Make Ahead Smoothies

This is great little tip going into the new year.

A “Life Hack” if you will.

Because if you’re anything like me, you’ll find yourself going on a health kick with the best of intentions and then life will get in the way. Things will come up, you’ll be short on time and before you know it you’ll be grabbing a muffin and calling it breakfast again. Worst of all? All that lovely healthy stuff you bought will go to waste leaving you not just disapointed that you couldn’t keep up the healthy eating but cross with yourself for letting food spoil.

Well! Good news. I have a way around all of that.

Make ahead smoothies.

First up, go wild. Buy all of your favourite fruits and veggies, if it looks good or smells good or simply tickles your pickle… buy it!

Safe in the knowledge it’s not going to go to waste.

You’ll also need to invest in some zip-lock freezer bags.

Good quality, medium sized ones.

Chop up your fruit and veg and split it all into bags. I’m making enough for two, but you could easily do individual ones.

You want a good heaped double handful of stuff in each bag.

Squeeze in a little citrus for freshness.

Seal ’em up, lay them flat so they don’t freeze in one unusable hunk.

And pop them in the freezer! (Preferably flat.)

Now every morning, you’ll have a ready made, super fresh, thick and cold smoothie – ready to go!

Take a sealed bag out, drop it onto the table from a good height to break up all the bits.

Pour into your blender, add some liquid – your favourite nut milk, juice or water and blitz.

Pour into a to-go cup and you’re good to head out!

The fruit will keep in the freezer for a month or two, so really you’ve got no excuses not to stick with healthy breakfasts until at least Valentines day – when a box of chocolates is a perfectly acceptable breakfast option.

Fill your desk draw, handbag or satchel with healthy snacks like nuts (not the honey roasted kind) and you’ll feel a million dollars by the end of the month.

If you need a little more inspo, check out The Anti-Diet and I’ll try and throw a few more healthy (but bloody delicious) recipes your way soon.

Come on, we can do this. This is our year!

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  • Everything looks so delicious and ready to go … This is such a treat! A great way to start feeling healthy for the new 2017 year! 🙂
    Merci for sharing!

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  • Very clever idea 🙂 I’m giving this one a go 🙂

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  • pinkschmink

    Exquisite timing Rosie – I was just thinking this morning that I need to prep some healthy breakfast options before I go back to work tomorrow!

  • This looks so good! Happy 2017 🙂 X
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  • Emma F

    Fab idea! I never know what I’m in the mood for in the mornings, and these sound perfect and so easy to make! Also, I’m not sure why, but it always makes me giggle when people from the UK say ‘draw’ as in Ireland we say ‘drawer’! x

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  • That’s a wonderful idea! After all the copious (and not so healthy) meals of the holidays I’m in much need of detox smoothies.

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  • Yum! Great post, Rosie! Thank you for sharing!

    xo, Leanne

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  • Fabienne

    Simple and genius! Totally over indulged for the entire of December definitely time for a detox!!

  • Looks good! Have you got any favourite combinations of fruit and veg?
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  • Jasmine Brink-Li

    Oh this definitely should be something I get back into!! Thanks for the tip!

  • Sofia Battaglia

    Loving these smoothie recipes! I also love the tip to lay it flat because I usually forget that part and then sit there chiseling away in the morning. Also, pomegranate seeds are something I never thought of adding, so I’ll have to try it!

    xo, Sofia
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  • Katherine Z

    Such a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration. I would love if u could keep us updated on your healthily habits journey on your instagram!

  • This is perfect! I’ve been meaning to invest in a good blender to make smoothies for breakfast in the morning.

  • Stephanie Terrone

    This looks awesome! Thanks for the tip. Just got a smoothie recipe book for Christmas and excited to make it work – freezing sounds like it’s the way to go. I love prepping anything I can ahead of time

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  • This looks so yum! xx

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  • Jen

    That mango looks divine! I need to do better on the preparation front–it’s too simple not to do better!

    Jen | affecionada

  • Great idea Rosie! I’ve always been a big fan of smoothies, and it’s great that you can make these little packs ahead of time!
    Katie Actually

  • I was actually going to start making smoothies for my teaching placement as they’d be so easy to take on my commute on the train! I was going to buy packets of frozen fruit, but this would give me so much more variety in smoothie choices, I’ll have to see if my mum will stretch me to buying a few bits of fresh fruit instead!
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  • Hahahaha Rosie you’re hilarious! The box of chocolates as breakfast thing… love it!

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  • Omg looks so yummy.
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  • Great post and beautiful pictures!!! Morning smoothies are my daily go-to breakfasts – yummy, nutritious, and they keep me satisfied until lunch.

  • Okay after a long & controversial essay, who here is excited to see some healthy recipes to come? Rosie you excited to share ’em with us?
    Loving your blog, keep it going, & to everybody, we are all in this healthy-new-year together, whatever it looks like to you!
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  • Yaaaaas Rosie! What a genius idea, definitely going to spend this Sunday collecting aaaall the fruit from the market and making a few of these bags of goodness. I am off to Thailand on my travels in Feb, so this is the perfect kick start to get me feeling all glowy and confident again. Also, haaaaaaaaaaappy new yaar! I hope you are having the most glorious time Bali! Immy x

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  • Cate Cruse

    Such a lovely idea Rose, and I love your anti-diet posts – so inspiring! xx

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  • This is one of the best ways to stay on track with healthy eating. Smoothies make for such a quick and easy breakfast! Happy 2017 ♥

    Amy // snippetsofamy.co.uk

  • Lucy Birchall

    I love these smoothie bags, I’ve been doing them for a while and popped some together last night actually. It’s a fail safe – we all go through those phases of having every intention of being squeaky clean healthy, and then lo and behold, the spinach is wilting away in the fridge and the berries are past their best…! I love aaaaall the lime in my smoothies – and a splodge of almond butter too! So creamy yet so fresh!

    She’s So Lucy // Health, Beauty & Lifestyle

  • Emma Sales

    Oh MY GOODNESS! These look so yummy and fit perfectly into my new healthy eating! Thanks for sharing Rosie!

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  • This is a great idea! Keeping healthy can be difficult when you don’t get the time!! I’ll be trying this out myself 😀
    Roseanna – Pepe and Co – http://www.pepeandco.com

  • Jen

    Smoothies are my favorite thing right now. But that cutting board is ADORABLE!!

  • Georgina

    This is such a simple but great idea!

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  • Great tip about laying them flat – I made a terrible error with freezing casserole by just throwing it in and now I have no freezer space *sob sob*

  • This is such a great idea. Luckily, I work for myself from home so I always have time for breakfast.
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  • Ahhhh this is genius, Rosie! LOVE.

  • Love this, looks so refreshing!