Building a Better Smoothie

Building a Better Smoothie

Keeping up with your Fueled for God 40-Day Challenge can be a well…challenging…especially if you are one of our members that is dashing off to work, kids in tow, trying to keep up with nursing a baby, and yada, yada, yada! YES! We have several of our members doing some of that OR all of that!!! Lord, bless them, please:)

Creativity in meal prepping is critical, not only to these ladies, but to ALL of our members! It’s paramount to staying engaged and avoiding boredom, and thus possibly quitting your commitment on a potentially life-changing journey. One way to switch up your breakfast AND/OR include healthy snacks, is to dabble in smoothie mastery.

Your FIRST STEP is to follow the graphic in proper “layering” of smoothie contents, so be sure and take a look at that. There are endless combinations of milks, vegetables, nut and seed butters, fresh fruits, nuts, and seeds, along with collagen/protein (follow the link for a challenge-worthy brand) powders, that you can combine to make a hearty smoothie that will keep you satisfied for hours.

Your SECOND STEP is to refer to Page 22 in your CONFIDENT HOPE WORKBOOK for those “Tricky Names for Sugar.”  Read those labels AND ingredient lists on your nut milks and coconut milks to check for any additional sugars. That extra sugar sneaks into all kinds of foods you’d never expect! If you would like to include a bit of stevia in your smoothies, Sweat Leaf is an excellent brand because it is pure. You can get it on Amazon on at HEB, locally.

Your THIRD STEP is to check out the smoothie recipes either utilizing the RECIPE INDEX located on the green bar at the top of this website or simply do a recipe search, located in the sidebar to the right. Search under “course” for “smoothie.” Also, it’s best to eat the bulk of your fruit for breakfast and as an afternoon snack. Dinner and after-dinner fruit intake should be kept to a minimum.

TIPS FOR FREEZING

MAKE AHEAD FREEZER SMOOTHIE PACKS
1. Place your liquid ingredients in ice trays and freeze. You can also add your protein powder before freezing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. After the liquid ingredients have frozen, begin making your smoothie packs. Start by placing 1 serving size of each of your ingredients per recipe into a Ziplock freezer (not storage) bag, along with four of the frozen liquid ingredient cubes. Seal each bag and place into your freezer until ready to use. You can either thaw out a pack the night before, then just place in your blender for breakfast the next morning. OR Place in your blender frozen (if you have a high-powered blender) and blend it up straight from the freezer!

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