Updated: Sep 9
Preparation for making smoothie packs:
I sliced bananas into one or two inch pieces, lay them in a tray and freeze them- then I put them in a freezer bag.
I buy bananas, kefir, yogurt, baby spinach leaves, frozen blueberries, frozen mangoes, frozen pineapple, frozen mixed berries, frozen avocado, and frozen strawberries.
I place the kefir or yogurt in ice cube trays, freeze them and then put them in BPA free ziploc bags or containers and put them back in the freezer.
I make about 3 varieties of smoothie packs:
Each pack will have half of a banana (about 3 frozen pieces), 2 yogurt or kefir cubes, 1 cup of frozen fruit, and some will have added 1/2 cup packed greens like baby spinach.
Be sure to squeeze out the air and zip the bag shut. Place in the freezer.
To prepare: Pour 10 fl oz of water or milk/milk alternative in a blender. Add one frozen smoothie pack and blend until smooth.
Some of our favourites:
Banana, pineapple, mango, spinach, yogurt and water
Banana, blueberries, avocado (1/2 cup blueberries, 1/2 cup avocado), spinach and 1 cup diluted healthy planet pomegranate/blueberry juice
Banana, strawberries -1 cup- , 1/2 cup ice cubes, 1 cups of diluted orange juice
The sky's the limit. Buy organic as much as possible. Costco has a good selection of frozen fruit and vegetables at an affordable price.
-Anne Deni, B.Sc. FdNu
Clinical Nutritionist, Director of Clinical Services