Frozen Mix to make a Healthy Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

Healthy Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

The month of December brought a lot of bad eating habits that I’m trying to break my family and myself of, and it’s not just cookies (although I won’t lie, I think I ate about 2 dozen peanut butter cookies in a 1 week period). One of the most problematic practices we fell into was consuming too much pre-packaged “convenience” food.

My kids love having a smoothie for a mid-morning snack, but I started buying the pre-packaged freezer mixes last month.  As far as snacks go, they’re not the worst thing, for sure, but they do have added preservatives and artificial sugar. Yuck.  We LOVE our favorite healthy breakfast smoothie recipe, but I wanted to make my own pre-packaged smoothies that I could whip up in under 3 minutes for a quick and more healthful snack.  Turns out, it’s super-easy to do! I came up with this Healthy Strawberry Smoothie Recipe freezable so I can have one any time!

Healthy Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

I started by freezing organic Stonyfield vanilla yogurt in old baby food trays (although ice cube trays would work just fine):

Freezer Smoothies

Then I got frozen strawberries and cut up 1 banana:

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and combined them in a 4-cup Pyrex storage bowl headed for the freezer.

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When you’re ready for a smoothie, just grab the bowl from the freezer, add 1 cup milk of your choice, and blend it up! This recipe makes 2 large 6 oz smoothies, so you can adjust it down (or just use less) depending on your needs.

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Freezer Smoothie Mix

Ingredients

  • 4-6 cubes frozen yogurt of your choice
  • 5-6 strawberries
  • 1 banana, cut into pieces

Instructions

  1. Combine all three ingredients into a freezer-safe container.
  2. When ready to eat, blend ingredents together with 1 cup milk.
  3. Makes about 2 - 6 ounce smoothies

 

 If you’re looking for more delicious smoothies, you will probably love my Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe. Feeling adventurous? Try my Golden Beet Smoothie Recipe or my Blueberry Beet Smoothie Recipe.

 

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. I love the idea of preparing this ahead of time so it’s ready to just whip together at the last minute. Some mornings can be so rushed this would be a perfect thing to keep on hand! Thanks for sharing on the Tasty Tuesday linky!

  2. I’ve frozen sliced bananas for smoothies before but never thought of freezing yogurt or other liquid additives, how silly of me! Thanks for sharing!

  3. We have smoothies everyday too! I’ve made it easy by once a month pureeing fruit and freezing it in small containers. We make homemade yogurt so all I have to do is thaw the fruit puree, mix in with the yogurt and eat it!

  4. I love the idea of freezing the yogurt. You need a really powerful blender if you have to put ice cubes in it, but I bet the frozen yogurt is really creamy. We freeze our bananas for cooking once they are brown past the point we’ll eat them fresh. I bet that would work well in this recipe too.

  5. I love to freeze my in containers to make them easier. It is so nice on a busy morning to pull things out of the freezer and have something ready in five minutes!

  6. Brilliant! Such an easy way to have smoothies ready to go. I’m going to do this, but I think I’ll substitute coconut milk for yogurt since I have one son that is dealing with a food allergy. Thanks so much for sharing on Wellness Wednesday :)

  7. These look really good! My little sister taught me to freeze smoothies in ice cubes. ♥

  8. That’s awesome. Anything we can all do to make it easier to be healthy is a win!!

  9. This is a great healthy idea! An easy breakfast on a busy morning or a quick after school snack. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Can I do this in little baggies for one serving at a time and also add spinach to the freezer bag?

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