Freezing Smoothie Portions

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Have you been simply yearning to know how to make a smoothie part of your daily routine? Hmmmm. Well, I am here to turn you into a green smoothie-guzzling idiot, and there’s a super easy trick. You just portion out your smoothie goods and freeze them in individual baggies.

Buy yourself a fancy Nutri Bullet. (If you need help justifying spending money, I’m really good at that, so you can email me and I will help come up with a need that outweighs your desire to have enough money for the gas bill.)

nutribullet

Buy your Nutri Bullet here. I promise yours won’t come with a tired old mustache.

So here’s what I did, and this is the only correct way to freeze fruit for smoothies. Smoovies. Get your little sandwich bags out. It will feel just like when you are weighing out your individual baggies of the marijuana to sell to high school kids, but focus on the fruit here for just a minute.

Get your small Nutri Bullet cup out. Fill the cup halfway to the line with your frozen greens*. Fill the rest of the way up to the fill line with mixed fruits. (I bought two mongo bags of frozen fruits at Target.) Jettison the items into a bag.

bags of smoothie fruits

Close each baggie, squeezing out as much air as you possibly can. Pop them into a bigger freezer bag, label the snot out of it, and put it in the front of the freezer, so you you see that instead of the Ben and Jerry’s when you open the freezer door.

This is how I labeled mine:

labelled freezer bag

Now, each time you wake up your little sleepy head from bed, you can grab a baggie, dump the contents into your Nutri Bullet cup, throw in whatever seeds/nuts/protein powder/eye of newt you like, fill up to the line with coconut water, and blend.

delicious green smoothie- portion out your smoothie stuff ahead of time and feeze it • tinyrottenpeanuts.com

Huh? What do you think? Huh? Pretty good, huh? Do you have any other awesome smoothie ideas for me? Or a favorite green smoothie recipe? I bet you drink greens-n-cheese.

Questions:

How to freeze spinach or kale for smoothies: The method I use is this- bring a big old pot of water to boiling. Throw your greens in, clap 4 times, wait for 2 minutes, then whip the greens into a big bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. The blanching gets rid of something that supposedly makes the greens taste bitter or kills you or something.

This makes me want to somehow justify buying a food saver machine.

Here are a couple more methods for freezing greens.

Should you really freeze the chia seeds in the bags? Answer: No. That was a stupid idea. One that I will regret for the rest of my life. All the pesky little chia seeds stayed stuck to the bag and I basically was starved of chia magic for these smoothies. Add the chia bits later, when you add the vodka.

11 Comments

  1. 02/03/2014 / 2:37 pm

    I have never made green smoothies before. Do they take like a Shamrock Shake? Because Shamrock Shakes are where it’s at.

    • 02/03/2014 / 5:20 pm

      You know it, girl. Especially when you add ice cream and minty flavoring to the kale. P.S. I think Shamrock Shakes should be coming back soon, eh, you lucky thing?

  2. 02/03/2014 / 3:37 pm

    I have never made green smoothies before. Do they take like a Shamrock Shake? Because Shamrock Shakes are where it’s at.

    • 02/03/2014 / 6:20 pm

      You know it, girl. Especially when you add ice cream and minty flavoring to the kale. P.S. I think Shamrock Shakes should be coming back soon, eh, you lucky thing?

  3. MeganM
    02/08/2014 / 11:36 am

    I love your sense of humor. I laughed at this. Marijuana, vodka and kale…mmmmm! But cheese would simply not work.

    • 02/09/2014 / 8:45 am

      What a delightful combo! Okay, I guess you’re right about the cheese, though.

  4. kellyB
    02/12/2014 / 6:59 am

    Ok I always heard when u freeze fruit (or buy frozen fruit) it raises the sugar content. Is that true?

    • 02/15/2014 / 8:28 am

      Whaaaa? I have never heard that. That’s awful- but then I think about how much more fruit and veggies we are getting than if we weren’t stuffing them into smoothies, so I wonder if the good outweighs the bad.

  5. Amber
    02/12/2014 / 7:38 am

    thanks for the laughs!! love this idea, with all this information and the nutribullet how can I keep justifying NOT making better food choices…i’m left with no choice, I’ll try it 🙂 Have you tried, flax seed in your smoothies or juices, can the nutribullet mull those or do i have to get a coffee grinder for that?

  6. Gwen Smith-Warzyk
    04/05/2014 / 6:18 pm

    Ok, so what kind of greens do you use? I am totally new to green smoothies.

    • 04/07/2014 / 11:53 am

      You know, I use spinach from the bag a lot for our smoothies, but also kale. I cannot stand kale on its own so when I can throw it into some smoothies, it feels like a total health score! Try a green smoothie- they’re really very god.

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