So what does a smoothie obsessed girl make for her friends and family as gifts? I wanted something that could be wrapped up, wouldn’t go bad and would encourage healthy habits. I thought about buying blenders but a lot of my friends say they don’t have the time to assemble a smoothie.
I must admit making my smoothie can take me anywhere between 5-10 minutes for a massive batch for 3 of us. I make my smoothies the night before so they are ready for the following morning – as I get it, we are rushed off our feet in the morning. Most of us barely have time for any breakfast at all.
So what could I send my family to encourage healthy habits that they would actually use? I usually buy books but I guess a lot of them don’t have time to read them.
So enter the DIY Portable Instant Smoothie Mixes! These are pre-assembled smoothies that you just need to chuck in your blender with some liquid and hey presto… you’ve got a healthy smoothie with no recipe or thought required.
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Plus these jars are also so pretty – it looks like you’ve put so much time and thought into these gifts, but actually they are really fast to make. Perfect for a busy Mum!
These smoothie mixes are also long life so you can prepare them well in advance and the ingredients will last at least a few months.
DIY Portable Instant Smoothie Mixes
I hope you enjoy these recipes. You could either just choose one mix or make them all to give someone a selection of smoothies.
And if you want to be extra organised for your own family, why not make some up to keep yourself? This is especially good if you don’t have much room in your freezer for storing pre-chopped smoothie ingredients.
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They all contain freeze dried fruit so that they will stay fresh for a long time. Freeze dried fruit tastes gorgeous when blended in a smoothie. The flavour is very concentrated so you don’t need much of it and it’s still incredibly healthy.
All you do to make these smoothie mixes is grab yourself a small jar like this and fill it with the smoothie ingredients in the order listed. Then put the lid on the jar, tie a bit of string around it, and add a tag with the instructions for blending.
All of these smoothie mixes contain dried fruit as a sweetener but you could always replace the dried fruit with coconut sugar or date sugar. I just think dried fruit looks prettier. A healthy sugar is easier to blend though. Other pretty dried fruits you could use could be dried cranberries, dried apricots, or dried blueberries.
There are 5 different flavour combinations of smoothie mixes here but feel free to experiment!
Raspberry, Coconut and Cashew
Sweet, fruity and a very pretty pink colour when blended
Mango, Ginger and Vanilla Pod
Spicy, tangy and fruity. A great warming winter smoothie
Oaty Peanut Butter Banana and Cinammon Breakfast
A sweet filling hearty breakfast smoothie
Creamy Chocolate Mint and Chia Seed Instant Smoothie Mix
A chocolate lover’s dream – an indulgent treat at any time of the day
Leafy Green Mango and Banana Instant Smoothie Mix
A fruity green smoothie for the health conscious and a great way to ‘sneak’ your greens in without tasting them!
What is your favourite DIY food gift?
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