It’s no secret that I love smoothies all year long. However, making them sometimes is too much work in the mornings before I head out to the office. Working those 11 hour days last week really got me thinking about how I can make my morning breakfast routine easier. The later I can sleep, the better.
I must admit I did not think of this smoothie prep idea on my own, I found it on Pinterest a few months back and finally decided to give it a try. Side note- I might be slightly addicted to Pinterest.
First I bought all the fruits and yogurt I would need to make about a week’s worth of smoothies – some strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, bananas, and Chobani greek vanilla yogurt.
I then spread all of the fruit out onto a baking sheet. I sliced up 2 bananas and laid those on a sheet as well.
Then I scooped the yogurt into a mini muffin tray. I didn’t really measure it out just filled each mini muffin spot.
I put all the trays into the freezer for about an hour. Freezing everything separately on the sheets keeps it from sticking together.
Once frozen, I portioned out all of the fruits into sandwich bags. I probably put about 1 cup of fruit into each bag. Then using a spoon I popped the frozen yogurt out of the muffin trays and put two into each bag. Back into the freezer it all went. In total I made 5 smoothie bags.
In the mornings now I just grab a bag, throw everything into the blender, add some Silk vanilla soy milk and go.
Also, since all the fruit is frozen I don’t need to add any ice which keeps my smoothies thicker. Thicker smoothies keep me full for longer.
What are some of your tricks to make breakfast faster in the mornings?
What are some of your favorite smoothies?