7 Easy Make Ahead Smoothies For Fall

Learn everything you need to know about make ahead smoothies, including how to freeze them for later, how to make healthy smoothies, and how long they last. Plus, enjoy these 7 easy make ahead smoothie recipes that are healthy, nutritious, and packed with Fall flavors.

Easy Make Ahead Smoothies for Fall | 7 smoothie recipes that are healthy, nutritious, and packed with Fall flavors plus how to make them and how to freeze them for later | A Sweet Pea Chef

Smoothies. Let’s discuss them.

Dustin and I love smoothies. Once we realized how easy it is to add fruits, veggies, and (probably most importantly) protein into our diets by making smoothies, we were hooked. We particularly love smoothies in the morning because they make a quick and easy breakfast. Not to mention a healthy and nutritious one, too!

Over time, I have experimented with various smoothie flavors and I have shared numerous smoothie recipes here on the blog. That’s because I wanted you to try all my easy smoothie recipes that make healthy smoothies for yourself. And you know I love to have options and to make healthy eating fun and yummy so, naturally, my smoothies had to have different flavors, textures, and colors to keep things interesting. And fun.

After a while, I discovered that make ahead smoothie recipes are a thing and that just sealed the deal for me. That’s when my freezer smoothie packs post was born. Not that it’s hard to prep a smoothie from scratch cause it definitely isn’t, but I just prefer to sleep in a little longer in the morning and to make sure I have everything on hand for a particular recipe. Also, I like my mornings easy and stress-free. That’s why I always have freezer smoothie packs in my freezer all the time. Turns out you can make things EVEN easier and I am super excited to share this with you.

Ingredients for the Cranberry Apple Pecan Smoothie including cranberries, diced apple, maple syrup, almond milk, hemp hearts, cinnamon, and ginger in the blender.

And, since I’m a firm believer that you can never have enough make ahead smoothie recipes, I have 7 healthy smoothie recipes for you that are tasty and filled with cozy and comforting Fall flavors. These healthy smoothies are a huge hits in my house.

The best part about these smoothies? Actually, there are many best parts (duh!), but my favorite one is that you don’t have to do anything in the morning besides enjoying your smoothie. Nope, not even blending the ingredients.  Just grab and drink.  The only thing you gotta do is grab a smoothie of your choice from the freezer and place it in the fridge the night before.  When you’re ready to wake up and go, your smoothie will be waiting for you.

Yes, for realz.

Prep these healthy smoothies on Sunday and you’ll have a week worth of breakfast smoothies and, every morning, you’ll get to try a new flavor.

Glass mason jars and Ziploc bags that can be used to store healthy smoothies in the freezer.

HOW TO MEAL PREP MAKE AHEAD SMOOTHIES

When it comes to smoothie meal prep, you have 2 options:

  1. Smoothie Packs. To make the smoothie freezer packs, add all the ingredients except the milk to Ziploc bags and place the bags into the freezer. When you want to make a smoothie, transfer the ingredients from the frozen smoothie pack to a blender, add milk, and blend. It’s super easy.
  2. Make Ahead Smoothies. Remember how I told you that I want to make things even easier for you? Make ahead smoothies can be ready to grab in the morning. Literally. No blending, no extra ingredients required. Nothing. Just grab them from the fridge and enjoy.

Here’s how to prep make ahead smoothies:

  1. Add all the ingredients needed for the smoothies to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour the smoothie into a glass mason jar or another freezer-safe container and freeze.
  3. Remove the freezer smoothie pack jar from the freezer and place it into the fridge the night before you want to enjoy it.
  4. In the morning, just open the fridge and enjoy your Fall-flavored Make Ahead Smoothie.

Wait! Can you freeze smoothies? For real? Yes, for real. You can do this with all the make ahead smoothie recipes included here. Told you that you can make your smoothie meal prep easier.

Kiwi And Kale Smoothie | This Kiwi & Kale Smoothie is so easy to make for breakfast or a snack and is loaded with fiber and protein to start your day off right. | A Sweet Pea Chef

ARE SMOOTHIES HEALTHY?

Smoothies are very popular these days. They are served everywhere – at restaurants, at coffee places, and you can buy ready-to-drink smoothies from the grocery store. You can even buy frozen smoothie packs from the grocery store. But the most important question is – are smoothies healthy? The answer? It depends. Some are, some aren’t.

The store-bought smoothies can be high in calories and, despite the “no added sugar” label, they can be very high in sugars and not very healthy. That’s because instead of using only whole fruits to make the smoothie, stores add processed fruit juice. And, while a healthy smoothie is high in fiber and nutrients, those ones aren’t.  Instead, you’re mostly getting empty calories from all the sugar and without any of the benefits of the fruit or vegetable.

