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Make Ahead Smoothie Prep

Are you ready to RAWK your smoothie world? With my simple smoothie prep guide, you’ll be saving time and money with just a little bit of work.

The next healthy habit to embrace on your road to 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.

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”  ― Benjamin Franklin

Can I get an amen on Franklin’s words of wisdom for us all?

Make ahead smoothies really save me precious time in the morning. I love not having to think about cutting up fruit, measuring anything or accidentally running out of smoothie ingredients. (because we know that happens to all of us!)

Smoothie ingredients used to prep ahead

3 Smoothie Prep Benefits

  1. Enjoyable time in the kitchen: I actually enjoy spending a few minutes on Sundays prepping smoothies for the week (or month!). I crank up Alexa and turn my kitchen into a cooking show… yet there’s no meal to put on the table or pots and pans to clean!
  2. Sets the foundation for healthier habits. According to a recent study, “Spending less than one hour a day preparing food at home is associated with eating more fast food and spending more money eating out.”
  3. It’s the easiest way to prep ahead for the week. Now, I know it can be hard to meal plan each week, but smoothie prep is such a simple task…AND it creates big results. I hope you give it a shot with my step by step tutorial…

Let’s get started!

How to prep ahead smoothies for the week with bags or jars
Smoothie ingredients all laid out to prep for the week
Make Ahead Smoothies in freezer with bags stacked nicely

Make Ahead Smoothie Prep Guide

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Total Time: 30
  • Yield: 7 smoothies
  • Category: smoothies
  • Method: blending
  • Cuisine: healthy


Make smoothies in half the time with our make ahead smoothie prep guide. You can use this process to prep for a day, a week or even a month– depending on how much space you have in your freezer!


  • measuring cups
  • quart bags or canning jars (regular or wide-mouth)
  • permanent marker
  • your fav fruit and leafy greens
  • our Daily Blends smoothie recipe app!


  1. Decide which recipes you’ll make for the week and have the recipe on hand. Feel free to use our Smoothie library for inspiration.
  2. Slice or cut fruit into chunks.  You can also 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.

  3. Label bag and jar lids with recipe name and date. Be specific. You might also want to include how much of which liquid gets blended with each smoothie pack (to have when you’re ready to blend).
  4. Measure out the ingredients and pack into jars or bags. 
  5. Remove as much air as possible from bags and jars when sealing closed. Pack fruit and leafy greens tightly into the jars and screw on the lids.
  6. Place in freezer. Don’t pack too tightly together. There should be some air circulation. That will help the contents to freeze quickly.
  7. When ready to use, remove from freezer. Add liquid base to container or bag (which helps defrost the fruit slightly). You can also 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.
  8. Pour into blender and blend until smooth. 


  • 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.

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smoothie recipe cards, cut fruit and measuring cups for make ahead smoothies

In addition to prepping your smoothies, you can also freeze them blended. Yep! You can actually blend your smoothies and freeze them 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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  1. John

    June 10th, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Can you freeze Ball Jars? Mine are 24oz mason jars.

  2. SGS Rawkstar Dan

    June 11th, 2014 at 7:16 am

    You can freeze MOST ball jars, John. This page may help you:


  3. Jade Gardiner

    June 14th, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    what oz jar do you use?

  4. SGS Rawkstar Dan

    June 16th, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    All different sizes, Jade 🙂 The larger the better when freezing ahead of time!

  5. Jade Gardiner

    June 27th, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    What size jar is in your photos? 🙂

  6. Jessica

    June 23rd, 2014 at 8:38 am

    How do you keep the fruit from turning colors when freezing?

  7. SGS Rawkstar Dan

    June 23rd, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Sometimes you can flash freeze some of the fruit on a tray before adding it to the jar, Jessica!

  8. Joshua

    June 28th, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Hi. Just wondering, I’m going to start this tomorrow and was wondering if I could prep my smoothies and the thing is I wake up early but can’t blend in morning. Have a new baby.(have to be quiet). So Can I blend the night before and drink all 32 oz that morning. I get to work at 6 and would like to drink half and then again at 8 drink the other 16oz. Would that be okay? Or would that be drinking too much? Or should one recipe be two different meals?

  9. SGS Rawkstar Shauna

    July 3rd, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Yes Joshua! Feel free to blend the night before (I do it to. I’ve got a 2 month old) and just seal it up tight and give it a good shake in the am. Hope that helps! 🙂

  10. Glates

    June 28th, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    I would like to know if the smoothie (1/2 of your recipes) as a meal replacement is all that you have. I find that I am hungry wanting to eat something else. I am taking the challenge on the 1st, so how can I be successful if I am hungry?

  11. Cindie

    July 3rd, 2014 at 4:22 am

    I am a Flight Attendant. I am sometimes flying 4 days in a row. How do I keep the smoothie thing going when I’m not home to blend daily?

  12. SGS Rawkstar Shauna

    July 3rd, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Cindie — Can you blend ahead of time and keep them in the freezer or fridge? You can drink them up to 2-3 days and just be sure to give them a good shake.

    Hope that helps!! 🙂

  13. Cindie

    August 16th, 2014 at 6:20 am

    Thank you! I will put it in 4 different disposable containers. One for each day! Looking forward to healthy flying.

  14. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    August 17th, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Safe travels!

  15. Glates

    July 3rd, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    Can anyone help me with an answer?

