DIY Freezer Fruit and Yogurt Smoothie Bags

DIY Freezer Fruit and Yogurt Smoothie Bags

A few weeks ago when we received more fresh bananas than we could eat from a reclaimed food box, I decided to make a few grab and go smoothie bags for the kids. In fact anytime you have extra yogurt or fruit on hand, these DIY freezer fruit and yogurt smoothie bags are great to set aside for a quick snack {or breakfast}.

how to make yogurt smoothies

Ingredients

2 cups fresh fruit {strawberries, bananas, blueberries, peaches}
1/2 cup yogurt

DIY Freezer Fruit Yogurt Smoothie Bags

Directions

Because I’m a bit of a freak, I didn’t want to have to look at chunks of brown {ripe} bananas in my smoothie bags. So as I was placing the yogurt into ice cube trays, I went ahead and pureed a bunch of peeled bananas in the blender and pour them in to some additional ice cube trays. Once the yogurt and bananas were frozen, I simply popped them out of the trays, measured 2 cups of fresh fruit and a 1/2 cup of yogurt {about 4 cubes} and sealed them into quart sized freezer bags.

To make a smoothie, simply empty the contents of the smoothie bag into the blender, add 1 cup juice {or water} and hit the blend button until the concoction is nice and smooth.

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Comments

  1. Heather S. says

    I always just freeze my bananas whole (with the peel) and it works great, but can be hard to peel. I never thought of doing it this way. What a great idea!!!

  2. Susan Goins says

    Love all the great tips and info. Thank you for taking your valuable time to post pictures and having such a heart to share with others. God Bless you Mavis!!!

    • Tina says

      Mrs. Hillbilly, If i freeze with the peel then I just take mine out a half hour to an hour before I want to use it (or the night before I will transfer it to the fridge) and I use a knife to cut off the peel if it is resistant to my peeling it if still frozen. However, I have some peeled and frozen in chunks. The “brown-ness” of them doesn’t seem to bother me much.

    • June says

      I let the whole frozen banana soak in a bowl of lukewarm water for 30 seconds (or longer if you like). It warms up just the outside of the banana. You can then slide the peel right off!

  3. says

    As a daily smoothie addict, I must say THIS is a brilliant idea. Frozen bananas on their own never loose that “icy” taste. I’d go one step further and blend in your soon-to-expire greens while you are at it. Thanks for the tip!

  4. jojo says

    i have been doing this for a while i started doing it so I didnt have to add ice cubes to the smoothies I made :) Also at that time I was making my own baby food so it was even easier :) Now no bananas go to waste like b4 I started doing it. i also add spinach to mine and some protein powder.

  5. Elizabeth S. says

    I’m a bit late to the smoothie party, but can I just use a food processor to puree the bananas? I don’t want to look at brown bananas either. Also do you just toss the strawberries (cleaned and trimmed of course) in the bag, no special prep required? I have some that on their last leg and I don’t want to throw them away. Thanks as always for your tips, tricks, and recipes. :)

  6. says

    I did this, but my family didn’t like them. They (the smoothies) tasted different from the fresh ones. I do toss almost too ripe strawberries in the freezer to keep for smoothies.
    We don’t use milk, we pour in some orange juice, or maybe even pineapple juice and some pineapple chunks. And ice if the strawberries aren’t frozen.

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