Make Ahead Smoothie Prep


Are you ready to RAWK your green smoothie world a little more? The next step to adopt on your road to leafy green health and happiness is making your daily smoothies ahead of time. Prepping your smoothies shaves off precious extra minutes in your morning routine, plus it puts the kibosh on any other excuses that stand in the way of you sipping on some healthy green goodness.

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Prepping my smoothies in advance really does help me save time in the morning. I love not having to think about cutting up fruit or accidentally running out of smoothie ingredients. I love pulling out my recipe cards and getting to work prepping smoothies for the week (or month!) and the best part is that it only takes a few minutes to do.

Let’s get started!

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Step 1: Have your ingredients and supplies ready.

Here’s what you’ll need:
-green smoothie recipe cards
-measuring cups
-quart bags or canning jars (regular or wide-mouth)
-fruit and leafy greens

Make sure the leafy greens are washed, spun or patted dry, and ready to go.

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Step 2: Slice or cut fruit into chunks.

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Step 3: Label bag and jar lids with name and date.

Be specific. You might also want to include how much of which liquid gets blended with each smoothie pack. (I keep my recipe cards handy for this purpose also.)

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Step 4: Measure out the ingredients and pack into jars or bags.

Remove as much air as possible from bags when sealing closed. Pack fruit and greens tightly into the jars and screw on the lids.

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Step 5: Place in freezer.

Don’t pack too tightly together. There should be some air circulation. That will help the contents to freeze quickly.
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More Green Smoothie Prep tips:

    • Cut fruit into smaller pieces and freeze ahead of time on lined baking sheets or use packaged frozen fruit. This will help keep the fruit and leafy greens from freezing together in a large clump and the smoothies will blend more easily.


    • Before blending, thaw for a few minutes on the counter or in warm water. The fruit and greens will come out of the jar/bag easier too.


    • Store greens and fruit separately, if desired. Pack washed and dried greens tightly into freezer bags or jars. Due to the nature of the freezing process, you will need to measure out slightly less frozen greens than fresh.


    • Smoothie packs will keep for several months in the freezer, but are the very best quality when used within 2-4 weeks.


    • If hoar frost forms on the fruit and greens, it is still perfectly safe to consume. It can be rinsed off with lukewarm water.


    • Store smoothie packs away from foods with strong odors. Glass jars offer the best protection against odors.


  • Smoothies can be blended and then frozen until ready to use. Just defrost them in the fridge the night before you are ready to use. Some separation might occur, but the smoothies will still be fine to consume.

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482 Responses to “Make Ahead Smoothie Prep”

  1. Moemoe 11.22.2015 at 3:00 pm #

    I’ve been a rawkstar smoothieist for quite some time now. It’s my first meal of the day. For avocados, I buy in bulk and create a large smashed bowl of perfectly ripped avocados. I then scope them onto a parchment lined cookie sheet like drop cookies. Pop them in the freezer and they freeze perfectly in an hour or so. I then bag them with the other fruits and veggies I love. Couldn’t be simpler! Being organized is a recipe for success.

    I never get bored of your website. Keep rawking on!

    • SGS Rawkstar 11.23.2015 at 5:45 pm #

      Hi Moemoe,

      Love this idea for freezing avocado! Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. Larresha 11.20.2015 at 9:18 am #

    Hi Ladies,

    Thank you for the post. :)

    Could I not make my smoothie the night before and then leave in the fridge till I am ready to drink the next day? I am wondering if that will affect the nutritional content?

    • SGS Rawkstar 11.20.2015 at 1:01 pm #

      Hi Larresha,

      Of course you can! Some people believe you need to enjoy your smoothie right away for optimal nutritional benefit, but it is our belief that your green smoothie will keep for up to two days in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Know you will be storing your green smoothie? We suggest adding a small amount of lemon juice to help preserve their green goodness! Also, separation is completely natural, so give you smoothie a quick shake before enjoying.

      Cheers :)

  3. sona 11.16.2015 at 10:52 am #

    Peeling and cutting banana ahead of time? Wont it turn black due to oxidization?

