Smoothie Freezer Packs – DIY Meal Prep

Smoothie freezer packs are so time-saving. You can make a bunch of frozen smoothie bags ahead and then simply grab one to make a fresh smoothie whenever you want. DIY meal prep has never been so easy. This make ahead smoothie mix is a lifesaver on busy mornings. Nothing is easier than pulling a homemade smoothie pack from the freezer.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a DIY meal prep with smoothie freezer packs. You will love these frozen smoothie bags with fresh fruit.

Not everyone has a lot of time to make breakfast from scratch every day. But perhaps you want something healthier than toast or cereal. This is where a ready to blend smoothie will be your new best friend in the morning.

You can put any fruits you want in a homemade smoothie pack. Whip up a batch of make ahead smoothie mix and you can grab one and make it into a smoothie in just minutes.

How to Make Frozen Smoothie Bags

It’s so simple to prepare smoothie freezer packs ahead. Buy plenty of fruit and then wash it, chop it and freeze in separate Ziploc bags. One of my favourite combos is with raspberries and blueberries as well as strawberries and banana. Any kinds of fruit will work including peaches, melon, apple, cherries, blackberries, and more.

You can add other ingredients to these fruity DIY meal prep bags too. Consider spinach, kale, protein powder, or dried fruits like dates or figs. Mix and match different kinds of fruits in each bag to keep things interesting, grabbing one at random in the morning.

Alternatively you might find a favourite blend and make some of those. It’s totally up to you and you can make the smoothie freezer packs however you like.

Frozen fruit works as well as fresh so you might like to buy boxed chopped frozen fruit and divide that between Ziploc bags. Maybe some peaches, some mixed berries and half a banana, for example.

Boxed frozen fruit can also work out cheaper than fresh and you can stock up because it keeps for months. Your only limit here is the space in your freezer!

How to Use Make Ahead Smoothie Mix

This ready to blend smoothie can be paired with milk, water or juice in the blender. Any of these liquids would work or you could try something different like almond milk or part soy milk and part coconut milk, for example.

Once everything is combined it’s ready to drink. You can serve this over ice if you want it extra-cold but usually the fact the fruit is frozen makes it cold enough already.

If you’re in a real rush, you can pour it into a travel mug and sip it on the way to work. You don’t have to thaw the ingredients before blending. They will break up into tiny pieces and give you a chilled, refreshing fruit smoothie.

It’s well worth making this homemade smoothie pack. This nutrient-packed drink should keep you full until lunchtime. If you don’t have a lot of time in the morning (or you oversleep) a homemade smoothie pack can be a real lifesaver!

Don’t Forget Breakfast When DIY Meal Prepping

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However you feel about that statement, a good breakfast always starts the day on a happy note. Fruit smoothies using a ready to blend smoothie mix are a great option. Grab the make ahead smoothie mix out of the freezer and add it a blender with milk, water or juice for a minute. Then it’s all ready to enjoy!

DIY meal prep of course also applies to lunches, snacks and dinners. A lot of people like to devote a few hours to preparing batches of meals to enjoy throughout the week.

When making smoothie freezer packs, you can make as many as you like because they literally keep for months. They make a delicious breakfast or you could have one as a nutritious snack whenever you want a vitamin top-up.

You might also like Diary Free Fresh Pineapple Peach Smoothie, Nourishing Blue Smoothie Bowl or Vegan Gluten Free Pistachio Cookies.

What’s the Ratio of Fruit to Juice or Milk?

For a good consistency, I like to use a cup of fruit in each of the frozen smoothie bags. When I’m ready to make the smoothie, I add a cup of fruit to half a cup of liquid.

Now some fruits (such as watermelon for example) have a very high water content. Others (such as banana) have a low water content. So you might find you need less or more liquid when making the smoothies depending which fruits you are using and depending how thick or thin you prefer your breakfast smoothies.

Of course if you’re making two at once, you could freeze 2 cups of fruit per Ziploc bag or reusable bag. I really like Stasher bags for freezing. Another idea is to do that anyway, then you can enjoy one smoothie for breakfast and save the rest to enjoy later in the day. Keep it refrigerated.

