Stock your freezer with these Frozen Spinach Cubes and toss a couple into your next smoothie for a nutritional boost! The perfect way to save spinach or kale that’s about to go bad!
I have a pretty polarizing relationship with smoothies. I’m either LOVING them, or I want absolutely nothing to do with them. Currently, I’m in a loving phase and I’ve been making one pretty much every day. As I’ve mentioned, lunch can be a bit of a challenge some days around here with Squish running our schedule, so quick, easy smoothies are becoming a go-to lunch. A few weeks ago, I bought some spinach to make a Strawberry Spinach Salad and had some leftover. Right before it went bad, I remembered a little trick for turning it into frozen spinach cubes using a blender. I used my Blendtec.
I shared it on Instagram and Facebook a few years ago and it was a big hit.
I certainly didn’t come up with this myself, but it’s a tip I love to share because a lot of people don’t think of it on their own!
Ready for it?
Blend up spinach (or kale) and freeze it in ice cube trays!
Store them in the freezer add them to your next smoothie.
Frozen Spinach Cubes for Smoothies
Like I mentioned, this is a great way to use up leafy greens before they go bad, but this also makes a great food prep project if you want to just buy it fresh and make a bunch of cubes at once.
I wouldn’t really call this a recipe, but here’s what you do:
1. Add spinach to your blender.
2. Add a little bit of water & blend until smooth.
The amount of water will vary but I usually use 1/4 cup or so.
3. Pour into ice cube trays and freeze.
Frozen spinach cubes.
Store in the freezer & add to smoothies.
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I use my Blendtec to make these and hit the smoothie button. It takes 30 seconds or so, but once it really ramps up, it pulls down all the spinach and blends it without a problem.
I’ve heard some people make these with no water but I never have much luck with that.
Lately I’ve been loving this smoothie combo:
- Frozen mixed berries
- Siggi’s yogurt
- Crunchy Chocolate Nuttzo
- A couple spinach cubes
- Some chia seeds
What’s your favorite smoothie combo?
PS. Looking for more ways to use your ice cube trays? Check out this post:
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