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7 Delicious Frozen Smoothie Pack Recipes (+ Free Printable with Shopping Lists)

By Polly Conner

Learn how to save time and money and eat healthier by prepping Freezer Smoothie Packs ahead of time. Use our 7 different delicious frozen smoothie pack recipes to start filling your freezer today.

7 Delicious Frozen Smoothie Packs (+Printable Recipes & Shopping Lists)

Why Make Frozen Smoothie Packs?

Smoothies are the bomb! I can think of no tastier way to get TONS of fruits, vegetables, and other healthy foods into you and your family every single day.

They’ve become the norm in our homes for breakfast, lunch, or snacks since developing these 7 delicious, healthy smoothie recipes AND learning how to make freezer smoothie packs.

We’ve created one smoothie for every day of the week, so you never get tired of the same one and so you include a variety of fruits and vegetables in your diet throughout the week.

7 delicious smoothie recipes

About Our Frozen Smoothie Pack Recipes:

All of our 7 easy, healthy smoothie recipes we are sharing below have a few things in common. Each recipe:

  • Tastes good! Yes, these smoothies are SUPER HEALTHY but we wanted to make sure they didn’t taste like grass from the backyard. Even our kids like them.
  • Includes only simple real food ingredients that you can find in just about any grocery store.
  • Makes a single-serving (approx. 16 ounce) smoothie, which can work as a meal replacement. Or, divide it up among family members.
  • Includes fruits and/or vegetables and a source of protein and healthy fats to keep you full and satisfied.
  • Includes freezer smoothie pack instructions so you can prep several of them ahead of time to have on hand.

Download Our FREE Smoothie Pack Printable!

To make smoothie pack assembling SUPER easy for you, we’ve created a FREE printable.

In this PDF, you’ll get:

1) 7 delicious smoothie recipes

2) Shopping lists for single smoothies

3) Shopping lists for making packs in bulk

4) Four freezer pack labels per recipe

Just pop in your email address below to snag it!

7 Delicious, Healthy Frozen Smoothie Pack Recipes

smoothies in mason jars

Smoothie #1: Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie

This easy, healthy Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie recipe tastes like a chocolate shake (seriously!) but is chock full of antioxidants and protein thanks to spinach, dark cherries, almond butter, cocoa powder, and more. 

chocolate cherry smoothie in mason jar with straw

Smoothie #2: Green Machine Smoothie

This easy, healthy Green Machine Smoothie is a great way to start the day. Simply blend up your powerhouse ingredients (avocado, mango, kale, chia seeds, and liquid of choice), and you’ll be charged up for a great day.

green smoothie with straw, freezer smoothie pack

Smoothie #3: Blueberry Muffin Smoothie

With sweet blueberries, banana, rolled oats, a few walnuts, and milk, the easy, healthy Blueberry Muffin Smoothie blends to a beautiful shade of purple and makes kids and adults alike happy. After all, who doesn’t love a Blueberry Muffin?! Psst…it’s also packed to the brim with gluten-free, dairy-free nutrition!

freezer smoothie pack, blueberry smoothie in mason jar with straw

Smoothie #4: Strawberry Pina Colada Smoothie

Frozen strawberries, pineapple, and banana combine with coconut milk and almonds to create the most luxurious, healthy smoothie you’ve ever had! This easy Strawberry Piña Colada fruit smoothie has party time written all over it.

strawberry smoothie in mason jar with straw, freezer smoothie pack

Smoothie #5: Orangesicle Smoothie

Sweet potato, clementines, carrots, and bananas create the base of this easy smoothie that’s a healthier version of the orange sherbet push-up pops from childhood. Yum! 

Smoothie #6: Very Berry Smoothie

The Very Berry Smoothie, which includes strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries, and some hidden spinach starts your day with a tasty super food punch.

berry smoothie in mason jar with straw, freezer smoothie pack

Smoothie #7: 4-Ingredient Tropical Smoothie

This easy, healthy 4 Ingredient Tropical Green Smoothie recipe tastes like you’re sitting on the beach in the Caribbean. (Yes, that’s a flavor.) Try this dairy-free, gluten-free, low calorie way to pack in some extra Vitamin C, fiber, and protein into your diet.

pineapple, mango, spinach, cashews on cutting board

Wouldn’t it be fun to have your freezer stocked with all these different flavors as freezer smoothie packs?

