Because I’m a type A over achiever that loves to over prepare and plan, I’ve already started thinking of ways I can eat healthy and save time when I’m in med school next year. If you think this sounds crazy.. you’re not alone lol. It’s a common opinion among family and friends! But it’s something I actually enjoy doing and I know it will help me once I start school… Also, if you’re reading this and you’re pretty busy yourself, this is seriously a great way to save time and still eat healthy throughout the week. So here it goes: How to prepare smoothies that last the entire week.
First, I choose what type of smoothie I will be making so I know what types of frozen fruits to stock up on. This week I decided to make a green smoothie with mango, pineapple, banana, spinach, and unsweetened almond milk.
Next, I line up 5-7 mason jars and start filling them with the ingredients. When using greens, I like to add them in last. I add in all of the fruits and veggies, but leave out the liquid.
Lastly, I close the jars and place them in the freezer until I am ready to make a smoothie. It’s literally that simple. Open jar. Add fruits and veggies. Close jar. Freeze. LOL
When I’m ready to enjoy a smoothie, I remove the jar from the freezer and add whatever liquid I choose to use. I found that filling the liquid to just below the rim or right above the fruits and veggies is most effective.
Then, I dump the entire thing into the blender. (Note: occasionally the fruit sticks together and you have to break it up with a spoon in order to empty it into the blender).
Once blended, I pour the smoothie right back into the container (it fits perfectly) and I enjoy 🙂
It may seem kind of silly, but this seriously saves a lot of time, it makes a perfect smoothie each time, and it’s easily transportable if you’re on the go. I’m going to look into some different smoothie combinations.. maybe even one that can satisfy my sweet tooth!
- 4 mango chunks
- 6-8 pineapple chunks
- 1/4 frozen banana
- 2 small pinches of spinach
- original unsweetened almond milk (filled to a little below the rim or just covering the fruits and veggies)
What smoothie should I prep next? Post a comment below!