Freezer Fruit and Yogurt Smoothies

The start of a new year is synonymous with making resolutions. Join a gym to exercise more, volunteer with a local charity, or resolve to eat a healthier diet are common decisions made as the calendar flips to January. When thinking about how to make yourself a better you in 2018, try prepping fruit and yogurt smoothies in advance for a quick and easy healthy breakfast option in the morning.

Most mornings I am a little blurry eyed. It’s best if I don’t make any major decisions as it takes me a while to wake up. Smoothies are one of my favorite healthy breakfasts but, I would rather not chop and measure out the ingredients first thing in the morning. After some trial and error, I developed the easy alternative of Freezer Fruit and Yogurt Smoothies.

Resealable plastic bags are jam-packed with chopped fresh fruits, vitamin packed baby spinach, and fiber-filled rolled oats and tucked in the freezer. When breakfast time rolls around, a minimal amount of work needs to be completed before I am enjoying a delicious smoothie. Into a blender goes the smoothie freezer pack, yogurt (either plain or fruit flavored), and your choice of juice or a variety or milks. Almond, coconut or cow’s milk are delicious options.

The smoothie freezer packs keep for up to 2 months in the freezer so there can always be some on hand. I usually make about a half dozen at a time and use whatever fruit I have on hand. Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, bananas, apples, cantaloupe and pineapple are all delicious choices.

Use whatever fruits and vegetables are in season and fresh throughout the year for a variety of economical possibilities. Get creative and include canned pumpkin, avocado, or a couple tablespoons of almond or peanut butter.

Resolve to make small changes in your life in 2018. It is easier and more doable to stick to the minor modifications then grandiose and unattainable ones.


Freezer Fruit and Yogurt Smoothies
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Recipe type: entree
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Serves: 1
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach, packed
  • 2 cups chopped fruit
  • 2 tablespoons rolled oats, chia seeds or chopped nuts
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • 1 cup juice, almond milk, coconut milk or milk
Instructions
  1. Place spinach, chopped fruit, rolled oats (or chia seeds or chopped nuts) in a sandwich-sized resealable bag. Freeze bags for up to 2 months.
  2. To make a smoothie, massage the bag to break up the fruit. Add the frozen packet, yogurt and your choice of liquid to a blender. Blend until smooth. Enjoy.
Notes
Recipe by Amy Casey ~ 2017

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