I only like foods that are pretty

Smoothies are an excellent way to consume hella good nutrients. Everybody knows this. Ideally, they would be made with non-gmo, organic fruits, veggies, seeds, and dairy. I, however, am on a budget, so I do the best with what I can get my hands on. Since its February, and I live in Ohio, I had to buy my berries, frozen. That way I could get more for my money and I was planning on freezing them anyway. As soon as the weather is warm enough for farmers markets, everything will be fresh (& locally grown!). 
Smoothies, for me, are a wonderfully sneaky good treat. I feel like I never have enough energy to get what needs to be done, done. Every day I am plagued with exhaustion or brain fog or an inflamed body. And because of that, my first step is to make sure I’m getting what my body needs to energize, refuel, and nourish every cell. I’m going to start each day by drinking a homemade, no sugar added, smoothie.  Some people do coffee, others a shakeology. Some have a lumberjack breakfast and some simply have nothing.

I’ve prepped just enough fruits and vegetables to make 15 bags. Each bag is enough for 16 oz. I put them in the freezer, to last longer. This makes having a morning smoothie 100 times easier.

Here’s a list of what I used: (each item amount is per bag)

Granny Smith Apple – 1                                Kiwi- 1

Golden Delicous Apple – 1                           Celery- 2 stalks

Spinach- handful (no stems)                     Lemon- 1/4 peeled

Bananas- 1                                                        Pineapple chunks- 1/2 handful

Flax seeds- 1 tsp                                             Cranberries- 1/2 handful

Chia seeds- 1 tsp                                            Strawberries- handful

Cherries- handful                                          Peaches- handful (sliced)

Blueberries- handful                                    Vanilla almond milk- 1-2 cups

Vanilla yogurt- few spoonfuls                   Organic peanut butter- few spoonfuls

*you can also try

Honey- to make it sweeter.   Matcha- for caffeine & an epic dose of antioxidants.

Orange, Apple, or grape- juice for taste.

I cleaned all fresh fruits and veggies with a natural veggie wash.

I had a small amount of a smoothie I made left in my Ninja. Not enough for another serving, but just enough to make some small yogurt parfait with granola and goji berries.

If you want to know more facts about nutrition of specific fruits, vegetables, and herbs, I have a board on Pinterest specifically for  Food Health Benefits.

15 days to see if I start to feel more energy (& overall wellness)!



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