What Are Frozen Smoothie Packs?

how to make freezer smoothie packs

One of the best parts of these recipes, in our humble opinion, is that you can make them into frozen smoothie packs ahead of time to have on hand for quick breakfasts and snacks. Freezer smoothie packs are simply individual packs of the solid ingredients of your favorite smoothie.

It makes so much sense to use your time and resources wisely by prepping smoothies in bulk. Plus, having these on hand means healthy eating is right at your fingertips anytime!

How to Make Frozen Smoothie Packs

Having a pack of the frozen solid smoothie ingredients on hand means all you have to do is pour the required liquid in your blender, dump in the bag’s ingredients, and blend. You’ll be walking out the door with a tasty, nutritious breakfast in just minutes! Take a look at how easy it is…

Making freezer smoothie packs isn’t rocket science, but we have found some tricks to freezing the components so that they stay fresh and don’t clump together and some fruits don’t turn brown. Just be sure to follow the instructions in our recipes and use our tips below.

Download Our Free Smoothie Pack Printable!

To make smoothie pack assembling SUPER easy for you, we’ve created a FREE printable.

In this PDF, you’ll get:

1) 7 delicious smoothie recipes

2) Shopping lists for single smoothies

3) Shopping lists for making packs in bulk

4) Four freezer pack labels per recipe

Just pop in your email address below to snag it!

What Should I Store Frozen Smoothie Packs In?

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You have several options for storing your freezer smoothie packs in the freezer.

1 – Quart-sized BPA-free freezer bags work quite well, since they are smaller and made for the freezer. Consider saving these bags and restocking them with more freezer smoothie packs.

2 – Sandwich-sized BPA-free storage bags will work if you place them inside a gallon-sized freezer bag. Consider saving these bags and restocking them with more freezer smoothie packs.

3 – We also like these high-quality silicone storage bags. They are the perfect size for smoothie packs but also work well for any food storage. We’ve found that they are easy to clean (even dishwasher safe!), easy to use, and leak-proof. Silicone is one of the safest materials to store and even bake our food in, as it does not leach any chemicals into the food.

4 – We tested using mason jars and found that they can be difficult to get the ingredients out of after being frozen. Plus, they are bulky and take up a lot of room in the freezer. They work in a pinch but aren’t the best option.

What Kind of Blender Should I Use for Freezer Smoothie Packs?

Now, let’s talk blenders for a minute. Not all of them are created equal. I’ve owned a lot of brands over the years–Frigidaire, Cuisinart, Ninja, Vitamix, and Oster. To really pulverize the freezer smoothie packs, you’ll need a high-powered blender. The two blenders that stand out as clear winners from my experience are:

1. The Vitamix (of course!) because it is very high-powered, super simple, and will last for an eon. I saved up for and owned a refurbished version that lasted over five years with daily use. I could have sent it in to Vitamix to get fixed but instead opted for the blender below (and am very happy). Polly and I both just bought new Vitamix’s during a recent sale (eeek!). Very much worth the investment.

2. A more affordable option is the Nutri Ninja Personal and Countertop Blender. The best feature in my opinion is that it allows me to make single serving smoothies that get very smooth. Love the single serving blend-and-go design! If you just want that feature only, consider getting just the Nutri Ninja Pro option, which is much cheaper. The big blender doesn’t pulverize as well as the smaller containers do, just so you know. We use the single-serving blender daily!

We hope these smoothie recipes and freezer smoothie pack instructions help your family eat better and save time and money. We’d love to hear from you: What’s your favorite smoothie flavor??

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4-Ingredient Tropical Green Smoothie (+ Freezer Pack Instructions)

By Rachel Tiemeyer

This easy, healthy 4 Ingredient Tropical Green Smoothie recipe tastes like you’re sitting on the beach in the Caribbean. (Yes, that’s a flavor.) Try this dairy-free, gluten-free, low calorie way to pack in some extra Vitamin C, fiber, and protein into your diet. We’ll teach you how to make it into a freezer smoothie pack for later, too.

pineapple, mango, spinach, cashews on cutting board. Tropical green smoothie with a red straw.

