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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617 Responses to “Make Ahead Smoothie Prep”

  1. Heather 6.28.2016 at 1:52 pm #

    I see above you have blended smoothies in advance and have frozen them, when you take them out have the ingredients separated or are they ready to thaw (to a drinking consistency) and drink?

    I am going camping this weekend and want to prepare the best I can for my smoothies since a blender is not easy to bring.

  2. Mary 6.22.2016 at 12:18 am #

    This is a brilliant idea!

    Norman Walker, an old time authority on nutrition, said that freezing would not hurt the nutritional value. The reason it does, in these modern days, is because they flash heat the produce. SO they are essentially dead.

    I cant wait to get started on this. I would never have thought of it. Also, I am a breakfast skipper. I love this idea. THANKS!!!

    • SGS Rawkstar 6.22.2016 at 10:03 am #

      Hi Mary!

      Thanks so much for your kind words. If mornings are busy for you, this is such a great time saver! Can’t wait to hear what you think!

      Cheers + Happy Blendin’!

  3. Donna 6.20.2016 at 8:45 pm #

    So once frozen do you just grab out each morning and blend while frozen? Or let thaw out first? Also do you just add the liquid when ready to bend? Thanks.

    • SGS Rawkstar 6.21.2016 at 8:58 am #

      Hi Donna!

      Totally up to you :). I personally like to blend mine frozen, and add the liquid when I’m ready to blend. However, if you’re not working with a high-speed blender, you may find that thawing your ingredients for a little while (not completely!) will yield better results! It may take a little trial and error to find what works best for you :).


  4. Diana 6.15.2016 at 10:35 am #

    Is it better to freeze the diced fruit and spinach, and then blend when ready to drink it or blend it and then freeze it?

    The spinach doesn’t wilt and get yucky like in the fridge?

    • SGS Rawkstar 6.15.2016 at 11:45 am #

      Hi Diana!

      Totally up to you :). I personally like to freeze the fruit + greens to have on hand for when I have time to blend in the mornings. If my days are looking a little crazy though, I’ll blend a few smoothies in advance and pop them in the freezer.

      The greens don’t wilt in the freezer :). But, once frozen, you definitely don’t want to defrost them. Then they will be yucky! Frozen greens are great for adding smoothies or soups though!

      Hope that helps! Cheers :).

  5. Heidi 5.27.2016 at 2:26 pm #

    This looks VERY smart indeed. But doesn’t freezing your fruits and vegs kills a lot of its goodness? I thought low temperatures would destroy unstable nutrients, and therefore you should always opt for fresh spinach rather than frozen ones.

    • SGS Rawkstar 5.30.2016 at 6:36 pm #

      Hi Heidi,

      Great question! Freezing your fruits + leafy greens is actually like hitting the pause button, allowing both taste + nutrients to be preserved!

      Cheers :)

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