Quick easy smoothie hecks
There’s nothing as tasty or refreshing as a cold smoothie for breakfast or after a tough workout. But sometimes making one can be anything but smooth. Missing ingredients, weird consistency, annoying clean up —Check out these smoothie hacks that are guaranteed to make whipping up that delicious, nutritious sip easier.
1. Make frozen smoothie cups.
Always running late during the week and don’t have a spare second to measure out your ingredients? You can save time by buying the fixings beforehand, blending up your beverage over the weekend, and freezing the mixture in muffin tins. Throw your “smoothie cups” in a blender for breakfast ready in a flash.
2. Ditch the pitcher.
Here’s a potentially life-changing hack: Most detachable blade blenders can accommodate a small-mouth mason jar. This means you can blend and then take your smoothie on the road, no sweat (and no extra clean up)! Just make sure you’re ready for a challenge since you’ll have to stage a balancing act to get the mason jar attached to the base without the ingredients falling out.
4. Save and store bananas.
Got ripe bananas but not ready to chow down just yet? You can save them for later by storing them in the freezer. Make sure to peel and chop them up though — that way tossing them into your blender is a breeze.
5. Go green.
Veggie haters, this one’s for you. Sneak spinach, kale or broccoli into your blender if you have trouble getting greens in your diet.
6. Boost with protein.
For a smoothie that delivers the nutrients your body needs to stay full or recover from a demanding workout, be sure to add protein as hemp seeds into the mix. If you don’t have the hemp seeds on hand, try silken tofu or peanut butter.
7. Indulge without dairy.
Lactose-intolerant but want the velvety texture of yogurt-based smoothies? Use avocado to add creaminess sans dairy.
8. Gain some grains.
For a heart-healthy way to start the day, add some rolled oats or a few spoonfuls of cooked oatmeal to your creation. We recommend grinding the oats in a blender beforehand so you’ll end up with a powder that won’t overpower the texture of your smoothie.
9. Salvage any surplus.
If you’ve got one smoothie serving plus a little to spare, make popsicles! If a popsicle mold isn’t handy, grab some paper cups or ice trays, fill them with the leftovers, and pop toothpicks in as handles.
10. Scrub no more.
Make clean up a breeze by simply blending dish soap and a little water once you’re done! Be sure to rinse thoroughly so you get all the soap out before letting the pitcher dry.
Bonus Blender Tip
Fun fact: When you fit a mason jar onto your blender (see tip #2) you can easily blend spices or nuts without a spice grinder. Try a mix of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves to season desserts like pumpkin pie.
Now you can make your smoothie every day , its easier with these tips, isn’t it?…
Beauty comes together from the inside and out, healthy smoothies and healthy skin care!