It took me until last week to finally try a “green” smoothie, and I was pleasantly surprised. I blended a frozen cube of spinach together with some yogurt, peaches, strawberries, bananas and orange juice, and it was SO good! I’m definitely hooked, PLUS I figured out a way to prepare some easy smoothie packs in advance so that the kids or I can enjoy green (or not green) smoothies easily at any time of day.

How to make pre-frozen smoothie packs for easy snacks + a good green smoothie recipe!

Here’s how to make really simple smoothie packs so that it’s easy to have a healthy snack in a couple of minutes! I’ll share with you how I make a green or not green smoothie with simple ingredients, and I’m sharing a video of the process too – it’s at the end!

How to make pre-frozen smoothie packs for easy snacks + a good green smoothie recipe!

Green (or Not Green) Smoothie Packs

Ingredients:

  • plain yogurt or vanilla yogurt
  • silicone muffin tin
  • desired fruit and vegetables (I used bananas, strawberries, peaches and spinach)
  • small plastic freezer bags

To make the smoothies later, all you need to add is fruit juice (I use orange juice) or water.

How to make pre-frozen smoothie packs for easy snacks + a good green smoothie recipe!

Directions:

  1. Put a tablespoon of yogurt into each compartment of the muffin tin and freeze until hardened.
  2. Chop up the fruit and vegetables. You could add chopped spinach, or you could use serving-sized frozen spinach cubes (I found mine at Safeway).
  3. Put desired amount & types of fruit and vegetables in the freezer bags with one of the pucks of frozen yogurt. I put about 1/6 of a banana, 1/2 cup of each fruit, a cube of spinach and one puck of frozen yogurt in each of my freezer bags. You could make some smoothie packs different than others too – I didn’t put spinach in the ones I made for my girls (yet!).
  4. Put the smoothie packs into the freezer and pull them out one at a time when you’d like a healthy smoothie. Dump one into the blender, and blend with 1 cup of juice or water for an easy snack.

How to make pre-frozen smoothie packs for easy snacks + a good green smoothie recipe!

Little A is fond of a simple smoothie with bananas, strawberries and yogurt…

How to make pre-frozen smoothie packs for easy snacks + a good green smoothie recipe!

… while I finally got over my fear of the colour of a green smoothie, and I’m now partial to my smoothies with the addition of spinach. Who would’ve thunk?!

How to make pre-frozen smoothie packs for easy snacks + a good green smoothie recipe!

Here’s a quick video from my YouTube channel on how to make easy smoothie packs. I hope you enjoy it!