Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Are you looking for a quick snack, or feeding a growing athlete (or 2).   But sometimes measuring and chopping and hauling out the blender is just too much work?

Here's an easy solution I came up with and it's been working really well of us.

My kids love me, I mean them, they love them.

They are smoothie packs.

I admit the photo isn't too appetizing, however having these little packages ready and in your freezer, will soon become your friend.

What I do is measure out about a weeks worth of ingredients in little ziplocs.

In each bag will be a couple of fruits (I use varying combinations of frozen mango, raspberries, strawberries) and a  chopped banana,  1/4 cup of wheat germ, 1 tbsp protein powder.

The boys just grab a bag out of the freezer and I blend the contents with 1 cup of yogurt and 1/2 cup of orange juice and sometimes a drizzle of honey.

The juice and yogurt can also be poured into ice cube trays and when frozen they can be popped out of the trays and added to the bags.

Then blend baby, blend!

There is no need to thaw, but if you prefer to throw the contents into the blender so they thaw in there, that way you don't lose any of the juices.

I set up an assembly line on my counter and make enough for both boys for the week.

A quick, healthy snack, packed full of goodness and provides lots of energy.

My little hockey players love them!!!


  1. Carla, so you just let it thaw and then mix it with yogurt?
    I have to look for the wheat gem, I know friend of mine uses it as well.
    Thanks for the tip! :)

  2. Gabi, no need to let it thaw. It makes a nice, icey cold smoothie. I just throw the contents of the ziploc into the blender straight from the freezer, along with the yogurt and juice. If you are freezing cubes of yogurt and juice to add, then you may want to thaw them in your blender a bit. I don't usually have time and throw it all in there. Sometimes a drizzle of honey too depending on the sweetness of the fruit. If your blender has an ice cube crushing setting, it shouldn't have any trouble. You should be able to find wheat germ in the regular grocery store, in the cereal aisle, near the oats. I buy mine from a store called Bulk Barn, along with my protein powder. Enjoy!

  3. I will give it a try :) Thanks, Carla.