Smoothie Packs: Easy Affordable Vegan Time Saver
Smoothie packs, made ahead, can save you time in the kitchen and money at the store. It’s a great way to put on sale produce away for future use. It’s an easy and affordable way to get lots of delicious nutrition.
Last night at the grocery store, I was admiring the expanded selection of vegan and gluten free items in the freezer section. More vegan goodies, yay! I also noticed they had prepackaged, frozen smoothie ingredients for anywhere from $4 to $6 for a small serving. Wha … ??
Seriously, smoothie packs are SO easy to make and cost anywhere from less than a dollar to no more than $2 if you make them yourself. If you find produce on sale, it’s easy to freeze a bunch. They’ll keep for several weeks in the freezer. When you’re ready to make your smoothie, just empty the baggie of frozen goodies into your blender, add water, juice, or plant based milk, and blend.
These are two of my favorites below. Both are fruity and sweet and they look beautiful! Garnish with a little bit of fruit.
Creamsicle Smoothie Pack
Super simple ... freeze smoothie ingredients ahead of time!
- 1 orange or clementine peeled and sectioned
- 1 banana sliced
- 1 medium carrot sliced into 1" pieces
- 1 cup romaine lettuce chopped
- 1 cup orange juice or more for blending
Wash, chop, and dry everything but the orange juice.
Place ingredients into a baggie or other freezer safe container.
Freeze until ready to use. Will last up to several weeks.
Place smoothie pack ingredients in blender, add one cup orange juice (or more for blending), and blend until smooth.
Garnish with a bit of fresh fruit, if desired.