    • SGS Rawkstar 11.16.2015 at 6:02 pm #

      Hi Sona,

      Great question! Your chopped banana will brown in the freezer, but the nutrition + taste will still be there. Coat your sliced banana in a little bit of lemon juice to help limit browning.

  4. Tabetha 11.12.2015 at 3:30 pm #

    This is such a silly question, I know, but what do you do about “smelly” greens? When I’ve tried storing my kale (one of the greens in particular), it gets such a awful smell that I just can’t stomach. It looks and tastes ok, but the smell turns me off. Is this normal? Are there gasses or something getting trapped in the glass jar from the Kale? I don’t notice it as much with the spinach…. :)

    • SGS Rawkstar 11.13.2015 at 5:40 pm #

      Hi Tabetha,

      We’re more than happy to help! Does the smell occur when thawing your leafy greens after they were frozen?

  5. Maggie 11.11.2015 at 5:18 pm #

    Really looking forward to starting the challenge. I’ve been dabbling in smoothies for a while but am ready to make it a daily habit.

  6. Bertha 11.11.2015 at 9:47 am #

    I have just signed to the 30 day challenge! I love smoothies but i need to ask if i can have regular meals. I’m a 63 years old trying to get healthier and happier. Please help!

    • SGS Rawkstar 11.11.2015 at 12:57 pm #

      Hi Bertha,

      Great question! Our goal for you during our 30-Day Challenges is to add one (16oz) green smoothie to your day in addition to your regular diet. If you’re interested you can use your green smoothie as a meal replacement by adding protein + healthy fats to ensure you’re getting a complete meal. Learn more about our favorite meal replacement booster options here…

      We’re counting down the days until we kick off our next challenge on January 1. Can’t wait that long? Check out our 30-Day Challenge E-Guide….

      We’re so excited to have you join us, Bertha. Reach out with any questions!

  7. Kim 10.21.2015 at 8:32 am #

    Are you able to make these hints n ideas printable without all the pics.

    • SGS Rawkstar 10.21.2015 at 2:37 pm #

      Hi Kim,

      Unfortunately this is our current layout. Looking for these tips printed? Check out our book hitting shelves on November 3rd! We include tips on prepping your smoothies ahead of time!

      Cheers :)

  8. Timeka 10.14.2015 at 9:29 am #


    I’ve been doing green smoothies before it became a “big” thing. I used to blend one big batch and drink them through the week. Then I heard that wasn’t good, but I hate having to blend individual smoothies every day. Can you pre-blend them and put them in the freezer and take them out to thaw when you are ready to eat/drink them.

    • SGS Rawkstar 10.14.2015 at 3:05 pm #

      Hi Timeka,

      Yay! We’re so excited to have you join us + love that you’re a blendin’ rawkstar! You can pre-blend your green smoothies + keep them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days. We suggest adding a little bit of lemon juice to help preserve their green goodness. Looking to freeze your pre-blended smoothie? Go for it! Just place your frozen smoothie in the refrigerator the night before you’re ready to enjoy. And just a heads up (but you probably already know), separation is natural, so give your smoothie a quick shake before enjoying. Your pre-blended smoothies will keep in the freezer for up to two months!

      Cheers :)

  9. Roely 10.13.2015 at 4:43 pm #

    Can you freeze glass mason jars?

    • SGS Rawkstar 10.14.2015 at 4:06 am #

      Hi Roely,

      Great question! Make sure you’re reaching for freezer-safe mason jars! We love prepping our green smoothies for quick-easy blending, but want to be safe too! :)

      Cheers :)

  10. Claire dingle 10.10.2015 at 9:56 am #

    Hi love your site and your smoothies! Can you tell me if you can freeze avocado and if so how ? Thanks

    • SGS Rawkstar 10.12.2015 at 5:54 pm #

      Hi Claire,

      Yes! We love freezing avocado! Simply simply purée/mash it, put it in a air tight bag, and place it in the freezer. It might help to put a little lemon juice in with it, too! Don’t be surprised if the color is less of a vibrant green and more of a dull brown–it still has a great taste and lots of nutrients!

