REVEALED: The genius ‘smoothie bag’ hack healthy mom swears by for saving time every morning
- The Healthy Mummy, Rhian Allen, reveals her six smoothie organization hacks
- She says it’s important to pre-cut and freeze as many ingredients as possible
- She also says your mix-ins, like chia seeds and oats, are ready in a jar
Healthy Mummy founder Rhian Allen shared a total of six tips to help smoothie lovers save time prepping and washing dishes every morning
An organized mom has shared her hack to make mornings easier with ready-to-drink smoothies.
Healthy Mummy founder Rhian Allen shared a total of six tips to help smoothie lovers save time prepping and washing dishes every morning.
Put ice cube trays to work
The first hack is to freeze your milk, yogurt, fruit, juice, and even tea in ice cube trays so they’re ready to mix right away.
‘Just take them out of a ziplock bag and throw them into your smoothie.’
Rhian recommends making a week’s worth of smoothie bags at a time so you don’t have to add milk until later
Freeze pieces of fruit
The next hack it to freeze the sliced fruit you like to add to your smoothie. This saves time by chopping everything up in the morning.
This trick also means you’re less likely to be disappointed if your favorite fruit isn’t ripe enough to be used for breakfast.
And it helps to store fruits from the bin – once they look ripe, chop them and put them in the freezer.
Make a mix jar
The mix jar should contain all the extras you like to add to your morning smoothie.
Think of oats, LSA or chia seeds. By keeping a mix in a jar, you don’t have to open every package every day.
Use a bowl of fresh fruit
Fresh fruit containers are perfect for storing cut pieces of watermelon, kiwi and grapes. The tubs must be airtight and cleaned weekly.
Having a container of fresh fruit saves you the hassle of cutting each piece of fruit in the middle of the morning rush.
The first hack is to freeze your milk, yogurt, fruit, juice and even tea in ice cube trays so they are ready to mix right away.
Prepare smoothie bags
This one is for people who like to be super organized. Just pack a week’s worth of ziplock bags and add everything you like in your smoothie, minus the milk.
The Healthy Mummy team says the pouches make it easier to freeze the smoothies so they’re ready to use.
Clean your blender right away
The last hack is to clean the blender right away so you don’t have to use it again next time
The sixth hack saves time in the long run.
“There’s nothing like a dirty blender in the sink to distract you from the idea of making a healthy smoothie. Once you’re done blending, rinse the blender quickly,” they said.
To wash your blender, all you need to do is add some detergent and warm water, mix, rinse and let dry.