How to Save Time with Smoothie Prep Packets

We’re sharing how to save time with smoothie prep packets today!

Given we highlighted how to create a morning routine in 4 simple steps yesterday, it seems only fitting to share an easy way you can streamline your morning routine with smoothie prep packets.

Smoothies are a great way to pack in extra fruits and veggies each day.

And they can be such a time saver if your mornings are busy too!

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Our Favorite Smoothie Combinations…

One of the things we love most about smoothies is that there seems to be an endless amount of flavor combinations which makes them completely customizable, even for picky eaters.

For example:

  • Banana + Almond Butter + Cinnamon + Ground Flax
  • Green Apple + Celery Juice + Spinach + Cucumber + Ginger
  • Mango + Spinach + Sweet Potato
  • Banana + Berries + Spinach
  • Banana + Berries + Avacado + Kale
  • Mango + Pineapple + Banana with Coconut Protein Powder
  • Sweet Potato + Blueberries + Kale
  • Pumpkin + Pumpkin Pie Spice
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Creating a Smoothie Prep Basket…

One of the easiest ways to keep your dry items, blender, and drink containers organized is to create a smoothie prep supplies basket.

For example:

  • Blender
  • Protein Powder
  • Chia Seeds
  • Flax
  • Plastic or Resealable Snack Bags

We keep two smoothie baskets in our drink station cabinets.

One is for the blender and to-go smoothie drink containers.

The other is for all the dry supplies like powders and seeds.

It makes creating smoothie prep packets so much easier.

You don’t have to have your kitchen organized like ours to have a smoothie basket though.

You can keep a smoothie basket in your pantry or on your bar cart too.

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How to Make Smoothie Prep Packets…

After you’ve gathered the basics, making smoothies ahead of time is super easy.

Your nutritionist or medical care provider can help you determine which combination is best based on your dietary needs.

So, make sure you ask for their advice and recommendations.

This is the simple formula we use depending on how many smoothies we’re making:

  • Fruit (1/2-1 cup)
  • Veggies (1-2 cups)
  • Protein Powder (1 scoop)
  • Healthy Fats (1 small avocado, 1 banana, or 1-2 tablespoons nut butters)
  • Seeds/Fiber (chia, hemp or flax seeds)
  • Almond Milk (you could also use hemp, coconut, soy, or oat. I don’t personally drink cow’s milk so we almond and coconut the most)
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3 Ways to Prep for Morning Smoothies…

There are three different ways to prep for morning smoothies.

One, you can make a batch of smoothies and refrigerate them in your refrigerator for up to 24 hours in a resealable jar.

Two, you can batch, blend, and freeze your smoothies in freezer-safe containers for up to 2 months.

Three, you can create smoothie prep packets in freezer-safe containers and freeze the contents for up to 6 months.

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Smoothie Prep Packet Supplies You’ll Need…

Basically, if you’re going to make a batch of smoothies to refrigerate, you will need…

  • Blender
  • Smoothie Ingredients
  • Resealable Jars with Lids
  • Marker or Labels

Additionally, if you’re going to make smoothie prep packets, you’ll need…

  • Fresh or Frozen Fruits and Veggies
  • Freezer Safe Containers

Open your freezer-safe bag or container and layer in your leafy greens.

Add additional veggies,

Then start layering in fruit.

Once you have the smoothie prep packet filled with your choice of fruits and veggies, make sure you smooth all the air out of the packet before sealing it.

Next, label the contents and date.

Finally, place your smoothie prep packet in the freezer.

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Once you’re ready to make your smoothie, dump your smoothie prep packets, seeds, protein powder, spices, and milk of choice into your blender.

Blend until all ingredients are combined and smooth.

Add additional toppings if desired.

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Setting Your Mornings Up for Success…

We hope these smoothie prep packet ideas have helped!

It’s nice to know you can have a healthy breakfast or snack at the ready whenever you need it.

Plus, prepping as much as you can the day or night before will save you so much time.

Thankfully, these smoothie prep packets don’t take long to make at all.

But they can make a big impact on busy mornings which feels like a win.

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Smoothie Supplies We Spotted on Amazon…

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Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,


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  1. Hey CoCo – we love smoothies too! In the morning we love to mix in the blender: 1 cup organic milk, 8 frozen strawberries, 1 banana, 1 tsp agave and sprinkle chai seeds. After blending this is creamy and delicious – and serves two people! We can’t wait to try some of your winning combos!

    1. That sounds really good, you guys! I will try that one next week because I love bananas and strawberries together. It’s nice to make smoothies that feed two people so we can have one for today and one for tomorrow. Thanks for the recipe. Hugs, CoCo

  2. Hi CoCo, I like smoothies but I can’t drink my meals. I’m a person that needs to chew.

    This was a great post. Pinned

  3. I love the idea of prepping for smoothies! We have a smoothie every Wednesday morning but could have them more often if I did this! Thanks for the great idea! Can’t wait to try it!

  4. Awesome and helpful list. I make smoothies almost every day either for breakfast or lunch. Good tips
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