Mornings in the winter = hell. You don’t want to get out of bed and face the cold so you end up hitting the snooze button 40 million times until you’re too late to get ready properly. If it’s a choice between finding shoes to match with your fave winter sweater and making breakfast, we’re pretty sure the sweater will win every time. But hey, life is short, why do you have to choose? One of the best tricks to having a healthy breakfast is to prepare it beforehand. And what’s healthier than a green smoothie? Um, pretty much nothing! Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you can’t slurp down a smoothie while you try on all of your shoes. Smoothies take about four and a half seconds to make if you do all the prep work beforehand. Here’s how to make sure you have breakfast ready to go for the next week!
What you need for one week of green smoothies:
7 plastic Ziploc bags
7 cups of fruit (fresh or frozen, either is totally good)
7 small handfuls of spinach or other leafy green vegetable
7 cups of milk (regular, coconut, soy or almond), juice or coconut water
And some optional fun stuff like:
– Peanut butter
– Coconut butter
– Chia seeds
– Coconut flakes
– Protein powder
– Cocoa powder
Step 1: Chop up your veggies! Think vegetables for breakfast sounds gross? Don’t worry, if you add lots of fruit you won’t even be able to taste it. It might turn your smoothie green but it will for sure give you tons of energy to get you through the day. Make sure to cut the leaves into small pieces so the blender can handle it.
Step 2: Assemble your fruit. Get as much variety as you want so you can mix and match. Never have the same smoothie twice!
Step 3: Chop your fruit. Depending on the strength of your blender, you might want to chop everything into little pieces for a smooooooth smoothie.
Step 4: Divide the fruit into the seven bags. Always start with a small handful of your veggies and half a banana, and then add whatever else you want. Remember to add different fruits to different bags so you never get bored. Throw all of the baggies in the freezer. You can now have a smoothie whenever you want!
Step 5: When you’re ready to make your smoothie, take one bag out of the freezer and put the contents in the blender. Add one cup of liquid of you choice (try water, milk, juice or coconut water). If you want to get even more creative, add a tablespoon or two of something from the “optional fun” list.
Et voilà! You have something easy, healthy and super yummy to add to your breakfast.