Smoothies are great as a speedy breakfast or post workout snack – you can sneak in a couple of portions of fruit, a handful of veg, some heathy fats and an antioxidant rich spice like turmeric or cinnamon.
Despite being easy to throw in the blender, some mornings you don’t have time to chop fruit or find the oats hidden in your cupboard. If this sounds familiar, say hello to a new habit – Sunday night smoothie bags.
The Sunday smoothie bag habit
Simply spend 15 minutes on a Sunday night chopping whatever fruits you have to hand (or head to the market on a Sunday – soft fruits like bananas, berries, pineapple, pears, are great), divide between zip lock bags, then add your other favourite ingredients – a couple of handfuls of spinach, a spoon of seeds or a scoop of protein powder. The beauty is you can put in whatever you like – add cinnamon, ginger, cocoa powder or keep it simple with strawberries and oats. Make five bags and you’ll have one for every day of the work week.
Once you’ll got all your ingredients in, squeeze out the air and seal, then write the contents on the bag (unless they’re all the same!) and then store in the freezer. When you’re ready to use, takes our your bag, add a cup of milk/mylk or coconut water to your blender cup, then add the smoothie mix and blend – you get a super creamy smoothie in under 3 minutes.
What you need
A roll of zip lock bags, chopping board, knife, fruit, spices, seeds,
Smoothie bag combos to try
- 1 banana + 2 handfuls spinach + 1 scoop vanilla protein + 1 spoon seed mix
- 2 handfuls pineapple + few mint leaves + 1 spoon chia seeds
- 1 cup strawberries + half banana + handful oats + 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 avocado + 2 handful spinach + half banana + 1/2 scoop protein powder
- 1 x orange + handful mango chunks + 1 handful spinach
- 1 cup raspberries + 1 scoop protein powder + handful spinach + 1 tsp cocoa powder
- 1 cup pineapple + half cucumber + handful spinach