Smoothie Prep Tips for Busy People

Green smoothies are one of my favorite foods to recommend to busy people who are trying to eat better. Toss some fruit and spinach into the blender and you're just about ready to go with a tasty and nutritious snack or meal! But even though smoothies are relatively quick and easy, I know my clients sometimes still struggle to integrate them into their routines regularly.

With a little advance preparation, smoothies can be about as quick as grabbing a Poptart on your way out the door (and I guarantee that they'll be way more filling and better for your PoleBody too!).

Here are four tips to get you to your smoothie sipping even faster:

Create ready-to-blend smoothie bags.

Spare yourself from having to dash all over the kitchen for your smoothie ingredients when you're rushing out the door. Instead, portion our your favorite ingredients into baggies at the beginning of the week and freeze them. Then all you have to do is pour the contents into your blender, add liquid, blend and go! Click here for a complete how-to on freezer-friendly smoothie kits.

Prepare the blender the night before.

Have a few minutes before bed? Fill up your blender with your favorite smoothie ingredients--but save the actual blending for the next morning.

Freeze up a second serving.

If you're like me, you often misjudge your ingredient amounts and mysteriously end up with a blender full to the brim with enough smoothie for a family of twelve. Make it a habit to blend up extra servings to freeze, then thaw them out the night before you want to enjoy them.

Use a travel blender.

Save yourself a step by using a blender that doubles as a to-go cup, like this one. After preparing your smoothie, you can just snap on the travel lid and head out the door.