Breakfast: Smoothie Prep 101

by Wednesday, July 27, 2016

IMG_6564This week I took to prepping smoothies for breakfast. As most of you know I frequently replace meals with smoothies throughout the week – but i’ve not yet figured out the easy winning preparation for smoothies at work. In my office we actually have a magic bullet base so I have frozen fruit during the day to make smoothies for lunch. That worked, but this is a little bit different, as in the mornings i’m up at 5:45am to get my run out of the way. Then I do a quick set of abs and squats – THEN I water my many monsteras plants, in which after I shower and prepare for work. All of this is before 7:30am. I have no time to create gorgeous fruit and vegetable combinations for breakfast. I need to be able to grab and go.

Easiest solution I could come up with was to mason jar them and freeze for the week. Even this has a negative or two, but i’m on week 2 and my breakfast has been satisfying. A 12 ounce smoothie and 1 or 2 hard boiled eggs. This works, my sweet tooth is subsided, fiber consumed and adequate protein to start the day.

You can use ANY fresh fruit and veggie combination.

Here’s what I used:

  • Spinach
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • bananas
  • pineapples
  • almond or soy milk (optional)

Here’s what I did :

  1. Layer your ingredients, adding more of your favorites for taste. Don’t fill the mason jar completely up – be sure there is air inside – as freezing will cause any liquid to expand possibly breaking the glass.
  2. Seal the jars and freeze.
  3. In the morning, first thing, I take one of the mason jars out and sit it on the counter to thaw a bit.
  4. It takes at least an hour to get ready for work so by the time I check, the contents of the jar are loose and only half frozen. This is perfect – if this doesn’t happen, you can always put the lidless jar in the microwave for 20 seconds.
  5. Transfer into (nutriBullet) blender cup.
  6. Add liquid – Generally I just add water but if you want a thicker creamery smoothie add 2 tbs of almond or soy milk.
  7. Add nuts – I actually just add a tablespoon of peanut butter (because I LOVE it) but you can use a few almonds, peanuts, walnuts or cashews.
  8. Use the nutri blender, magic bullet, or blender to blend well – this usually takes at least 60 seconds, since the fruit is still half frozen.
  9. Poor the frosty mixture back into your (OR lid your bullet cup) mason jar, lid it & go.

I get to work about 45 minutes later and the smoothie is perfect to drink immediately.

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