Recently, I saw a post for lunchbox smoothies at One Good Thing by Jillee, and I knew I needed to make a batch of lunchbox smoothies for my freezer. I LOVE the idea of making a big batch of smoothies at the beginning of the week, sticking them in the freezer, and popping them in the lunch bags each day.
To make your own Lunchbox Smoothies, start with a big batch of your favorite smoothies.
Here's the recipe I use:
4 cups frozen strawberries
1 cup orange juice
1 cup vanilla yogurt
1 tbsp honey
I blend everything together, and I end up with 5 cups for lunches, and a few extra glasses to drink right away.
For the drinks I freeze, I use BerNARdin Freezer Jars and Lids 236 ml (which I purchased at Walmart). They are great for freezing, and they are easy to open.
I store the smoothies in my freezer, take them out in the morning, and they are ready to drink by lunch time.
Fun, right? Do you have any fantastic school lunch ideas? My boys are super-fussy, and I am always looking for new ideas and inspiration.
Gina Bell (aka East Coast Mommy)
PS (You can find more school lunchbox hacks here.)