You are going to love how much easier these smoothie freezer packs make your busy mornings!

You might also like to read Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade, or this Tropical Pineapple Mango Smoothie or this Coconut Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie.

Smoothie Freezer Packs – DIY Meal Prep Recipe

Smoothie Freezer Packs – DIY Meal Prep

Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Meal Prep, Smoothie
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: 149kcal
Author: Bella
Smoothie freezer packs are a time-saver. It is so easy to make frozen smoothie bags. DIY meal prep has never been so easy! This make ahead smoothie mix is a lifesaver on busy mornings. Nothing is easier than pulling a homemade smoothie pack from the freezer.
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Ingredients

Berry Packs:

  • 1/2 Cup raspberries fresh
  • 1/2 Cup blueberries fresh
  • 1 Cup strawberries fresh
  • 1 banana

Smoothie:

  • 1 1/2 Cup milk or use juice or water

Instructions

  • Put freezer pack berries and banana in a Ziploc bag, seal and freeze until ready to use.
  • To make the smoothie, dump contents of the berry freezer pack into your blender.
  • Add smoothie liquid and blend until smooth.

Nutrition

Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 424mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 223IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 151mg | Iron: 1mg

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

Let me know if you try out this DIY meal prep at home. Once you try smoothie freezer packs, you will have worry free mornings. You will also like the berry goodness in this very berry smoothie pack recipe.

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  1. Mica wrote:

    What a healthy meal. Thanks for sharing!
    Mica β™₯ There’s More to Mica // http://www.micadeleon.com

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  2. Heather @ Kraus House Mom wrote:

    I used to make smoothie packs, but once it got cold I stopped. Now that it’s finally warmer I need to start doing it again.

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  3. Anosa wrote:

    What an awesome idea this is, my mornings are usually rushed due to my own laziness but i love my smoothies and get put off because I need to prepare the fruits.

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
    • I am usually pretty organized, But my morning always feel rushed anyways!! I totally agree

      Posted 5.17.16 Reply
    • I am usually pretty organized, But my morning always feel rushed anyways!! I totally agree

      Posted 5.17.16 Reply
  4. Alli Smith wrote:

    I’m always on the hunt for a quick breakfast that’s easy and tasty. I think I’ve found a new one. Your smoothie looks yummy.

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
    • Thank you so much, It is so easy to make! I usually make a bunch of bags over the weekend so its all ready for my week!

      Posted 5.17.16 Reply
    • Thank you so much, It is so easy to make! I usually make a bunch of bags over the weekend so its all ready for my week!

      Posted 5.17.16 Reply
  5. I can’t believe it never occured to me to freeze my smoothies ahead. That would literally save me many minnutes every morning. Thank you so much for sharing this great tip, Bella! & the smoothie bowl really looks amazing & beautiful. Wouldn’t mind eating one right now πŸ™‚

    http://www.thesparklingdarling.com

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
    • Having it ready in the freezer just makes it so much better! Thank you for stopping by,

      Posted 5.17.16 Reply
    • Having it ready in the freezer just makes it so much better! Thank you for stopping by,

      Posted 5.17.16 Reply
  6. Amy Scott wrote:

    Cool straw! Love making freezer smoothie packs. Convenience is King!

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  7. eclecticmommy wrote:

    YUM! Great tip and a yummy recipe. #client

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  8. Candy Kage wrote:

    Love this idea and love this type of breakfast.

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  9. Great idea to make the mix ahead!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  10. This sounds like an amazing smoothie! My kids love to make them, I never thought of freezing the berries before.

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  11. Can I have it all?! SO YUMMY! Xoxo Mindy

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  12. kathryn Maher wrote:

    THis is a very clever idea and perfect for those crazy morning rushes. I love smoothies and will add some spinach into my next berry combo. Thanks

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  13. We love making smoothie packs in our house too! Beautiful photos.

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  14. Those smoothie freezer bags are such an awesome idea.

