I am most certainly NOT a morning person. I tend to pick convenience breakfasts, which are not always the healthiest – but I can get out the door quickly then. I did some research online into smoothie making and make ahead smoothie ideas.
The idea that resonated with me was make ahead and freeze smoothies presented by Baked Bree where she explains how she can make a bunch of smoothies in one batch. Matt will only have complain about washing the blender once a week? Sign me up! I also liked the idea of a mild green smoothie to sneak in some extra veggies. Something Matt and I could both use.
The first day it turned out great. My only complaint is the the frozen smoothie took a much longer time to thaw out than I expected (although that might have had something to do with the high of 10F today). I think these frozen smoothies will be great for mornings that I have work time and can drink my smoothie over the course of the morning. It’s filling and nutritious – just not super quick if I have a meeting or clinic right away in the morning! However, when I had one a second time I put it in the fridge the night before to get a head start on defrosting and it was perfect right away in the morning for me to have for breakfast.
This was our first attempt. We called it a peach creamsicle:
Makes 3 10 oz smoothies
- 1 ½ cup orange juice
- A handful of spinach
- A carton of vanilla yogurt
- 12 oz frozen peaches
- 1 banana
Blend all ingredients until smooth to your desired consistence. Pour about 10 oz into 12 oz Kerr jars and freeze. When ready to eat, pull out of the freezer a few hours before you are ready and shake up or mix with a straw.