When it comes to setting a healthy routine, careful planning is key to not cracking under the pressure and ending up disposing of good intentions. Since I began experimenting with smoothie bags – which consisted of putting aside some time to fill up five sandwich bags with smoothie ingredients for the week ahead and freezing them – I have saved so much time in the mornings and the numerous benefits of this healthy breakfast can be felt through higher energy levels during the day, a clearer, happier mind, and can be seen through a noticeable glow that people rarely go without complimenting.
The chia seeds are barely recognisable when blended well into the smoothies, but they still offer a great source of Omega 3 fats to power your brain while studying or at work.
Prep time: 10 mins
Serves: 5 smoothies
Kcals: 580 per smoothie
This recipe is vegan.
The combination of ingredients I use for my smoothie backs remains constant as the subtle taste means I don’t tire of them, and constantly look forward to my next one.
The ingredients include 6 bananas broken up and divided into 5 sandwich bags, 4 apples, sliced and divided into the bags, a standard-sized bag of mixed nuts, divided, 1 tbsp of chia seeds per bag, 1 inch of ginger finely chopped and divided between the bags, a medium-sized bag of fresh spinach divided between the bags, ½ of an avocado per smoothie and ½ of a cup of any dairy-free milk of choice, and a punnet of either raspberries, blueberries or both divided out.
Note: Add the liquid on the morning of use, do not add it to the bag prior to freezing. I also rather adding the avocado just before making my smoothie, but you can freeze that too if you like!