Freezer smoothie bags! Make-ahead breakfast of champions.

Smoothie bags are GENIUS!!!!! So easy for breakfast! Freeze, dump, blend. Love this idea!

A few weeks ago I showed you Freebs my crazy “smoothie bags” on my Instagram stories…and you freaked a leak about them! I thought they were fairly uninteresting, but boy, was I wrong! My feed, messages, and comments blew up about them.

Freezer smoothie bags are such an easy way to get fresh, healthy, substantial smoothies made on a busy morning. Since these glorious little bags are perfect for the #Shelftember challenge we have running all month long, I made a super quick (literally. 2 minutes. you're crazy if you don't watch this…) video showing you how I do them! If you're new here, I upload new videos every Thursday to my YouTube channel. AAAaaaaaannnnd sometimes I pop in an extra video here and there, so be sure to subscribe and turn on your notification doohickey so you don't miss any of the party!

Now, onto the video!

See, told you that was quick!

Have you ever tried these? The “recipe” is so simple. Here's what I recommend:

  • Fruits (whatever you have lying around, or fruit that's already frozen. This is a great way to use up fruit that is going soft or brown!)
  • Bananas (always key in my opinion, mostly for texture. You can use frozen or fresh bananas.)
  • Veggies (carrots and spinach are really what we use most)
  • Additional vitamins or healthy elements (we also like to add some chia seeds along with the Emergen-C, but I ran out and didn't have any for this video)
  • Yogurt
  • Add some fruit juice when blending it to make it more drinkable


The combinations are endless.

Grab my Freezer Smoothie Bags recipe here!

Smoothie bags are GENIUS!!!!! So easy for breakfast! Freeze, dump, blend. Love this idea!

Do you do this too? What do you like to put in your smoothies?

Happy smoothing!

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  1. AvatarVicky T says

    I’ve done these before but it was so hard to get them out of the baggies when I needed them for smoothies. What is your trick for that? Gracias mi amiga.

    • AvatarDonna says

      Hi, Vicki. Not Jordan, but just thinking…Perhaps thaw in fridge before bedtime? Or run some hot water over bag or dunk in a bowl of hot water for a minute?

  2. AvatarDonna says

    I think a couple of pre-made bags would make a great hostess gift!

    Good to know about the Emergency-C!

    I like to throw almond butter or some kind of “peanut” butter in with spinach and fruit and a scoop of protein powder. Don’t know if protein powder has to be added at time of blending?

    Anyone ever use cottage cheese in smoothies?

  3. AvatarKristina Gilmore says

    Oh this makes me so ready for summer ?☀️ I love that you share all the best recipes that are practical and delicious!

  4. AvatarMegan Keller Barker says

    We totally do this and love it! I added WAY too much spinach the first time though and kind of ruined all of them but we’ve figured it out since then ?

  5. AvatarHeather B says

    I have never tried freezing spinach in a bag before, I will have to try this! I have only frozen blended up spinach ice cubes.

  6. AvatarDiana Burk says

    I love smoothies and I have wanted to try making these freezer bags forever. Thanks for the tips and motivation!

  7. AvatarKeara Vega-Hernandez says

    I have never been a big breakfast eater and in turn unfortunately it’s also hit my kids..this really changed the game for us and the fact that I can hide all the healthy foods they hate in it is a secret WIN for me!!!!

  8. AvatarTeasha Daniels says

    I made these last week because I thought it was a great idea but I’m not loving it. It all freezes in one huge clump and it won’t fit in my blender and I end up spending more time trying to break it up to fit in my blender than it would take to just make it from scratch each day. Anyone else have this problem?

    • AvatarChristine says

      Probably too late, but we freeze peaches in the fall for smoothies all winter and we freeze them in a big clump that also doesn’t come out of the bag or fit in my blender. I just toss it in the microwave for 1 minute and it softens enough for me to break it in half and dump it all in. Good luck!

  9. AvatarDeenna says

    Oh this would be perfect for protein shakes! Make the baggies, and use one with a couple of scoops of protein powder… I’ll have to add extra veggies and fruit to my list for next week!

  10. Avatarjessicab1 says

    This little prep is a big time saver making mornings smoother in our household. Extra points when I have the kids make their own “blend” so they have something to look forward to!

  11. AvatarBecky says

    This would work well for me. I think you just have to adjust for your family. She has a family of 7 going on 8 and could probably put 4 bananas plus fruit juice in it for sweetness. For me personally I’d use 3/4 cup total of fruit/veggie at a time and no banana because of an allergy. But the concept is a great one. I’d also be the only one in my family of 4 who’d drink it……picky house.

  12. AvatarAika says

    Wow! That was so easy and smooth. For a smoothie lover like me, I will definitely try this smoothie bags. It’s so convenient for moms like me who are working remotely. Thanks for sharing this! And by the way, your little girl is so cute and lovely.

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