Check out this time-saver: Prep all the fruit and greens you use in your smoothies, and freeze individual serving sizes in quart-sized freezer bags (glass mason jars work well, too). Note any ingredients that need to be added to the blender, and your smoothie is as good as done.
Want to know what produce freezes well? Check out this handy guide to freezing fruits and veggiesthat’s actually designed for those making their own baby food. As far as yoghurt is concerned, freezing could destroy some of its billions of beneficial cultures, so you’re better off adding it to the blender prior to making your smoothie. Nut butters as well as dry oats and seeds such as flax or chia freeze well, but they can also be quickly added to the blender when you’re ready to make your smoothie.
You can prep a whole week’s worth on Sunday night so a nutritious fibre- and protein-packed breakfast is just minutes away. It’s a great way to not only ensure a healthy start to your day, but you’ll save money since you can buy greens and fruit in bulk and won’t have to worry about them spoiling by the end of the week. Aim to use your smoothie freezer bags within a few weeks to avoid freezer burn.