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Green Protein Smoothie Freezer Packs

These Green Protein Smoothie Freezer Packs are ready-to-go baggies full of spinach, some banana, protein powder, coconut milk, chlorella powder, and chia. Just prep and then toss in a blender with water or coconut water and enjoy!

Green Protein Smoothie Freezer Packs

Freezer meals are a game changer for anyone on the GO. Whether you're flying out the door for work, school, or there's a hungry infant in the house, having quick + easy + HEALTHY meals at the ready can be a real life-saver. To prepare for baby, we socked up a dedicated deep freeze with a number of cooked meals, but I also wanted something with raw ingredients at the ready. Smoothie Freezer Packs were the perfect solution! While I could easily make a smoothie, it helps to have all the contents pre-measured out in a handy bag. Now, all I need to do is grab a Smoothie Freezer Packs from the freezer, toss it in my blender (or bullet), add water (or coconut water, for bonus potassium), and blend!

One trick to an easy Smoothie Freezer Pack is to pre-freeze your coconut milk and the fruit. By chopping up bananas and freezing them on a quick sheet pan, it helps make it much easier to portion them out in your packs. I also like to pre-pour my coconut milk into an ice cube tray first. This way, I can pop out exactly what I want to put into each bag, making sure I get the right amount of healthy fats in each one. I'm also a big fan of using frozen (raw) spinach. I've found that frozen spinach is more compact than fresh, meaning I can get more greens in each smoothie.

Bananas, spinach, coconut milk ice cubes, and protein powder for Green Protein Smoothie Freezer Packs Fed

Green Protein Smoothie Freezer Packs

Green Protein Smoothie Freezer Packs

I especially love this Green Protein Smoothie Freezer Pack because of the green + protein bonus! Getting fresh greens in my diet is a priority, but not always easy when I'm relying on cooked meals from our freezer stash and takeout brought to us by friends + family.

These packs include spinach, protein powder (my favorite is a simple whey-based powder), frozen bananas, frozen coconut milk cubes, bonus chlorella powder, and chia. The chlorella, if you're curious, is a great source of magnesium and chlorophyll (which can actually help with headaches!). It can also aid in helping the body to rid itself of heavy metals. THIS is one of the chlorella powders I like and THIS is the (unflavored & unsweetened) whey protein powder I like best. All in all, this makes one TASTY smoothie that I really look forward to! I hope they serve you well!

Green Protein Smoothie Freezer Packs

Preparation 00:10 Total Time 0:10 Yields 5 smoothie packs     adjust servings
Bananas, spinach, coconut milk ice cubes, and protein powder for Green Protein Smoothie Freezer Packs Fed

 

Ingredients

For the smoothie packs

  • 5 cups frozen spinach
  • 3 sliced and frozen bananas (tip: slice and freeze solid on a baking sheet then transfer to bags so the pieces don't stick together)
  • 5 scoops protein powder or collagen peptides
  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk, frozen into ice cubes (makes approximately 16 ice cubes)
  • 5 teaspoons chia seeds
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons chlorella powder

For the Smoothies

  • 1 smoothie pack
  • 1-1 1/2 cups water or coconut water, depending on desired thickness
  • Additional chia seeds for garnish, if desired

Instructions

To Make the Freezer Packs:

  1. Label a freezer bag with the date and smoothie contents.
  2. Fill each bag with 1 cup frozen spinach, 1/2 frozen banana, 1 scoop protein powder, 3 coconut milk ice cubes, 1 teaspoon chia seeds, and 1/2 teaspoon chlorella powder. 
  3. Seal the bags and place in the freezer to keep for up to 5 months.

To make a smoothie:

  1. Add the contents of one smoothie pack to a blender with 1 to 1 1/2 cups water (depending on desired consistency) and blend until smooth. Top with additional chia seeds if desired.

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Recipe Notes

 

   

2 Responses to “Green Protein Smoothie Freezer Packs”

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    Jodi Petersposted April 2, 2018 at 11:19 am

    Can you use almond milk instead of coconut milk in this recipe?

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