Simple Smoothies

Ever since the weather’s turned nice I’ve been craving morning smoothies.  And the Jamba Juice on the way to my office certainly fills that need.  Except at $6 a pop it’s not a habit I’ve wanted to indulge in on a daily basis.

Insert homemade pre-packaged smoothie packs.  I first saw the idea on Pinterest and thought it was brilliant.  My favorite Jamba Juice smoothie is the strawberry banana- definitely easy enough to replicate at home.

I poured the yogurt into ice cube trays and froze it, cut up the bananas and threw them all together with the strawberries into ziploc bags.

Every morning when I wake up I grab a bag, throw it in the blender, add a bit of juice and blend.  I’ve been using cranberry juice because it’s what I have (thanks to my cranberry vodka love) but apple or grape or whatever else you have will work just as well.

Total cost for almost 2 weeks worth of smoothies: $7.  Definitely an improvement from my $6 a day habit.  What are your favorite simple money savers?


  1. Great idea! I have actually been craving some smoothie goodness as well, but I always think about it as too time consuming. I think I will have to invest in some smoothie ingredients today!

  2. What a fabulous tip! I hate washing and cutting up my fruit each day for my morning smoothie. I can’t believe I didn’t think of this!!

    <3 Jenny

  3. Love it! Now I want one, too!

  4. Genius move! I’m totally addicted to Jamba as well but always find myself rushing out the door before I have any time to make anything at home…That cost analysis really slaps ya in the face though…$7 for 2 weeks vs. $6 a day! Unbeatable! Totally using this tip…starting NOW! Thanks for sharing!

    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

  5. it looks delicious!!


  6. Madalyn says:

    This is an awesome idea. I’m totally going to try it out. Love the blog!

  7. Great idea!

    xo Jennifer

  8. Malyssa says:

    What a great idea! How much juice did you add?

    • I just eyeballed it- but about 2 seconds worth. Very vague, I know… Just a quick “one, two” should do it! The juice just helps it all blend together nicely.

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