High Fiber Smoothie Freezer Pack

This vegan smoothie packed with fiber loaded fruits and vegetables is just what you want for breakfast! Our make-ahead high fiber smoothie freezer pack is super quick to put together, and in bulk if you want, and whizz up in a blender right before you head out the door. It’s naturally gluten-free and totally the cool breakfast you want to grab on your way out the door.

Fiber Smoothie

High Fiber Smoothie

We are on week 3 of our Make-Ahead Freezer Smoothie Pack series! You all know I believe that food can play a big part in not only keeping the body healthy, but also healing the body, so we are doing a series of 4 nutritionally-minded smoothie packs that target specific health benefits!  At the end we’ll do a round up and a bonus 30 Budget-Friendly Smoothies guide!

Today we’re going to talk about why it’s important to consume foods that are rich in fiber and what foods are the best to do this.

Fiber Smoothie Ingredients

Why is Eating Fiber Important

It’s easy to overlook fiber as an important part of a well-rounded diet but it is an essential one! Some of the benefits of a fiber-rich diet: it helps slows the absorption of sugar in our blood stream and keeps glucose levels low, it helps keep our digestive system healthy and regular, and it can lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease and it helps us feel full longer.

What Foods are High in Fiber

Being gluten-free, I have to be conscious of including fiber-rich foods in my diet because taking wheat out of a diet also takes out an easy source of fiber. Fresh fruits and vegetables are a great source such such as berries, broccoli, whole potatoes, artichokes and apples.

Some of the high fiber whole foods we are including in our smoothie are blueberries, cauliflower, apples, spinach and flax seeds! We also include lemon here to keep the apple from browning, make sure to squeeze the juice on it.

Fiber Smoothie

Do Smoothies Take Away Fiber?

No! Blended fruit doesn’t loose fiber because you’re still using the whole fruit! It is juiced fruit that looses the fiber.

Stay tuned for the rest of the make-ahead smoothie freezer pack series:

Items we love for smoothie packs:

High Fiber Smoothie Freezer Pack

Prep Time 00:05 Serves 1-2

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (5 ounces) blueberries 
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) frozen cauliflower florets
  • 1 apple peeled, diced
  • 1 heaping teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 1 1/4 cup almond milk (see note)
  • 1 tablespoon flax seed
  • 1 tablespoon honey (optional)
  • 1 scoop collagen peptides (optional)

Directions

To Make Freezer Packs:

  1. Toss apple with lemon juice to prevent browning. Place all ingredients except almond milk into a freezer safe bag. Freeze until ready to use, up to 1 month.

To blend:

  1. Combine all ingredients, including almond milk in a high speed blender.
  2. Blend until creamy, adding additional liquid if necessary.

Recipe Notes

  1. You can substitute fresh fruit, but we find it easier to buy prepped frozen fruit for these smoothies
  2. You can substitute 1/2 cup greek yogurt for an equal portion of the almond milk, to make for a creamier smoothie.
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Beyond the Kitchen

Life Lately:

We rented a house a few towns over by the lake for the month of August for a few reasons, but are absolutely LOVING it. Look at this view. Jax loves swimming in it every day, and I love relaxing by the serene lake. It’s also kind of fun doing the commute life again, and working at my real house! 

Summer Sunset

Jax turned 4! I cannot believe we got our sweet boy 4 years ago. He’s such a good dog and for sure my first baby, aka spoiled with love 🙂

Jax turns 4

I visited York, Maine for the first time with my friends at Stonewall Kitchen and had the best time meeting some amazing bloggers, eating great food, and learning about that truly amazing company.

Lobster Rolls in York MaineHere is a shot of the lobster rolls from Fox’s — they even had gluten-free rolls!

And here are the amazing ladies from the trip! Check them out: 

Stonewall Kitchen Event

Then I attended an awesome brunch in Boston with my friends at Vital Farms and I am so excited to work with them to explain to you all WHAT eggs are the best to buy – since there’s so much information and misinformation out there!! Look how gorgeous this table set up was!!!!

Vital Farms Brunch

Otherwise, as an update from this blog post, I am feeling pretty good. Working on my detox protocol, Lyme protocol, doing as much as I can to heal my body, and mentally in a great space with it all. I appreciate your love and concern with all of this, along with all the well wishes and good vibes you sent me. I am so happy I decided to share what was going on with all of you. It was really cathartic and I am just so grateful for this community.

