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Cut Out Morning Prep Time With These 5 “Grab And Go” Smoothie Recipes

Grab and Go smoothie Bags

Even though smoothies are a quick meal in a glass, there are ways to speed this process up for the folks on the go. Make smoothie ready to blend –“Grab and Go”- freezer bags to cut out the prep time in the morning.

Doing this is super simple, just place the pre-measured, pre-chopped ingredients for each smoothie in labeled freezer containers or Ziplock bags. Then, whenever you’re ready, grab the bag from the freezer and add its contents to the blender, along with liquid ingredients, protein, and ice, and blend. You can also use the leftovers of the smoothie by putting it into ice cube trays and freezing them. Just re-blend the cubes with a small amount of liquid or partially defrost them in a glass for a slushy.

Try These 5 Simple High Protein Weight Loss smoothie Recipes:

The Fit Smoothie

Directions:
Directly in the blender add unsweetened almond milk, frozen blueberries, and 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder. For a frozen concoction, add ice. Blend everything until smooth. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • Ice

The Green Power Smoothie

Directions:
Directly in the blender- Add unsweetened almond milk, frozen banana, baby spinach, and 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder. For a frozen concoction add ice. Blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • frozen banana
  • 1 cup baby spinach, packed
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • Ice

The Fruit Smacker Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • Banana (frozen is best)
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • Ice

The PB&S Smoothie

Directions:
Directly in the blender- add unsweetened almond milk, frozen strawberries, peanut butter, and 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder. For a frozen concoction, add ice. Blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • Ice

The Coffee Smoothie:

Directions:
Directly in the blender- add milk, frozen bananas, nut butter, vanilla extract, coffee, and ice. Blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • Milk of choice
  • ½ frozen Banana (the riper the better for sweetness)
  • Nut Butter (peanut butter, cashew butter, or almond butter)
  • Vanilla extract
  • Coffee (brewed and chilled!)
  • Ice

Remember It’s All Up to You!

Don’t forget to use your imagination when choosing ingredients for the smoothie. Not only can you fulfill your daily nutritional requirements for vitamins and minerals, but you can also use fruits and vegetables in combinations that create great tastes.

A good tip is to freeze fruits that are going to expire before you get a chance to eat them, so that way they stay fresh and can be a nice icy addition to your smoothie. Some delicious and nutritious fruits to try this with are strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, kiwi. peaches, raspberries, bananas, papaya, beets, and mango.

Sources for Protein

Because of its taste, vanilla-flavored protein powder, is recommended for smoothies. Other sources of protein to add to your smoothie creations are:

  • Greek Yogurt (1/2 cup 2%) – 11g protein
  • Cottage Cheese (1/2 cup 2%) – 10g protein
  • Chia Seed (1 tablespoon) – 2g protein
  • Flax Seeds (1 tablespoon) – 2g protein
  • Pepitas (1 tablespoon) – 3g protein
  • Almonds (23 almonds) – 6g protein
  • Peanuts (28 peanuts) – 7g protein
  • Cashews (18 cashews) – 5g protein
  • Walnuts (7 walnuts) – 4g protein

I hope this helps you cut down your prep time and enjoy your smoothie adventure!