Smoothies – On a Food Storage Blog?

So I have been making these delicious smoothies lately and couldn’t figure out if I could justify sharing the recipe on a food storage blog. The other day when I ran out of milk it dawned on me I could try some of my powdered milk in it instead. Well, I did it! It was delicious, so now I can officially share the recipe on a food storage blog (not to mention all the other ingredients are frozen, so they can count as food storage if you have a big freezer).

Fruit and Yogurt Smoothies

Serving Size: 2 large glasses
Prep Time: 5 minutes (if you make a bunch of baggies ahead of time)

Ingredients (if you skip the sugar, they’re actually REALLY healthy):

  • 3/4 cup of frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup of frozen peaches or rasberries
  • 1 cup of powdered milk prepared
  • 5 ice cubes of fat-free strawberry yogurt (or any other kind)
  • Some sugar if you think it needs it (I try not to)

*instead of water for the liquid part of the milk, you can use juice for the flavor, and the powder to make it creamy!

Directions:

  1. Pour milk into blender
  2. Add fruit, blend
  3. Add yogurt cubes, blend
  4. Add sugar, blend
  5. Eat with a spoon, or drink with a straw

Directions to prepare a bunch of smoothies for the go ahead of time:

  1. Buy a 8-10 ziploc baggies
  2. Buy bags of your favorite frozen fruits (I did 2 strawberry, 1 peach, 1 blueberry)
  3. Divide up your fruit into the baggies
  4. Divide a large container of yogurt into ice cube containers and freeze
  5. Once frozen place 5 yogurt cubes into each ziploc bag
  6. Put bags into the freezer and use them up as you wish, all you’ll need to add is the milk and sugar.

SO – ASK YOURSELF DO I HAVE DRY MILK IN MY FOOD STORAGE?:

Click here to get your box today – because let’s be honest if you’re anything like me, you’ll forget next time you are at the store. As we discovered when we interviewed Crystal, the author of I Can’t Believe It’s Food Storage … powdered milk is a GREAT food storage item to start using in your everyday cooking.


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  • Melindakulick

    Not only can you add some fresh spinach to that, but, fresh wheat grass, I get it at King Sooper, and grow it on my window sill.  I normally can’t stand wheat grass juice, but, some fresh wheat grass, blended up in a smoothie is delicious.  I like the idea of the powdered milk, I’ll try it, but, I use, soy, 1/2 banana, 1/3 c frozen OJ, 1/3 C frozen blueberries, the dole fresh pineapple, I’ll have to try my food storage ones next, the wheat grass and a handful of spinach and sometimes a squirt of flax seed oil.  Wow, is it good!

  • Hmm… It sounds delicious.
    I want to taste your recipes. Why do you prefer to enter a lot of strawberries? I do not really like strawberries. Can I replace it with orange or grape? I will try this healthy recipe. What if I add a little sugar in my smoothie? How about proportion? I want not add sugar, but I do not want that too many flavors of fruit in my smoothies.

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  • Jasmine

    I just made this and it was so good! I actually used regular milk instead of powdered because I have never really made powdered milk before and didn't know if I would do it right! But it was great with regular milk! I added a little bit more that a cup though because it got really thick. I also used Apriva calorie free sugar which I thought was a great idea! This is a great recipe though! (:

  • Jasmine

    I just made this and it was so good! I actually used regular milk instead of powdered because I have never really made powdered milk before and didn’t know if I would do it right! But it was great with regular milk! I added a little bit more that a cup though because it got really thick. I also used Apriva calorie free sugar which I thought was a great idea! This is a great recipe though! (:

  • Jasmine

    I just made this and it was so good! I actually used regular milk instead of powdered because I have never really made powdered milk before and didn't know if I would do it right! But it was great with regular milk! I added a little bit more that a cup though because it got really thick. I also used Apriva calorie free sugar which I thought was a great idea! This is a great recipe though! (:

  • Liz

    I’m not sure that freezing yogurt kills the good bacteria, because you can make more yogurt with a frozen cube of yogury, not as thick as store bought, but works as well, and it is a great little money saver.

  • Liz

    I'm not sure that freezing yogurt kills the good bacteria, because you can make more yogurt with a frozen cube of yogury, not as thick as store bought, but works as well, and it is a great little money saver.

  • Great idea – we also throw in the baby spinach leaves from Costco – seriously – you can’t taste them and it is a great way to get greens into the kids!

  • Great idea – we also throw in the baby spinach leaves from Costco – seriously – you can’t taste them and it is a great way to get greens into the kids!

  • jweiss08

    Jessica

    I actually never heard of or thought of that. I will look into it. For now I figure it’s creamier and yummier then just plain ice cubes… But if you’re doing it to get all the nutrients out of the yogurt and freezing it kills it, that’s something to think about ?!?!?

  • jweiss08

    Jessica

    I actually never heard of or thought of that. I will look into it. For now I figure it’s creamier and yummier then just plain ice cubes… But if you’re doing it to get all the nutrients out of the yogurt and freezing it kills it, that’s something to think about ?!?!?

  • I like the idea of using powdered milk in frozen fruit smoothies, and am curious about yogurt cubes! Doesn’t freezing yogurt kill the probiotics and live active cultures in it?

