Now, I ask you…
who doesn’t positively LOVE smoothies? Nobody–that’s who!
Around here, it’s getting to where every time I sit down, one of my little sweeties says, “Hey mom–wanna make us some smoothies?” Of course, I don’t mind one little bit–but here’s the thing…it’s kind of a pain to lug all the frozen fruit bags and the yogurt and the juice and whatever else we want in them out all the time. What to do…what to do…
Then, after a quick trip around the Pinterest page I found several clever ways to solve the problem. With a quick little tweak, we came up with this hit.
Load a muffin tin with yogurt–I used peach and strawberry and put about 4 Tablespoons in each cup. Next freeze them overnight–or until they are frozen solid.
Choose your conglomeration of frozen fruit. You really can make any combination you want–it’s all fabulous. We had raspberries, strawberries, cranberries, blueberries and peaches. Yum-mo.
If you have fresh fruit that you’d like to freeze–like bananas* or canned pineapple, cut it up and spread it, single layer on a cookie sheet, then pop it in the freezer.
*If you dip the banana slices in orange, lemon or pineapple juice–they won’t turn brown.
Scoop 2 cups of frozen fruit into a Ziploc bag.
After the yogurt is frozen, just poke a spoon or table knife in one side and pop them out.
Drop one big or two half sized yogurt “pucks” in each bag and seal them up.
Label the the bags if you like, but we didn’t feel the need. Seriously, any of them are heavenly and you can pretty much see what is in each pack. So it seemed silly to worry about it.
Store in the freezer until someone says, “Hey, wanna make a smoothie?” Then all you have to do is pour a pack in the blender, add 1-2 cups juice or milk and whirl them up.
Best of all, nothing to clean…
except all the empty cups.