Smoothies are delicious and they’re a great way to get a lot of nutrients in one meal, but fresh fruit and veggies go off quickly so buying the ingredients can end up costing you a lot, especially if they go off before you get the chance to even make some smoothies! Yes, I’m talking from experience – during my final year of uni I was ridiculously busy and the number of times I bought fresh ingredients for smoothies and didn’t end up using them is embarrassing.

Anyway, I’ve found a way to make it easier…and it saves money as I don’t end up throwing away any rotten fruit or veggies!

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It’s really simple – you just have to prep them. You know food prep? Well do the same thing for your smoothies. Just figure out the ingredients for each smoothie you’ll want for the next two days and place the correct amounts in a fridge suitable box, then put them in the fridge.

The boxes can then be opened and put straight into the smoothie maker so you’ll have a few days worth of smoothies, which is great if you’re always in too much of a rush to chop ingredients.

Just so you know, I’ve found that bananas don’t taste great after being in the fridge (well, they don’t to me anyway) so if you’re adding banana to a smoothie I’d recommend just adding that fresh when you make the smoothie. It’s still pretty quick as a banana doesn’t need chopping, you just break it and throw it in the mixer.

This prep takes a little time but it means you’ll be able to make a smoothie within seconds when you fancy one as everything you need for it will be in one convenient box! Just remember to add water (or coconut milk, or whatever your choice of liquid is).

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The two green smoothies in the photo are two of my faves – one is a great refreshing drink and the other is the nicest and most creamy smoothie I’ve ever made – and I’m not sorry for that obvious favouritism.

Zingy kiwi refresher

1 kiwi

1 apple

2 handfuls spinach

1/2 medium avocado

Approx. 1 cup water

 

Tropical breeze (aka – pina banana, because it almost tastes like a pina colada)

130g pineapple (fresh)

2 handfuls spinach

1 banana

3 sprigs mint leaves

3/4 cup water

 

Try out my smoothie recipes and let me know what you think. Let me know if this post helped save you time too?

If you struggle to find any time to food prep then check out Pura Pressed – it’s a healthy convenience food company which can send you smoothies and juices for the week already made!

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