Time Saving Smoothie Packs
If you know me you know I am not a morning person. If I had it my way I would go to bed at 1:00 am and wake up at 10:00 am. Unfortunately, my lifestyle does not allow me to do that and instead I have to be up, showered and have breakfast ready to go by 7:45 am. My breakfast of choice is always a smoothie. It’s easy, portable, delicious and fills me up until lunch. I don’t put protein powders in my smoothies. Instead, I use hemp seeds. They give my smoothies a super thick and creamy texture and provide me with tons of vitamins and omega fatty acids. I’ve been doing smoothies in the morning for years, and I can tell you one thing . . . Prepping ahead of time is my life saver. I take the bag out of the freezer, dump it in my blender with almond milk, and I'm ready to go. If I didn’t prep ahead of time, I would be pitting dates and peeling bananas in the morning. Who has time for that?
It’s incredibly easy to make a week or month's worth of smoothie packs. How do I store them? Resealable sandwich bags! This recipe makes about 32 oz. I use 32 oz mason jars to transport my smoothies and drink right from them. You can cut this recipe in half if you’d like BUT this recipe will fill you up for a least 4 hours . . . I promise!
Side note . . . You can make your own almond milk by adding raw almond butter to the packs and using filtered water instead of store bought almond milk or coconut water when blending.
You can always add in a fresh handful of spinach or kale just before blending too!
Breakfast Smoothie Packs
Makes 32 oz / one smoothie pack
1 ripe banana
2 cups frozen fruit of choice
2 pitted dates
1-2 tablespoons hemp seeds
Handful or spinach or kale (optional)
1 1/2 cups almond milk or coconut water
1 teaspoon raw almond butter and 1 1/2 cups filtered water
Break the banana into 1-inch chunks and place in a resealable sandwich bag. Place frozen fruit, dates, hemp seeds and raw almond butter if you are using water into the sandwich bag as well. Freeze overnight.
In the morning, place the sandwich bag’s contents into your blender with the almond milk, coconut water or filtered water, optional greens, and blend. Add more liquid if needed.
Let me know if you try this! Also let me know what you like for breakfast. Talk to you soon!!