Harvest Smoothie Jars
Easy // 20 mins // As Much As You Want
Making puréed fruit & vegetable drinks in mason jars is a great way create ready meals on the go for breakfast or to take to work for lunch or a mid-afternoon snack to revive your energy for the rest of the day.
Favorite Harvest Fruits & Veggies. Plenty of citrus too
Frozen Harvest Fruit & Veggie Cubes
HEALTHY & DELICIOUS FLAVOR ADDITIONS
Seeds, spices, nuts, brewed tea, protein powders, coconut water, coconut milk, kefir, yogurt, diary or plant based milks, etc
Step 1: I build my smoothies right in the jar. I sort of go by color. Get the kids involved w/ this too. Remember that a bit of citrus in each smoothie creates that craveability we all love. HARVEST HACKS:> If you have a back up of ripe fruits & veggies blend them up and freeze them in ice cube trays. Add a few of those to each smoothie for added flavor & nutrition.
Step 2: Add in any healthful ingredients you’ve heard about and want to get more of in your diet. This is a good place for those things we all see on Dr. Oz. Today I used turmeric & ginger, dark blue algae, beet powder, hemp seeds & matcha green tea, spread out between three separate smoothies.
Step 3: Blend up the smoothies one at a time for a different flavor in each jar. Add about 3/4 cup of water, brewed tea, coconut water, plant based or dairy milks, etc. Pour into jar, then use about 1/3 cup water on high speed to rinse out the jar. Add that to the smoothie. Chill well & shake when you’re ready to eat.
Fun Fact (Optional): You’ll find your own fresh creations more tantalizing & much cheaper than juice bar offerings. And using blended whole fruits and veggies retains all the nutritional fiber that keeps our gut healthy. I like high protein versions for breakfast & lighter veggie & fruit juices for afternoons.