Here’s Why Smoothie Bags Can Change Your Life

It’s no secret that we love smoothies here at Dherbs. Smoothies aren’t milkshake monstrosities that are loaded with calories, unhealthy fats, sugary dairy products, and sweetened fruit juices. Smoothies, ladies and gentleman, are the refreshing counterparts to milkshakes, and they are filled with the health properties of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds.

Some people have their go-to smoothies, but others are uncertain of where to begin. Some people are scared of leafy greens (like spinach or kale) in smoothies, while others embrace the green goodness. If you are new to smoothies, the first rule is to make it easy on yourself. This doesn’t mean that you have to use easy or simple ingredients; rather, the goal is to do the work ahead of time. We are, of course, talking about smoothie prep.

Smoothie Bags Make Mornings Easier:

Ultimately, the act of making a smoothie is very easy. You add ingredients to a blender, blend them until smooth, and then drink that pureed mixture. This sounds easy, but that morning laziness inside all of us equates the act of making a smoothie to solving all of life’s challenges. Give your snoozy morning self a helping hand by pre-making smoothie bags. When you get up in the morning, simply remove the smoothie bag from the freezer, add the contents to the blender, add the liquid of your choice, and blend. It’s simple and easy.

Reasons To Love Smoothie Bags:

Some of you may still be wondering how smoothies will change your life. We’re not lying to you about this. Smoothie bags help by:

  • Saving You Money: Sure, there are smoothie bags that are pre-sold in grocery stores, but are you trying to break the bank? Many people throw away produce because they can’t consume it before it goes bad. Eliminate that problem and eliminate food waste by making smoothie bags. This way, you won’t feel like you wasted money on food that you never got to enjoy.
  • Easy To Make: You don’t need to be a culinary wizard to make smoothie bags. Put the ingredients in the bag, put said bag in the freezer, and that’s it. You’ve created a masterpiece.
  • They Help You Remain Healthy: It’s not easy to keep yourself on track if aren’t doing everything you can to stay on track. Prep smoothie bags so that you always have a healthy meal ready to go.
  • So Many Nutrients: From fiber and antioxidants to vitamins and minerals, smoothies have it all. The ingredients you choose will dictate which nutrients you absorb. Speaking of absorption, smoothies are pre-digested because the ingredients are blended, so your body can easily process and absorb the nutrients.
  • Endless Flavors: You could have a smoothie every day and never get tired of them. There are so many flavor combinations! Start simple and then get more creative. Start with strawberries, bananas, spinach, and almond butter, and work your way up to blueberries, spirulina, raw cacao powder, and avocados.

Smoothie Bag Recipe #1:

Ingredients For One Bag:

  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 banana, peeled and sliced
  • 2 cups pineapple, cubed
  • 1 orange, peeled and cubed

Instructions:

  • Prepare all of the ingredients and then add them to a sealable sandwich bag. Place this in the freezer overnight.
  • Remove the bag from the freezer, add the ingredients to a blender, pour in 1-1.5 cups water, and blend until smooth.
  • Drink and enjoy.

Smoothie Bag Recipe #2:

Ingredients For One Bag:

  • ½ avocado, peeled, pitted, and cubed
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced
  • ½ banana, peeled and sliced

Instructions:

  • Prepare all of the ingredients and then add them to a sealable sandwich bag. Place this in the freezer overnight.
  • Remove the bag from the freezer, add the ingredients and half-cup ice to a blender, pour in one cup of homemade almond milk (click here for recipe) or water, and blend until smooth.
  • Drink and enjoy.

Sources:

https://www.hummusapien.com/freezer-smoothie-packs/
https://dontwastethecrumbs.com/frozen-smoothie-packs/

2020-05-25T21:37:47-07:00