postpartum freezer: smoothie packs

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I chose to make 3 kinds of smoothies for us. You could easily switch up the combinations to suit your tastes or even just prep the components and assemble things in your blender as you go.

 I’m planning for a 1 handed dump of a bag into the blender, a quick pour and blend. Nearly immediate one-handed drinkable nutrition.

So for a single serving, you’re looking at roughly 1 c. of frozen fruits or veg, a handful of greens if using, 1 ice cube of yogurt or coconut cream and then when it’s blending time 2/3 c. liquid (nut milk, coconut water, whatever).

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TIPS

  • clean any veg or fruit necessary and cut into small pieces. freeze in a flat layer on a baking sheet until frozen before assembling packs
  • steam squash or sweet potato
  • grate hard veg like carrots so your blender doesn’t have to do so much work
  • freeze yogurt in ice cube trays
  • segment citrus and remove membranes
  • you can freeze grains, seeds and nut butter if you want

ADD-INS when blending

  • I’ll likely add hemp seeds and chia seeds when I go to blend my smoothies.
  • It can also be nice to add some extra fats, an omega oil, coconut oil or butter, tahini

GREEN SMOOTHIE

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  • 1 big  packed handful of greens (i used a mix of kale, romaine and chard)
  • 1/4 avocado, sliced thin
  • 1 c. banana chunks, chopped pineapple, lime segments
  • 1 cube frozen coconut yogurt

BERRY OAT SMOOTHIEIMG_4179

  • 1 c. banana chunks and frozen berries
  • 3 tbsp oats
  • loose handful of greens (I used beet greens and baby kale)
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 cube frozen coconut yogurt

ORANGE TURMERIC SMOOTHIE

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  • 1 c. grated carrot, steamed cubed sweet potato
  • 3-5 segments citrus (i used orange and grapefruit)
  • 2 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 2 slices of fresh turmeric, peeled
  • 1 cube frozen coconut yogurt
  • a spoonful of tahini at blending time would be a nice addition

 

That’s it for smoothies! I’ll be continuing this freezer stocking series, next up: date protein balls

 

 

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