Frozen Smoothie Cubes

By on July 11, 2017

What is the major drawback of making smoothies in the morning? The noise! The noise! To avoid waking everyone up by turning on the blender in the early morning, I thought up a genius solution: make the smoothie ahead of time and freeze it in ice cube trays. Simply drop a few cubes in a glass before you go to bed, and your smoothie will be ready when you wake up. Make sure to cycle through flavours to please all the smoothie lovers in your family. It’s a sure hit!

24 cubes 

INGREDIENTS
1½ cups (375 mL) plain or vanilla Greek yogurt, divided
Fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables, to taste
Apple juice, to taste

DIRECTIONS
1.    Scoop 1 tablespoon (15 mL) Greek yogurt into each cavity of two ice trays. Freeze for about 1 hour.
2.    Meanwhile, blend together fruits and vegetables of a single color to make a puree. If the puree is too thick, add some apple juice. The texture must be smooth but not too loose.
3.    Divide the puree between the ice cube tray cavities, pouring it over the frozen yogurt. Freeze until solid.
4.    When the smoothie cubes are solid, unmold and store in airtight freezer bags, labeling each bag with the flavors used.
5.    At night, fill a glass with smoothie cubes and let it rest overnight in the refrigerator. Enjoy the next morning!

Hubert' s Tip: To save time, you can also freeze whole cubes of yogurt and whole cubes of fruit and vegetable puree separately. Simply combine the flavours of your choice and thaw overnight, as instructed.

Excerpted from "Yogurt Every Day" by Hubert Cormier. Copyright © 2017 Hubert Cormier. Food photography by CatherineCôté. Published by Appetite by Random House®, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.

 

 

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