Hey everyone! This Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday my friend Ayla over at Green Girl Eats are teaming up to bring you easy and tasty breakfasts, snacks, and lunches for back to school! We’re kicking it off today with breakfast (the most important meal of the day!). You can find Ayla’s recipe for Freezable Peanut Butter Banana Waffle sandwiches over on her amazing Instagram: @green_girl_eats.
Today, I’m sharing a super-easy way to have a delicious and nutritious smoothies in the morning before school that will take literally 5 minutes to blend in the morning! You may have seen this idea before on Pinterest or Instagram, but I’ve been using this as a simple way to save time in the morning throughout highschool and still get my beloved smoothie in!
And, you know what goes GREAT on top of a smoothie bowl (my favorite way to eat a smoothie)….this Vanilla Crunch Granola + Berry Smoothie Bowl! (see what I did there :))
What You’ll Need:
- 1 quart sized ziplock bag
- 1 snack-size bag (opt)
- Permanent marker
- Strawberries, blueberries, or fruit of your choice (buy already frozen to save money!)
- Handful greens of choice (I prefer spinach, and if you buy regular instead of baby it is much cheaper!)
- Scoop of your favorite protein powder (opt) – I use this
You want to have what you want in the bottom of the blender on the top layer in your ziplock, so it will end up on the bottom of your blender when you dump it in the blender in the morning. So, first add your berries or other fruit, then add your banana, and finally layer your greens on the top (greens blend better when put in the blender first) in the quart-sized ziplock. Then, if you like to add some extra protein to your smoothie, add a scoop of your favorie protein powder in the snack-size ziplock and place on top of the greens. Seal the quart-sized bag and label it with the date that you want to eat it on and you’re ready to go!
In the morning, take out the protein powder ziplock, then pour the rest of the contents of the quart-sized ziplock into the blender. Add your protein powder and a splash of almond milk (or milk of preference) and blend until smooth!
Pro Tip: Make your smoothie extra thick, put it in a bowl, and add some granola or raw nuts on top, and eat it like ice cream. It’s like eating dessert for breakfast, but so much healthier!
See you all tomorrow for school snacks! (Chocolate may or may not be involved…)
- Emma ❤