Pick Me Up Green Freezer Smoothie Recipes


Berry Smoothie

This recipe comes from Liz!  She is Mom to a very busy toddler, and loves creating the healthiest possible life for herself and her family.


When things get busy, I don’t always have a good selection of fresh produce to work with. So during those times, I rely on organic, frozen staples to make sure my family is getting enough fruits and vegetables until I find time to swing by the grocery store and restock. Smoothies are my family’s go to breakfast on busy mornings.  I often make “freezer” smoothies where most, if not all of the ingredients come from the freezer. The result is a delicious and nutritious smoothie that is the perfect consistency because of the frozen ingredients. Using frozen produce eliminates the need to water down your smoothie with ice cubes if you like that frozen consistency.


Tropical Green Freezer Smoothie

This smoothie was created when all my fruit bowl contained was a lone, ripe avocado. I combined the avocado with some freezer and pantry staples. The result was a yummy tropical treat, and now it holds a spot in my family’s smoothie rotation. Of course, if you have more fresh produce in your house, by all means switch out the frozen spinach for some fresh greens!

Green Smoothie Ingredients

Ingredients (Makes Two Servings)

-1 1/2 cups coconut milk (or  1 1/2 cups coconut water)

-3/4 cup frozen spinach

-1 1/2 cups frozen pineapple

-1 1/2 tablespoons melted coconut oil

-1 ripe avocado

Optional superfood add ins:  If you have any of the following in your pantry, you can add one or two of these superfoods to the smoothie to boost its nutritional value.

-1 tablespoon maca powder

-1 1/2 tablespoons chia seeds

-1/2 tablespoon freshly grated ginger

-1 tablespoon hemp powder


Berry Nut Butter Freezer Smoothie

This berry nut butter smoothie is so versatile and yummy. It tastes like you are drinking a PB&J. The variations are endless. You can use any preferred nut butter or any berry you have on hand.

Tip: If you have any salad greens that won’t get used before their expiration date, you can freeze them in ziploc bags and use them in smoothies!

Berry Smoothie Ingredients

 

Ingredients (Makes 2 Servings)

-1 1/4 cups nut milk (any milk will work, but almond milk or cashew milk give the best flavor to this)

-3/4 cup frozen spinach

-1 banana (Frozen or fresh works! Just make sure it is ripe!)

-2 tablespoons nut butter (any will work, but I prefer almond butter or sunflower seed butter)

-1 1/4 cup frozen strawberries or blueberries

Optional super food add ins:  If you have any of the following in your pantry, you can add one or two of these super foods to the smoothie to boost its nutritional value.

-1 tablespoon maca powder

-1 1/2 tablespoons chia seeds

-1/2 tablespoon freshly grated ginger

-1 tablespoon hemp powder

*** Desi’s note: I made this recipe with peanut butter and strawberries with my little girl.  I added a little bit of Vanilla Vega protein powder (a half of a scoop), and my little girl and whole family LOVED it!

Berry Smoothie


Elizabeth I’m Liz, mom, wife, daughter, friend, foodie, and wellness advocate.  After dealing with health issues for ten years, I decided to make a change in my lifestyle.  I lost nearly fifty pounds, and began a journey to seek wellness.  In 2014, I became a certified health coach after completing my education at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.  I am passionate about all things related to health, food, and family.

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