Melissa's Cuisine: Strawberry Banana Smoothie {In A Bag}

Friday, May 31, 2013

Strawberry Banana Smoothie {In A Bag}

Melissa's Cuisine: Strawberry Banana Smoothie {In A Bag}
Do you ever wish you had more hours in your day?  Believe me, I sure do!  It seems life keeps going faster and faster, with no intentions of slowing down.  Oh, what I would give for just two more hours in my day!
Melissa's Cuisine: Smoothie Week

But, since that doesn't seem to be a reality, I have learned to find things to simplify my life.  This week I've been sharing smoothie recipes with you, and today's recipe can be made two ways.  I'm sure you've seen the bags of smoothie ingredients in the freezer section at the grocery store.  This is my homemade version of those.
Melissa's Cuisine: Strawberry Banana Smoothie {In A Bag}

I bought a container of yogurt and filled mini muffin tins with a Tablespoon of the yogurt.  Then, I froze it to make little yogurt cubes.  I added those cubes to Ziploc bags along with strawberries and banana pieces.  Now, my freezer is stocked with smoothie bags and when I want a smoothie, I just need to put the contents of the bag and some milk in my blender and viola!  It's smoothie time!
Melissa's Cuisine: Strawberry Banana Smoothie {In A Bag}
Melissa's Cuisine: Strawberry Banana Smoothie {In A Bag}

Strawberry Banana Smoothie {In A Bag}

Makes 8 smoothie bags (8 smoothies)

1 32 ounce container vanilla yogurt
8 cups strawberries
8 bananas, sliced
8 sandwich size ziploc bags
4 cups milk

1.  Scoop yogurt into the openings of a mini muffin tin, 1 Tablespoon of yogurt per opening.

2.  Freeze yogurt until solid, about 3 hours.

3.   Allow the yogurt bites to thaw at room temperature for about 10 minutes, until they can easily be removed from the tin.  (I flipped my tin upside down on the counter and then hit the bottom with my palm until the yogurt bites fell out.  It worked well for me!)

4.  Place 4 yogurt bites, 1 cup of strawberries, and 1 sliced banana in each ziploc bag and seal.

5.  Store the smoothie bags in the freezer until you're ready to use them.

6.  To make your smoothie, place the smoothie bag ingredients along with 1/2 cup milk in a blender.  Blend until smooth.

If you just want to make a strawberry banana smoothie, not the smoothie bags, here's the recipe:

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Serves 1


1/4 cup vanilla yogurt
1 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
1 banana (fresh or frozen), sliced
1/4 cup milk
4 ice cubes, optional (use only if you're using fresh fruit)

Blend ingredients in a blender until smooth.


  1. That looks absolutely delicious. Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. These look amazing Melissa and so delicious!! I love that they are so low in calories!
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