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It’s the dead of winter here. So much so that school was canceled today because of the wind chill outside! All I can think about is sitting on the beach sipping a tropical drink. Good thing I have the four simple ingredients needed for today’s Caribbean-inspired tropical green smoothie–the second of 7 smoothie recipes we are sharing on the blog right now.

pineapple, mango, spinach, cashews on cutting board

7 Easy, Healthy Smoothie Recipes

We are sharing 7 easy, healthy smoothie recipes on the blog right now that you can make ahead and freeze as smoothie packs. In addition to today’s, we hope you’ll try (or Pin for later) these others:

Colorful smoothies in mason jars

All of the easy, healthy smoothie recipes we are sharing, like today’s 4-Ingredient Tropical Green Smoothie, have a few things in common. Each recipe:

  • Tastes good! Yes, these smoothies are SUPER HEALTHY but we wanted to make sure they didn’t taste like weeds from the backyard.
  • Includes only simple real food ingredients that you can find in just about any grocery store.
  • Makes a single-serving (approx. 16 ounce) smoothie, which can work as a meal replacement. Or, divide it up among family members.
  • Includes fruits and/or vegetables and a source of protein and healthy fats to keep you full and satisfied.
  • Includes freezer smoothie pack instructions so you can prep several of them ahead of time to have on hand.

How to Make a Smoothie Pack

4-ingredient tropical smoothie pack

I personally love that you can freeze the spinach and nuts in today’s 4-Ingredient Tropical Green Smoothie freezer pack alongside the fruit. We’ve found that freezing all kinds of ingredients for smoothies, from nut butters to greens to bananas, works well because smoothies are very forgiving! To make this recipe a smoothie pack, simply follow our freezing instructions given below in the recipe. I prefer to make 4 smoothie packs at a time to save time and money.

How to Make a Tropical Green Smoothie

With only four ingredients required, this may be our easiest smoothie of all! Like always, you’ll start with the liquid–coconut water this time–and then add the solids–frozen fruit, spinach, and cashews. The cashews add protein and healthy fat to balance out the sugars in the smoothie and keep you full.

pineapple, mango, spinach, cashews on cutting board

Once you have everything in the blender, blend until smooth (about 1 minute or less). Sometimes this requires stopping and shaking or stirring the contents. You may even need to add a splash more liquid. Hop to our Kitchen Resources page to see which blender we recommend.

Below is your shopping list for this easy, green smoothie. I found all of these ingredients at Aldi, so most stores should carry them.

  • 100% pure coconut water (read the label to avoid any added sugars)
  • Frozen tropical fruit blend (i.e. pineapple, mango, papaya)
  • Baby spinach (I prefer organic, which is easy to find)
  • Raw cashews (sub: raw almond or macadamia nuts)
Tropical smoothie in a mason jar with pineapple in the background

Why Use Coconut Water in Smoothies?

You may not be familiar with coconut water yet, but you should get to know this sweet, nutty flavored water found in the center of a young, green coconut. Don’t confuse it with coconut milk, though, which is made by adding water to grated coconut meat.

Coconut water is a fantastic ingredient for smoothies because it contains less sugar and calories than fruit juice and no fat. It also adds a few key nutrients including potassium (1 serving is more than four bananas!), magnesium, and manganese. Be sure to only buy 100% pure (unsweetened) coconut water to avoid added sugars.

Overhead shot of tropical smoothie

Alright, friend! It’s time to blend, kick back with your tropical drink, and dream of the beach while you sip on your greens. Or, spend a few minutes dividing up ingredients and make some freezer smoothie packs for later. Cheers!

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pineapple, mango, spinach, cashews on cutting board

4-Ingredient Tropical Green Smoothie

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Total Time: 3
  • Yield: 1 (approx. 16 ounce) smoothie 1x
  • Category: Smoothies

Description

This easy, healthy green smoothie only requires 4 simple ingredients. A delicious low calorie way to pack Vitamin C, fiber, and protein into your diet. Freezer smoothie pack instructions included.


Ingredients

  • 11 1/2 cups 100% pure coconut water 
  • 1 ½ cups frozen tropical fruit blend (any combo of pineapple, mango, papaya)
  • 1 packed cup baby spinach (preferably organic)
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews (sub: raw almonds or macadamia nuts)

Instructions

Make It Now:

1. Start by adding 1 cup coconut water to a high-powered blender. Then, add all the other ingredients.

2. Blend until smooth. You may need to stop and stir/shake the blender or add up to 1/2 cup more of coconut water, as needed, to make sure it gets smooth.

