It really doesn’t take that much time to make a smoothie but if you can save even more time then why not! We have a few tips that will help make your smoothie week go even smoother and cheaper.
1. Pre-make Smoothie Bags
This one tip makes smooth week that much easier.
It’s very simple, after you finish shopping. Head to the kitchen and pre-make all the bags for the week and label them for what day they are for.
When you are labeling the bag, remember to label anything else that you might need to add into the blender with the smoothie ingredients such what liquid, sweeteners, etc…
Once you are done, place the smoothie bags in the freezer and your smoothies will be that much better when you make them.
2. Wash Blender Right After Use
We’re all guilty with walking away to enjoy our AMAZING smoothie creation while our blender slowly solidify the leftover smoothie. This only leaves us with a much hard blender to clean later on.
This week, try to make it a habit to clean your blender right after making the smoothie…. It will be 4-5 times easier to clean.
Here’s another other tip. When you are cleaning your blender, throw a little water in with some natural soap or baking soda and blend that for little before rinsing it out.
3. Place Blender In An Easy To Access Location
The rule of 20 seconds is, “if you want a change, then move the habit you want 20 seconds easier to do and old habit you don’t want 20 seconds harder to do.” Keep doing that until the new habit your go to action.
In this case, consider putting the blender on your counter in an easy to use place. Or put it in place of what you would normal eat during that time. Maybe move your cereal somewhere far away and your blender in place of it.
This is up your imagination on how to use the 20 second rule but it can be extremely powerful if applied. We natural follow the path of least resistance so lets use that in our favor.
4. Blend Your Leafy Greens First
This tip might not be for you if have a high powered blender. Something most of us do not like is chunks of leaves in our smoothies.
To prevent this terrible smoothie act, blend you leafy greens with the liquid first before putting anything else in with it.
Once the greens are blended well, add everything and blend a little more.
5. Soak your dates overnight
Dates are an amazing sweetener and energy booster. They have loads of fiber to help keep your energy sustained for a longer time. The only problem with dates is the unbendable chunks. Once again this might not happen with a high powered smoothie. Here’s the tip, if you have a smoothie with dates, throw them in a little water the night before.
This will help soften them up before you blend them, giving you a smooth and naturally sweet smoothie. Remember to put the water you soaked with the dates in the smoothie also (don’t want to miss out on that tasty sweet water.)
6. Freeze your veggies, fruits and greens
For now and forever…
SMOOTHIE VEGGIES, FRUITS & GREENS WILL NEVER GO BAD! LETS FREEZE’EM!
That might sound silly and a little over board but throwing away food that could’ve ben eaten is even more silly. The simple trick of moving your veggies from your fridge to freezer will save you money and make your smoothie taste that much better.
You might be wondering, what should I freeze?
First, it’s best if you wash, pre-peel, pre-skin and chop your fruit or veggies into chunks before freezing them. This way they’re ready to go right into the blender.
- Lemons/Limes (pre peeled)
- Any fruit
- Any leafy green
- Anything else you like in your smoothie.
There are lots of ways to apply the freezing tip:
1. Freeze On The Go: See a smoothie veggie going bad but don’t have time to chop and bag it. No worries, throw it in the freezer anyways and when you want to use it pull out the cutting board, give it a couple hacks from a heavy-duty cleaver knife and throw it in the blender.
2. Chop, Bag and label Chunks: This one is a little more time consuming but saves time and money. You’re simple preparing what your are freezing to a clean and blendable size before freezing. Labeling the bag before freezing can also be helpful, this way, you will know what you have and what to use first.
3. Pre-blend and freeze cubes. This is a great idea if you don’t have lots of room in your freezer, especially when breaking down greens into a smaller size. Simply, blend your veggies and greens, then pour them in ice trays. Now you’re set to place your smoothie ice cubes in the blender with your favorite fruit.
7. Make your smoothies ALWAYS taste great
This might go with out saying but always make it taste amazing. Fruit with it’s natural fiber will not have any negative effects on your health or body. The main goal is to make sure you enjoy every smoothie you make.
Let the sweetness you need in the smoothie be a natural process. If it doesn’t taste good, add more fruit, if it tastes to sweet, add less, but never have a smoothie that is hard to put down. In our experience, we’ve found that long time smoothiest require less fruit through out time because their taste buds are slowly needing less sweetness to make it taste good. The exception here is the Tree Of Life Smoothie, I’m not sure if this will taste amazing to anyone but it’s extremely nutrious and we’ve had people claim they enjoy one every morning.