Learn How to Pack Lunch Box Smoothies and enjoy more than one purpose for these delicious treats.
We love smoothies at my house. They are a perfect way to sneak in extra fruits and veggies into my children's diet, and they look forward to the refreshing treat! With school starting back the trick is learning how to pack lunch box smoothies, and I have found a genius solution.
Just make your smoothies the way you normally would. I used these freezer smoothie packets for ours. We love to make them ahead of time and keep them in the freezer. They are also a perfect use for produce that may be getting close to its expiration date.
The key to these lunch box smoothies is these Freezer Jam Containers. These containers are perfect for lunch boxes because they are plastic, but they seal perfectly to hold in the smoothies.
Fill your containers and place them in the freezer until you are ready to pack. Once you do pack these lunch box smoothies, they will not only be a tasty treat, but they will act as a cold pack in your child's lunch box!
By the time lunch rolls around they should be thawed enough to enjoy.
- 1 large banana
- 2 cups frozen fruit (of your choice)
- 1 cup fruit juice or milk
- In a blender puree the banana, fruit, and juice until smooth.
- Pour smoothies into containers and freeze until ready to pack.
- When packing lunch include a frozen smoothie. It will act as an ice pack and thaw in time to enjoy by lunch. Enjoy.
You can mix these up and customize them with your families favorite flavors or needs. Sometimes I have been known to sneak in some baby spinach. The kids can't taste it, and it adds some extra nutrients.
If you are looking for more lunch box ideas you should try these amazing Gluten Free Pizza Biscuits. They are the best and perfect for packing. You can even make a large batch and freeze them for later.
I am Amanda. Mom to 3 wonderful kids & lots of furbabies. Plus wife to my hubby, David, for 20 years (gosh that makes me sound old). In our house we love to get outside, have family fun, and enjoy all Florida has to offer (Hey, Universal!) We do all of that with a few shortcuts.