Alright, you can go ahead and call us obsessed with smoothies. We don’t mind. Truth be told, we kind of are obsessed. But that doesn’t mean we don’t get bored or fall into a rut. Fortunately, there are several ways to make a smoothie ahead of time and enjoy it in the morning/afternoon/whenever. And since we’re all about saving time and money, here are 5 ways to whip up a make ahead smoothie. Which one suits you best?
5 Ways to Make a Make Ahead Smoothie
1. Smoothie freezer packs.
You can have a different smoothie each day! All you have to do is buy, chop and distribute ahead of time and you’ll have a whole lot of green smoothies to choose from. Your smoothie making will be ultra efficient with the 3-ingredient smoothie pack system. Three ingredients may sound like a restrictive number, but the possibilities are endless – we have 10 ideas to get you started!
2. Smoothie ice cubes.
Make the smoothies whenever you have time and freeze them in an ice cube tray. Pop them out to melt overnight or add them to your jar to melt on the way to work. Bam! Your breakfast is ready. Here are some recipes that work well with this system.
3. Big batch + freeze.
This has become my favorite method because I can blend up a big batch on Sunday and fill up several 16-ounce jars that I thaw throughout the week. The bigger the batch, the more time you save! You can prep a week’s worth of smoothies in 10 minutes with our tried and true method.
4. Smoothie pops.
Everyone in the family can benefit from smoothies, but not everyone wants to. Make smoothies child-friendly by turning them into smoothie pops.
5. Prep the night before.
Between soccer games and play dates, we’re not all masters of efficiency on the weekend. Sometimes just getting to the grocery store is a major accomplishment! But you can still make mornings easier by prepping the night before. Put the chopped ingredients in the blender before you go to bed, and just press “play” in the morning. I like using my Ninja cups to blend and go.11