I make protein shakes for breakfast almost everyday, because it gets me out the door in the morning. So when I stumbled across this idea on Pinterest I knew it was going to shorten my morning routine. I am used to measuring everything out each morning, and blending it up. Instead of doing that everyday, measure once a week into ziplock bags and stick everything in the freezer. Then you have a pre-measured protein shake for each morning with only the smallest amount of effort.
Oh and because these protein shakes have been so much better with lime zest lately… this has been my afternoon snack… vanilla yogurt, a handful of granola and a bit of lime zest!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
5 frozen peach slices
1/2 banana, sliced
1/4 cup of raspberries or blackberries
1/3 cup of vanilla yogurt
1/2 of a lime, zested
Switch up the berries and the fruit to suit your own preferences. Toss the bags into the freezer and pull them out when you need them. I have a magic bullet that is the perfect size for my insulated mug. I stuff the magic bullet with about three handfuls of spinach and about 3/4 cup of water. Blend together until smooth. Then add the entire contents of one of your frozen ziplock bags and blend together until smooth - add one scoop of protein powder, honey, cinnamon or whatever else you can think of. Pour into an insulated mug and hit the road. Believe me when I tell you that you will NOT notice the spinach - the lime zest and fruit takes care of it - I promise!