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Pre-Bagged Smoothie Meal Prep Hack + Healthy Protein Smoothie Recipes

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Pre-Bagged Smoothie Meal Prep Hack

Before I start sharing a series of Healthy Protein Smoothie Recipes, I thought I would share my biggest smoothie meal-prep hack: Individual, Pre-made Smoothie Bags! 

Also, if you are in need of an individual-sized blender, I use this one!

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They might not be the prettiest pictures ever, but you get the idea! Every Sunday I measure out the ingredients to fill 5-6 individual sandwich baggies; this allows me to just dump the bag into my blender, add my protein and water, and keep on rollin!

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So like I just said, I DON’T add my protein powder or Water to the baggies; I add those into the blender when I am ready to make the smoothie. But other than those two things, everything else goes into the bag!

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Once I have finished making all of my individual smoothie bags, I put them all into a gallon sized baggie and place it in the freezer. Then when I am ready to use one of the individual bags, I just grab one and the rest stay in the freezer! 

Healthy Protein Smoothie Recipes:

If you all seem to enjoy my recipes, I will continue to release different recipes as time continues. However to get us started, here are my two absolute favorite recipes:

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Chocolate Covered Berry Protein Smoothie:

Ingredients:

  • 2 TBS cacao nibs – can buy here
  • 2/3 cup FROZEN spinach (If using fresh, you probably want 1 cup or more)
  • 1 cup mixed berries (I use frozen)
  • 1 scoop protein powder – what I use
  • 2/3 cup water

Instructions:

  • Place all ingredients in blender, adding water last. Mix until preferred texture is reached. If you have problems blending, remove from base, shake blender, pulse a few times, and add more water as needed!

Other Notes:

  • The beauty of this recipe is, if you buy frozen spinach and berries, then you don’t have to prep any fruits or veggies!
  • If too sweet, lessen cacao nibs. However, cacao nibs are not your regular chocolate; they are crushed cacao beans. They contain antioxidants and fiber and can help concentration, reduce stress, and neutralize the body.

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Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1/2 banana (cut into smaller pieces)
  • 1 medium raw carrot (cut into 1 inch pieces)
  • 1TBS cacao nibs – can buy here
  • 1/2 scoop of protein powder – what I use – (I only used 1/2 scoop b/c the greek yogurt has some protein already)
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions:

  • Place all ingredients in blender, adding water last. Mix until preferred texture is reached. If you have problems blending, remove from base, shake blender, pulse a few times, and add more water as needed!

Other notes;

  • If pre-making in baggies, yogurt can go into the bag.
  • If too sweet, lessen cacao nibs. However, cacao nibs are not your regular chocolate; they are crushed cacao beans. They contain antioxidants and fiber and can help concentration, reduce stress, and neutralize the body.

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Ending Notes:

Some of these things have already been stated, however to emphasize I may repeat myself:

  •  If you are in need of an individual-sized blender, I use this one! ($40)
  • All ingredients can be pre-placed into sandwich baggies, except water and protein powder.
  • If smoothie ever seems to not mix well, remove from base, shake blender, pulse a few times, and add more water as needed!
  • Protein Powder and Cacao nibs are linked in the ingredient lists!

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Thanks for reading my Healthy Protein Smoothie Recipes! I hope that this helps you to start your day with a new healthy routine! I’d love to hear your favorite recipe! Comment below 🙂

Until next time,

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