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Mean Green Smoothie Packs

Need a veggie fix in a pinch? Try these make-ahead smoothies.

Brian Klutch
Calories 250
Protein 33g
Fat 10g
Carbs 20g

Green smoothies are a great way to sneak more veggies into your diet. But gathering all the ingredients when you want to blend one can be a pain. Plan ahead with these ready-to-go subzero smoothie packs, and you’ll be sipping a protein-packed nutrient payload in mere moments.

Mean Green Smoothie Packs Servings: 4

You'll need
  • 2 oranges, peeled and segments separated
  • 2 medium bananas, sliced into 1⁄2-inch pieces
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 4 cups spinach
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 1 piece fresh ginger (1inch), peeled and thinly sliced
  • 8 Tbsp hemp seeds (hemp hearts)
  • 4 cups coconut water or tap water
  • 3 cups 1% low-fat, no-salt-added cottage cheese

1. Divide orange segments, banana pieces, broccoli, spinach, basil, ginger, and hemp seeds among 4 zip-top freezer bags. Seal shut, and freeze until solid.

2. When ready for a smoothie, place 1 cup coconut water, 3⁄4 cup cottage cheese, and contents of 1 frozen smoothie pack in a blender container, and blend until smooth.

by , MS, RD