Frozen Smoothie Bags (the easiest smoothies ever!)

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With so many combinations of flavors that can be made ahead of time, these flavor-packed Freezer Smoothie Bags are a convenient option to fuel your day! Simply throw your ingredients in a bag and then blend them to perfection.

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Smoothies have always been a big hit in our house, but we don’t always have time to get all the ingredients out and prep them on busy mornings. These freezer smoothie bags provide the perfect solution! All you have to do is throw your smoothie ingredients into a bag and let them sit in the freezer until frozen. Dump the frozen mixture into a blender and you’ve got a delicious smoothie in a matter of minutes!

My kids love how easy it is to customize these smoothies. We are able to set out all of our smoothie ingredients at once and let the kids make their own smoothie bags for the week. You can load these smoothies up with as many ingredients as you want! Whether you are going for a nutrient dense smoothie with kale and hemp hearts or something sweeter like banana and chocolate these smoothies will be a big hit!

Glass filled with a green smoothie.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • These smoothies are convenient to throw together, making them great for busy mornings.
  • You can customize your smoothie with a variety of ingredients. 
  • Smoothie bags are a great way to use fruit that is about to go bad.

Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients for making smoothie bags.
  • Greens—You can use spinach, kale, swiss chard, or any other greens you already have one hand.
  • Fruit—Fresh or frozen. Feel free to use whatever fruit you have on hand.
  • Extras—Ingredients like chia seeds, cocoa nibs, honey, maple syrup, and hemp hearts can help add depth and flavor to your smoothies.
  • Milk—We like to use almond milk, but any dairy free or regular milk will work great!

How to Make Freezer Smoothie Bags

Ingredients for making smoothie bags.
Ingredients for a fruit smoothie in a bag.

Step #1. Gather ingredients for fruit smoothie. Fruit, spinach, almond milk, etc.

Step #2. Place all desired smoothie ingredients (except the liquid) into a freezer safe baggie, close and store in the freezer.

Step #3. When you are ready for a smoothie, dump the bag in the blender, add 1 cup of milk or liquid, and blend until smooth.

Step #4. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe FAQs

Should I use fresh or frozen fruit?

It is really up to you! All of the ingredients are going to be frozen before being blended anyway, so it does not make much of a difference either way. We like to switch up the flavor of our smoothies with seasonal fruit, but frozen fruit makes a great low-cost alternative.

How can I sweeten my smoothie?

The fruit you add will act as a natural sweetener; however, depending on the fruit you use you might need to give the smoothie some extra help. When using a more mild tasting fruit, I like to add a little bit of honey or maple syrup to my smoothie.

How long should I let my freezer bags sit in the freezer?

After throwing the ingredients into a bag, you should let your smoothie bag sit in the freezer for at least 6 hours. This gives the ingredients plenty of time to freeze so that you have a cold, creamy smoothie after everything is blended.

Top view of green smoothie.

How to Store Freezer Smoothie Bags

You can lay the bags flat to freeze so they end up freezing more uniformly, taking up less space in your freezer.  Freezer smoothie bags can store for 8-12 months in the freezer.  So you can enjoy your favorite seasonal fruit in smoothie form all year long!

What to Serve with Smoothies

Enhance your smoothie with a side of crunchy homemade granola, protein-packed hard-boiled eggs, and hearty whole grain muffins with zucchini. These additions create a balanced and satisfying meal that keeps you energized and ready for the day ahead.

Expert Tips

  • If you don’t have a high-powered blender or want easier blending, dice the fruit into 1-inch pieces, add more liquid, or let the bag sit out for 5 minutes to defrost a bit.  
  • Overripe fruit or spotted bananas are perfect since they add extra sweetness.
  • I like to label my bags with their ingredients so that I remember what flavors each bag has.
  • You can use fresh or frozen fruit in this recipe.
  • For a thicker smoothie, you can cut back on the milk by 2 tablespoons. Likewise, you can add 2 tablespoons for a thinner smoothie.

More Smoothie Recipes To Consider

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Frozen Smoothie Packs (the easiest smoothies ever!)

Freezer Smoothie Bags make smoothies so easy when you already have everything portioned out and frozen. Just add almond milk and you're done! This smoothie recipe is the best make-ahead breakfast for the upcoming week!
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 1 minute
Total: 6 minutes
Servings: 1 smoothie


  • 1-2 cups greens
  • 1 cup fruit
  • Extras, hemp seed hearts, chia seeds, cacoa nibs, flaxseed
  • 1 cup Almond Breeze almond milk
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  • Add all of the smoothie ingredients to a bag, close, and freeze (see post for details, tips, and tricks).
  • When you are ready to make a smoothie add the contents of one freezer smoothie bag plus 1 cup almond milk to the jar of you blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy right away.


