We love smoothies! But when the weather gets warmer, I find myself craving something more refreshing than my usual mix of berries and greens. That's where frozen fruit smoothies come in. Quick to make as the fruit is already prepared in the freezer, and easy to adapt.
Frozen fruit smoothies are a delicious and easy way to get your daily dose of fruits and vegetables. Unlike traditional smoothies, which require fresh produce, frozen fruit smoothies can be made with frozen fruits and veggies that you can keep on hand in your freezer - making them much quicker.
This means you can whip up a smoothie whenever you want, without worrying about your produce going bad - so much better for reducing food waste. Plus, frozen fruits and vegetables are often more affordable than fresh, making frozen fruit smoothies a budget-friendly option.
Ingredients and substitutions
- Frozen fruit - This is the star of the smoothie. We made a frozen berry smoothie but there are so many different frozen fruits you can use and we have given lots of options below.
- Milk - This is what loosens the smoothie up. Using frozen fruit will give you a thicker smoothie, so use more milk than you think. We used a mixture of almond milk and coconut milk. The coconut milk adds an extra creaminess and a lovely tropical flavour.
- Yogurt - This adds lots of extra creaminess.
- Honey - You will get lots of sweetness from the fruit, but we wanted a little extra so added some honey. You could swap it for maple syrup.
- Oats - This is an easy way to make a smoothie more filling and to make it a meal rather than a snack.
A full ingredients list with measurements is in the recipe card below.
How to make a smoothie with frozen fruit - Step by step
One: Put all of the ingredients into a blender.
Two: Blend until smooth.
Frozen fruit smoothie benefits
Healthy - Frozen fruit smoothies are packed with vitamins and minerals. By blending frozen fruits, you can create a quick and and easy nutrient-rich drink that is both delicious and healthy.
Frozen fruits are picked at their peak ripeness and then flash-frozen, which preserves their nutrients. This means that you can enjoy the same nutritional benefits of fresh fruits even when they are out of season.
Easy - One of the main benefits of frozen fruit smoothies is their convenience. When we are super busy on school mornings, it can be challenging to find the time to prepare healthy breakfasts.
With frozen fruit smoothies, you can quickly blend together your favourite fruits and have a nutritious meal in minutes. Plus, you don't have to worry about chopping and peeling fruits, which saves you time and effort.
Cheap - Frozen fruit smoothies are also cost-effective. When you buy fresh fruits, they can be expensive, especially if they are out of season.
However, frozen fruits are often more affordable, and you can buy them in bulk. This means that you can save money on fruit while still enjoying healthy and delicious smoothies.
When making a frozen fruit smoothie recipe, it's important to choose the right fruits. I like to use a combination of frozen and fresh fruits to get the perfect texture, flavour and colour too. Some of my favourite fruits to use in a smoothie are:
Other ingredients we like to add to our smoothie are spinach to give it a green smoothie, your favourite protein powder to make it more filling or some nut butter for a protein boost. Chia seeds add a nice texture and extra nutrition too.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any leftovers, then you can keep it in mason jars or a glass container with an airtight lid in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Try to fill the container to the top to avoid extra air which will cause the smoothie to oxidise. We wouldn't recommend freezing this.
For a vegan version of this, use a plant based milk and yogurt and swap the honey for maple syrup.
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Frozen Fruit Smoothie
- 400 g (1.66 cups) Frozen fruit
- 300 ml (1.25 cups) Almond milk
- 100 ml (0.5 cups) Coconut Milk
- 3 tablespoon Yogurt
- 1 tablespoon Honey
- 30 g (0.33 cups) Oats
- Put all of the ingredients into a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- If the smoothie is too thick, add more liquid. If it's too thin, add more fruit.
- You don't have to use milk for the liquid, you can use juice or coconut water instead.
- Taste the smoothie before serving. You can always add some extra sweetness.
- For some added healthy fats, you can either add some avocado, or nut butter. It adds some creaminess too.
- If you looking for some extra flavour, why not add a little grated ginger to this smoothie?
- If storing leftovers of the smoothie, give it a good shake or a little blend again before serving.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.