$0.59 DIY Freezer Smoothie Packs

Having a few DIY freezer smoothie packs on hand helps make these Floridian summers a bit more tolerable. Not only are these smoothie packs super convenient, they’re extremely inexpensive and allow you to make a smoothie in under two minutes. How’s that or a triple threat?

Just dump the contents of the smoothie pack into a Magic Bullet, add water (or milk) and you’re good to go!

Make your own frugal freezer smoothie packs for only $0.59. Easy, cheap, grab-and-go convenience for a fraction of the store-bought cost.

 

Update: I make these even cheaper by making my own yogurt! I show you how I easily make my own homemade crockpot yogurt in this post.

These smoothie packets are low in calories as well, so they make a great breakfast or lunch for those of us that are trying to have a healthier early meal. When using these freezer smoothie packets to stand in for a meal, I like to pulse some oats in the Magic Bullet for a few seconds and use coconut milk rather than water just to make it more satisfying.

I was able to create 14 smoothie packets and only spend about $8.25 for all of the ingredients. I’ll admit, the packets are on the small side, but I find them perfectly satisfying as-is or with the addition of ground oats to thicken them up (or just use more fruit!).

Make your own frugal freezer smoothie packs for only $0.59. Easy, cheap, grab-and-go convenience for a fraction of the store-bought cost.

I added peanut butter to a few of the packets but chose to omit that from the cost since I only added it to a few packets and this was experimental. Verdict = I like the PB with Strawberry/Banana. My husband? Not so much. So if you decide to try it, YMMV.

Ingredients:

Note: This is just what I chose to go with. Use whichever fruits you’d like!

  • Bananas
  • Strawberries
  • Peaches
  • Vanilla Yogurt (Big Tub)

Tools:

  • Ziploc snack bags
  • Quart size freezer bags
  • Parchment paper/wax paper/aluminum foil (choose whichever you’d like)
  • Ice cube trays

Step 1:

Make your own frugal freezer smoothie packs for only $0.59. Easy, cheap, grab-and-go convenience for a fraction of the store-bought cost.

Slice and Dice your fruit.

Step 2:

Make your own frugal freezer smoothie packs for only $0.59. Easy, cheap, grab-and-go convenience for a fraction of the store-bought cost.

Line your freezer with parchment paper (or foil/wax paper) and place your fruit in an even layer. I simply lined my freezer since it was large enough to do this. If yours is smaller you may want to use a baking sheet or several smaller plates. Let them freeze for at least 2 to 3 hours.

You’ll know they’re adequately frozen if it hurts when thrown at your face. So go ahead, chuck a banana chunk at your nearest loved one and gauge their reaction. Or you can just wait until they’re dry enough to not stick together. Whatever works.

Step 3:

Spoon the yogurt into ice cube trays and place in the freezer along with the fruit. I recommend leaving them in there for at least four hours; I only left them in for two and it made things pretty messy.

Step 4:

Make your own frugal freezer smoothie packs for only $0.59. Easy, cheap, grab-and-go convenience for a fraction of the store-bought cost.

Put it all together! Place the frozen fruit and yogurt cubes into the snack bags. Each bag contained banana + yogurt, but I varied the strawberries and peaches per pack to create different flavors.

Side note: Peach smoothies suck. I don’t recommend making them. I was actually able to create 19 smoothie packets, but only counted 14 because the 5 that were only peaches/yogurt were quite terrible.

I placed the smoothie packs into a quart sized freezer bag in order to avoid freezer burn. You’ll be able to fit four smoothie packs in one quart sized bag.
I love making these! They’re simple, smart, frugal and save so much money over time! Please let me know if you make them. I’d love to hear what flavors you try!

Comments

  1. 16

    says

    Great idea! I really need to do this because I want to include more smoothies in my world but never get around to it. Thanks for sharing at I Made It! Monday. Can’t wait to see what you link up this week.

  2. 18

    says

    Found this on the Frugally Sustainable blog hop. This is such a smart idea – my bananas always get overripe by the end of the week. I also hate making one huge smoothie and then leaving it in a pitcher in the fridge. The ingredients always separate by the end of the week. This is so much smarter!

  3. 24

    says

    These are great little treats to have around-I could probably eat about 10 myself! love it… (Sharon)

    Just wanted to give a big thank you for sharing at the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT.

    Sharon and Denise ♥
    Fashion | Food | Beauty | Out & About and Morning Coffee articles

  4. 25

    says

    Great idea! I haven’t really gotten into smoothies yet, but I bet I would do it if I was this prepared!

    We’d love for you to share this at Tips and Tricks Tuesday with us! It’s a place for people to share and seek out advice related to healthy living and weight loss. Love to see you there!

    Kristin
    Exploringdomesticity.blogspot.com

  5. 28

    says

    I have been meaning to do this for soooo long. I think it would make it a lot easier to just dump out a little baggy into the blender instead of getting all the ingredients out everytime. You have given me a boost, I shall do this, this week! And yes. Peach smoothies DO suck! lol

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  7. 34

    kathy says

    food for thought make it even easier and skip the ice trays put 1 icecream scoops of yogurt in the corner of each ziplock bag . freeze and re open to place your fruit in the empy side

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