Empty Nest Protein Smoothie


2 C fresh or frozen Blueberries

1 Handful of Spinach or Kale

3 Bananas

3 T Chia Seeds

4 ½ T PB2 or other Peanut Butter Powder

1 tsp Cinnamon

3 Scoops/Servings of Chocolate or Vanilla Protein Powder of choice

2¼ C Milk of choice

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Empty Nest Protein Smoothie

Aug 14, 2023Brenda Brink
Contributed By: Adventures in Freeze Drying

This recipe makes enough Smoothie to fill 2 medium trays and is 3 servings.*


  1. Add all ingredients into a large blender and blend together until smooth
  2. Pour mixture evenly between two trays
  3. Add dividers in the 40 configuration, this helps it to freeze dry faster and more evenly
  4. Cover with a lid and freeze until frozen solid
  5. Freeze Dry
  6. Pull out dividers,then powder frozen smoothies in a dry blender. 
  7. Get a mass of your smoothie powder, divide mass by 3 to know how much mass per smoothie (mine was about 126 g per smoothie)
  8. Store Appropriately (See Tips and Tricks for storage help)

Cycle Time:

26 ½  Hours


Measure out exact mass, or add the amount of powder you want.Put powder in a shaker bottle or jar and add 2 C of cold water, and shake, let sit for 5 minutes and shake again. Add more water to make thinner, or more powder to make thicker. Repeat and then enjoy.

* Extra Large Tray = 15 Cups/Tray   Large Tray = 8 Cups/tray   Medium = 6 Cups/Tray   Small = 4 Cups/Tray Cycle times & rehydration for reference only. Your results may vary.

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