Smoothies are a great way to nourish your body with a burst of vitamins and minerals but they can be a lot of work. We've solved part of that by eliminating the need for clunky countertop blenders but we also want to help streamline the rest of the process so you can be on your way to better blending.
With a little preparation and the right techniques, you can enjoy the benefits of a refreshing smoothie without sacrificing valuable time. Read on for essential prepping tips and time-saving strategies that will help you stay ready to sip on smoothie freshness, anytime.
1. Pre-Cut and Freeze Fresh Ingredients:
This might seem obvious but, if you're using fresh fruits, save time by pre-cutting your fruits and vegetables ahead of time. There's no point in cleaning and cutting 2 strawberries, 6 blueberries and half a banana each time you want to blend. Portion your fruit mixes into individual servings and store them in freezer bags or containers. When you're ready to blend, grab the pre-cut ingredients from the freezer and toss them into your BEVVO. This eliminates the need for chopping and reduces prep time significantly.
2. Use Frozen Fruits and Vegetables:
If you want to skip number 1 above, opt for frozen fruit and vegetable bags. They're pre-washed, pre-cut, and frozen at the peak of freshness, retaining most of their nutritional value. Keep a variety of frozen fruits like berries, mango chunks, and pineapple on hand for quick and hassle-free smoothie preparation. If you're buying bags that contain only one fruit and aren't pre-mixed, you can take it a step further by mixing ahead of time.
3. Prep Smoothie Packets:
Simplify your morning routine by prepping smoothie packets in advance. If you're blending with your BEVVO blender, we recommend prepping out your packets by adding your ingredients to your blender bottle so that the portion is right. You can then transfer to resealable bags like our Prep Bags or other containers so, when you're ready to blend, grab a packet, add your liquid of choice, and go.
4. Invest in the right blender for you:
Make sure that the blender you use fits your lifestyle to avoid unneeded frustration. If you're often on the go, a portable or lightweight option can significantly reduce blending time and gives you the flexibility to blend anywhere. If you usually blend bigger portions, you might prefer a bigger volume blender that sits on your kitchen counter. With the right blender, you'll achieve perfectly blended smoothies in no time.
5. Create a Smoothie Ingredient Shelf:
If you blend often, designate a section in your pantry or refrigerator specifically for smoothie ingredients. Keep your go-to essentials like protein powder, chia seeds, nut butters, and superfood powders readily accessible. This eliminates the need to search for ingredients every time and streamlines your blending process.
6. Optimize Clean-Up:
This is the part we all dread because cleaning up after making a smoothie can be time-consuming. A quick win that's often skipped is to rinse your blender immediately after use to avoid that sticky smoothie cleanup. If you're using a portable option like BEVVO, you can fill it with warm water and a drop of dish soap, then blend for a cycle for a good first clean. This loosens any residue, making deeper cleaning easier. If you get in the habit of cleaning up right after, you'll always be ready for your next blend without any lingering mess.
7. Batch-Make Smoothies:
This tip might sacrifice some of that smoothie freshness we all enjoy but. if you have a busy schedule, consider batch-making smoothies. Set aside some time during the week to prepare multiple servings of your favorite smoothie recipes. and store them in the refrigerator in individual bottles. This way, you can grab a pre-made smoothie when you're in a rush or on-the-go.
Like with most things, building up a routine usually requires strategies to be efficient so, even though smoothies can be time-consuming, we hope that these tips can help make your blending a little more hassle-free without compromising your busy lifestyle. Enjoy.