Smoothie Concentrates

Aug 13, 2020RECIPES0 comments

Smoothie concentrates are colourful frozen cubes, packed with nutrient dense fruit and veggies.  They can be made with either fresh or frozen produce and the combinations are endless.  You can also add powdered supplements like matcha, collagen, cacao or even probiotics.  A high-speed blender is your best bet for pulverizing ingredients and making really smooth concentrates.  However, I have used my mini-food processor and they turn out fine – just check your teeth. ☺
I prefer to freeze my smoothie concentrates in silicone ice cube trays and then pop them out into freezer bags for storing.  Each cube is approximately 2 heaping tablespoons.  
Once you have the smoothie concentrates in your freezer, there are a couple of ways you can put them to use.  The easiest, is to add a couple squares into a shaker cup (or mason jar with a tight lid) and top with the milk of your choice.  After about 10min the cubes are thawed enough that a quick shake will yield you a decent smoothie.   Perfect for when you don’t want to pull the blender out and are in a hurry.  Alternatively, you can treat them like any other smoothie ingredient and pop them into a blender with a banana, some liquid and protein powder.     

Here are three variations:

 

INGREDIENTS

Spinach-avocado (Makes 12 concentrates)

1 ½ cups cooked spinach

1 Avocado

½ cup plain Greek yogurt

2-3 tbsp honey

 Berry-Beet (makes 15 concentrates)

 2 cups mixed berries

1 cup chopped cooked beets

½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt

2 tbsp honey

Peach-oat (makes 15 concentrates)

 2 cups sliced peaches

½ cup flaked oats

½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt

2 tbsp honey

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender or mini food processor and blend until you have a thick spoonable consistency.
  2. Spoon into silicone ice-cube trays and freeze for 24hrs.

 TIP: When preparing a beverage with just milk use one smoothie concentrate cube for every ¼ cup of liquid (1 cup milk: 4 cubes)

 

 

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