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  15. Anna Baun wrote:

    Shawn and I pack smoothie bags on Sunday’s for easy and quickness, too! It’s so helpful! And this mix of berries looks like perfection! XO

    Anna || A Lily Love Affair

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  16. Great post :). I love berry smoothies! Blueberries are my fav!

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  17. Joanna wrote:

    Sounds like a lovely smoothie, I love berries. I would replace the milk with coconut or almond milk, as I can’t eat diary. Also the spinach is a nice healthy touch and you won’t even taste it in the smoothie πŸ™‚

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  18. A healthy breakfast is so important! I’ve never tried those gummy vitamins but they look great πŸ™‚

    X,
    Cristina
    cristinawashere.com

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  19. WhatWouldVWear wrote:

    Such a great recipe, Bella! This looks beyond yummy! Must try for sure! Thanks for sharing!

    Happy Monday, love!

    xoxo, Vanessa

    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.com

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  20. Lily Rose wrote:

    Looks yummy! I’m actually looking for a healthy smoothie recipe so will definitely try this out!

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  21. This looks like the kind of berry smoothie I need right now, especially because it is so high in antioxidants and I need some immune boost.

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  22. Brandy wrote:

    This sounds like just what I need to add to my daily diet, thanks for the idea!

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  23. Lauren Ruzinsky wrote:

    I’ve been wanting to make smoothies lately, but it always seems like so much work. Make ahead smoothie freezers packs are the perfect solution! Thanks for the multivitamin recommendation too!

    Lauren | http://www.alilstyleblog.com

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
    • Making ahead is easy and makes your morning so less busy! Thanks for stopping by.

      Posted 5.17.16 Reply
    • Making ahead is easy and makes your morning so less busy! Thanks for stopping by.

      Posted 5.17.16 Reply
  24. That is super easy. Thanks for sharing!

    Alix | http://www.apintsizedlife.com

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  25. Subhadrika Sen wrote:

    I love all sorts of berries. at times i even make a mized berries salad of sorts for breakfast. they are not only healthyut also add colour to the breakfast and prepares me for a stressful day ahead .

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  26. Dreammerin wrote:

    Your posts are very creative and I love your blog! Your smoothie looks so yummy! Have a great new week Bella!

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  27. Yum, the smoothies look delicious! I love berries!

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  28. I was JUST talking about Centrum with my friends this morning. We decided that we needed to get on some supplements, and Centrum makes the most sense! Great recipe, too!

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  29. Megan Elford wrote:

    Oh my goodness, why haven’t I thought of this before?? What a great way to make mornings so much easier!

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  30. Liz Mays wrote:

    This is an awesome way to make mornings easier. I’d love to freeze a few of those berry packs for easy breakfasts.

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  31. Mandi wrote:

    I am all about the berry smoothies in the AM and granola berry bowls so this was right up my alley. And your photos are GORGEOUS too

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  32. Jenny wrote:

    I’m going to need to try these soon.
    xoxo, jenny

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  33. Rosemond wrote:

    Love the idea of tasty dummies for adults. I am always stealing my daughter’s vitamins, she always ends up catching me and I get in trouble with my 14 year old!

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  34. I just picked up fresh berries from our fruit stand perfect for making up smoothie packs. Your smoothie bowl looks really yummy too. I need to grab some vitamins soon.

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  35. pretty photography! looks like a perfect breakfast!

    kelseybang.com

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  36. What a great idea about smoothie freezer packs!! and yes breakfast is the most important meal of the day!! Loved the images too.. everything look so yumm…

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  37. Anna Hubbard wrote:

    It’s so smart to freeze smoothie packs in advance. It saves so much time in the morning!
    -Anna | http://www.fivefootandfabulous.com

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  38. Aimee-Ellar Charlotte Bye wrote:

    I always like to pre-prep my fruit smoothies – it makes things 10x easier and faster on a morning!

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  39. Ana S wrote:

    Thanks for sharing this yummy and healthy recipe:) I actually take Centrum chewables too (I hate tablets and pills in general) and I 100% recommend them. Never tried the berry ones though, have to find them!