  • I like the idea of using powdered milk in frozen fruit smoothies, and am curious about yogurt cubes! Doesn’t freezing yogurt kill the probiotics and live active cultures in it?

  • Great take on the technique, I haven’t seen it done this way before

  • Great take on the technique, I haven’t seen it done this way before

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  • While growing up in Alaska, my mother served us powdered milk to drink and eat with cereal. We hated the stuff and preferred “fresh milk” instead:D But I remember her using powdered milk in our homemade hot-chocolate(delicious!) She also used powdered milk in her bread recipe…which we couldn’t get enough of. So, I now keep a box of dry milk to use for baking also. My kids have no idea how lucky they are!

  • While growing up in Alaska, my mother served us powdered milk to drink and eat with cereal. We hated the stuff and preferred “fresh milk” instead:D But I remember her using powdered milk in our homemade hot-chocolate(delicious!) She also used powdered milk in her bread recipe…which we couldn’t get enough of. So, I now keep a box of dry milk to use for baking also. My kids have no idea how lucky they are!

  • mentalutopia

    You can make the yogurt using powdered milk or canned milk from your food storage too. Canned milk makes amazing creamy yogurt similar to Dannon La Creme. And powdered milk makes nonfat yogurt that doesn’t have any weird “powdered” taste.

  • mentalutopia

    You can make the yogurt using powdered milk or canned milk from your food storage too. Canned milk makes amazing creamy yogurt similar to Dannon La Creme. And powdered milk makes nonfat yogurt that doesn’t have any weird “powdered” taste.

  • Tracy

    LOVE the idea of pre-packaging them! And the little yogurt cubes? Brilliant! I’m totally going to do that. Thanks.

  • Tracy

    LOVE the idea of pre-packaging them! And the little yogurt cubes? Brilliant! I’m totally going to do that. Thanks.

  • Thankyou so so much for this pwdered milk smoothie. I have to say I dread the times when the money doesn’t quite stretch and I have to rely on the ole powdered milk from my food storage to get by. I can’t stand the stuff, kids love it though, but now I can try it as a smoothie. I thought the idea of freezing canned fruit was a great suggestion from Prudent Home Maker too. I often do it for my Perfect Party Drink Recipes, but never thought to do it for individual future smoothies. So thanks muchly 🙂

  • Thankyou so so much for this pwdered milk smoothie. I have to say I dread the times when the money doesn’t quite stretch and I have to rely on the ole powdered milk from my food storage to get by. I can’t stand the stuff, kids love it though, but now I can try it as a smoothie. I thought the idea of freezing canned fruit was a great suggestion from Prudent Home Maker too. I often do it for my Perfect Party Drink Recipes, but never thought to do it for individual future smoothies. So thanks muchly 🙂

  • Jodi

    Thanks to those who commented with variations on our smoothie recipe. The best thing about food storage, recipes, etc. is that you can customize them to fit your family’s needs and preferences. We are trying to practice making these things BEFORE we are stuck in an emergency so that we can make sure that our families (and us) will actually EAT them!

  • Jodi

    Thanks to those who commented with variations on our smoothie recipe. The best thing about food storage, recipes, etc. is that you can customize them to fit your family’s needs and preferences. We are trying to practice making these things BEFORE we are stuck in an emergency so that we can make sure that our families (and us) will actually EAT them!

  • Jodi –

    Glad you saw the award – I had not gotten around to leaving you a note about it yet. Yes, if you are up for it, you can forward it onto 6 blogs and list 6 things you are grateful for. No pressure – it is not for everyone, but it is a fun way to highlight some of your favorite blogs or resources.

  • Jodi –

    Glad you saw the award – I had not gotten around to leaving you a note about it yet. Yes, if you are up for it, you can forward it onto 6 blogs and list 6 things you are grateful for. No pressure – it is not for everyone, but it is a fun way to highlight some of your favorite blogs or resources.

  • We’ve been living on our food storage for almost two years now, and we make smoothies as well. I don’t use powdered milk, yogurt or sugar in mine.

    You can, however, make yogurt from powdered milk (HillyBilly Housewife has instructions on how to do it; I keep refrigerated acidophlius on hand to do it) to include if you want to.

    You can also open your canned fruit and freeze it for smoothies. I also make fruit nectar from my trees and add that in for part of fruit.

  • We’ve been living on our food storage for almost two years now, and we make smoothies as well. I don’t use powdered milk, yogurt or sugar in mine.

    You can, however, make yogurt from powdered milk (HillyBilly Housewife has instructions on how to do it; I keep refrigerated acidophlius on hand to do it) to include if you want to.

    You can also open your canned fruit and freeze it for smoothies. I also make fruit nectar from my trees and add that in for part of fruit.

  • Kayci

    I use a similar method, but use orange juice instead of milk and no sugar. It’s allergy friendly this way but you can also add flax seed or wheat germ, or even a handful of spinach!

  • Kayci

    I use a similar method, but use orange juice instead of milk and no sugar. It’s allergy friendly this way but you can also add flax seed or wheat germ, or even a handful of spinach!

  • Andrea

    Oh these look so delicious, so does your post. I am so proud of you. I cannot wait to try them!

  • Andrea

    Oh these look so delicious, so does your post. I am so proud of you. I cannot wait to try them!