Start your mornings off strong and refreshed with this tasty blueberry banana spinach smoothie.
In less than 30 minutes, you can prep five smoothie packs. Need more? Double it!
Before you seal them up, tuck in something different to each one.
When it’s time to make your smoothie, just add the kit and desired liquid to your blender. And have a very good morning!
- 5 bananas, peeled and cut into large chunks
- 2.5 Cups of blueberries
- About 2.5 Cups fresh baby spinach
- Extra kit ingredients for variety (see instructions)
- 1 Smoothie Pack, frozen
- 1 Cup liquid: water, coconut water, nut milk, or herbal tea
- 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
Preparing Smoothie Packs
Get containers ready: Assemble 5 plastic resealable baggies or freezer-safe containers.
Prep: Wash blueberries (if not frozen) and spinach (if not prewashed). Peel bananas.
Prepare extras: To prevent having to repeat the smoothie flavor daily, find and prepare a small amount of five different ingredients. Go for a variety of colors, nutrients and flavors. Examples:
1 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced
1/3 Cup baked sweet potato, cubed
1/3 Cup sliced cucumbers
3-5 slices of jalapeno
1/2 red bell pepper (capsicum), diced
1/2 orange, peeled, seeded and diced
Assemble smoothie kits: Fill each bag/container as follows:
1/2 Cup spinach (a handful)
1/2 Cup blueberries
1 banana, chunks
Freeze: If using plastic bags, remove as much air as possible when sealing. Store smoothie kits in freezer for up to one month.
To make a smoothie:
Remove smoothie kit from freezer and empty frozen items into a blender.
Add up to 1 cup of liquid, depending on desired consistency.
Blend until thoroughly blended.
Store any extra in a glass jar to enjoy as a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack.
Nutrition info is shown for one basic smoothie (no extras), blended with flaxseed and water.
Need more oomph in your smoothie? Add a scoop of almond butter when blending.
Want a creamy smoothie but don’t want to use up your nut milk? Make ‘oat milk’ on the fly by blending your smoothie with 1 Cup water and 2 Tbsp rolled oats.
Is your blender a little on the wimpy side? No worries! Just cut the pieces smaller when preparing your kits and add a little more water when blending.
Reuse your smoothie baggie! Right after dumping ingredients into blender, rinse the bag and hang it upside down to dry. (I pop it on a wooden spoon.) That way, you can reuse the same bags, again and again!
- Category: Breakfasts
- Method: Blender
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, green smoothies, breakfast, batch, meal prep