Make your own healthy smoothies in just 2 minutes
It's a never-ending story: you overslept, you're in a rush to leave the house in the morning, you skip breakfast, and then your stomach starts growling like crazy. Never leave the house hungry again, because all you need to solve your problems is this simple 2-minute smoothie recipe. This is the perfect solution if you're running late or just want to enjoy a delicious and healthy drink that requires minimal effort and preparation on your part.
- Mason jars
- a blender
- assorted fruit
The only tools you'll need for these DIY smoothies are Mason jars and a blender — the trick is to screw the jar directly into the blender's mixing component, thus saving you time and money since everything will be individually portioned, which will also cut down on food waste. Another plus: fewer dishes to wash!
But before you get ahead of yourself, first fill each Mason jar with your preferred smoothie ingredients. Choose your favorite recipe or just try one of each:
- strawberries and bananas
- watermelon, oranges, and apples
- apples, spinach, and bananas
- strawberries, mango, and pineapple
- green apples and currants
Put the cut fruit into the glass in equal proportions. The clever part of this prep method is that you can freeze the jars with the fruit inside for up to two weeks, meaning you can prepare the smoothies during your stress-free down time. Then you can take your drink of choice out of the freezer the night before, put the glass in the fridge, and then your healthy smoothie will be ready to go at a moment's notice.
To mix the smoothie, fill the fruit-filled Mason jar with milk. But instead of pouring the contents into the blender's pitcher, you just screw the Mason Jar with its fruity contents directly onto the blender's mixing component and then turn it on. Hold the Mason Jar tight while the blender is running.
Tip: Use dairy-free milk to make vegan smoothies!
Unscrew the glass and sip your way to happiness, courtesy of your 2-minute smoothie.
Why spend money on processed smoothie imitations when you can make your own natural, additive-free fruit smoothies so easily right at home? You can also feel good knowing you're helping the environment by limiting food waste and eliminating unnecessary packaging materials. Reducing, reusing, and recycling has never tasted so good!