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Old 08-08-2012, 05:12 PM   #1
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Premade smoothies??

Can I pre-make and freeze smoothies?? Strawberries, blueberries and raspberries are super cheap right now and I would love to pre-make smoothies for DH to have in the mornings before work while it's affordable.

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Personally, I'd just freeze the berries (measured, if you like), because I can't see a frozen and then thawed(?) smoothie having the right texture.
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Re: Premade smoothies??

I read in a recent blog...totally can't find it now...but the mama made pre-made smoothie packets. She would freeze yogurt (any flavor) in muffin tins...flash freeze and place in zip lock bags. Then she would add fresh or frozen fruit to the bags (e.g. berries, bananas, peaches, etc.) seal and store in the freezer. Each baggie had one yogurt "puck" and fruit. Then when they wanted a smoothie, they would dump a bag in the blender and add milk as needed for thickness/consistency. Sounded good and makes me want to try it.
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My boss does. He makes his smoothies (mostly fruit and a little yogurt) and divides them up into red plastic cups. Then freezes it them in the cups. He can then grab one quick on his way out the door. Then he eats it with a spoon, but they thaw by the time he gets to the office.

He sometimes grabs one for me, telling me since he brought me a smoothie I cannot get grumpy if we have a late lunch. Lol I get grumpy when hungry.
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Re: Premade smoothies??

I think it's a good idea! They sell things like that now.
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Re: Premade smoothies??

freezing just the fruit wouldn't work...DH leaves at 430am and I would murder him if he ran the blender lol
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I always make them the night before & refrigerate. They get a little thin, but still taste yummy & keep the smoothie texture.

You can freeze them but the texture is iffy when they thaw, depending on what you use to make the smoothie. Definitely don't use ice or milk. Yogurt & kefir do okay though. Oh & don't add any leafy greens. Those taste a LOT stronger after sitting in the fridge or freezer.

Hope you figure something out, smoothies are such a quick & easy bfast to make & healthy too! Well, depending on what you put in it.
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Re: Premade smoothies??

I'd flash freeze & then back the berries you're finding great deals on. Freezing a smoothie for later is kind of like freezing ice cream again after it thaws out. While making it during the day & putting leftovers in the fridge for sometime later might work out, it's just not gonna have the same taste if you freeze it & then serve again. Plus, frozen berries are awesome for making them!
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I read in a recent blog...totally can't find it now...but the mama made pre-made smoothie packets. She would freeze yogurt (any flavor) in muffin tins...flash freeze and place in zip lock bags. Then she would add fresh or frozen fruit to the bags (e.g. berries, bananas, peaches, etc.) seal and store in the freezer. Each baggie had one yogurt "puck" and fruit. Then when they wanted a smoothie, they would dump a bag in the blender and add milk as needed for thickness/consistency. Sounded good and makes me want to try it.
This idea is awesome! I love this. I might do the yogurt in ice cube trays though do they'd be easier to fit in the magic bullet.
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Re: Premade smoothies??

Not sure if this is the link you were referencing, but it's what I used to do: http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-blue...e-packs-228656

We definitely stock up on berries in the summer so we can use them throughout the year. In Maine, we'll spend days picking blueberries cause it's fun for the kids and they're really great in our smoothies. Just recently we tried out Daily Harvest, but it's really expensive. Not sure if we can keep doing it
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