I’m going to be completely honest with you guys. I’m not usually super into meal prep. Shocking, I know. It seems like everybody in the wellness world swears by meal prep. And if you have super busy weekdays, I totally get it. The thing is, while I’ve been a lot busier the last couple weeks than I have been in a while, I’m not crazy busy. A few meetings here and there, a lot of job applications, and even more blog work. But overall, I’m not running around like I once was, or will be again. But these Make-Ahead Smoothie Bombs have been awesome to have around this week! Plus they were ideal for using up some fruits and veggies that have been in the fridge or on the countertop for a little while.
For some reason, lunchtime has been the busiest time for me lately. I’m either in the middle of a project, heading to a meeting, or going on some kind of adventure. And it’s been great! But it doesn’t allow for much lunch prep. That’s why I’m so glad I made these Make-Ahead Smoothie Bombs this weekend. I simply popped them in a blender with some liquid, blended for about a minute, and BAM. Ultra smooth, perfectly thick, and utterly delicious smoothies ready to go.
Now I can’t take all the credit for this idea. Or really much of it. My sister was the one who suggested I try to come up with something like this. With some flavor ideas from her, I was well on my way to creating these convenient cubes. So what flavors did she ask for? Strawberries and cream was her first request, followed by something with chocolate and nut butter. Then I decided to come up with something specifically anti-inflammatory (to supplement my anti-inflammatory supplements!) and decided on blueberry-ginger.
Make-Ahead Smoothie Bombs Base
While each of these flavors are quite different from one another, each smoothie bomb recipe has some of the same ingredients. I wanted to ensure that each recipe had a good dose of plant-based protein, fiber, and a bit of healthy fats, without too much sugar. That way the smoothies keep you nice a full, and you get some well-balanced meals out of each recipe, if that’s how you choose to use them. My favorite way to do this is through seeds. This is why I included hemp, chia, and flax in each of these recipes. Cauliflower serves as the other part of the base for each of these recipes. I love adding cauliflower to smoothies because it not only adds volume, but fiber, vitamins, and creaminess as well!
Whether you blend these smoothie bombs up as a meal or a snack, I know you’ll enjoy them! We have to take advantage of smoothie weather while we still have it, am I right?