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
    • I never use to take pills, thats why I love chewables!! You can find them at Walmart.

      Posted 5.17.16 Reply
  40. Amanda | Maple Alps wrote:

    Seriously, prepped smoothies are the way to go – especially if you want a quick one every morning!

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  41. Fatima Ali wrote:

    Wow! This looks amazing and a very fab idea too! I love berries of all sorts. Definitely trying this out tomorrow morning.

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  42. kp wrote:

    I need to start preparing my smoothies ahead of time. It would make my mornings so much better and less hectic!

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  43. Annie Marie wrote:

    looks delicious! I definitely want to try this πŸ™‚

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  44. Elana wrote:

    That looks so good and freezer bags are such a smart hack.

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  45. Inspiring Kitchen wrote:

    What a great idea. This is perfect for families who are always hurrying up in the morning like us. The smoothie soup looks yummy.

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  46. Ashley wrote:

    I love a good healthy and EASY breakfast option! Especially when I’m always in a rush to get out the door in the morning!

    xo Ashley

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
    • I love easy breakfast but they have to be filling! I totally agree my mornings are always so busy

      Posted 5.17.16 Reply
  47. My day isn’t right unless I’ve had breakfast. I must admit I really need to get a healthier route. I love fruit, pineapple is my favorite in particular.

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  48. Yang wrote:

    Nice post bella… m guilty for skipping Breakfast almost everyday. The fruits in Ziploc bag looks an intresting and easy way to fetch a healthy drink. I think i need a smoothie right away. Its still 9 am here so i think i got toread your post at the right time πŸ˜‰ thanks

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  49. Ruthie Ridley wrote:

    This is such a good idea! Berry packs for smoothies in the morning. I’ve never thought of doing anything like this!

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
    • Its so great to pre pack smoothies so you can have more time in the morning for other things!

      Posted 5.17.16 Reply
  50. Sam Sly wrote:

    That looks delicious. I love fruit smoothies. I tend to use coconut water in mine or sometimes coconut milk as I think the flavor goes well with fruit. This looks really pretty.

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
    • Coconut water is fantastic in smoothies, Its adds such a great flavour!

      Posted 5.17.16 Reply
  51. Now, I need a smoothie pack like this. I also love Berries and the sweet and sour combination that goes with its taste.

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  52. rika agustini wrote:

    Yum…. the berry drink looks so vibrant, i want to have it every morning πŸ™‚

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  53. rika agustini wrote:

    Yum…. the berry drink looks so vibrant, i want to have it every morning πŸ™‚

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  54. Vladvaida.com wrote:

    Holy moly that smoothie though!! Probably gonna make it next time I get the chance.

    Posted 5.17.16 Reply
  55. Vladvaida.com wrote:

    Holy moly that smoothie though!! Probably gonna make it next time I get the chance.

    Posted 5.17.16 Reply
  56. Clare Speer wrote:

    Wow – that smoothie looks fabulous and your whole breakfast looks so good and healthy!

    Posted 5.17.16 Reply
  57. Clare Speer wrote:

    Wow – that smoothie looks fabulous and your whole breakfast looks so good and healthy!

    Posted 5.17.16 Reply
  58. Suzanne wrote:

    Such a great idea to freeze them in little baggies! You’re too cute πŸ™‚

    Posted 5.17.16 Reply
  59. Suzanne wrote:

    Such a great idea to freeze them in little baggies! You’re too cute πŸ™‚

    Posted 5.17.16 Reply
  60. Miss ALK wrote:

    I need new vitamins so I’ll have to check these out!

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

    Posted 5.17.16 Reply
  61. Miss ALK wrote:

    I need new vitamins so I’ll have to check these out!

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

    Posted 5.17.16 Reply
  62. I love this! It looks so so good. thanks so much for this amazing recipe! x, kenz http://sincerelykenz.com

    Posted 5.17.16 Reply
  63. I love this! It looks so so good. thanks so much for this amazing recipe! x, kenz http://sincerelykenz.com

    Posted 5.17.16 Reply
  64. OurMiniFamily wrote:

    Now this is my kind of breakfast spread!! Would love to wake up and enjoy brunch (and take vitamins, of course!)

