They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and with my Meal Prep Smoothies, you will have your first meal covered for five days. No need to get tired of the same flavors either, because each smoothie contains a variety of different ingredients to enjoy. Ranging from chocolatey to tropical to the infamous green smoothie, I’ve got you covered for the week!
Here’s my roundup of Meal Prep Smoothies, from left to right:
- Peanut Butter Yogurt Smoothie
- Mixed Berry Smoothie
- Tropical Smoothie
- Detox Green Smoothie
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
The great thing about Meal Prep Smoothies is you are getting a variety of nutrients first thing in the morning. I carefully chose the ingredients to ensure that you’re getting some important nutrition for breakfast, and it’s varied throughout the week. You can also drink these as desserts and not have to worry about tons of sugar in the evening.
For my fruit smoothies, you’re getting a great combination of vitamins and fiber. Fruits contain fiber to help clean your digestive system, and when they’re all blended up, it makes it so much easier to consume a variety. If you’re looking for an extra cleanse, try my Detox Green Smoothie. Another benefit of fiber is that it helps to keep you feeling full, so these smoothies can keep your hunger down well into lunch time.
For my creamier peanut butter smoothies, you’re getting some protein and healthy fats. The Peanut Butter Yogurt Smoothie has Greek Yogurt and almonds to help build muscle and tissue, and the Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie has a secret ingredient for healthy fats. Here’s a hit, it’s green, creamy, and has a pit in the middle!
The best part about all of these smoothies is that they will give you more energy to start your day. Have you ever had a breakfast that made you feel like you want to go back to bed? These smoothies will not have that effect, and you don’t even need coffee to keep you going!
Meal Prep Smoothies are such a convenient breakfast. If you ever come across some extra fruit, you can just cut it up and freeze it so that you always have the fruit on hand ready to add to the blender or NutriBullet (affiliate links). I especially find this helpful with bananas. When I have bananas that are close to becoming overripe, I just cut them up and freeze them in portions so that it’s easy to add. I find that freezing them in separate bags so I’m not adding too many or too few bananas from a huge bag.
You can also use fresh fruit, but just make sure to add some ice so that your smoothie will get that icy texture that makes smoothies so refreshing!
Meal Prep Tips
These Meal Prep Smoothies, along with my archive of other smoothie recipes, can help you develop a love for a quick and easy breakfast, and it can get even easier if you meal prep them.
To meal prep, I find that mason jars are a convenient way to keep the ingredients together and ready to be added quickly to a blender, but you can also use freezer bags or other containers. Just make sure to keep the liquid out of the freezer and add it when you’re ready to blend.
Sometimes the mornings can be so rushed, and skipping out on breakfast can leave you feeling depleted by lunch and with more room to overeat. But since blending a smoothie can literally take less than 1 minute, there is no excuse not to have a healthy breakfast. So spend a little extra time at the beginning of the week to prepare each of these smoothies to make it easier for you in the morning. Your future self will thank you!