Smoothies made of whole fruits and/or whole veggies are nutritious and packed with vitamins and minerals, on the other hand. If you want to be sure you buy a healthy smoothie, check the ingredients list. Fruits, veggies, milk, and spices should be the only main ingredients.

Better yet, make healthy smoothies at home. You saw how easy it is to make smoothie packs so go for it! You have control over the ingredients and flavors if you make your very own freezer smoothie packs at home.  You get to control all the flavors that way, too!

THE BENEFITS OF ALMOND MILK

Like I mentioned earlier, I like unsweetened almond milk in my smoothies because I love the nutty flavor and smooth texture of almond milk but, for these freezer smoothie packs, you can use any milk you prefer. Just make sure the milk is unsweetened to make the smoothies healthy.

If you’re curious about the benefits of almond milk, here they are:

Unsweetened almond milk is…

  • low in calories;
  • rich in minerals and vitamins, especially vitamin E;
  • contains healthy fats;
  • dairy free;
  • vegan.

7 jars filled with 7 Easy Make Ahead Smoothies for Fall including pumpkin cheesecake smoothie, apple crisp smoothie, cranberry apple pecan smoothie, maple cinnamon sweet potato smoothie, cinnamon butternut date smoothie, oatmeal raisin cookie smoothie, and banana bread smoothie.

CAN YOU FREEZE SMOOTHIES?

How awesome is it that you can freeze smoothies? Super awesome, am I right?!?

Here’s how to freeze smoothies and how to store smoothies in the freezer:

  1. After you made the smoothie, transfer it to a glass mason jar;
  2. Make sure you don’t fill the mason jars all the way to the top because the smoothies will expand as they freeze.
  3. Place them into the freezer to freeze.

That’s it. That’s all you have to do.

HOW LONG DO SMOOTHIES LAST?

If you’re wondering how long do smoothies last in the freezer, the answer is up to 3 months.

In the fridge, smoothies last for approximately 24 hours. They can last for 2 days but to ensure maximum nutrition, flavor, and freshness, I recommend enjoying the smoothie during the first 24 hours after you remove it from the freezer.

Ingredients for the Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Smoothie including almond milk, banana, old fashioned oats, raisins, and cinnamon in a blender.

FALL SMOOTHIES INGREDIENTS

Alright, I hope you’re convinced now that prepping smoothies at home and testing easy smoothie recipes is the way to go. Glad to hear it. If you don’t know where to start, take a look at this smoothie ingredients list.

To make healthy smoothies, you’ll need:

  • milk of choice (I prefer unsweetened almond milk, but any milk will do)
  • spices for added flavor
  • fruits, veggies and/or nuts
  • protein powder (optional, but a great way to add in extra protein)

I like to use seasonal ingredients in my smoothies so here’s my list of Fall smoothie ingredients:

  • pumpkin
  • apple
  • cranberry
  • cinnamon
  • sweet potato
  • butternut squash
  • pecans
  • walnuts

With these ingredients I made 7 delicious make ahead smoothie recipes you can enjoy throughout the whole season.  Here they are!

7 MAKE AHEAD SMOOTHIES FOR FALL

Pumpkin Cheesecake Smoothie

Easy Make Ahead Smoothies for Fall This Pumpkin Cheesecake Smoothie has amazing pumpkin spice flavors combined with delicious cheesecake flavors. Easy Make Ahead Smoothies for Fall This Pumpkin Cheesecake Smoothie has amazing pumpkin spice flavors combined with delicious cheesecake flavors.

This Pumpkin Cheesecake Smoothie has amazing pumpkin spice flavors combined with delicious cheesecake flavors. Get the recipe here!

Apple Crisp Smoothie

Ingredients for the apple crisp smoothie including diced apple, almond milk, uncooked rolled oats, almond butter, cinnamon, and dates in the blender.The apple crisp smoothie, one of the Easy Make Ahead Smoothies for Fall, in a jar.

The best way to enjoy apple crisp this Fall? This Apple Crisp Smoothie that is healthy, filling, and nutritious.

Apple Crisp Smoothie
Prep Time
5 mins
Freezing
4 hrs
 
The best way to enjoy apple crisp this Fall? This Apple Crisp Smoothie that is healthy, filling, and nutritious.
Categories: Breakfast, make-ahead, Meal Prep, Protein Smoothie, Smoothie
Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 1 smoothie
Calories: 372 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier
Ingredients
  • 1 apple, diced
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats, uncooked
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 dates
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a high speed blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour smoothie into a freezer-safe container or 16-oz. mason jar and seal tightly. Do not fill all the way to the top, as the contents will expand when they freeze.

