This 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:
- almond or soy milk (optional)
Here’s what I did :
- 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.
- Seal the jars and freeze.
- In the morning, first thing, I take one of the mason jars out and sit it on the counter to thaw a bit.
- 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.
- Transfer into (nutriBullet) blender cup.
- Add liquid – Generally I just add water but if you want a thicker creamery smoothie add 2 tbs of almond or soy milk.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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