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.)
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.