Living a busy, on-the-go lifestyle while maintaining healthy habits can seem daunting. Luckily, we’ve come up with three surefire smoothie prep recipes that can be done the night before and whipped up in less than 3 minutes in the morning!
Make a few individual batches of the smoothie ingredients at the beginning of your week so you can rest assured knowing your breakfast is easy, delicious, and healthy for you! It is the most important meal of the day after all!
For that little extra push of motivation, here’s a list of things you can do with the time you save:
- Start a meditation practice, for mindfulness throughout the day.
- Pamper yourself with a mini facial or dry brushing before a bath.
- Call a friend or family member to catch up.
- Organize those drawers you’ve been meaning to get to or purge unused clothes from your closet (a clearer space = a clearer mind!)
- Fit in extra morning exercise or yoga for an energy-fueled day.
- Meal prep for lunch and/or dinner and save even more time later on.
- Do a happy dance.
- Practice some self love and write out a gratitude list.
Now, let’s get to those smoothie prep recipes!
SMOOTHIE PREP – LOW-SUGAR CHOCOLATE CHIP PROTEIN SHAKE
This smoothie has a secret, fibrous ingredient that creates an extra creamy smoothie without added sugar from fruit: cauliflower! Yup, this cruciferous vegetable has a mild flavor that can be masked by your other smoothie ingredients, creating a delicious base.
Try this blend loaded with fiber, protein, healthy fat, Omega 3’s, and a ton of selenium from brazil nuts which supports thyroid health!
- 2 c. nut milk
- 1 ½ c. riced cauliflower
- 1 serving chocolate plant-based protein
- 3 brazil nuts
- 1 tbs. chia seeds
- 1 tbs. cacao nibs
NIGHT BEFORE PREP: Add the cauliflower, protein, brazil nuts, chia seeds, and cacao nibs to a mason jar, tupperware container, or plastic bag (anything freezer-safe) and place in the freezer.
MORNING PREP: Remove your ingredient container from the freezer and pour into a blender. Add your nut milk of choice (cashew or almond milk work particularly well). Blend until smooth and enjoy!
SMOOTHIE PREP – ULTRA-HYDRATING GREEN TROPICS SMOOTHIE
This green smoothie is incredibly alkalizing with green veggies like spinach, not to mention hydrating with electrolyte-rich coconut water and Vitamin E boosting cucumber.
The pineapple adds sweetness and a tropical feel while also helping digestion with the enzyme bromelain. Top all of this off with creamy, satiating avocado and a squeeze of immune-supporting lime juice and you’ve got a winning breakfast combo!
- 1 ½ c. coconut water
- 1 big handful spinach
- ½ cucumber
- ½ c. frozen pineapple
- ¼ avocado
- Juice of ½ a lime
NIGHT BEFORE PREP: Chop the cucumber and avocado into small pieces. Add these chunks, the spinach, and the pineapple to a freezer-safe container and place in the freezer.
MORNING PREP: Remove your ingredient container from the freezer and pour into a blender. Add your coconut water and squeeze in the lime juice. Blend until smooth and enjoy!
SMOOTHIE PREP – ANTIOXIDANT-BOOST BERRIES & CREAM SMOOTHIE
When you’re in the mood for a creamy yet fruity combo, this Berries & Cream Smoothie should do the trick, minus the inflammatory effects of actual whipped cream! The addition of coconut milk helps to keep you satiated with healthy fat while providing a delicious texture and flavor.
The protein keeps you full for longer while helping to maintain muscle function. The raspberries and acai add cancer-fighting antioxidants like no other and that sweet, rich flavor that can only accompany berries!
- 1 c. nut milk
- 1 c. full fat coconut milk
- 1 date, pitted
- 1 tbs. ground flax seed
- 1 serving vanilla plant-based protein
- ½ c. frozen raspberries
- 1 (100g) serving frozen unsweetened acai puree
NIGHT BEFORE PREP: Put your nut milk of choice and coconut milk into one container (a mason jar works well) and leave in the fridge. Add the date, flax seed, protein, raspberries, and acai puree to a freezer-safe container and place in the freezer.
MORNING PREP: Remove your ingredient container from the freezer and pour into a blender. Add the nut and coconut milk blend and puree until smooth. Enjoy!
CALLING ALL SMOOTHIE NINJAS!
Put your smoothie ninja skills to the test and create a smoothie you’ll love right from your own blender.
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