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Lexi

Antioxidant Smoothie Freezer Pack

Smoothies are the easiest make-ahead breakfast! This Antioxidant Smoothie Freezer Pack is loaded with berries, spinach and flax seed and can be prepped in five minutes, and in bulk if you want, for a chill morning start that will keep you satisfied until lunch time. It’s vegan and naturally gluten-free for an antioxidant rich start to your day!

Antioxidant Smoothie

Antioxidant Smoothie

We are on week 2 of our Make-Ahead Freezer Smoothie Pack series! You all know I believe that food can play a big part in not only keeping the body healthy, but also healing the body, so we are doing a series of 4 nutritionally-based smoothie packs that target specific health benefits, and at the end we’ll do a round up and a bonus 30 Budget-Friendly Smoothies guide!

Last week we talked about chronic inflammation in the body, and how food can play a big role in keeping it at bay. Today we’re going to talk about why it’s important to consume foods that are high in anti-oxidants and what foods are the best to do this.

Antioxidant Smoothie Ingredients

Benefits of Antioxidants

Anti-oxidants help protect your body and cells from free radicals, which are unstable molecules that naturally occur in your body that damage cells and cause disease and aging. Consuming a diet rich in anti-oxidants help counteract the effect of free radicals and protect your body.

Best Antioxidant Foods

Anti-oxidants are found in many common foods like berries, vegetables and sweets as well! Some common sources are: berries, nuts, dark chocolate, spinach, and artichokes! For our smoothie we’ve included berries, spinach, ground flax seeds and cacao powder!

Antioxidant Smoothie

Stay tuned for the rest of the make-ahead smoothie freezer pack series:

Items we love for smoothie packs:

Anti-Oxidant Smoothie Freezer Pack

Prep Time 00:05 Serves 1-2

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (5 ounces) frozen berries
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds
  • 1 tablespoon cacoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 cup almond milk (more as needed)
  • 1 scoop collagen peptides (optional)

Directions

To Make Freezer Packs:

  1. Place all ingredients, except almond milk, into a freezer safe bag. Freeze until ready to use, up to 1 month.

To blend:

  1. Combine all ingredients, including almond milk, in a high speed blender.
  2. Blend until creamy, adding additional almond milk if necessary.

Recipe Notes

  1. You can substitute fresh fruit, but we find it easier to buy prepped frozen fruit for these smoothies
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The BEST Nut-Free Bread (Gluten-Free)

If you love my popular sandwich bread recipe, but are looking for a nut-free version, it’s finally here! The BEST Nut-Free Bread! This nut-free bread recipe is gluten-free, fluffy, and perfect for a sandwich, french toast, or anything you’d love a slice of bread for!

The BEST Nut-Free Paleo Bread

The BEST Nut-Free Bread (Gluten-Free)

I am so excited we finally perfected a nut-free version of my classic sandwich roll recipe that is loved by so many of you. Whether you are allergic to almonds, or want to send a nut-free bread in a school lunch box, you will absolutely love this nut-free alternative made with nut-free flours! The texture is just right. It will be your new favorite bread recipe.

The BEST Nut-Free Paleo Bread

This gluten-free sandwich bread is just like a classic roll! This nut-free version uses oats so if you avoid oats/oat flour, make my classic paleo bread here.

Watch the video here:

I love making sandwiches with my:

The BEST Nut-Free Paleo Bread

Use this nut-free gluten-free bread recipe in:

  • Sandwiches
  • French Toast Sticks
  • Homemade Croutons (recipe in my cookbook)
  • Toasted for Bruschetta (recipe in my cookbook)

The BEST Nut-Free Paleo Bread

The BEST Nut-Free Bread (Gluten-Free)

Prep Time 00:07 Cook Time 00:15 Yields 4

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a bowl combine oat flour, tapioca, baking powder, and dash of sea salt.
  3. Add in eggs and apple sauce and mix to combine.
  4. Grease round molds or large mason jar lids and place on a greased baking sheet.
  5. Pour batter into molds until it just barely reaches the top.
  6. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean (see note).
  7. Let cool slightly, slice in half, and serve.
  8. Store in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

