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:

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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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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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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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Coffee Banana Smoothie

This easy Coffee Banana Smoothie Recipe is the perfect creamy and flavorful smoothie to add to your morning routine! It uses leftover coffee or cold brew, and is dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and SO delicious.

Coffee Banana Smoothie

Coffee Banana Smoothie

Looks like summer is here and I am certainly ready! I started off my day with a refreshing shake that contains my morning coffee, protein, and healthy fats (don’t be afraid of fats, you guys!). Oh, and it was DELICIOUS.

Easy Coffee Smoothie Recipe

This smoothie is a hit with everyone who makes it! To build a perfect smoothie, you want it to be nutrient dense, creamy, and not super thin. 

Frozen bananas smoothie prep

For other healthy smoothie recipes, try these favorites:

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Vanilla Coffee Protein Shake

Prep Time 00:10 minutes Cook Time 00:00 Yields 2

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup freshly brewed organic coffee, place in fridge for 10 minutes
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 scoop SFH Grass-fed Whey Protein {Use code LEXI for 10% off all purchases}
  • 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon raw honey or sweetener of choice
  • Optional: Handful of ice cubes

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender.
  2. Blend until creamy.
  3. Taste and add additional sweetener if needed.

Recipe Notes

  • *If your shake isn't thick enough for your liking, add the optional ice.
  • **Photos updated April, 2017.
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Açaí Smoothie Bowl (Vegan & Gluten Free!)

Acai Smoothie Bowls (Paleo-friendly, vegan-friendly, gluten-free) | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

This Açaí Smoothie Bowl is the perfect refreshing and nourishing treat for warm Spring and Summer days! Paleo-friendly, vegan-friendly, and gluten-free! We love topping ours with gluten-free granola, a mix of berries, and bee pollen for a pop of color and added protein!

Acai Bowl recipe

Açaí Bowl

Acai + mixed berries = the ultimate antioxidant treat! I made these bowls inspired by a favorite smoothie shop of mine, Robeks and absolutely love them! Get creative with the toppings for a fun, flavorful, and healthy breakfast!

What is an acai bowl made of?

  • Frozen Acai
  • Raspberries
  • Banana
  • Nut milk
  • Sweetener of choice
  • Optional: protein powder 
  • Toppings!

How do you make an acai bowl

If you like this smoothie bowl recipe, try this one, too!

Acai Bowl Toppings:

  • Chia Seeds
  • Bee Pollen
  • Crunchy Granola
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Shredded Coconut
  • Nuts or seeds of choice

How can I thicken my acai bowl?

Start with less milk, and add more as desired until it reaches your desired thickness. You want the base of the acai bowl to be thick & scoop able, definitely not watery.

How do you make an acai bowl

Açaí Smoothie Bowl

Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 00:00 Serves 1, 16 ounce bowl

Ingredients

    Acai Bowl

    • 1 frozen organic unsweetened Açaí pack. *You can find this in the frozen fruit isle in your local grocery store! We got ours at Whole Foods Market.
    • 1/2 banana, frozen
    • 1 cup frozen organic mixed berries
    • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, more as needed
    • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
    • Optional: 1 scoop grass-fed whey protein powder (Use code LEXI for 10% off)

    Toppings

    • 1/4 cup paleo granola
    • 1 banana, sliced thin
    • 1 strawberry, sliced thin
    • Handful of raspberries
    • 1/2 teaspoon bee pollen

    Directions

    1. Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender.
    2. Blend until smooth.
    3. Pour into a bowl, garnish with desired toppings and devour!

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    Superfood Summer Fruit Smoothie

    This Superfood Summer Smoothie is loaded with Summer fruits and packed with tons of antioxidants! It is dairy-free, vegan, and the perfect start to any morning!

    Superfood Summer Smoothie (dairy-free & vegan) - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    I used to really be into smoothies, and then I hit a wall and decided they weren’t as exciting to me as a breakfast option like eggs or a hearty meal. Lately, especially after a long weekend away, I am back on my smoothie game and this Superfood Summer Smoothie hits the spot! It is creamy, fruity, and packed with nutrients to fuel your body for success!

    Superfood Summer Smoothie (dairy-free & vegan) - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    This smoothie makes for the perfect breakfast, snack, or even for a night time treat/dessert!

    Superfood Summer Smoothie (dairy-free & vegan) - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    Super Food Summer Smoothie

    Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 00:00 Serves 2

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 frozen banana
    • 1 Kiwi, skin peeled
    • 1/4 cup frozen pineapple 
    • 1/2 cup frozen strawberry
    • 1/4 cup frozen Peaches
    • 1/2 cup frozen Raspberry
    • 1 teaspoons grated ginger, more to taste
    • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
    • 2 cups cashew milk, or nut-milk of choice, add more based on desired consistency
    • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, more for garnish
    • Optional: 1/4 cup cauliflower, frozen
    • Optional: 1 teaspoon bee pollen, either blended in or used as a garnish
    • Optional: 1 teaspoon ground flaxseeds
    • Optional: 1 scoop protein powder of choice

    Directions

    1. Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth. If too thick, add more liquid and blend longer. Serve right away!

    Recipe Notes

    If you want to add more veggies into your diet the cauliflower is a great way to do so! It will also help make this smoothie extra creamy.

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    Check out these 5 smoothies from my blogging girlfriends!

    Healthy Summer Smoothies (dairy-free, vegan) - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    Lee made you a Refreshing Ginger Pineapple Smoothie

    Smoothies are the perfect on-the-go healthy breakfast or delicious snack. Add this Refreshing Ginger Pineapple Smoothie to your rotation this summer, it won’t disappoint!

    Lindsay made you a Creamy Coconut Spirulina Superfood Smoothie

    This Creamy Spirulina Superfood smoothie recipe is an easy way to boost Energy and Protein intake with real food. No protein powder needed. Just coconut milk, spirulina, fruit, avocado, ginger root, and extra antioxidant rich spices! Paleo and Vegan friendly.

    Brittany made you a Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie

    Combine frozen blueberries with peanut butter and banana for a protein-packed peanut butter and jelly smoothie that tastes just like your favorite sandwich from childhood!

    Gina made you a Guava Pineapple Smoothie

    This simple guava pineapple smoothie is made with light coconut milk and a few frozen strawberries for a refreshing dairy-free summer drink.

    Taylor made you a Banana, Mango + Watermelon Smoothie

    This healthy 4 ingredient mango avocado smoothie with watermelon and banana is an easy, vegan, paleo and whole30 compliant summer breakfast or snack that is ready in 5 minutes!

    Build the PERFECT Smoothie:

    Build the Ultimate Smoothie - Lexi's Clean Kitchen