Homemade Smoothie Packs for Women

Whether you are looking for the perfect breakfast or a post-workout snack, smoothies should be your go-to choice. While the smoothies you pick up at the mall are packed with sugars and additional flavors like a designer coffee, the smoothies you make at home can be much healthier. Making your own smoothie packs is simple, and you can customize the flavors to your liking. Keep these in the freezer to easily and quickly toss them in the blender and enjoy. Here are four secrets to making smoothie packs at home.

Pick Two Vegetables

When you think about fruits and vegetables mixed together, you probably think of V8 juice. However, smoothies you make yourself can be much more satisfying. Every smoothie should have at least two different mild vegetables. Common choices are:

  • Sweet potato
  • Carrot
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli

Add Complimentary Fruits

It only takes a little bit of fruit to cover up the taste of vegetables in a smoothie. As a rule of thumb, always plan to add half a banana to your single-serving smoothie. Bananas are rich in potassium, which your body needs – especially after a workout. Next, consider which fruits would pair best with each vegetable. For example, fruits like oranges, mangos, and cranberries pair well with kale, spinach, and carrots. While berries such as raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries pair best with broccoli and sweet potato.

Chop and Package

People are deterred from the power of smoothies because they don’t want fruit and vegetables to go back into their homes before they have a chance to eat them. This is completely understandable. The best news is that you can freeze fruits and vegetables in individual packs that you simply add to your blender along with liquid and enjoy.

Be sure to slice up fruits and vegetables into small, manageable pieces for your blender. Sweet potatoes, carrots, and broccoli are best if steamed first and then diced and frozen in individual packages. For mild greens like kale and spinach, blend 6 cups of greens with 1 cup of water and then freeze the mixture in an ice cube tray or silicone cupcake liners. Each disc can be added to your smoothie packs accordingly.

If fruits are in season or on sale, then buy them fresh. However, frozen can be used just the same. Use snack-size bags to portion out your various blends and write on the outside what each flavor is.

Add Liquid & Nutrients

When it comes time to enjoy your smoothie, you will only need to take the contents out of the freezer bag and blend them with optional nutrients and your choice of liquid. The best liquid choices are water, green tea, or almond coconut milk. You can use juice or regular milk if you would like but expect higher calorie content for your smoothie. For additional nutrients, you might want to add protein powder after a workout or increase your fiber with chia seeds or oats.

Prepping your healthy meals is half the battle. By having these smoothie packs ready to go, you are always just a blend away from a healthy, satisfying meal.