  4. Place in the freezer and let freeze.
  5. When ready to enjoy, remove the smoothie from the freezer the night before you're wanting to enjoy it and place it in the fridge to thaw overnight. It will be ready for you when you wake up.
  6. Will last in freezer for up to 3 months.
Nutrition Facts
Apple Crisp Smoothie
Amount Per Serving (1 smoothie)
Calories 372 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 329mg14%
Potassium 504mg14%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 11g44%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 8.4mg10%
Calcium 393mg39%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Cranberry Apple Pecan Smoothie

Ingredients for the Cranberry Apple Pecan Smoothie including cranberries, diced apple, maple syrup, almond milk, hemp hearts, cinnamon, and ginger in the blender.Cranberry Apple Pecan Smoothie, one of the Easy Make Ahead Smoothies for Fall, in a jar.

Another delicious apple smoothie you should try this Fall is this Cranberry Apple Pecan Smoothie made with apple, cranberries, and pecans. Plus a touch of maple syrup for sweetness and cinnamon and ginger for amazing Fall flavors.

Cranberry Apple Pecan Smoothie
Prep Time
5 mins
Freezing
4 hrs
 
Another delicious apple smoothie you should try this Fall is this Cranberry Apple Pecan Smoothie made with apple, cranberries, and pecans. Plus a touch of maple syrup for sweetness and cinnamon and ginger for amazing Fall flavors.
Categories: Breakfast, Grab n Go, make-ahead, Meal Prep, Smoothie
Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 1 smoothie
Calories: 271 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup fresh cranberries (1/2 cup frozen)
  • 1/2 apple, diced
  • 1 tbsp raw pecans
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp hemp hearts
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a high speed blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour smoothie into a freezer-safe container or 16-oz mason jar and seal tightly. Do not fill all the way to the top, as the contents will expand when they freeze.

  4. Place in the freezer and let freeze.
  5. When ready to enjoy, remove the smoothie from the freezer the night before you're wanting to enjoy it and place it in the fridge to thaw overnight. It will be ready for you when you wake up.
  6. Will last in freezer for up to 3 months.
Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Apple Pecan Smoothie
Amount Per Serving (1 smoothie)
Calories 271 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Sodium 329mg14%
Potassium 247mg7%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin C 14.2mg17%
Calcium 322mg32%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

7 Easy Make Ahead Smoothies For Fall

Maple Cinnamon Sweet Potato Smoothie

Ingredients for the Maple Cinnamon Sweet Potato Smoothie including sweet potato, almond milk, almond butter, maple syrup, banana, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg in a blender. Maple Cinnamon Sweet Potato Smoothie, one of the Easy Make Ahead Smoothies for Fall, in a jar.

Did you ever try a sweet potato smoothie? If you did, you know how good it is. If you didn’t, start with this Maple Cinnamon Sweet Potato Smoothie. It’s so YUMMY.

Maple Cinnamon Sweet Potato Smoothie
Prep Time
5 mins
Freezing
4 hrs
 
Did you ever try a sweet potato smoothie? If you did, you know how good it is. If you didn't, start with this Maple Cinnamon Sweet Potato Smoothie. It's so YUMMY.
Categories: Breakfast, Grab n Go, make-ahead, Meal Prep, Smoothie
Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 1 smoothie
Calories: 278 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup cooked sweet potato
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a high speed blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour smoothie into a freezer-safe container or a 16-oz mason jar and seal tightly. Do not fill all the way to the top, as the contents will expand when they freeze.
  4. Place in the freezer and let freeze.
  5. When ready to enjoy, remove the smoothie from the freezer the night before you're wanting to enjoy it and place it in the fridge to thaw overnight. It will be ready for you when you wake up.
  6. Will last in freezer for up to 3 months.
Nutrition Facts
Maple Cinnamon Sweet Potato Smoothie
Amount Per Serving (1 smoothie)
Calories 278 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Sodium 347mg14%
Potassium 487mg14%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 4715IU94%
Vitamin C 5.1mg6%
Calcium 403mg40%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Cinnamon Butternut Date Smoothie

Ingredients for the Cinnamon Butternut Date Smoothie including roasted butternut squash, pitted dates, almond milk, chia seeds, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves in a blender.Cinnamon Butternut Date Smoothie, one of the Easy Make Ahead Smoothies for Fall, in a jar.

Butternut squash is Fall-perfect. So I made a Cinnamon Butternut Date Smoothie. I would have this smoothie all day, every day during Fall.