  1. We tested this with homemade oat flour and store-bought oat flour, which is much finer, and preferred the texture with the store-bought version. We don't recommend making this with homemade oat flour.
  2. Baking time might vary slightly based on how thin or thick you make your rolls.
  3. I use round molds or mason jar lids, and it yields 4 fluffy sandwich rolls.
  4. If you want my classic bread made with almond flour, go here.
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Spaghetti Carbonara (Gluten-Free)

When we were in Italy, Carbonara was a staple at almost every restaurant. What I love about this dish is that it uses pantry staples and it’s easy enough to make on a quick night, while having robust flavor. It uses minimal ingredients that are inexpensive and easy to find! I knew I wanted to give you a perfect Gluten-Free Spaghetti Carbonara that everybody will love! You’ll feel fancy and totally surprise your family and guests. Made in partnership with ALDI.

Spaghetti Carbonara

Gluten-Free Spaghetti Carbonara

I am so excited to partner with my friends at ALDI to bring you today’s easy spaghetti carbonara recipe! It’s a total staple that’s affordable and beyond delicious.

There’s more to love about the liveGfree line at ALDI! The gluten-free brand is now backed by the Good Housekeeping Seal! This means that each liveGfree product was evaluated and quality tested by the food and nutrition experts at the Good Housekeeping Institute, so you know it’s a product you can trust. They also guarantee quality on all of their private-label products. If a customer doesn’t like an ALDI-exclusive product, they can bring it back and they’ll return your money and/or replace the product!

Essential Carbonara Ingredients:

  • Gluten Free Brown Rice Spaghetti: I’m loving liveGfree Brown Rice Pasta from ALDI
  • Egg Yolks: ALDI has SimplyNature Organic Cage Free Brown Eggs
  • Bacon or Pancetta: I’m loving Appleton Farms Never Any! Bacon that was raised free from antibiotics, added hormones, steroids and animal byproducts. The more than 20 Never Any! meats have also earned the Good Housekeeping Seal.
  • Pecorino Romano or Parmesan: We used Priano Shredded Parmesan Cheese or you could use the Priano Parmesan Cheese Wedge in this recipe
  • Tons of fresh Stonemill Ground Pepper

Gluten-Free Pasta Aldi

Because it’s only a few simple pantry ingredients, you want them to be high quality! Normally when making a cheesy type of pasta, you thicken with some sort of starch or flour, but this dish is thickened with egg yolks, making it naturally gluten-free (assuming you are using gluten-free pasta).

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How do you make carbonara

spaghetti carbonara recipe

Gluten-Free Spaghetti Carbonara

Prep Time 00:05 Cook Time 00:15 Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. liveGfree Gluten Free Brown Rice Spaghetti
  • 1 1/2 cup pasta water
  • Stonemill Sea Salt Grinder for water
  • 6 pieces nitrate-free Appleton Farms Never Any! Bacon, sliced into 1/2" pieces (see note)
  • 3 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 6 SimplyNature Organic Cage Free Brown Egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Priano Shredded Parmesan Cheese , plus more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon fresh Stonemill Ground Pepper, plus more for garnish

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil for spaghetti. Cook according to package instructions.
  2. While pasta is cooking, cook bacon until crispy. If there is an excessive amount of bacon grease, as in more than 2 tablespoons drain the excess. Add smashed garlic cloves and cook for 1 minute and then remove them. You want to cook it just long enough to release the garlic flavor into the bacon.
  3. In a small bowl mix together egg yolks, parmesan cheese and black pepper.
  4. Once pasta has finished cooking, reserve about 1 1/2 cups pasta water. Drain pasta and return it back to the pot.
  5. Working quickly add 1 cup of the reserved pasta water into the egg yolk mixture and whisk together. Add this mixture to the pasta. The residual heat from the pan and the hot pasta will cook the egg yolks gently without scrambling them. The sauce should be rich and creamy, but not overly thick. Add more of the reserved pasta water if needed to thin out the sauce (see note). Add salt to taste if needed, but the parmesan cheese and bacon should be enough to season it.
  6. Serve immediately with additional black pepper, parmesan cheese and garnish with red pepper flakes, if desired.