Make Freezer Smoothie Packs for Later:

1. Layer ingredients in small freezer bags (or reusable silicone bags) in this order:

  • 1 ½ cups frozen tropical fruit blend (any combo of pineapple, mango, papaya)
  • 1 packed cup baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews (sub: raw almonds or macadamia nuts)

2. Seal tightly, squeezing out the air, and freeze for up to 3 months.

3. To Blend: Pour 1 cup coconut water into a high-powered blender first. Break up the ingredients in the bag by hitting it on the counter or crunching it with your hands. Dump the ingredients from the bag in and follow blending instructions above.

4-ingredient tropical smoothie in a mason jar. Red striped straw sticking out.

The Best Everyday Smoothie {Freezer Meal}

By Rachel Tiemeyer

Here it is. Many, many friends over the years have asked me for my husband’s secret smoothie recipe. And today is the day we’ve all a few of us have been waiting for…

The Best Everyday Smoothie Ever - Our family never gets tired of this delicious combination of juice, milk, fresh spinach, and tons of fruit.

“Hey Nathan, can you get up and make your smoothie?”

My husband peered at me through one open eye. “It’s Saturday morning, Rach.”

“Yeah, but you’re a dad, remember? Everybody knows you can’t sleep past 8.”

“Uhhhh,” he moaned, as he threw a pillow over his head.

“Nevermind. I’ll go try to make your smoothie. I want to get some pics before the lighting changes outside.”

20 minutes later…

Muted mockery covered his face and a quiet chuckle escaped as my bed-headed husband took one look at my attempt at his Everyday Smoothie.

“What are you laughing at?!” I demanded.

“You.”

“What about me?”

“You and your puke, purple-beige smoothie attempt.”

(I don’t know…what do you guys think? My smoothie on your left or his on your right?)

The Best Everyday Smoothie Ever - Our family never gets tired of this delicious combination of juice, milk, fresh spinach, and tons of fruit.

(Yeah, that’s what I thought. Look, between you and me, I never get it right. His is tastier. Much tastier. And a far cry from my “puke, purple-beige” version.)

The Best Everyday Smoothie Ever - Our family never gets tired of this delicious combination of juice, milk, fresh spinach, and tons of fruit.

So, it’s with a very humbled heart, that I publicly dub my husband the official Smoothie Master of Our Household. And I invite you to enjoy his version of The Best Everyday Smoothie we know.

The Best Everyday Smoothie Ever - Our family never gets tired of this delicious combination of juice, milk, fresh spinach, and tons of fruit.
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The Best Everyday Smoothie Ever

The Best Everyday Smoothie

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 cups (4 servings) 1x
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Seriously delicious and seriously healthy. We have this smoothie almost everyday!


Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk (he uses 2%, but it’s your choice)
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (he uses vanilla, but I like plain b/c less sugar)
  • 4 cups spinach, loosely packed
  • 1 banana (a frozen banana makes it even creamier)
  • 2 cups frozen blueberries (or frozen berry blend)
  • 2 cups frozen tropical fruit (we use a mix of mango, pineapple and strawberries)

Instructions

Make It Now:

  1. Add milk, juice, yogurt, spinach and banana to a high-powered blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Add frozen fruit. Blend again until smooth. Enjoy!

Freeze For Later: After making the smoothie, freeze it in a freezable mason jar, leaving at least an inch at the top. Prepare From Frozen: Place the mason jar in the refrigerator overnight to thaw. Stir with a spoon or throw in the blender again with a few ice cubes.

7 More Smoothies for You!

Try our new 7 Healthy Smoothie Recipes and learn how to make Freezer Smoothie Packs! You are going to love these recipes. We even created a free printable of all the recipes and shopping lists for you.

Banana Split Power Smoothie

By Rachel Tiemeyer
Want a healthy snack to power you through the morning or afternoon? This banana split power smoothie is it.

Want a healthy snack to power you through the morning or afternoon? Oh my. Please give this smoothie a try. My entire family can vouch for the “strawberry milkshake”-flavored deliciousness of this Banana Split Power Smoothie.

Want a healthy snack to power you through the morning or afternoon? This banana split power smoothie is it.


P.S. Don’t be weirded out by the cottage cheese in this recipe. It adds great richness and you’ll never know it’s there.

