The Great Smoothie Solution

by Ashley on November 14, 2013

As most of you know, I like to start my day with veggies. Not as in I eat a salad for breakfast but in the form of a greens packed smoothie.

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As of last week, I was able to take my time, explore different recipes and try out new ingredients each morning as I was preparing my daily green smoothie; however, since starting my new job this past week, my mornings have been jam packed without an extra minute to spare especially in the smoothie making department.

However, my smoothie drinking habit certainly hasn’t take a hit because of this… I’ve just had to be a better planner.

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Certainly a perk of the Ninja – individual size cups that go right on the blender.

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Perfect to take to-go!

If you, like me, have busy mornings but love your smoothies like I do, don’t give them up or save them for the weekends anymore! Simply prep them the night before…

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Here’s how:

  1. Grab your blender pitcher out the night before
  2. Throw in a handful of your favorite greens – I prefer baby kale and spinach
  3. Toss in any light ingredients like ginger, lemon juice, cinnamon, maca powder, chia seeds, flax meal, protein powder, nut butter, etc.
  4. Throw in any heavy ingredients (besides the fruit) such as carrots, celery, peeled cucumbers, etc.
  5. Place the fruit that you plan on using in a single ziplock bag and place it in the freezer overnight… a few if my favorites include bananas, berries, peeled kiwi, mangos, etc.
  6. Place the cap on the blender and place it in the fridge overnight
  7. Wake up the next morning and pull your blender out
  8. Pour in 1-2 cups of unsweetened almond milk or water (depending on how many servings you are making)
  9. Grab your frozen fruit out of the freezer and place it in the blender
  10. Add a few cubes of ice
  11. Place your pitcher on the blender and blend away!

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Easy enough right!?

A perfectly healthy and delicious breakfast made in no time!

Have an awesome Thursday evening – almost Friday!

Good health!

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Heather @TheSoulfulSpoon November 14, 2013 at 6:09 pm

This is a lovely post! I like how you used such simple steps! I’ve never used the Ninja Ultimate Blender as I’m a Blendtec girl now, but I love the feature of the individual servings! That’s nice!
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Ashley November 17, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Thank you Heather! I’ve heard great things about the Blendtec too!! I’ve never tried one though. The individual serving is a life saver right now!

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Bree November 15, 2013 at 12:49 pm

I seriously love your blog! I love the fact that you always post good advice, have lovely recipes, that you’re a Jesus follower, and of course because you call yourself a gypsy. I love smoothies so much and actually own a Ninja too, but I live on a college campus and have found it incredibly hard to make smoothies here since I have to have a dining plan on campus and as a college student I don’t have the means to go out and buy lots of stuff from the market. Next year I’ll be living off campus and I CANNOT WAIT to actually get to implement smoothies and the like into my diet again. Hurray!
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Ashley November 17, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Thank you so much Bree!! Such kind words! Haha maybe I should be called the “Jesus Loving Gypsy” ha! Wow, I bet that is hard! I remember the dreadful dinning plans! Those were so annoying! It’s like the force you to eat awful food! I bet you are so excited to be able to purchase what you want next year!! That will be so much better! Thanks for stopping by Bree!! Have a great week!

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