08/02/2012 by Farmer K's Kitchen
This post is about saving money and saving time when it comes to our smoothies.
My husband and I like to have smoothies on a regular basis for breakfast. For starters, it tastes delicious, easy to digest, you can drink it in the car when you are running behind, and you can pack a whopping big nutritional punch into your very first meal of the day. Boom!
However, smoothies can be time consuming for a rushed morning when you have all that cutting up and peeling to do and the cost of all that fruit can become quite expensive if you drink smoothies often! Here are some tips that we use at our place to help us out in both these areas:
COST: If there is a sale on organic oranges, or strawberries, or yogurt we will by it in bulk and do a Thermomix session (or blender/juicer) of the fruits. We then pour the fruit puree into ice cube trays and freeze. We end up with a big stock of fruit that won’t go off! We sometimes do this with opened coconut milk or cream that is left over from a curry.
TIME: We get some ziplock bags (we reuse them each week) and put the frozen fruit pieces, ice cubes, frozen berries, precut banana and peaches, gogi berries and bee pollen inside them. These are dividied up into portions so in the morning we quickly grab a bag, chuck the contents into the Thermomix/blender and whizz. Because the fruit and juice are already frozen, we sometimes have to add some liquid like milk or water so the consistency is more of a smoothie rather than icecream OR you can just leave your smoothie on the bench for a few minutes while you grab your stuff for work and it will melt to the perfect thinness!
What do you like to put in your smoothies?