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8 Healthy Smoothies Made With 3 Ingredients

Plus the world’s best freezer hack so you’ll actually make them.

Sarah Flotard and Malina Lopez

A lot of people like smoothies. But few people make them at home. Because think of all the measuring, the effort, the mess.

It doesn’t have to be that way. Pick a few of these recipes, hit the grocery store, then make “smoothie packs” for the whole week by placing measured-out ingredients for each smoothie in a plastic bag. When you need to be refreshed, pull a bag out of the freezer, dump its contents in a blender, and YAY.

The below recipes are perfect because they only have three ingredients each and they use frozen fruits and veggies so you can skip the ice. You can freeze your own fruits and veggies if you’re not happy with the frozen stuff from the grocery store. You can even freeze the almond milk or coconut milks in ice trays, if you really want to impress someone.

4. 1. Strawberry Swing

How to: Place 8 frozen strawberries, ½ cup plain kefir or pourable plain yogurt, and ½ cup shredded, unsweetened coconut into a blender. Blend until smooth. Serves 1.

Extras: Spark it up with 2 tablespoons rolled oats, pinch ground cinnamon, 2 tablespoons flax meal, or protein powder.

How to: Place ½ cup frozen kale, ½ cup frozen pineapple, ½ cup plain kefir or pourable plain yogurt, and ¼ cup water into a blender. Blend until smooth. Serves 1.

Extras: Add a pinch of cayenne pepper to freak this one out.

10. 3. Caribbean Queen

How to: Place 8 pieces frozen mango (about ¾ cup) and ½ cup So Delicious coconut milk into a blender. Blend until smooth. Then add 1 tablespoon chia seeds and pulse just a few times to combine. Serves 1.

Extras: You can add ground nutmeg, protein powder, or 2 tablespoons shredded, unsweetened coconut.

How to: Place 1 peeled frozen banana, 2 tablespoons peanut or almond butter, 2 tablespoons cacao powder, and 1/3 cup water into a blender. Blend until smooth. Serves 1.

Extras: Throw in protein powder, 2 tablespoons shredded, unsweetened coconut, a handful of raw almonds, pinch ground cinnamon, or 2 tablespoons rolled oats.

16. 5. Not Easy Being Green

How to: Place 1 green apple (with skin, cored, and cut into chunks), ½ cup frozen spinach, ½-inch piece peeled, fresh ginger (cut into small pieces), and ½ cup water into a blender. Blend until smooth. Serves 1.

Extras: Blend in ½ of an avocado or fresh lime juice.

How to: Place 1 red bell pepper (quartered, stem and seeds removed), 1 peeled navel orange, and 1 tablespoon coconut oil into a blender. Blend until smooth. Serves 1.

Extras: Spice it up with cayenne pepper or ground cinnamon.

How to: Place ¾ cup frozen blueberries, 1 tablespoon almond butter, and ½ cup unsweetened almond milk into a blender. Blend until smooth. Serves 1.

Extras: Add 2 tablespoons unsweetened, shredded coconut, a peeled frozen banana, 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, 2 tablespoons rolled oats, ½-inch piece peeled, fresh ginger, or 2 tablespoons flax meal.

How to: Place 1 peeled frozen banana, ½ cup frozen kale, and ½ cup coconut water into a blender. Blend until smooth. Serves 1.

Extras: Add a boost of protein powder, a handful of raw almonds, or ¼ cup frozen blueberries.

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