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Learn how to prep & pack snacks that you should be bringing to work that will keep you on the right track. This blueberry mango lemonade smoothie is antioxidant packed, immune system boosting, & low calorie– the best way to kickstart your day!
I brought home goodnessknows® snack squares for the first time a few months ago. I started packing them in my travel snack packs for when we would go to Disney or if I would be away from home for the whole day.
I started to notice that my stash of goodnessknows® snack squares was disappearing really quickly– much faster than I was using them. What was going on?
My little bugger of a fiance really liked them, started raiding my stash and packing them for work without telling me! ?
Travis started packing his snacks for work this year. A lot of offices have lunch catered in everyday or they go out to a restaurant for lunch on their break. I work really hard to only feed Travis healthy meals everyday, so don’t want him eating junk when he’s away from home. By preparing and packing your own food you’ll save calories and money. It’s really easy– I promise, you can do it too!
A simple way to save money on your snacks is to buy dry goods from the bulk section at the grocery store. That’s where I get all of our nuts, cereal and trail mix. It’s much less expensive than buying them already packaged. Buy in bulk and package in small quantities yourself.
Travis likes to pack dry cereal, nuts (almonds, brazil nuts, cashews), seeds, granola, fruit and goodnessknows® snack squares to munch on at work. It’s best to have your bag packed the night before so you’re ready to go in the morning but if you forget– just grab the quick stuff like an apple and (Travis’ favorite) a cranberry almond dark chocolate goodnessknows® snack squares to get you through the day.
It only takes a few minutes on the weekends to prep your snacks for the week. I make frozen smoothie bags for Travis that he quickly blends up in the morning and drinks on the way to work. I prepare all the food in our house so it’s an easy way to take care of his breakfast each day, and I get to sleep in a little bit longer. Yeah! ?
I make a variety of smoothie bag flavors but blueberry mango lemonade is Travis’ favorite. All of the fruit he needs is already in the bag and all he has to do it add almond or coconut milk to the blender and he’s ready to go. Easy peasy. If Travis can do it, you can do it!
I always use frozen fruit for smoothies because we like a cold, icy smoothie without having to add ice that would water it down. If you buy fresh fruit from the grocery store, wash it and lay it out in a single layer on a tray, freeze it and then transfer and store it in a freezer bag. Usually, I wait until fruit goes on sale, then I stock up and freeze it myself. Otherwise, I buy the big bags of frozen fruit.
- 1 small apple, cored
- ½ whole large lemon
- ½ cup blueberries, frozen
- ⅓ cup mango chunks, frozen
- 1 scoop protein powder
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1 cup coconut milk
- Add apple, mango, blueberries, lemon and blueberries to the blender.
- Add protein powder, chia seeds and coconut milk.
- Blend on high until completely smooth.
- Serve immediately!
We like whole apples in our smoothies. I buy the 3-5 lb bags of small apples, wash them, core them and freeze them whole. They last for at least 6 months in the freezer!
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away!” —> My mom always said this when I was little and now it’s stuck in my head forever. Thanks mom! ?
Walmart has a great organic produce section where you can pick up the fruit you need for your smoothies. When you’re checking out, don’t forget to grab a few goodnessknows® snack squares. I found them on the lower shelf in the checkout lane. They have 3 flavor choices –
- goodnessknows® Cranberry, Almond, Dark Chocolate
- goodnessknows® Apple, Almond & Peanut, Dark Chocolate
- goodnessknows® Peach & Cherry, Almond, Dark Chocolate
This blueberry mango lemonade smoothie is so tasty! The first sip tastes lightly sweet because of the mangos and blueberries, but then you get the tart punch from the lemon —> yaassss. It’s so good and good for you too! Pour it into a cup with a lid and drink it on your way to work. By the time you get to work, you’ll be rearing to go!
How do you upgrade your snacks from good to great? Let me know in the comments!
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