1. Get a good blender
The first thing you’ll need is a good blender. You don’t want to cheap out as this is something you’ll be using every day. The Magic Bullet is decent especially if you’re blending for one. Whatever you pick up make sure it’s strong enough to blend up ice cubes and whatever ingredients you’ll be using on a daily basis.
2. Buy your ingredients in bulk
This is the cheapest and most convenient way to buy your ingredients. You’ll want to make sure all your ingredients last you for at least a week. If you have a freezer even better!
3. Prep your ingredients for the week
Sunday night is usually a great time to set aside and prep all your ingredients for the week. You don’t want to be washing can cutting fruits and veggies every morning or spending your nights mixing everything.
4. Put the liquid in in first
Make sure you put your water, tea or milk in first. This makes it easier on the blender and gets
things moving faster. Always start with a liquid base.
5. Add ice near the end
Always add the ice near the end. Otherwise you may over blend the ice and it will make your smoothie watery rather than frosty and icy.
6. Add protein last
If using whey protein, blend the ingredients before adding your protein. This is recommended
by manufacturers who say that whey protein is delicate and can be damaged by overblending.
7. Store all your ingredients together
No one likes searching their fridge or cupboards for all their individual ingredients. Store all your fresh
items in the fridge together and your protein, seeds and nuts together in your cupboard. Keeping
everything in one box saves you time from pulling everything out from all over the kitchen.
8. Start at the lowest speed and slowly work your way up to high.
This will ensure you motor doesn’t burn out. Start low and slow and then crank up the power.This will give them blender a chance to properly blend the ingredients.
9. Freeze a weeks’ worth of ingredients
Instead of rounding up your ingredients on the spot, blend a batch ahead of time. Freeze the
mixture in muffin tins and then store in a zip-top bag for later. When it’s time for a quick meal,
you can quickly toss a couple of these frozen servings in a blender with and your good to go.
10. Add tea
Use a healthy tea instead of water, milk, or juice as the base of your smoothie to boost the
nutrition. Brew a large pot of green tea on the weekend and store it in the fridge for use during