Meal prep can be a useful aide in the weight loss goal or nutritional goals one may set for life. This can be done many ways, but with summer right around the corner we have our mind set on one thing: smoothies! No matter your reason, packing a smoothie with your favorite fruits and vegetables is a great way to get those nutrients your body needs but may not be getting from your day-to-day diet.
The average amount of fruits and vegetables an adult needs is between 5-9 servings, which can be difficult to achieve for some people. Whether youre on the go, busy with your growing family, or just tired from your routine, it can be hard to eat enough of the good foods your body craves for energy. Instead we reach for quick snacks like chips, pretzels, snack bars, cookies, or drinks that give us energy. The problem here is that these are considered empty calories. They also make you feel full but have little nutritional value. Yes, they are fast and easy, but are there any health risks?
Instead of processed foods, having a fresh produce intake can up your energy naturally, make you feel less sluggish, and encourage healthy cell regeneration throughout your body. Why reach for the chips when your ready-to-go smoothie can be just as easily accessible?
Sometimes, meal prep seems like it takes quite a bit of time and effort, but if you set aside just a few hours for one day, youll have your whole week prepped and you dont have to think about it after that!
These smoothies took us 2 hours to wash, cut, peel, blend, and pour into their containers. This recipe made 8, 8-ounce containers. If you were to drink 2 a day, you have your full weeks worth of servings.
Lastly, this method is tried and true for hiding veggies that you may not like. If you have family members who are picky eaters, or you just cant stand certain tastes or textures, smoothies are a sure way to get your greens in your diet.
2 cups frozen baby spinach
2 cups frozen kale
2 cucumbers, peeled and chopped
2 cups frozen broccoli crowns
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped
4 kiwis, peeled and sliced
16oz Kale Blazer, Naked Brand juice**
16oz Green Goodness, Bolthouse Farms brand juice**
**No endorsements were given for any brand names used. These were personal preference for taste. Feel free to use any organic fruit juice of your choice.**
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