DIY Make-Ahead Smoothie Pucks

Photo of three smoothie pucks on a bed of spinach and blueberries

 

You love smoothies but dragging out all those ingredients every time gets old, right? If that sounds like you, I’ve got great news! Spend a few minutes now putting together these frozen, wholesome smoothie pucks. Later, your morning smoothie routine goes from time-consuming to magically easy. These DIY Make-Ahead Smoothie Pucks are perfect for busy mornings!

DIY Make-Ahead Smoothie Pucks

No more dragging out the berries, spinach, coconut milk, spices, and extracts (then realizing you don’t have ice…). Simply combine all those wholesome, nutritious ingredients and freeze in silicone muffin cups, a muffin pan, or even ice cube trays.

Then, when you’re ready to make a smoothie, pop a few into your blender jar. Add some water and blend until smooth. Easy peasy!

Yes, you certainly can make individual smoothie packs with plastic zipper bags. However, that’s a lot of plastic bags! They also take up more space in the freezer.

In contrast, smoothie pucks can be stored (once frozen) in one large container or freezer bag. Also, if you want a smaller smoothie you just grab a few smoothie pucks. Want a larger one? Grab a few more and increase the water when blending.

There are Endless Ways To Create Your Own Smoothie Pucks

Below you’ll find my simple, delicious, and nutritious smoothie puck recipe. However, feel free to change it up to suit your preferences! Simply make the smoothie base and add your preferred ingredients.

The smoothie base is a simple mixture of reconstituted Wildly Organic Coconut Milk Powder, water, Wildly Organic Coco Monkey Sweetener, Wildly Organic Cashew Butter, and a pinch of salt. This can easily be mixed with a whisk or blend if you’re doing a very large batch.

To each muffin cup, I add fresh spinach (lightly steamed to reduce oxalates, but feel free to use frozen spinach if you like) and blueberries.

Need more ideas? Try these other combinations!

  • Banana chunks and Wildly Organic Cacao Nibs
  • Mango and strawberries
  • Add cocoa and peanut butter to the smoothie base
  • Add your favorite powders to the smoothie base, such as maca, moringa, etc.
  • Cherries and pineapple
  • Strawberries and fresh basil
  • Applesauce, cinnamon, and oats
  • Add collagen or protein powder to the smoothie base for a quick, complete meal
  • Cucumber and mint leaves
  • Orange segments and fresh ginger
  • Wildly Organic Goji Berries, Wildly Organic Almonds, fresh pears
  • Try Wildly Organic Coconut Butter instead of cashew butter (or both) in the smoothie base
  • Wildly Organic Turmeric and lemon juice for an inflammation-fighting smoothie
  • Try Wildly Organic Coconut Syrup to sweeten
  • Any combination of berries and lightly steamed dark, leafy greens (steaming reduces high oxalates)

Clearly, you are only limited by your imagination!

So, say goodbye to the time-consuming smoothie ritual and hello to grab and blend convenience with these wholesome smoothie pucks!

What Ingredients Will You Put In Your Make-Ahead Smoothie Pucks?

DIY Make-Ahead Smoothie Pucks
If you're short on time in the mornings, then you'll love these DIY Make-Ahead Smoothie Pucks. Spend a few minutes now putting together these frozen, wholesome smoothie pucks. Later, your morning smoothie routine goes from time-consuming to magically easy.
    Servings24 smoothie pucks
    Prep Time15 minutes
    Passive Time4 hours freeze time
    Ingredients
    Smoothie Base
    Blueberry and Spinach Smoothie Pucks
    • 3cups blueberriesfresh or frozen
    • 4cups fresh spinach, tightly packedthen lightly steamed (see notes)
    Instructions
    For the Smoothie Base
    1. Whisk together the hot water, coconut milk powder, cashew butter, salt, sweetener, and any optional powders until well combined. You can use a blender for larger batches.
    For the Blueberry Spinach Smoothie Pucks
    1. Evenly divide the steamed spinach among 24 silicone muffin cups (or use muffin pans or ice cube trays). Alternatively, put about 1 tablespoon frozen spinach in each muffin cup (adjust as necessary for ice cube trays). Keep in mind that thicker the puck the harder it will be to blend.
    2. Add about 2 tablespoons blueberries to each.
    3. Pour smoothie base over each muffin cup and freeze for 4 hours or overnight.
    4. Remove from muffin cups and store in a freezer container or zipper bag.
    To Make A Smoothie
    1. Place desired amount of smoothie pucks into your blender, add water, and blend until smooth.
    2. For reference: if using silicone muffin cups, 3 smoothie pucks and half a cup of water will yield around 8 ounces. Adjust as desired.
    For Other Variations
    1. Add desired powders, extracts, spices, etc. to the smoothie base.
    2. Distribute desired fruits and vegetable pieces evenly throughout your freezing method of choice (muffin cups, pans, ice cube trays, etc.) the pour smoothie base into each and freeze.
    Recipe Notes

    Skip the steaming fresh spinach step if desired and use frozen spinach instead. Add about 1 tablespoon to each muffin cup.

    These smoothie pucks work best if you use a smaller container to freeze them, such as muffin cups. Thicker pucks will be harder to blend. If your blender has a tamper, you may need to use that to facilitate blending. Otherwise, you may need to stop the blender periodically to scrape the contents down until fully blended. Add more water as needed to get the desired consistency.

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    Dawn is a wife, homeschooling mom, and grandma who blogs at Oh Sweet Mercy. She loves learning, teaching, cooking, photography, crocheting, reading, and riding the Harley with her wonderful, hard-working hubby. She also has a small flock of chickens and constantly fights with a pack of shiny, sparkly squirrels.

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