Frugal & Fruity ~ Freeze Ahead Smoothies

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My kids and I love smoothies. I do have to admit, it’s quite the process to get them all together for just a quick smoothie for breakfast or as a treat after dinner. I was buying some pre-made smoothies but the cost was killing my pocketbook. At roughly $3 per smoothie, they were fast becoming an expensive treat.

Frugal and Fruity Freeze Ahead Smoothies

I found a great tip on Pinterest about freezing yogurt into ice cube trays for toddler portions. Genius! Then my mind started working… All that’s in the pricey smoothie bag is frozen yogurt and fruit. Hmmmm… Then, this morning as I was starving and trying to come up with a way to pack in a ton of fruit while still minding my Weight Watchers PointsPlus® points, this recipe was born.

I froze a bunch of fat free vanilla yogurt in ice cube trays overnight. I learned from back in my baby food making days, that one “cube” is 1 oz. I then took all of the fruit, bananas, strawberries, blueberrie, raspberries and blackberries and washed/peeled/cut/whathave you.

make ahead smoothie

I took 3 yogurt cubes, half a banana, 5 strawberries and a handful of each of the other berries and put them in ziploc baggies.

make ahead smoothie

Each baggie is now 2 8oz. smoothies, all you have to do is add 1 cup of milk. If you use 1% milk, that’s 4 points per 8oz serving (if you are on Weight Watchers). 🙂 So delicious, healthy and EASY!

Depending on the season, I’d love to mix up the fruit combos, adding mango in there for sure! What other fruit combos would you use in the smoothies?

Freeze Ahead Smoothies
 
Make and freeze these portions ahead of time for a quick and easy snack whenever the craving strikes.
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup skim or 1% milk
  • 3 cubes frozen fat free vanilla yogurt
  • ½ banana, sliced
  • 5 large strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • small handfull of the following: blueberries, raspberries & blackberries
Instructions
  1. Add ingredients to blender, blend and serve.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 Calories: 83 Carbohydrates: 16g Sugar: 12g Sodium: 52mg Fiber: 2g Protein: 5g Cholesterol: 2mg

Emily

Emily

Owner/Editor-in-Chief at ColoradoMoms.com
Emily is a mom to three very active boys. Her youngest is autistic so she is passionate about advocating for children and families on the spectrum. She attends more concerts than is humanly possible and takes some pretty amazingly blurry photos of said shows to prove she was there. Also, #hashtags are her favorite. #totes #noreally
Emily

Emily

Theme Author

Emily is a mom to three very active boys. Her youngest is autistic so she is passionate about advocating for children and families on the spectrum. She attends more concerts than is humanly possible and takes some pretty amazingly blurry photos of said shows to prove she was there. Also, #hashtags are her favorite. #totes #noreally

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6 thoughts on “Frugal & Fruity ~ Freeze Ahead Smoothies”

  1. LOVE THIS! I made 4 bags with some fruit I had on hand the other day. Just had my first one and it was perfect. Thanks for the great idea. I will be stocking my freezer now!

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