Frugal & Fruity ~ Freeze Ahead Smoothies

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
Serves 2
Make and freeze these portions ahead of time for a quick and easy snack whenever the craving strikes.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup skim or 1% milk
  2. 3 cubes frozen fat free vanilla yogurt
  3. 1/2 banana, sliced
  4. 5 large strawberries, hulled and quartered
  5. small handfull of the following: blueberries, raspberries & blackberries
Instructions
  1. Add ingredients to blender, blend and serve.
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Emily

Fueled by coffee and wine. Wife to a doc, mom to three boys (one with Autism), self-proclaimed tortoise wrangler. I knit, I get crafty, I tweet.

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  1. says

    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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