  1. It’s the perfect way to use up fruits or vegetables before they get old. Did you buy a big bag of greens and they are starting to get a little old? Normally half that bag would slowly turn to slime in the vegetable drawer, but this way you can use it! Make a whole bunch of freezer smoothie bags before your greens get old. The same thing goes for old bananas… the ones that are starting to get old taste extra sweet in a smoothie. I waste so much less now that I make these bags!
  2. The smoothies taste better because they are extra cold because everything is frozen.
  3. You don’t have to have a high-powered blender to enjoy these (though they are wonderful…). Just cut your smoothie ingredients into smaller pieces for easier blending! I’d keep most pieces under an inch square in size if using a traditional blender.


Serving: 1 smoothie, Calories: 484kcal, Carbohydrates: 44g, Protein: 22g, Fat: 27g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 20g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Sodium: 338mg, Potassium: 497mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 35g, Vitamin A: 3473IU, Vitamin C: 102mg, Calcium: 403mg, Iron: 8mg
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  1. Tea says:

    Melissa …thank you for such a great idea about making smoothie bags. I’ve recently frozen fruit in large bags then picked out what i want in the smoothie. But your way sounds so much better. I try maing my smoothie for lunch …so i wont be tempted to eat to much bread. It seems to help keep me satisfied till dinner. Thank you for your smoothie recipe book…can’t wait to try some of them!

  2. Lauren Deegan says:

    At first the whole thing looked too daunting but I loved how it turned out. Not only was the work way easier, I knew what was in it and knowing how much healthy stuff I was drinking just made me happier. Thank you for this.

    1. Carly Kay says:

      I blend a big batch of smoothies and pour into Ball brand re-washable freezer “jars and stack them in the freezer. Get them out of the freezer in the morning and by mid morning or lunch – they are ready to drink! Grab and go and no wasted baggies…a bit more “green”.

  3. Beka says:

    I’m going to do this! I always seem to have half a bag of spinach leftover and it gets wasted. Plus I hate taking the time to put together a smoothie every time the kids ask for one. Thanks! Is that your hand in the video? If so, I NEED to know what color that nail polish is 😀

    1. Melissa says:

      Indeed friend! I’ll be honest friend, that nail polish was one I wouldn’t have picked. My 4 year old gave it to me for my birthday and insisted on painting my nails that day. I actually really like it now though. It’s from our store! I should send you a bottle 🙂

  4. Amy says:

    Yummy! What great ideas thanks! ? ?

  5. L says:

    I have thought about doing this before, but I was wondering if it was safe to put uncooked greens in the freezer. Any idea where to look this up?

    1. Melissa says:

      Ok, I did some digging and most people don’t recommend it because of texture changes (aka it turns to green slime when you thaw it). I think if it’s safe to eat it raw then it would be safe to eat it frozen, I can’t think of any risk associated with it at all.

    2. L says:

      Ok, thanks for taking the time to look it up for me!

  6. AnnaBanana says:

    I LOVE green smoothies, although I’ve been too chicken to add anything but spinach. I was assured romaine would work once and tried it, and it just DID NOT agree with me.

    This is a great idea, but I have a question. I tried adding frozen spinach to my smoothie once and it tasted nasty unpleasant, whereas I have never had that problem with fresh spinach. Do you think this is because I didn’t freeze my own spinach and just used the prebagged store spinach? I already add everything to my smoothie freezer bags EXCEPT the liquid and spinach…having the frozen spinach be as palatable as fresh would take out that extra step…would be nice.

    1. Melissa says:

      Did you add just normal frozen spinach (that comes in the block from the store?) or fresh spinach that you froze? The frozen spinach from the store has been blanched and that cooking process does make it yucky in smoothies. I think you should try this method because I promise you’ll love it! I just used the prebagged raw store spinach for these smoothies and it’s great. Let me know if you try it!

  7. deb c says:

    I really dislike pulling out my blender often, making my smoothie, then having to wash the said blender. What has helped me…… I make up a bunch of smoothies, pour them into wide mouth pint jars, leaving an inch of headroom. I place the jars in the freezer with the band fairly loose just in case there is any excess expansion from freezing. The next day, I will tighten the bands down. I usually have two previously frozen smoothies in the fridge at all times. Most of the time, I add a wee bit more milk or water before drinking and give it a good shaking. A cold smoothie at my finger tips, although not slushy. Drink one, pull one from the freezer. I have read they are good for approx 3 days in the fridge. Now, when I don’t have enough stuff for a batch session, I will baggy up…thanks for the idea!

    1. Melissa says:

      That’s such a great idea! I want to try this for quick mornings on the run! When it comes to my blender I just add a little water to the bottom of the jar once I pour out my smoothie, pop it back on the base and let it blend for a little bit. It swishes the water around really well then I give it all a quick rinse and let it dry. I rarely wash it with soap and water because it just doesn’t need it! If I wait and let my smoothie dry on the edges though it horrible to clean!

  8. Colleen Flanigan says:

    I make these frequently -freeze the banana but never thought of freezing the whole thing–so much easier, Thank you so much for this!

  9. Laina Turner says:

    I love smoothies and for the last few months have been making at least 1 a day. Thanks for sharing. I now have some new ideas.