So, the other day I posted about my goal for this week: to make (and drink) green smoothies every day for breakfast. It's healthy, portable, and perfect for an on-the-go breakfast.
This morning, I made a menu for every breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the week. Grocery list in hand, I made my weekly shopping trip today, and got everything I needed for the week, including fruit and spinach for my smoothies. As I was putting my groceries away, I got to thinking.... I have to be at school before 7 am every day. I am not a morning person. Will this discourage me from making smoothies each day?
So, instead of getting overwhelmed, I got practical. I went ahead and prepped everything I needed for the entire week! Here is everything I purchased, although I already had the random kiwi and the frozen fruit. I will say that I normally use Almond Milk instead of greek yogurt, but the store was slam out of the almond milk I usually get in the pint-size, and I knew I couldn't use 1/2 a gallon in 7 days, so I got the Fage for my protein instead of the almond milk. I love Greek yogurt, so I know I'll devour that by the end of the week, even if I'm only putting a little bit in my smoothies!
I decided to prep my strawberries because they were super-duper ripe and wasn't sure how long they would last. Even though these are "green" smoothies, I just felt weird using the greenery on the strawberries, so I tore that off and halved or quartered the strawberries. I used all of the strawberry, except for the few that had some soft/spoiled parts.
I divided the strawberries and put a cup in two different containers. This way, I can just grab one for each day I'm using strawberries in my smoothie. Then I sprinkled the strawberries with a few spoonfuls of sugar to help them keep over the next few days, and make that delicious strawberry juice. Mmmm.
Next I prepped my lemons and limes. The recipes I've used in the past called for the zest and the meat, but not the hard white stuff between the two. So I went ahead and zested the fruits and will cut off the white part when I de-seed them to throw them in the blender.
Next, I went ahead and cut two bananas in half and froze them. A few days, I'll probably use a whole, fresh banana, but some recipes call for 1/2 a banana, and the frozen part helps make it a thick consistency, so I decided to have both on hand.
Finally, I separated the spinach into 5 baggies so I could grab one each day. Easy peasy lemon breezy!
Finally, here is the prepped fruit all laid out in my fridge! I'm so excited and can't wait for the week to begin. I will most definitely keep you updated on my progress!
Next on my agenda today: cooking up some quinoa so I have my lunch for Monday and Tuesday, then I will be making my vlog! I am participating in a vlogging link up party and I am so excited!!