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“In life, much like smoothies, you get out what you put in
“. – Bolthouse Farms
ould you agree with me when I say that it’s messy to stay healthy? Especially when crafting up a high quality, nutrient filled smoothie with sometimes more than a handful of ingredients. Cooking in general can bring quite the mess, but 100% worth it! It beats going to McDonald’s for one – by light-years! Smoothies are a perfect way to digest food quickly in liquid form, post workouts, breakfast, and lunches! And we’re here to help, so we asked a few smoothie lovers how they stay clean and prepared in the kitchen, and here’s what they had to say!
Jenna Milne - Fitness Coach
“1st Step: Plan smoothies for the week (it makes for an easier morning) & check pantry/fridge in review of what’s there. 2nd: Make a list & Go shopping for organic foods. 3rd: Organize the fridge/freezer so the foods are easily accessible. 4th: Revert back to the plan, and defrost the ingredients the night before. Place a towel under the mixer and always pour over the sink. 5th: Package any left overs and freeze for a dessert!” Click here for Jenna’s Instagram
Terrence Young - Fitness Competitor
“Frozen fruit makes it a lot cleaner. Go to the dollar store and get the snack zip lock bags. If the fruit is fresh, wash and fill the snack bags with a variety, throw them in the freezer and your ready to go. If you make up 7 or so bags you have 1 smoothie a day, less the clean up.” Click here to visit Terrence’s page
Patti Crespin - Beachbody 'Shakeology' Distributor
“I find it helpful to keep everything close by, including my measuring spoons that I use on everything. As well as frozen fruit makes less of a mess. Being as organized as I am, I use air-tight containers for an organized smoothie bar, close to my blenders as well. Label your jars, and designate a spot in your kitchen for your smoothie making for easy access. Visit Patti’s Beachbody page to order Shakeology mixes here, then select SHOP
Sommer Rabellino - Jewelry Designer
“I keep a spot next to the sink that is just for the blender drying. It’s the perfect square to lay down a towel, wash and set to dry and can easily reassemble for the next day. Every third day or so I would pop all blender components into the dish washer to make it extra sparkly!” Click here for Sommer’s Jewelry
Sami Fait - Mindful Girls / Holistic Health Specialist
“One really helpful tip that i saw nearly two years ago was pre-making batches ahead of time, and filling muffin tins with the liquid. Creating muffin like molds & put in bags to freeze for later. This requires prepping, if that’s not in your schedule – I recommend grabbing tupper wear for liquids, place single serving amounts in the fridge, and the rest of the ingredients in zip-lock bags for the freezer, per each day.” Founder & Coach at Be Mindful, You’re Creative
, Click here for her Instagram
Emily Marie: Mindful Girls / Yogi
“Don’t over-do it. They can be an inspiring food without making a huge mess. I keep clean by creating a routine for myself that doesn’t include super messy ingredients. I try and keep the fun of my smoothie making contained to the toppings rather than covering the counter in fruit juice and trimmings. I label all of my smoothie ingredients as ‘Em’s Smoothies’ so that I remember not to use them for other things & it keeps my roommate out of them. My blender lives on the counter next to my sink for easy access & cleaning, and use warm lemon water to get the gunk off the blender.” Click here for Emily’s Instagram
Thank you for all those suggestions everyone!
he most valuable, best smoothies are going to be the creations well put together for biological function and optimal nutrient value. Meaning vitamins, oils, and healthy fats are essential when blending; milk, yogurt, a banana and some sprinkles are not sufficient amounts of vitamin packs. I always say be creative in the kitchen, think outside the box and seize the opportunity to get the extra nutrients your body needs for hydration; and lay low on the sugar content unless it’s post workout or in the morning where you plan on burning it off with activity.
“If you’re going to be in the kitchen, make it worth it and make it empowering.”
Try using natural sweeteners like Agave Nectar, Honey, Extracts or topped with shredded coconut flakes and cinnamon. As well as stocking up on greens – if you’re worried about the taste of a veggie smoothie, spinach is a perfect addition, you can hardly taste it!
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