Recently, I ran into an old friend at the grocery store and we started talking about healthier foods and smoothies. When I told her what I use frozen strawberries for, she became interested in doing the same thing.
She felt like she didn’t know where to start when it came to making smoothies and that she would’ve never thought of a “Peanut butter & jelly smoothie!” I was amazed at her response because we make them almost daily, and I didn’t realize how I take that knowledge for granted sometimes. But I’m here to tell you that creating your own smoothie is super simple, and just like with anything else – practice makes better 🙂
Smoothies are GREAT way to get a TON of nutrition and fiber in a delicious drink so you can feel good and give yourself a powerful boost for the rest of the day. Give yourself a great start in the morning by drinking one for breakfast.
TIP: If it’s going to take me too long to make a smoothie everyday, I’m less likely to make one. So I’ve made sure that I keep everything together to make it easier on myself and I can whip it up in a few minutes, instead of running around the kitchen gathering everything and then having to put it all back. I store my Ninja in the cabinet that is right next to the freezer, along with all of my smoothie additives (flax seeds, chia seeds, beet powder, matcha powder, etc.). Everything is nearby and in one spot!
I love that I can take it on the go, and since I’m always busy doing something, it’s a quick meal that doesn’t require me to sit and eat!
I highly recommend LadyBoss’s LEAN powder shake mix. I mentioned it in the Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies recipe because I use it to make nutritional cookies. It gives such an additional delicious vanilla cake flavor to all my smoothies, and it contains enzymes, probiotics and a ton of vitamins.
Like many fruits, pineapples are a super source of vitamin C. But unlike many other fruits, pineapples contain a special enzyme called bromelain. It can help with reducing inflammation, improving immune function, and more. Read more about the benefits of pineapples and bromelain here.
Pineapples go on sale at our local grocery for 1.99 pretty often, so I just chop that thing up and put it in the freezer! Not bad for a bunch of smoothies for 1.99! No need to buy organic if you don’t want to because fruits with thick skin don’t tend to absorb pesticides the same way that fruits with thin skins do.