      Cheers :)

  11. Lucretia 10.6.2015 at 9:27 am #

    Is it ok to drink more than 1 green smoothie a day?

    • SGS Rawkstar 10.6.2015 at 6:44 pm #

      Hi Lucretia,

      Great question! Our goal for you is to add one (16oz) green smoothie to your day in addition to your normal diet. Our recipes make 2 servings perfect for sharing, saving for the next day, or enjoying later in the day. I personally use my green smoothie as a breakfast meal-replacement + love having the second serving on hand as a quick-healthy snack option when hunger hits at the end of the workday.

      Interested in using your green smoothie as a meal replacement? You can replace up to two meals! We suggest adding protein + healthy fats to ensure you’re getting a complete meal. Check out our favorite meal replacement combo boosters here…

      Hope this helps!

  12. Loren 10.4.2015 at 7:48 pm #

    What size jars do you use? In the picture it does not seem like you fit 2 cups of spinach? I just tried prepping using a mason jar but I could only fit the fruits. I pack the spinach super tight so I usually have a ton of spinach per smoothie.

    • SGS Rawkstar 10.5.2015 at 3:23 pm #

      Hi Loren,

      Thanks for reaching out! We love using 32oz freezer-safe mason jars for prepping our favorite recipes! If you’re a huge green fan like us + are having trouble fitting all of your leafy greens try freezing your leafy greens on their own or try another freezer-safe storage option. Learn all about freezing your leafy greens here…

  13. Tina 10.2.2015 at 4:47 am #

    Thank you for making this so easy! I love it. I had my first meal replacement smoothie last night and it was great. Thank you.

    • SGS Rawkstar 10.2.2015 at 6:45 pm #

      Hi Tina,

      Thank you so much for reaching out + sharing the love! What did you blend for your first meal replacement?

      Cheers :)

  14. Yolanda 9.30.2015 at 6:45 am #

    do you drink the smoothies alone for the 30 days?

    • SGS Rawkstar 9.30.2015 at 6:58 am #

      Hi Yolanda,

      Great question! Our goal is for you to add one (16oz) green smoothie to your day along with your regular diet. Green smoothies make the perfect complement to any meal, or are a perfect snack! Interested in using your green smoothie as a meal replacement? Learn all about adding healthy fats + protein to your green smoothie to ensure you’re getting a complete meal here…

      Hope this helps!

  15. Sarah 9.29.2015 at 9:16 am #

    Thanks for the tips! Will definitely help me to stay on track for this challenge! =)

    • SGS Rawkstar 9.29.2015 at 9:47 am #

      You’re so welcome! Reach out with any questions throughout the challenge!

      Cheers :)

  16. Sarah 9.28.2015 at 12:36 pm #

    If greens say they are triple washed, are they good to go or should you still rinse them?

  17. Anita Poko 9.28.2015 at 12:15 am #

    I am so looking forward to this challenge, I have been looking everywhere for something like this I am so grateful Thank you so kindly

    • SGS Rawkstar 9.28.2015 at 1:08 pm #

      Hi Anita,

      Yay! We’re so excited to have you blendin’ with us! Reach out with any questions throughout our October 30-Day Challenge!

      Cheers :)

  18. zoe 9.25.2015 at 11:32 pm #

    can these smoothies be consumed as a full meal (e.g. breakfast)? or would you need to have some other food (e.g. toast, porridge) with the smoothie?

    • SGS Rawkstar 9.28.2015 at 1:08 pm #

      Hi Zoe,

      Thanks for reaching out! Green smoothies make a great meal replacement! Just be sure to add healthy fats + protein to ensure you’re getting a complete meal.

      Or have them on the side, as a compliment to your green smoothie. It’s all about finding what’s best for you + your body!

      Cheers :)

  19. Maureen 9.21.2015 at 6:51 pm #

    I try to make a smoothie everyday and I am loving the tips that you have shared. I am signing up for the Healthy Living bundle. Due to time constraints and availability I am not always able to track down fresh organic produce. Is there an issues if I use some frozen and some fresh in season produce to make the smoothies? Thank you.

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