Sunday, September 8, 2013

Posted by Ashley on 1:48 PM 6 comments
Looking to cut out that daily coffee or energy drink? Preparing smoothies is the healthiest and easiest way to do so. You can prep up to 2 weeks worth of breakfast smoothies so that all you have to do in the morning is pour it into the blender and go!



Prepare your breakfast smoothies today for a great week of energy.

Supplies needed:
Blender
Apples
Pineapple
Blueberries
Strawberries
Peaches
Bananas
Grapes
Raspberries
Spinach

any additional fruit or vegetables as well! Such as carrots, celery, lemons, oranges, or limes

You will also need juice of some sort. I like to use the Simply Apple, but any juice will do.


Simply rinse, chop, and divide up between bags.

The amount depends on the amount of days you are prepping for. But to give you an example, for one morning...my bag contained half of a banana, a few chunks of pineapple, a few strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. 1/3 of a diced up peach and apple, and a large hand full of spinach.



A great pairing with your smoothie is an omelette with diced up peppers. By prepping the peppers ahead of time, breakfast can be quick and simple all week while still remaining nutritious. Clean eating at it's best!






OTHER SMOOTHIE IDEAS:

3/4 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1/4 cup chopped fennel bulb
handful of frozen green grapes
1/2 an avocado
1/2 a lemon, peeled and seeded
1 Tbsp hemp hearts
1 cup filtered water, or as desired

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1/2 cup frozen mixed berries with cherries (cherries optional)
1 scoop vanilla rice protein powder
1 tbsp almond butter
2 handfuls spinach
couple leaves of kale
1 tsp spirulina or green powder of your choice


1/4 cup of cubed cucumber

1/2 cup pineapple
1 inch cube of fresh ginger

1 - 2 tsp maple syrup
5 medium sized mint leaves
1 Tbsp hemp hearts
1 cup water

1 green apple (core removed)
1 inch chunk of cucumber
2 tsp raw unpasteurized honey (or more to taste)
½ inch knob of ginger, peeled (and grated)

1 Tbsp hemp hearts

5 mint leaves 

3-4 ice cubes

1-1½ cup of unsweetened almond milk (or water or another kind of milk!)

6 comments:

  1. Are you just storing in the fridge? How long does it stay fresh for?

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  2. Opening a banana and storing it in a bag? Even the apple. There are a lot of things that do not last unless you wash them in something unhealthy!
    I store a lot of my fruit in the freezer. Any excess after it is blended goes in an ice cube tray to get blended up again another time.

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    1. You can spritz them, or dip them, in water with lemon juice. I use 1 cup water, and either a half lemon or whole one, dip and store, the flavor doesn't stay on the fruit, but keeps it from turning. I do the same thin when I use half a banana and store the other half in the fridge: I cut the skin-on banana in half, literally pour lemon juice on the cut part, bag it, fridge it, use it the next day or within the week.

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  3. Good post, thanks - smoothie addict here ;)

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  4. I use frozen organic fruit (berries, citrus, mango) and throw in some spinach or kale and add some coconut water or mile (or almond milk)...works great. and, you can prepackage your smoothie contents in separate baggies and just pull it out of the freezer and dump in bullet and its ready to go!

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