I love smoothies, but if you are like me, I do not have enough time to make the smoothie and then clean the blender every morning. Also, my dog, Einstein, HATES the sound the blender make so I try not to run it every day. (good thing he is cute, right?)

Corgi under bed

My solution:
I bought these great smoothie molds on Amazon. I make about 4 cups worth of smoothie, fill the 6 molds, and drink the rest for breakfast. Then, I freeze them and grab one on my way to work. By the time I sit down to eat it, it is the perfect consistency. I rinse the molds right after I am finished to avoid a big mess later. If you know me, you know I have no interest in cleaning, so try to stay away from dried stuck-on food.

Get creative with your smoothie making. Don’t get in a rut of the same smoothie recipes. I try to use seasonal fruit and vegetables. For example, my favorite winter smoothie is almond milk, blueberries, banana, spinach, and kakao powder. In the summer, I love using frozen strawberries, orange juice with coconut water, and even a little lemon.


How to create your perfect smoothie recipes:

Some kind of liquid (2 cups)

  • milk
  • water
  • soy milk
  • almond milk
  • coconut water
  • orange juice

Ripe Fruit (2-3 cups, at least one frozen)

  • strawberry
  • pineapple
  • mango
  • raspberry
  • pear
  • peach
  • grape
  • kiwi
  • honeydew
  • apple

Sneak in some greens (1-2 cups)

  • kale
  • spinach
  • collards
  • bok choy
  • cucumber
  • broccoli

Nuts, Seeds, Spices (I use about a tablespoon)

  • chia seeds
  • flax seeds
  • hemp seed
  • almonds
  • kakao powder/flakes
  • cinnamon (only a teaspoon

A thickener

  • Banana
  • Avocado
  • Yogurt
  • Protein powder


Here are some great websites of smoothie recipes :

Mom On Time Out

Organic Gardening

Fitness Magazine