Being a single mom often means not having enough time to get the nutrition I need. I tend to rush out the door in the morning, and when I get hungry later, I too often find myself reaching for something fast and easy, and, generally, full of empty calories. Learning how to make my own frozen packaged foods has been a lifesaver, but something was still missing. I love my breakfast smoothies, but never have the time to make runs every other day to the store for fresh produce, or to gather, clean, chop, and blend all the ingredients while trying to get myself and my 2 year old ready for the day. Finally, I've found the perfect solution: premixed, frozen smoothie cubes! Now, me and my son have a great tasting, healthy, go-to breakfast drink that we both love!
First, gather all your ingredients. I choose a base of our favorite fruits, add greek yogurt, and then pack it full of our favorite superfood ingredients. (See end of post for nutrition information and benefits.)
1.5 c blueberries
heaping TBSP almond butter
heaping TBSP coconut oil
1 cup greek yogurt
1 cup nut/seed/oat mix, ground
1/2 cup almond milk
1/4 cup flaxseeds
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup almonds
Place seeds, nuts, and oats in processor and grind until fine
Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth
Pour mix into ice cube trays and freeze until solid
Remove from trays and place in ziplock in freezer.
When ready to use, take 4-8 cubes, add almond milk, blend, and enjoy!
Ingredient Benefit Information:
Flaxseed: ( http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/benefits-of-flaxseed )
Coconut Oil: ( http://www.hybridrastamama.com/2012/08/333-Uses-For-Coconut-Oil.html )
Rolled Oats: ( http://www.purebread.co.nz/page730706 )
Almonds and Almond Butter: ( http://www.healthyeating.org/Healthy-Eating/All-Star-Foods/Meat-Beans/Article-Viewer/Article/88/Health-Benefits-of-Almonds.aspx?Referer=mealsmatter )
Blueberries: ( http://www.healthyeating.org/Healthy-Eating/All-Star-Foods/Fruits/Article-Viewer/Article/199/Health-Benefits-of-Blueberries.aspx )
Probiotic Greek Yogurt: ( http://www.sheknows.com/health-and-wellness/articles/961123/health-benefits-of-greek-yogurt )