I’m all about making my life easier during the week. Now, I know throwing together some fruit and veggies into a blender isn’t a lot of work for a lunch. BUT, having it all ready to go in a baggie in the freezer sure does make my life even simpler when I run home for lunch.
Almost every weekend I come home with some sort of produce to up my stock in my freezer. Bananas stayed well stocked as well ready to be put into a freezer bag with the rest of the ingredients for a smoothie!
I love to buy bananas when they are overripe and on discount for 2 reasons, one they are sweeter and give the best flavor. Two, every penny counts when staying on budget!
My trusty recipe book where I adapt a lot of my recipes from. Love the Simple Green Smoothie gals!! They have a great book out! This is an adaptation of one of their recipes!
When I make my smoothie bags I don’t add in the liquid or the protein powder. But everything else goes into the bag and into the freezer! I like to zap mine in the microwave for about 30 seconds before adding to the blender to soften things up just a bit to make it blend easier.
Mango Margarita Green Smoothie
1 tsp coconut oil
1 scoop Designer Whey Pure and Simple
3 oz frozen pineapple
3 oz oranges (I use frozen)
1 cup unsweetened Coconut water
6 oz frozen mango chunks
1 cup spinach
2 packets True lime (or juice of 1/2 lime)
** this works great with baby kale too**
This is one of my go to smoothies right now. It tastes like I’m already down in Mexico on the beach that I’m (not so) patiently waiting for November for!