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Banana Split Power Smoothie

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups or 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Want a healthy snack to power you through the morning or afternoon? This banana split power smoothie is it.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk (your choice or substitute coconut water)
  • 1 cup cottage cheese (sub: plain Greek yogurt or tofu)
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 cup frozen unsweetened strawberries
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen pineapple

Instructions

Place all ingredients in the blender and blend on high until very smooth. Note: If you have a lower-powered blender, I would suggest blending the milk, cottage cheese, and banana first. Then add the frozen fruit a little at a time.

Raspberry Cocoa Smoothie

By Polly Conner

This is a truly healthy smoothie option for you chocolate lovers out there. Raspberry paired with dark chocolate and sea salt makes this an unforgettable snack or breakfast.

This is a truly healthy option for you chocolate lovers out there. As one among you, I adore this smoothie. I love this gorgeous reddish earthy hue, which tells you exactly what you’re about to taste: raspberry, followed by dark chocolate, enhanced with a pinch of salt. Because the avocado lends the smoothie a thick, creamy texture, you’ll want to grab a spoon. It’s not dessert for breakfast, but it’s close enough.

This is a truly healthy smoothie option for you chocolate lovers out there. Raspberry paired with dark chocolate and sea salt makes this an unforgettable snack or breakfast.

If you can’t find a bag of frozen raspberries, strawberries are a great substitute. Rich, caramel-like, and potassium-packed, Medjool dates are my favorite add-in for sweetness. Although they might be a little harder to keep on hand than honey or agave nectar, I can find them at Costco.

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Raspberry Cocoa Smoothie

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 as a meal; 2 as a snack 1x
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This is a truly healthy smoothie option for you chocolate lovers out there. Raspberry paired with dark chocolate and sea salt makes this an unforgettable snack or breakfast.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • ½ avocado, pitted
  • ½ large very ripe banana, sliced and frozen
  • 3 tablespoons natural cocoa powder or raw cacao
  • big pinch (about ½ tsp) sea salt
  • 1 ½ cups milk of choice (I use brown rice milk)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds, optional
  • 23 soft Medjool dates (can substitute 23 tsp honey)

Instructions

  1. Add everything to the blender and puree on high for a minute or two. You should arrive at a thick consistency—think slightly melted frozen yogurt.
  2. Taste and adjust to your liking, then pour into a glass and enjoy immediately.

 

The Green Pineapple Smoothie

By Polly Conner

This smoothie is super-bright, refreshing, and filled with tropical flavors.If you love super-bright, refreshing, tropical flavors, this one is absolutely made with you in mind. With juicy pineapple, tart lime, and a few sprigs of fresh mint, there’s far more summer sunshine in this glass than the spinach-green color lets on.

I love the sweet, slightly nutty flavor of coconut water, and a bit of extra-virgin coconut oil adds gorgeous coconut fragrance without the heaviness of canned coconut milk. If you can’t find coconut water at your grocery store—I find mine on the same shelves as the bottled or boxed juice, plant milk, and other shelf-stable beverages—try diluting half a cup of canned full-fat coconut milk with water.

This smoothie is super-bright, refreshing, and filled with tropical flavors.

Last but not least, I’m always looking for ways to add a little extra protein. If you want a boost, you can go with a neutral-tasting protein powder (I like Sunwarrior Natural), but I like the slightly grassy flavor of hemp seeds with this flavor combination.

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The Green Pineapple Smoothie

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 as a meal; 2 as a snack 1x
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This smoothie is super-bright, refreshing, and filled with tropical flavors.


Ingredients

  • 1 heaping cup chopped fresh pineapple
  • ½ large very ripe banana, sliced and frozen
  • 1 cup packed fresh spinach (washed and chopped)
  • 2 sprigs fresh mint, just the leaves (about 10-12)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin coconut oil
  • juice of ½ lime
  • ¾ cup natural coconut water
  • 12 tablespoon hemp seeds, optional
  • 23 ice cubes
  • 1 teaspoon honey, optional

Instructions

  1. Pile everything except the honey into the blender and puree on high for a full minute or two.
  2. Taste and adjust the sweetness to your liking. (The pineapples I have been eating lately are super-sweet and juicy, so honey hasn’t been necessary at all!)
  3. Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately.

Lindsey Howald Patton is a food, architecture, history, and art writer based in Chicago. When not accidentally leaning in way too close to the paintings, she tinkers with gluten- and dairy-free recipes at home and blogs about them over on At Burning Degrees.

Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Recipe {Freezer Meal}

By Rachel Tiemeyer

This healthy peanut butter cup smoothie has a Reese's taste, but none of the additives and unknown ingredients.

Peanut butter and chocolate are two of my great loves in life. Is it possible that this combo can actually be good for you?

The good news is peanut butter and chocolate can be nutritious if eaten in moderation and in their real food form (and if you’re not allergic to peanut butter, of course!). The bummer is most peanut butter, chocolate or chocolate-peanut butter candy on store shelves is far from real food. (Note: Real food is as close to the original source as possible and free from additives and preservatives.)

If you’ll check the label, most of the peanut butter, chocolate chips, and the Reeses Peanut Butter Cups you can purchase in the store are full of ingredients you may not recognize, extra highly processed sugar (read: high fructose corn syrup), excessive sodium, and even trans fats. Those kinds do not count as health food…sorry.

But, get ready to celebrate, because THIS Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie recipe IS a healthy real food snack. It creates the perfect chocolatey-peanut-buttery flavor–think Peanut Butter Cup–without all the icky additives and trans fats of the actual candy. It’s also full of probiotics, protein, calcium, and even some antioxidants (from cocoa and honey).

This healthy peanut butter cup smoothie has a Reese's taste, but none of the additives and unknown ingredients.

It is such a treat, especially on a warm day. Add a little Homemade Popcorn (the best recipe for homemade popcorn I’ve ever had by the way) and your kids will thank you for this one!

I plan to enjoy this Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie as an after school snack with my little Kindergartener who heads to his first day tomorrow! Are his “little years” gone so soon??? Parents of little ones, enjoy them and use them wisely while you can, like this book encourages. They do indeed go by in a flash.

This healthy peanut butter cup smoothie has a Reese's taste, but none of the additives and unknown ingredients.

Enough of my “Kindergarten mom” sentimentalism. I hope you enjoy your real food snack with a person you love too!

Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie

Makes: six 1 cup servings

Ingredients:

1 cup plain organic yogurt or kefir

1 1/2 cups organic milk (I recommend 2% or whole which I think gives it a richness)

1/3 cup 100% cocoa powder

1/2 cup all-natural organic peanut butter (make sure it’s just straight-up peanuts with no additives)

1/3 cup honey (preferably use raw honey)

1 tsp real vanilla (don’t be fooled by imitation vanilla–pay for the real stuff)

1/4 tsp salt (I use kosher salt since even table salt has additives; do not add salt if your PB is salted)

3 cups ice (use more ice if needed until it’s the icy consistency you like)

optional: banana (this would make it more banana-flavored obviously)

Directions:

Put all ingredients in blender except ice.  Blend until well combined.  Add one cup of ice at a time and blend until smooth.

Cooking Note: I stuck our extra in the freezer and then blended it later. It turned out to be an even better consistency after being slightly frozen and re-blended!

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Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Recipe {Freezer Meal}

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: six 1-cup smoothies 1x
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This healthy peanut butter cup smoothie has a Reese’s taste, but none of the additives and unknown ingredients. Your family will love this dreamy treat!


Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain organic yogurt or kefir
  • 1 1/2 cups organic milk (I recommend 2% or whole which I think gives it a richness)
  • 1/3 cup 100% cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup all-natural organic peanut butter (make sure it’s just straight-up peanuts with no additives)
  • 1/3 cup honey (preferably use raw honey)
  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla (don’t be fooled by imitation vanilla–pay for the real stuff)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (I use kosher salt since even table salt has additives; do not add salt if your PB is salted)
  • 3 cups ice (use more ice if needed until it’s the icy consistency you like)
  • optional: banana (this would make it more banana-flavored obviously)

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients in blender except ice. Blend until well combined. Add one cup of ice at a time and blend until smooth.

Notes

Freezer Meal Instructions:

To Freeze:
Blend all smoothie contents together until desired consistency. Place smoothie in a glass jar or other freezer-safe container. Store in freezer for up to 3 months.

To Prepare:
Remove smoothie from blender. Let thaw at room temperature until it reaches a desired consistency. You can also re-blend the smoothie.

Cooking Note: I stuck our extra in the freezer and then blended it later. It turned out to be an even better consistency after being slightly frozen and re-blended!