Smoothies to Go!

My son’s first day of third grade is tomorrow, so last week I started looking for clever lunch ideas for him. This frozen smoothie idea is genius because it will keep his lunch box cool and give him a healthy treat that I can feel really good about. I bought these plastic freezer containers that Ball makes and they’re the perfect size. I made our favorite smoothie recipe in the food processor and it made enough to fill 5 containers plus some extra that the kids happily shared. After they were all nicely portioned I wiped the rims well, sealed them up and stowed them in the freezer. All he needs to do is stir it up once it’s lunch time – I’m hoping that it is soft enough for him to drink, but not too soft that it becomes watery.

Verdict: Yay! I am pleased to report that Little Boy M had a great first day and the smoothie thawed out enough and he happily ate it with a spoon. He also reported that his juice box was nice and cold, too. I asked him how it tasted and he said it tasted like one I just made for him. I think I might have to buy more of the freezer jars because both my kids are going to expect these everyday in their lunches.  Best. Idea. Ever! Thanks for reading, enjoy!

Smoothie

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 2 TBSP mild honey
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup frozen peaches
Directions:
It couldn’t be easier! Pour all your ingredients in a food processor and blend away! Spoon the smoothie into the freezable Ball containers, wipe the rims and place in your freezer. Enjoy!