Serious Smoothie Situation: Prep that Sh*t


All this talk of ‘new year, new me’ has me conflicted. I really like me, + I don’t want a new me, but what about new year revamped me, I can dig that.
I’m not the healthiest person on the planet, let’s just get that straight. I love a good In n Out burger, but I try. Sometimes being healthy just feels like such a damn task, but really its not. It took some time, trial + error to figure this all out. Now, I love a good dinner prep for the week + taking a few extra minutes out of my day to prepare my lunch for work instead of grabbing any + every (yes I mean every) thing.
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Great results don’t come from a massive change, which is why I start small-like with these smoothies. The other day I was making a smoothie from the pre-packaged Jamba Juice bags from the store + thought to myself, I could so do this; put my fav items in the bags for smoothies, cut the prep time in half, be a happy person in the AM, + possibly not have to eat random pantry finds come midday... So that’s just what I did.
If your like me, you hate wasting time... unless it comes to scrolling Instagram + I weirdly end up on someones Christmas vacation from like 2014, please tell me we've all been there. Any who, I didn't want to have to prep the smoothies each + every morning because I'm already totally NOT a morning person I need things quick + efficient for me when I rise, lol. 
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To each your own, so grab any fruits, veggies + greens that you like, although this smoothie is sooo good.
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What you’ll need:
-a pack of freezer bags, mason jars, or sealed container (enough for however many drinks you want to prep)
-Bananas (one for each smoothies, so I bought 10)
-A buncha berries- I chose strawberries, blueberries + blackberries, but you can choose your favorites, I bet raspberries would be delish.
-Gather your greens: I chose spinach + kale
-Milk: soy, regular, lactaid, almond, etc. would get the job done
-Blender + freezer
-Protein, collagen or other powders, etc.
Once I had everything together it made the process so easy. Just grab a knife + start cutting the fruits. I added the greens to the bottom of the bags, then threw in the bananas + berries.
Measurements:
-1 cup greens of your choice- I stuck with two types doing 1/2 of the bags with kale + the other half with spinach
-1 cup strawberries, cut
-1 whole banana, cut
-3/4 cup other berries- I chose blackberries + blueberries. Sort of mixing them each in the bags, not measuring too crazy
-Optional: 1 scoop of collagen peptide powder + 1 scoop of moringa powder 

Place the bags in the freezer- I let them freeze overnight before using them in my smoothie + once I was ready for a smoothie I just grabbed my Ninja, placed the contents in the zip-loc bag + added a bit of Lactaid- again not measuring…+ blended until the drink was smooth in consistency.
The time it took for me to prep all 10 smoothies this afternoon was like 15-20 minutes + I could have totally knocked that time way down but wanted to blog/get photos of it #theinternetmademedoit. Meaning that its much more efficient for me to do this all at once, rather than everyday waking up craving a smoothie, but having to clean the greens, cut the banana + strawberries, get out the other berries..okay I’m already over it + just want cereal. So what I’m saying is, you’ll thank yourself for just getting the prep out of the way.
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I’d love to hear your favorite smoothie recipes or any other tips + tricks for smoothie prep/making. I’m a sucker for greens in my smoothies.
Well, I’m off to brunch with a girlfriend + spend the afternoon at the nursery looking for new life to bring to the house this spring, sooo excited.
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Have a great Sunday
xx

2 comments


  • Mattie

    I Love your blog! & you.


  • AdventuresOfHoneyBonne

    LOVE THIS! Seriously so helpful& can’t wait to use with my Arbonne Protein?


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