I’m off in sunny Jamaica, thank goodness!! Last week was rough and I was really looking forward to this vacation, but do not fear, I have left you in some wonderful hands today! I’m so excited about this post from Kitty @ Joel + Kitty and I love that she is another Mississippi sister! I cannot wait (well, maybe I can) to get back from Jamaica and give this green smoothie prep a try for a quick breakfast or after work snack when I need it.
They’ve been all the rave, haven’t they? I totally get that they are full of vitamins, minerals and all the nutrients my body needs. I know that they give me the extra energy I need to chase kiddos all day. I’m even totally convinced they make me feel nourished and set the tone for a more mindful healthy day…yet, 99% of the time I am too lazy to get my blender out and care for myself…
That is, UNTIL, one Sunday evening I had a light bulb moment.
Every Sunday night I sit down for 15 minutes to Meal Plan, and often I incorporate lots of freezer meals, because, well, I love freezer cooking. I was trying to think about how to incorporate more veggies in the week, and then thought, “Why not marry freezer meals and green smoothies?” And the nourishing habit of self care also known as Sunday Night Smoothie Prep was birthed.
I mean, why lug out all the spinach, kale, berries, chia seeds, flax seed, etc. etc. multiple times per week when you can get it out once on Sunday evening, divide it all into individual bags, zip them, label them and throw them in the freezer?
Then, as you’re scrambling to get the kids to school and the last thing you’re thinking about is how to mother yourself, just pull a smoothie bag out, add some water, orange juice, and maybe even 1/2 an avocado and enjoy!
It’s like putting 20 minutes of your life on cruise control! Cheers to a new weekly ritual that boosts your energy and nourishes your body!
- What are your favorite things to throw in a smoothie?
- Any other nourishing traditions or rhythms that help you put daily tasks on cruise control? I’d love to hear!
Kitty is a missionary, momma and majorly obsessed wife. She and her family enjoy life and ministry in Oxford, Mississippi. She says blogging is cheaper than therapy and you can hear more about bible studies, praline pecan bacon and her babies at Joel + Kitty. (or whatever you want to say about me here.)