    Posted 5.17.16 Reply
  65. OurMiniFamily wrote:

    Now this is my kind of breakfast spread!! Would love to wake up and enjoy brunch (and take vitamins, of course!)

    Posted 5.17.16 Reply
  66. Amy wrote:

    This looks so good! I need to start making smoothie freezer packs, I always want a smoothie, but I’m always on the go as well!

    xoxo

    Amy | Pastel N Pink

    Posted 5.17.16 Reply
  67. Amy wrote:

    This looks so good! I need to start making smoothie freezer packs, I always want a smoothie, but I’m always on the go as well!

    xoxo

    Amy | Pastel N Pink

    Posted 5.17.16 Reply
  68. Ashley Kessler wrote:

    I’ve never heard about freezer smoothie bags, but I think I want to start doing this!! Such a great idea, thanks for sharing!

    Posted 5.17.16 Reply
  69. Ashley Kessler wrote:

    I’ve never heard about freezer smoothie bags, but I think I want to start doing this!! Such a great idea, thanks for sharing!

    Posted 5.17.16 Reply
  70. Great idea to go ahead and put the cut up fruit in baggies and you’re ready to go!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

    Posted 5.17.16 Reply
  71. WEMAKE7 wrote:

    What an awesome post. I love everything about it! I love healthy foods like these.

    Posted 5.17.16 Reply
  72. michele d wrote:

    Looks so yummy! I love smoothies in the morning and this looks so healthy too.

    Posted 5.17.16 Reply
  73. OhNikka wrote:

    This looks so healthy. I love smootjies!!!

    Posted 5.17.16 Reply
  74. MJ wrote:

    This looks so yummy. I need more healthy options so this is perfect. I have all these ingredients at home.

    Posted 5.18.16 Reply
  75. Pinay Mommy wrote:

    That’s really a healthy meal to eat. And it’s ‘berry’ easy to prepare and make one. I like your idea to make many freezer packs ahead.

    Posted 5.18.16 Reply
  76. Hannah Madison wrote:

    that looks really yummy πŸ™‚

    XO,

    Hannah from HMS Jewels

    http://www.hmsjewels.com

    Posted 5.18.16 Reply
  77. Sherry Nappa wrote:

    Thanks for sharing your secret for making the best smoothies! It looks delish!

    Posted 5.19.16 Reply
  78. Hannah Adkins wrote:

    This is a great idea! I do this a lot at home. Its great for when I’m heading to work and need to make my smoothie quickly.

    Posted 5.21.16 Reply
  79. bc21578 wrote:

    I like this because i can rarely eat anything solid before noon!

    Posted 5.23.16 Reply
  80. gme wrote:

    I’m trying to get my body right before my big trip back home indecember hopefully this will help

    Posted 5.24.16 Reply
  81. Allison Ellzey wrote:

    Thanks for sharing! I’m always looking for ways to make it easier to be healthy!

    Posted 6.3.16 Reply
  82. I’m in love with the make ahead smoothie packs idea! I do that with burritos, never thought about fruit. I’m totally going to do that.

    Posted 6.14.16 Reply
    • I have never thought about doing that for burritos!!

      Posted 6.16.16 Reply
      • Yeah, I just make a bunch of burritos, wrap them in plastic wrap and toss in big storage bags. Then you just microwave for 2.5 minutes and voila! Homemade frozen burritos, without the indigestion. Hahaha! It’s WAY cheaper than storebought, and you can make a ton of whatever you love. I don’t eat cheese, so I make my own. I’ve done shredded meats, beans, chiles, rice, etc. I have been meaning to try eggs, potatoes, and veggies for breakfast options. πŸ™‚

        Posted 6.16.16 Reply
  83. Metallic Star wrote:

    I love how the calorie carbs protein and fats are listed…. oh wait THEY AREN’T. So I am pretty sure it’s not healthy…

    Posted 9.4.20 Reply