I love smoothies — no matter the time of day or season. They’re quick, easy to pack, and (if made right) can make you feel like you’re eating ice cream for breakfast. When prepping my smoothies, I typically keep it pretty simple. I’ll make a variation of the same “base” smoothie every time and then throw in 1-2 extra ingredients to spice it up. This makes it easy for me to keep my kitchen stocked with the ingredients I need — but also keeps things interesting. Because who wants to eat the exact same thing every morning?
Pro-tip for meal prepping smoothies: make a big batch, pour individual portions into mason jars and store them in the freezer. Then, the night before you’re ready to drink it, pop it in fridge and let it thaw out for a few hours. Doing it this way will keep it from getting too runny, but not frozen solid and impossible to drink!
Base Smoothie Recipe:
1C frozen spinach
1C almond milk
1T chia seeds
1/2C frozen banana
1 serving protein powder
Additional ingredient combinations:
Mint Chocolate Chip: add 1T cocoa nibs & 4-5 fresh mint leaves.
Peanut Butter Cup: add 2T powdered peanut butter or 1T nut butter & 1T cocoa powder.
Blueberry Muffin: use vanilla protein powder, sub chia for 1T ground flaxseed & add 1/2C frozen blueberries.
Spa Smoothie: use vanilla protein powder, add 1 Persian cucumber, the juice of 1/2 lemon & 4-5 fresh mint leaves.
PB&J: add 1/2C frozen raspberries & 2T powdered peanut butter or 1T nut butter.
Are you smoothie-obsessed, too? If you have any great smoothie recipes, please share!