Recipe Notes

  1. Traditionally carbonara uses pancetta. We used bacon here because you are more likely to have this on hand than pancetta. If you'd like to stick to the authentic flavor than sub in about 4 oz. diced pancetta.
  2. Depending on the brand of pasta you use, you may need more water to thin out the sauce.
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Here’s the lovely GF Carbonara we enjoyed in Italy at Rome Cavalleri!

Carbonara in Italy

Want other gluten-free pasta dishes? Try these favorites:

This post is sponsored by ALDI. All thoughts and opinions are always 100% my own! I love the integrity of their products and think you’ll love them too. Thank you for continuing to support LCK and the brands I work with!

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Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie Freezer Pack

This Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie is the perfect make-ahead breakfast! It’s full of anti-inflammatory foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals, tastes delicious and will keep you satisfied until lunch time. It’s vegan, naturally gluten-free and and so easy to prep! We make them into freezer packs for easy breakfasts that are already prepped in the freezer. Just dump into the blender, add your liquid, and blend!

Anti-inflammatory Smoothie

Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

Smoothies are the easiest make-ahead breakfast! We love them because the possibilities are endless. In the past I’ve offered up many smoothie recipes, and even the perfect smoothie guide, but today we are focusing on the idea of smoothie freezer packs, and specifically nutrionally based smoothies.

Smoothie packs are so popular these days, and while they may be convenient, they can be pricey and you can’t really control what is in them. For the next four weeks we’re going to offer up 4 nutritional-minded smoothies that you can prep in advance, and in bulk if you choose, to be ready for a quick blend in the morning before heading out the door. And at the end we’re going to do a round up and a bonus 30 Budget-Friendly Smoothies (in under 30 minutes) guide!

Anti-inflammatory Smoothie Ingredients

If you are a long-time reader of mine, you know that I believe that food can play a big part in not only keeping the body healthy, but also healing the body, so we’re offering up 4 make-ahead smoothie packs that target specific health benefits! And today marks our first one: Anti-Inflammatory!

Inflammation in the Body

Our body uses a process known as inflammation to protect ourselves from invading foreign microbes  such as chemicals or pollen, or to help heal from a wound. When this condition persists without the underlying cause it can be harmful. This is known as chronic inflammation and it has been linked to a number of larger medical conditions such as diabetes, arthritis and heart disease. A natural and easy way to help keep inflammation down is through food!

Anti-inflammatory Smoothie

Best Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Eating a diet full of foods rich with vitamins and minerals is a great start to lower inflammation. Some common foods to help with this are leafy greens, nuts and fatty fish. For our smoothie today we’ve paired a few (delicious) foods together that are high in anti-oxidants and rich in vitamins in mineral to help reduce inflammation: mango, cauliflower, ginger, turmeric and black pepper!

Stay tuned for the rest of the make-ahead smoothie freezer pack series:

  • Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie Freezer Pack
  • Anti-Oxidant Smoothie Freezer Pack
  • Fiber Smoothie Freezer Pack
  • Cleansing Smoothie Freezer Pack
  • Round Up + 30 Budget-Friendly Smoothies

Items we love for smoothie packs:

Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie Freezer Pack

Prep Time 00:05 Serves 1-2

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (5 ounces) frozen mango 
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) frozen cauliflower florets
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1" piece of fresh ginger, peeled
  • 1" piece fresh turmeric, peeled
  • pinch fresh black pepper
  • pinch cinnamon
  • 1 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup water

Directions

To Make Freezer Packs:

  1. Place all ingredients except coconut milk and water into a freezer safe bag. Freeze until ready to use, up to 1 month.

To blend:

  1. Combine all ingredients, including coconut milk and water in a high speed blender.
  2. Blend until creamy, adding additional water if necessary.

Recipe Notes

  1. You can substitute fresh fruit, but we find it easier to buy prepped frozen fruit for these smoothies
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There may be affiliate links in this post! By clicking on them, or purchasing recommended items I may receive a small compensation, at no cost to you! However, I only recommend products I absolutely love and use in my own home! Thank you for supporting Lexi's Clean Kitchen when you shop! See my privacy policy for more information about this, the information we save, and more!