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Frozen Yogurt Cubes- Freezing Yogurt for Smoothies

I don’t know why I never thought about freezing yogurt for smoothies before.  We used to buy smoothie making packets that had berries and frozen yogurt chips all in one. But I noticed that the yogurt they were using had high fructose corn syrup in it and that’s when I had my AHA moment.  Why couldn’t I just freeze my own yogurt?  This way I could choose a yogurt I wanted.  One without HFCS or lots of extra sugar.

Adding yogurt to smoothies not only gives it that creamy texture, but it’s a great way to add extra nutrition, especially if you’re making them for your kiddos.  My son loves using the frozen yogurt cubes because it’s much more convenient and it also gives his smoothie a more frozen texture along with using frozen berries.

freezing yogurt

I love simple solutions!  Using a small ice cube tray, I simply spooned yogurt into each section.  I placed them in the freezer overnight, and transferred into a ziplock bag later for easy access.

 

frozen yogurt cubesWe use 3 or 4 cubes in each smoothie.  Here are a few of our favorite concoctions. You’ll have to play around with measurements, we just kind of dump ingredients in.

Peanut Butter Chocolate

  • chocolate Almond Milk
  • banana (frozen works great)
  • vanilla yogurt cubes
  • scoop of peanut butter

CreamSicle

  • vanilla Almond Milk
  • orange juice
  • vanilla yogurt cubes

Very Berry

  • mixed berries
  • apple juice
  • strawberry yogurt cubes

What do you put in your smoothies?

You may enjoy this slushy recipe.  Or all the recipes I have pinned!

 

 

Kim

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Since 2007, Kim has been sharing tips and tutorials on how to live a creative life. Owner/Founder of Today's Creative Blog and InspirationDIY.com where inspiration happens everyday! From the Pacific Northwest, Kim is a busy mom who adores her teen son, her middle aged husband and is constantly wiping the muddy paws of her adorable Labradoodle Maybelline. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and loves to decorate with thrift store bargains. You can also find Kim once a month on Portland's AMNW Morning show as their "creative expert". Life is more fun when it's creative!
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Comments

  1. Julie S. says

    Jake loves it when I add nutella to his peanut butter banana smoothie. We picked & also purchased lots of fresh berries this summer. I froze them on cookie sheets, then put them in Ziplocs so they stay separate. Now we have , strawberries & blackberries from across the street to add to our winter smoothies. Thanks for the tip! Now ilk have to try freezing my plain, non fat Greek yogurt from Costco for thicker smoothies!

  2. says

    Super idea. I make smoothies almost daily, I’m going to add this. BTW I highly recommend a Vitamix Blender for all your smoothies… that’s how I’m able to sneak things like kale and broccoli into my kids! ;)

    • says

      I would LOVE a Vitamix! I have a ninja which is pretty good at blending, but I’m sure the Vitamix is way better!

  3. lilly says

    You can also make an easy mini pop-sicle by putting plastic wrap over it and sticking toothpicks in each one. the plastic wrap is there so the toothpicks will stay up straight.