Saturday, September 13, 2014

Make-Ahead Smoothie Recipes {To Share!}

My husband and I have been on a bit of health kick lately. He has begun training for a half marathon in December and I recently joined the local Y {again}.  It feels great to be active again {aside from all the sore muscles!}. Other than our activities, we have started eating healthier too. One way we have done this is to start drinking smoothies every morning.


It can get a little hectic some mornings and it's easy to get out of the habit of making smoothies but we figured out a way to make it easier. Every month we gather supplies and separate them according to the recipes and bag them.We label the bags and write what else should be added to make it complete {ice, almond milk, etc.}. Then we stick them in the freezer until we are ready for them.  Since there are two of us, we make double the recipes and it makes enough for us to share a smoothie every morning.


We have found four recipes that we really enjoy and I thought I would share them with you guys, along with our shipping list for a month of yummy smoothies.


Recipes:
{servings for one in black; servings for two in pink}
 
Add everything above the dotted line to a quart sized bag and freeze. Pull out the night before and allow to thaw, then add the ingredients below the dotted line to the blender. Blend and enjoy!

Just Peachy
1{1 1/2} banana
1{1 1/2} cup frozen chopped spinach
2 {3} cups frozen peaches
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1 3/4 {2 1/4} cup almond milk
1 {1 1/2} cup ice


Mean Green
1 {1 1/2} banana
2 {3} cups frozen chopped spinach
1 {1 1/2} tablespoons peanut butter
1/2 {3/4} Greek yogurt
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3/4 {1 1/4} cup almond milk

Strawberry Banana
2 {3} bananas
1 {1 1/2} cups frozen strawberries
1 {1 1/2} cup Greek yogurt
2 {3} tablespoons honey
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1 {1 1/2} almond milk
1 1/2 {2} cups ice

Blueberry Mango
1 {1 1/2} cup frozen blueberries
1 {1 1/2} cup frozen mangos
1 {1 1/2} cup Greek yogurt
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1/4 {1/2} cup almond milk


Shopping List:
{makes 24 smoothies}
- 4  8 oz. tubs of yogurt {23 cups}
- 36 bananas
- 3 pound bag of frozen mangos
- 5 pound bag of frozen peaches
- 3 pound bag of frozen strawberries
- 3 pound bag of frozen blueberries
- 6 16 oz. bags of chopped spinach
- 12 oz. honey {approximately}
- 2 cups of peanut butter {approximately}
- a lot of almond milk :)


 

We are really loving our morning ritual of a shared smoothie {although sometimes I partake of mine a lot later than my husband}. I have noticed that I'm not snacking as much and my energy is up. It's safe to say that we will be continuing this practice for quite awhile!



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