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Freeze a smoothie

Looking for a healthy, time-saving breakfast?

Zip up these delicious, high-fibre combos and pop them in the freezer so they’re ready to blend on busy mornings.

The two-minute breakfast

If you have a blender, this is the perfect way to ensure you have a healthy breakfast-to-go all week long. By placing the ingredients of your favourite smoothie into individual bags and putting them in the freezer, all you need to do on weekday mornings is pour a bag into the blender with your favourite liquid and blitz.

It’s also a handy way to make the most of whatever fruit and/or veges happen to be in season.

  • Use sandwich-sized zip-lock bags to freeze the perfect portion for an individual smoothie.
  • Chop fruit into even-sized chunks and grate harder veges, such as carrot or beetroot.
  • Squeeze as much air out of each bag as possible to prevent frost from forming inside.
  • Mark freezer bags with the date you packed them.
  • Store bags flat in the freezer for up to about one month.

Three steps to perfect smoothies

  1. Place frozen contents of smoothie bag in blender.
  2. Add water or milk or non-dairy alternative.
  3. Blend well.

Want to try your hand at creating your own?

  • Use avocado to add creaminess to green smoothies (and you won’t even taste it!).
  • Add natural sweetness with overripe bananas or medjool dates.
  • Use ginger, spices and herbs to add flavour and healthy antioxidants. Start with a modest pinch and adjust to taste.
  • For extra sustenance add rolled oats, chia seeds or LSA mix.
  • For a vege blend add greens, such as kale or spinach.

Recipe ideas

Banana, nut and berry knockout
Green ginger buzz
Mint and mango delight

First published: Apr 2016



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