few DIY freezer smoothie packs on hand helps make these hot summers a bit more tolerable. Not only are these smoothie packs super convenient, they’re extremely inexpensive and allow you to make a smoothie in under two minutes. How’s that for a triple threat?
Just dump the contents of the smoothie pack into your magic bullet, add water (or milk) and you’re good to go!
Update: I make these even cheaper by making my own yogurt!
🍓 Meal Prep Breakfast
These smoothie packets are low in calories as well, so they make a great breakfast or lunch for those of us that are trying to have a healthier early meal. When using these to stand in for a meal, I like to pulse some oats in the Magic Bullet for a few seconds and use coconut milk rather than water just to make it more satisfying.
I created 14 smoothie packets and only spent about $8.25 for all of the ingredients. I’ll admit, the packets are on the small side, but I find them perfectly satisfying as-is or with the addition of ground oats to thicken them up (or just use more fruit!).
I added peanut butter to a few of the packets but chose to omit that from the cost since I only added it to a few packets and this was experimental. Verdict = I like the PB with Strawberry/Banana. My husband? Not so much. So if you decide to try it, YMMV.
Note: This is just what I chose to go with. Use whichever fruits you’d like!
- Vanilla Yogurt (Big Tub)
Ziploc Snack Bags – These are perfect size for the single-serving ingredients and makes it easy to keep everything portion-controlled.
Quart Size Freezer Bags – Don’t skimp here. Definitely get the freezer safe version so your ingredients don’t get freezer burnt. I know these cost a little bit more, but they are reusable, so it is really worth it.
Wax Paper – This is the best thing I could find to help the fruit pop free from the sheet after freezing. Try parchment paper or even aluminum foil if you don’t have any wax paper.
Ice Cube Trays – These are the perfect size for freezing small dollops of yogurt.
Step One: Slice and Dice your fruit. Any old fruit will do, but I like to use the fruits that are very ripe as I think the blend easier. It also works well, as I end up using any leftover fruit from the week. Nothing goes to waste!
Step Two: Line a cookie sheet or cooling tray with wax paper (or foil/parchment paper) and add the fruit in an even layer. If you have a small freezer, just add the fruit to plates and they’ll fit in easy. Freeze for at least two to three hours.
Step Three: Spoon yogurt into ice cube trays and place in the freezer along with the fruit. I recommend leaving them in there for at least four hours; I only left them in for two and it made things pretty messy.
Step Four: Put it all together! Place the frozen fruit and yogurt cubes into the snack bags. Each bag contained banana + yogurt, but I varied the strawberries and peaches to create different flavors.
Step Five: It’s time to enjoy the fruits of your labor (get it?!)
When you are ready to make your smoothie, take it out of the freezer and dump the contents into your Magic Bullet blender. Add a little bit of milk or water and pulse it until it is smooth and creamy.
That’s it! Enjoy your breakfast!
I love making these freezer smoothie packs! They’re simple, smart, frugal and save so much money over time! Please let me know if you make them. I’d love to hear what flavors you try!
DIY Freezer Smoothie Packs
- 2 Peaches
- 2 Bananas
- 10 Strawberries
- 1 tub Vanilla Yogurt
Prepare the Ingredients
- Chop up fruit. Use very ripe fruit for the best results.
- Line a baking sheet with wax paper and lay the fruit slices on it. Place in the freezer for 3-4 hours.
- Place a few spoonfuls of yogurt into an ice cube tray and freeze for four hours.
Make the Smoothie Packs
- After four hours, remove all of the ingredients from the freezer
- In a snack-sized Ziploc bag add a few pieces of fruit and one or two frozen yogurt cubes
- Close the bag and place the sealed bags in a larger, quart-sized freezer bag to minimize the chance of freezer burn.
- Add the freezer bag back to the freezer and take out individual smoothie packs when you want a light breakfast
Making the Smoothie
- Add the contents of one bag to the blender
- Add a little bit of water or milk and pulse until smooth