Grab a banana or two. Peel, break in halves and place in a zip-lock baggie in your freezer. During the week, when you feel like blending up your own, cold, healthy, refreshing smoothie, break the banana into pieces in your blender. Add some other fresh berries and a little bit of milk. (I use soy or almond milk in mine). I also add a spoonful of peanut butter, which adds calories but also adds some healthy fat, protein and lots of great flavor.
Keeping some bananas in my freezer is always a great start to a filling, easy to to transport, meal. Filled with potassium and other critical nutrients, a banana based shake is great for before (or after) a workout. You could certainly add some protein powder to it, if desired. As the days get warmer and warmer, often an icy cold shake is the perfect meal and treat all at the same time.
With so many variations on the shake, or the smoothie, making them at home is MUCH less costly in both price and calories!
Freezing the bananas TODAY, will pay off Tuesday when we are all trying to eat more healthy after a long holiday weekend.
Homemade shakes. Just another reason I love summer.