Instant smoothies in freezer bags (and an amazing green recipe!)

Our ambition to eat healthy and be fit is often met with road blocks. How to do it? Do we have time for it? Can I sustain myself in a new diet that my body is not used to? Then, we get demotivated because living a healthier lifestyle seems so hard to do.

JewelPie's Instant Smoothie

Well, we believe the first step to live better is to incorporate more fresh fruits and vegetables. The easiest way is through smoothies. You only need to put everything into the blender, press a button and it’s done!

Easier said than done? We have a tip for you: pack pre-cut fruit and vegetable in freezer bags. he only thing that had been stopping us is time and inconvenience of preparing it first thing in the morning. Imagine out delight to discover the trick of packaging pre-cut fruits and vegetables in freezer bags!


JewelPie's Instant Smoothie

This is one delicious recipe from the classic book Green For Life by Victoria Boutenko. Though it looks very green and unappetising to those who dislike vegetables, it contains sweet ingredients like grapes, oranges and banana which makes it popular among kids and people who are sceptical of smoothies. If you want to convert someone into eating better, this is a to-go recipe.


JewelPie's Instant Smoothie

Makes 8 servings

  •  Romaince lettuce x 16 leaves
  • Red grapes x 2 cups
  • Oranges x 2 medium-sized
  • Banana x 8 small pieces
  • Sandwich bag with zip x 8


Instant Smoothie

Clean and peel fruits and vegetables (1). Then, divide them equally into freezer bags (2) and keep in the freezer (3). In the morning, simply pour the frozen smoothie bag into a powerful blender (4) and add 3/4 cup of water (5)  to blend (6).

Ta-da! That’s how you can have a healthy, filling and quick smoothie.

JewelPie's Instant Smoothie


  • Freezer bags are made to prevent the fruits from being damaged by dehydration and oxidation from the air reaching the food. Hence to maintain the quality of your smoothie, it’s best to use resealable bags than regular plastic bags.
  • This recipe makes eight servings.
  • Make smoothie in bags during the weekend so you can enjoy them all week long.
  • If you want to  make it first thing in the morning, do defrost it the night before.
  • Though it is best to drink it fresh, smoothies can be kept for up to three days in cold temperature.

JewelPie's Instant Smoothie

Now, with these ‘instant smoothie packs’, you have a quick and healthy breakfast ready. Make it in the morning, bring it to work and pop it into the fridge. When you’re hungry and feel like munching some snacks, reach out to your glass of healthy drink!

JewelPie's Instant Smoothie

What ingredients do you normally put in your smoothie? 


Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

9 Responses to “Instant smoothies in freezer bags (and an amazing green recipe!)”

  1. Adeline Lum
    January 18, 2013 at 10:55 am #

    Yes inconvenience is often the deterrent to healthy living. Great tips on how to get all those fruits in a delicious way. Plus, you can even quickly fill it up in a drinking container and drink it while driving to work. Look forward for more tips to healthy living!

  2. Sara
    January 22, 2013 at 4:23 pm #

    Great idea! And we’re glad you enjoy the article :)

  3. Tina
    September 15, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

    I don’t think the banana and orange will stay fresh in the package for so many days.

  4. Sara
    September 15, 2013 at 5:25 pm #

    If they are kept in the freezer, it’s fine. We’ve tried. Of course fresh is always better! :)


  1. JewelPie’s Best of January 2013 | JewelPie - January 31, 2013

    […] Instant smoothie in sandwich bags Lazy to make a smoothie for breakfast every morning? Pre-pack it in freezer bags!  We’ve been having green smoothie everyday since! […]

  2. JewelPie on TV: What we showed on Bella, ntv7 | JewelPie - June 28, 2013

    […] citrus juicer to make a glass of orange juice. No more using force to squeeze those oranges! 4. Instant smoothie in ziplock bag You can pack these instant smoothie packs during the weekends. On a working day, just pop it in a […]

  3. Weekly Wonders: Beach + TV | JewelPie - June 29, 2013

    […] Behind the scene at the cosy ntv7 studio where we were introducing the content of instant smoothie […]

  4. LIFEHACK: Congee in ziplock bag | JewelPie - October 14, 2013

    […] a packet into the rice cooker and enjoy a bowl of hot congee in a while. The idea is same with our ‘Instant smoothie’. Instead of freezing fruits in ziplock bag, we freeze rice grains and vegetables […]

  5. Beach holiday + national TV | SARA KHONG - May 30, 2014

    […] Behind the scene at the cosy ntv7 studio where we were introducing the content of instant smoothie […]

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.