Weekly Smoothie Prep

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I love starting my mornings with smoothies (and coffee, lots of coffee) but some days I just don’t have 10-15 minutes to chop, peel, pour and blend greens, fruits, powders and other nutrients into healthy concoctions. To save myself the time and trouble, I portion out the ingredients for five days worth of smoothies into plastic sandwich bags. This example includes one large papaya, five small bananas, a handful of fresh spinach in each bag and generous portions of frozen mixed berries. Seal bag completely and store in the freezer.

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In the morning, I add collagen powder to help my skin and joints, bee pollen for protein and allergy prevention, and chia seeds packed with fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. Lastly, I top the mixture with milk, water or coconut water before blending. I rinse the plastic bags, turning them inside out to dry fully before reusing the next week.