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Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Freezer smoothies

Posted at 10:35 AM, Jan 24, 2021

TULSA, Okla. — Do you have leftover frozen fruit like berries, peaches, pineapple, or mango, and/or frozen greens like kale or spinach in your freezer?

Maybe you have some overripe bananas that need to be used? All these ingredients can be used to make smoothies which is a great way to sneak a few more fruits and vegetables into your diet. Portion out and freeze smoothie ingredients in baggies or storage containers for a quick meal or snack when you’re in a rush. Try a ratio of: one banana, 1 cup frozen fruit, and one cup frozen greens. You can either defrost the ingredients in the refrigerator the night before or use hot water with the frozen ingredients to make your smoothie the perfect icy blend. Consider adding almond or oat milk to your smoothie for a creamier consistency. Peaches, mango, kale, and fresh ginger is one of my personal favorites!

Mixed Berry Spinach Smoothie

  • 1 banana, sliced, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries, slightly thawed
  • 1 cup frozen chopped spinach
  • ½ to 1 cup water

Mango Peach Ginger Kale Smoothie

  • 1 banana, sliced, fresh or frozen
  • ½ cup frozen mango
  • ½ cup frozen peaches
  • 1 cup frozen chopped kale
  • ½ to 1 cup water

Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy immediately!

Substitutions and additions: Your options are only limited to frozen fruits and greens in your freezer or the freezer section of the grocery store! Try single berries like: blueberries, blackberries, strawberries or other fruits like cherries, pineapple, or melon. Great flavoring additions to try are: ginger, mint, turmeric, cinnamon, nutmeg, or matcha (green tea) powder. Other additions might be oats, avocado, orange segments, nut butters, your choice of milk, flax meal, chia seeds, and cooked pumpkin or sweet potato.

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