You know when you get into the mood to make a super healthy meal, but you don’t have the time or motivation to make it happen?
Yeah, that happens to me all too often. In fact, while I try to make healthy choices most of the time – I almost always choose what’s fast over what’s healthy.
Which means that in my house the healthy options need to be fast. This last week, I discovered something that will ultimately save me hours of time in the kitchen – and it isn’t complicated at all!
So what did I do?
I prepared a bunch of smoothie ingredients all at once so that instead of taking the 5 to 15 minutes to prep fruits and veggies each time I want one, I can grab a bag out of my freezer, drop the ingredients into my blender, add some water or almond milk and turn it on.
In no time flat, I’ll have a smoothie ready for me and my hubby (and maybe even a second helping for later).
While prepping fruits and veggies for a smoothie isn’t complicated, having that one extra step taken out of the equation makes getting a healthy snack or breakfast is that much easier. Even just a few minutes regained in my life is worth it to me right now with my little guy
running er, laying around.
If you want to save yourself hours in the kitchen like me, here are a few tips for making smoothie packs of your own for easy grab-and-go healthy breakfasts and snacks:
Think through approximately how many freezer smoothie packs – or servings – you want to make.
I had an idea that I wanted each of my freezer smoothie packs to contain enough ingredients for at least myself and my husband to have one serving. If there was a little extra, no big deal and we could have that as a snack later in the day or the next morning. I ultimately landed on roughly 10 servings, knowing that it might not come out perfectly depending on how far I could stretch my produce. [Read more...]