Can I freeze my smoothies ahead of time?
Smoothie Question: Can I freeze my smoothies ahead of time? I am a working mom, I have two toddlers children that stay home with dad while I am away. Can I make 10-15 16oz smoothies all at once and freeze them to grab and take with me to work in the mornings?
My children are light sleepers and I would like to avoid the noise. It would as well save the trouble of the 15 minutes a day by making enough for a week or two at once.
My concern is that I am going to loose all of the good stuff in the process of trying to save a bit of time and headache? Smoothie Answer:
You are a busy momma! Way to go on striving for healthy habits even on a busy schedule.
You most certainly can make your smoothies ahead of time. You will lose some of the nutrients, but a frozen smoothie is definitely better than a most breakfast items.
One issue that might arise is that the frozen smoothie will not have the same consistency as a smoothie just blended up. The particles will be more separated from the liquid. So if you don't want to reblend it, I would recommend you to use a glass/cup with a lid. That way... you can shake and mix up the smoothie.
One way to save time is to bag up your favorite smoothie ingredients in individual baggies and freeze them. All you have to do is drop the bagful of ingredients into the blender with the liquid and blend. It'll still be noisy, but it'll be fast.
If you come up with the perfect solution to your problem, please let us know... As I'm sure that you are not alone with this problem.
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