  16. Karen

    July 3rd, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    I rarely use the smoothie as a meal replacement except occasionally on weekends when I would normally skip breakfast completely.
    Instead I do a smoothie right after getting home from work to hold me until I can make a decent dinner or as a snack in the evening to avoid other snacking that is much less healthy for me.
    Hope that helps.

  17. Glates

    July 3rd, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Thanks Karen for the advice. I appreciate it…

  18. Laurie

    July 3rd, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    For meal replacement you may want to add some protein powder, chia seeds, oatmeal, or avocado they all help you stay fuller longer.

  19. Glates

    July 3rd, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Thanks Laurie. I will try that…

  20. SGS Rawkstar Shauna

    July 3rd, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Hi Glates,
    We recommend drinking 16 ounces if you’re using as a meal replacement. But, if you find you’re hungry, definitely add in some nuts, almond butter, coconut oil, avocado to keep you full longer. 🙂

  21. Glates

    July 4th, 2014 at 1:36 am

    Thank you Shauna. Will give it a try!!!

  22. Lynn

    July 2nd, 2014 at 10:14 am

    My question is on how to freeze spinach and kale, I thought green stuff turned black when frozen. Very new to this, but hubby and I are loving it. Thanks.

  23. SGS Rawkstar Shauna

    July 3rd, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    I just toss my bag into the freezer when my greens are looking like they’re going to go bad.

    But you can measure them out and put in a zip bag and toss in the freezer.

    Either way works. 🙂

  24. Valerie

    July 3rd, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    This is my first day and all the pre preparing ideas are awesome!

  25. SGS Rawkstar Shauna

    July 3rd, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Awesome Valerie! 😉

  26. Kathy Durling

    July 6th, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    I have used the green smoothies for a week now. For the first few days my stomach was upset and I just did not feel right. I read where I should drink a lot of water before and after the smoothie. So I did that and it seemed to help. Also read where the feeling could be from my body detoxifying. Please explain to me how blending spinach and fruit makes my body detoxify? If I ate those foods – whole, would I have the same effect? Thanks, Kathy Durling

  27. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    July 7th, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Hey Kathy!

    Our bodies are in a constant battle of fighting processed foods that contain harmful toxins. We have systems set in place inside of us that filter out these toxins so we can stay clean and healthy. Though it is tough to avoid harmful toxins altogether, it is important not to ingest high amounts that can cause build-up and stress to the organs that work to keep us in good health. So, how can we help out our filtering friends? Detox with herbs— which is your challenge for the week.

    Detoxifying herbs clean our bodies’ filters, and they are healthy foods with lots of nutrients. This also means we aren’t putting harmful toxins and gunk into our bodies in the first place. When we help our bodies’ filters and eliminate our harmful toxin input we set ourselves up for a clean and healthy life. To help you detox we have made a list of our favorite herbs, what each of them does for your body, and how you can use them in a simple green smoothie.


  28. Melinda

    July 7th, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    Can you grow all the herbs at home and how many leaves do you put in ?

  29. Jessie

    July 6th, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    Has anyone ever froze cucumber and celery like this. Thanks

  30. Jenna

    July 7th, 2014 at 6:24 am

    I have frozen cucumbers for awhile now. Works great!

  31. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    July 7th, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Glad to hear!

  32. Jessie

    July 7th, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Thanks for the reply.

  33. Rochelle

    July 18th, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    can I make a gallon and freeze portions ahead for those times when I’m traveling or can’t make?

  34. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    July 21st, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Sure! Go for it!

  35. Glendar

    July 19th, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    What kind of product do you wash the greens and fruit with?

  36. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    July 27th, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Hey Glendar,

    Here is an article that should help with your question:


  37. Glendar

    July 19th, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    What kind of products do you use to wash the produce (greens, fruits and veggies.

  38. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    July 21st, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Hey Glendar! Check out this link for all this washing your fruits and veggies! 🙂 https://simplegreensmoothies.com/healthy-eating/washing-produce

  39. Toni

    July 23rd, 2014 at 9:59 am

    When I am prepping to freeze ahead of time, can I put everything I need for the smoothie (other than liquid) in the jar? For example, can I add carrots, hemp seeds, maca powder, etc … do they all freeze okay?

    Thank you very much for this site … I am hooked after 2 days of green smoothies! I used to think they looked disgusting and now I am amazed by how good they taste. I think my kids will be hooked too once they try them.

  40. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    July 27th, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Hey Toni!

    Yes, you can freeze it all. We like to say “Fresh is best, but Frozen is a close second” So go for it, and ENJOY! 🙂

  41. Megan

    July 27th, 2014 at 9:38 am

    If I freeze an individual smoothie recipe in a ziploc bag, do the contents freeze as one big glob? In other words, how will I fit the frozen contents into the jar of my blender? I use the nutri ninja,so it is not a big blender pitcher that is wide enough to hold frozen contents in the shape of a ziploc bag.

  42. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    July 27th, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Yes, it will freeze in one piece, sometimes. 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.

    Hope that helps.

  43. Khurshid Rogers

    August 6th, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    I’ve never used Romaine lettuce in smoothies but heard it can be an option. Do you know if Romaine freezes nicely?
    Thanks in advance!

  44. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    August 6th, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    Hi Khurshid!

    Yes you can freeze Romaine, we like it fresh better. If freezing it works better for you, go for it. 🙂

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