I’ve been drinking shakes, smoothies, and protein shakes for what feels like forever. My go-to shake will always be this chocolate peanut butter banana but I do love to switch it up and make different flavors depending on seasons or mood for the day.
I always have my shake after my daily workout, too. It keeps me on track and is so satisfying after a hard workout.
With all the years I’ve been making and drinking shakes, I’ve learned a few tips along the way to make things easier so I can just grab and blend.
If it takes more than 2 minutes to gather everything, I’m going to skip it and grab something else instead. Especially after a hard workout when I’m famished and ready to fuel my body.
Here’s my easy shake and smoothie prep tips for you today!
Once a week, I used to throw a bunch of frozen fruit into pre-portioned baggies into the freezer. Then I discovered that the giant bags of frozen fruit Costco sells are already pre-portioned! Score!
Another thing you can do is cut your bananas in half, peel them, and place them in the baggie with the rest of the fruit. Just grab, dump and go. So simple.
The phrase, “out of sight, out of mind” is absolutely true. When I didn’t leave my blender on the counter it was much easier to grab something not so healthy instead of my daily shake. Now in the new house, my blender has a place in our pantry that it’s plugged in and ready to go at all times.
Clean your tools
Nothing puts me off more than wanting to make a shake and finding a dirty blender instead. Quick way to clean the blender after you use it is just add a drop of soap and a little water then blend it again and dump out. Walla! Clean blender for next time!
Know your ratio
Of course after so many years of making my shakes, I know the exact ratio for the prefect consistency. For me it’s 10oz water, 1/2 banana, 1 scoop protein powder, and 1 cup of fruit.
Knowing your ratio will make sure your shake is perfect for you every single time and you won’t waste time adding more water or fruit because the consistency isn’t right.
Those are my easy shake and smoothie prep tips. What are some of yours?