Make-Ahead Smoothie Freezer Packs

Make-Ahead Smoothie Freezer Packs

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From: EatingWell.com, November 2017

Smoothies are a great healthy breakfast for kids, but busy parents know there's no time for all that chopping and measuring in the morning rush. Make these easy DIY smoothie packs ahead of time and stash them in your freezer until you're ready to whir up a fruit-filled meal or snack kids will love. This makes enough for a workweek's worth of smoothies!

Ingredients 5 servings

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  • 2½ cups whole strawberries, blueberries, raspberries or chopped mango, divided
  • 2½ cups sliced banana, divided
  • 5 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk or soymilk, divided

Preparation

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  1. Place ½ cup strawberries (or other fruit) and ½ cup banana in a sealable plastic sandwich bag. Repeat with the remaining fruit to make 4 more bags. Store in the freezer until ready to use.
  2. To make a smoothie: Place the contents of one bag into a blender along with 1 cup almond milk (or soymilk). Blend until smooth.
  • To make ahead: Store smoothie packs in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1½ cups
  • Per serving: 133 calories; 4 g fat(0 g sat); 5 g fiber; 26 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 35 mcg folate; 0 cholesterol; 13 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 558 IU vitamin A; 55 mg vitamin C; 217 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 182 mg sodium; 585 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (92% daily value), Calcium (22% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1½ fruit, ½ fat

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