A Healthy Smoothie Plan
August 24, 2015 17 Comments
The truth is that I am seriously lazy when I am hungry and am looking for something to chow down.
I may be lazy when hungry but when I am not starving, I am a force of order on the world (or at least my refrigerator).
Planning is one of my strengths. Just ask my kids about our last vacation and you will hear how I ensured that everyone had a great time. I planned it to death and then just punched buttons on my phone to follow the plan.
These “Smoothie Bags” are my latest brilliant design for making smoothies with little effort when hungry. I simply:
- Fill a bunch of sandwich bags with my favorite smoothie ingredients – in this case frozen mango, frozen blueberries, and kale
- Store it in the top of the freezer where I can see it so I don't grab the ice cream
- Make a smoothie with some yogurt added (and a little water)
You could add banana, strawberries, chia seeds….whatever you want!
I have a regular blender (even though everyone tells me to plop down $400 for a Vitamix) and if I tear the kale into 2 inch pieces – it blends beautifully.
The other awesome feature of my Smoothie Bag is that when my children announce, “Mom, I am hungry!” I can yell to them from anywhere in the house, “Go grab a smoothie bag and make yourself a smoothie.”
I mix in some yogurt, a little water (to help it blend), and some agave or maple syrup if I don’t find it sweet enough (but I usually do).
These are so refreshing and a fraction of the cost of buying a smoothie at the grocery store.
Do you have any great organizing tricks that help you eat healthy?
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