Pour contents of pouch into blender. Add water (or other liquid of choice) using the convenient fill line on the front of each bag...1½ cups for a regular-size 20 oz smoothie and 1 cup for a junior-size 12 oz smoothie. Blend for at least 60 seconds to desired consistency. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
All of our smoothies are non-gmo and we follow the Environmental Working Group’s dirty dozen list when it comes to organic. Any item that is on the dirty dozen list of highest pesticides levels, we source either commercial certified organic or is grown by one of our small local farmers without the use of synthetic pesticides or fertilizers…this includes items such as spinach, kale, apples, grapes, cucumbers, pears and more. Items that are not on the dirty dozen list, such as bananas and avocados, we source those conventional.
We take fresh fruits and vegetables, mostly from local farmers, at their peak season and freshness and blast freeze them for maximum flavor and nutrient retention. Each Green Smoothie is nutritionally designed starting with a base of dark leafy greens (think kale and spinach!), followed by healthy omega-3 fats and nutrient-dense superfoods and rounded out with unique combinations of flavors. There is no added sugar or artificial sweeteners in our smoothies...instead we use naturally sweet whole foods such as fruits, dates and spices. They are packaged in a recyclable, BPA-free pouch that you can grab from your own freezer. Open, add water or other liquid of choice, blend and enjoy!
We have crafted Frozen Garden's Green Smoothies to be blended in any blender. We do our blender testing on a variety of blenders including a $19 Osterizer blender that we picked up from our local Kmart. You can absolutely use any blender to blend our Green Smoothies, but the blending time will vary based on the quality of your blender. Our favorite blender? NutriBullet creates a line of blenders that are affordable and great at blending our smoothies!
We recommend blending our regular size smoothies with 1½ cups of liquid to make a 20-ounce smoothie and our junior size smoothies with 1 cup of liquid to make a 12-ounce smoothie. You are welcome to increase or decrease the amount of liquid used based on your personal preference. Using more liquid than recommended will create a thinner, milder tasting smoothie. Using less liquid will create a thicker, more robust tasting smoothie.
Frozen Garden Green Smoothies are best when consumed within 6 months of the date of purchase. Keep them frozen until ready to blend. It is NOT recommended to thaw the Frozen Garden Green Smoothie prior to blending.
Our Green Smoothie pouches are BPA-free and can be recycled in most residential recycling programs. They are plastic #7, so be sure to check your local recycling program to see what numbers they take. Please recycle your green smoothie pouches to reduce the amount of plastic going into our landfills! When recycled, these pouches are broken down into recyclable regrind, or tiny pellets that serve as the main raw ingredient used to produce other forms of flexible packaging or items like plastic tables, park benches and even dog toys!
We donate 100% of our scraps/waste to Great Inspirations Farm for composting. Composting reduces landfill waste and incineration, and therefore emissions. Organic wastes that end up in landfills decompose without oxygen and produce methane, a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. Not only does it reduce landfill waste, compost also returns valuable nutrients to the soil to help maintain soil quality and fertility. Great Inspirations Farm uses this compost to feed the soil that grows the kale and spinach we use in our green smoothies!