Cinnamon Butternut Date Smoothie
Prep Time
5 mins
Freezing
4 hrs
 
Butternut squash is Fall-perfect. So I made a Cinnamon Butternut Date Smoothie. I would have this smoothie all day, every day during Fall.
Categories: Breakfast, Grab n Go, make-ahead, Meal Prep, Smoothie
Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 1 smoothie
Calories: 226 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier
Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup cooked butternut squash, diced (fresh or frozen)
  • 3 dates, pitted
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a high speed blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour smoothie into a freezer-safe container or a 16-oz mason jar and seal tightly. Do not fill all the way to the top, as the contents will expand when they freeze.
  4. Place in the freezer and let freeze.
  5. When ready to enjoy, remove the smoothie from the freezer the night before you're wanting to enjoy it and place it in the fridge to thaw overnight. It will be ready for you when you wake up.
  6. Will last in freezer for up to 3 months.
Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Butternut Date Smoothie
Amount Per Serving (1 smoothie)
Calories 226 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Sodium 334mg14%
Potassium 679mg19%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 10g40%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 14880IU298%
Vitamin C 29.4mg36%
Calcium 469mg47%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Smoothie

Ingredients for the Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Smoothie including almond milk, banana, old fashioned oats, raisins, and cinnamon in a blender. Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Smoothie, one of the Easy Make Ahead Smoothies for Fall, in a jar.

How to make oatmeal raisin cookies healthy? Transform them into a delicious Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Smoothie and enjoy it guilt-free.  Get the recipe here!

Banana Bread Smoothie

Ingredients for the Banana Bread Smoothie including frozen banana, almond milk, uncooked rolled oats, raw walnuts, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a blender.Banana Bread Smoothie, one of the Easy Make Ahead Smoothies for Fall, in a jar.

Made with banana, rolled oats, and walnuts, this Banana Bread Smoothie is filling, satisfying, and perfect for a Fall breakfast.

Banana Bread Smoothie
Prep Time
5 mins
Freezing
4 hrs
 
Made with banana, rolled oats, and walnuts, this Banana Bread Smoothie is filling, satisfying, and perfect for a Fall breakfast.
Categories: Breakfast, Grab n Go, make-ahead, Meal Prep, Smoothie
Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 1 smoothie
Calories: 272 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier
Ingredients
  • 1 ripe banana (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats, uncooked
  • 1 tbsp raw walnuts (or pecans, can also be left out if you don't like nuts)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a high speed blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour smoothie into a freezer-safe container or a 16-oz mason jar and seal tightly. Do not fill all the way to the top, as the contents will expand when they freeze.
  4. Place in the freezer and let freeze.
  5. When ready to enjoy, remove the smoothie from the freezer the night before you're wanting to enjoy it and place it in the fridge to thaw overnight. It will be ready for you when you wake up.
  6. Will last in freezer for up to 3 months.
Nutrition Facts
Banana Bread Smoothie
Amount Per Serving (1 smoothie)
Calories 272 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 165mg7%
Potassium 539mg15%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 75IU2%
Vitamin C 10.2mg12%
Calcium 161mg16%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

3 MORE HEALTHY SMOOTHIE RECIPES

How are you liking these easy smoothie recipes? I hope you like them a lot because I have more healthy smoothie recipes for you. As I said, you can ever have enough healthy smoothie recipes.

14 SMOOTHIE FREEZER PACKS

If you want to learn how to make smoothie packs, my Smoothie Freezer Packs post has all the answers and the tips you need.

Smoothie freezer packs lined up on the kitchen counter with the ingredients for the smoothies including peeled mandarin oranges and bananas for the Orange Drimsicle Smoothie, banana, coffee grounds and almond butter for the Coffee Bean Smoothie, strawberries, oats and peanut butter for the PB&J Smoothie, avocado, kale and banana for the Avocado Kale Smoothie, greek yogurt and strawberries for the Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie, banana, peanut butter and chocolate whey protein powder for the Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie and pitted cherries, greek yogurt and whole almonds for the Cherry Vanilla Almond Smoothie.

Bonus – you get 14 fruit smoothie recipes including cherry vanilla, chocolate banana peanut butter, strawberry cheesecake, avocado kale, PB&J, coffee bean, orange creamsicle, kiwi kale, blueberry muffin, pink powder, spiced jar, caramel apple, mango green, blackberry coconut. Get the recipes.

PINK PROTEIN BEET SMOOTHIE

This Pink Power Protein Beet Smoothie makes the most gorgeous smoothie ever. This smoothie is pink and nutritious goodness.

Pink Power Protein Beet Smoothie | All sorts of goodness, packed into a bright pink, healthy protein smoothie | A Sweet Pea Chef

This easy smoothie recipe makes a vibrant, satisfying, and sweet smoothie that is perfect for a quick breakfast or a quick snack. Get the recipe.

KIWI AND KALE SMOOTHIE

Another easy smoothie recipe is the recipe that makes this Kiwi And Kale Smoothie.

Kiwi And Kale Smoothie | This Kiwi & Kale Smoothie is so easy to make for breakfast or a snack and is loaded with fiber and protein to start your day off right. | A Sweet Pea Chef

The smoothie is green, fresh, and vibrant. And, of course, healthy and nutritious. Get the recipe.

 

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Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

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