Smoothies just got easier with our make-ahead packs – simply pile the ingredients into freezer bags, then when you’re ready, add to a blender with almond milk.
4 smoothie packs (each pack makes 2 12-oz smoothies)Servings
4 cups frozen mixed berries
2 large bananas, peeled and halved
4 tbsp natural unsalted creamy peanut butter
8 pitted dates (Deglet Noor variety) (NOTE: You can substitute with Medjool dates but they tend to be larger, so reduce the amount by roughly half if using.)
8 tbsp black or white chia seeds (NOTE: Either ground or whole chia will work here.)
4 cups packed baby spinach
4 cups unsweetened plain almond milk (TIP: If desired, you can replace with water.)
In each of 4 large zip-top freezer bags, place 1 cup berries, 1⁄2 banana, 1 tbsp peanut butter, 2 dates, 2 tbsp chia and 1 cup spinach. Squeeze out as much air as possible and transfer to freezer for up to 3 months.
To serve, empty contents of 1 bag into a blender. Add 1 cup almond milk and 1⁄4 cup water. Blend on low to break up frozen fruit, and gradually increase speed, blending until smooth, about 30 to 60 seconds at high speed. Pour into 2 glasses.
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