5 Make Ahead Breakfast Smoothies (Smoothie Packs)

No more scrambling around to make your morning smoothie: with these 5 make ahead healthy breakfast smoothies, all you have to do is empty them into the blender, add your liquid, and blend away!

Good morning friends!  I am excited on this fine Saturday morning because today I am sharing my obsession with you.

This is a pretty harmless obsession if you ask me.  A delicious, nutrient-packed obsession.  A smoothie obsession!

Today I am sharing FOUR brand new smoothie recipes with you (and one favorite I’ve shared before)!  Each and every one of these smoothies is completely sugar free.  That means no juice, no maple syrup, no honey.  Nada.  Just the natural sweetness from the fruit in the smoothie.

Another thing you should know:  I’m a banana-hating lunatic!  I really, really can’t stand them, and I have a really hard time finding banana-free smoothies.  Despite the lack of bananas, these smoothies are nice and thick, which is important in keeping us full for longer according to a recent study.

So today, I’m giving you the recipes for four brand-new sugar-free, banana-free, (mostly) vegan/dairy-free healthy breakfast smoothies.

And not only that but I’m going to share my technique to make my smoothies ahead so that in the morning all we have to do is throw my prepped ingredients into the blender and add some liquids.  TOTAL lifesaver for morning zombies like myself.

 

Anti-inflammatory turmeric smoothie

Side note before we get started: as you can probably tell, I’m probably the only smoothie-loving blogger who doesn’t own a ridiculously fancy and expensive blender.  Mine is an 18 speed Oster that sent me back a whole $50.  And it works great for margaritas, smoothies, sauces, you name it!

pineapple turmeric smoothie pack

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Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Smoothie with Pineapple

Get the recipe here.

This smoothie is PACKED full of anti-inflammatory promoting ingredients including the wonder-child turmeric, pineapple and leafy green spinach (or kale).  You can’t taste the turmeric or the leafy greens, just pure tropical bliss.

blueberry coconut hemp smoothie

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Blueberry Coconut Water Smoothie (with hemp hearts):

Get the recipe here.

This smoothie is packed full of anti-oxidant rich blueberries, hydrating coconut water, and gets a boost of protein thanks to a scoop of hemp hearts.  The blueberries, coconut water, nutty hemp hearts and greek yogurt pair perfectly together!

mango superfood smoothie

Mango Almond Spinach

Green Mango Superfood Smoothie:

Get the recipe here.

This smoothie is PACKED with superfoods: mango, spinach, chia seeds, ground flax…so much nutrition packed into one drink!  A touch of almond extract pairs surprisingly well with the mango and really takes this smoothie up a notch.

Goji Peach Cherry Smoothie

Cherry Peach Goji Berry Smoothie

Goji Peach Cherry Smoothie

Get the recipe here.

Goji berries are linked to a huge list of health benefits including longevity, calmness and improved sleep, and weight loss.  Interestingly, cherries are a good source of melatonin and are linked to improved sleep as well.  Maybe this smoothie should be re-named the Good Night Smoothie?

This goji peach cherry smoothie is so surprising, in that it tastes like…chocolate!  Something about the combination of cherries and goji berries really brings out chocolate flavors, though there is no trace of cocoa powder to be seen in this smoothie.  Absolutely delicious.  Kai’s favorite!

Strawberry Mango Chai Smoothie-2

Strawberry Mango Chai Smoothie

Strawberry Mango Chai Smoothie

Get the recipe here.

This simple smoothie is subtly sweet, and gets depth of flavor from a touch of chai spice mix and vanilla extract.  Add ground flax, chia seeds, and a handful of spinach for an even healthier smoothie!

smoothie jars

How to make healthy breakfast smoothies ahead of time

  • You can prepare these smoothies in freezer bags, however I prefer using jars, since they are re-usable.  Jars require more space in your freezer to store, and acquire frost faster, so it’s best to only prepare the jars 2 or so weeks ahead of consuming them.

 

  • To prepare your smoothie packs or smoothie jars, place the fruit chunks at the bottom, followed by add-ins.  Extracts, flax, chia seeds, spices etc are all totally fine to add in!  Top the jars with any greens, then seal with the jar lids.

 

  • *note: make sure that the fruit you are adding to the jars is already frozen, as it may become difficult to get them out of the jars if they are added fresh or at room temperature.

 

  • These smoothie jars will keep for 2 or so weeks in the freezer.

 

  • To prepare your smoothie, dump all ingredients out of the jar into the blender.  You may need to use a spoon to loosen out the ingredients.  Add the almond milk (or coconut water as indicated) to the jar, put the lid on and give it a good shake, then dump it into the blender.  This helps get anything left in the jar out.

 

  • Blend away, then add the smoothie back into your jar and enjoy!
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