Styling a home smoothie bar with fresh, frozen and supplemental ingredients is easy to do. Smoothies are a healthy alternative for breakfasts, snacks and to sip on post-workout.
What are the benefits of styling a home smoothie bar? You have control over the ingredients. Buy local and organic. It’s a great option for creating quick, super healthy and filling meals. Total time saver! Make your own smoothie and put it in your to-go cup. No stopping along the way to pick one up. Lastly, your kids will LOVE making their own creations, along with a little mess, lol! No worries, I gotcha covered! For worry free blending, give them their own ” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener nofollow”>apron!
The Method of Styling a Home Smoothie Bar
First and foremost, a home smoothie bar needs to have a great blender. I recommend this ” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener nofollow”>Ninja! It is powerful and comes with individual travel cups. FYI…Some vegetables and fruits like carrots and apples are hard to completely break down. I substitute carrot juice or sugar free applesauce. To elevate your smoothie bar, add a juicer to get all the beneficial nutrients out of your produce! For on-the-go snacking, try sustainable “to go” straws and cups.
Next, most smoothie ingredients need to be refrigerated or frozen. Styling your smoothie bar in the kitchen near the fridge is key. Prep your fresh produce and place in a convenient area in your fridge. Put your frozen fruits and greens in a basket or on a shelf in the freezer.
Lastly, transfer your non-perishables into pretty glass jars or ceramic containers. Collagen, Matcha and flax seeds are good examples of healthy supplements. Peanut butter powder and cacao I use for added flavor. These are items you can stock up on. Buy in bulk to keep the cost low.
Tips for making smoothies quicker:
- portion out your supplemental powders for the week in small plastic containers.
- for each individual serving, combine produce in quart size freezer bags. Label the bags what recipe it is for.
The Heart of A Home Smoothie Bar:
Dairy: milk, milk alternatives, plain Greek yogurt, juices (unsweetened)
Produce: berries, banana’s, melons, avocado’s, kale, spinach, arugula, mint, cucumbers, herbs
Frozen: berries and greens, picked locally in season is best
Nuts: variety, nut butters
Seeds: flax, hemp, chia, pumpkin, sunflower
Spices: cayenne, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, cardamom, clove,
Sweeteners: real maple syrup, honey, agave, coconut sugar
Other: vanilla, almond extract, cacao powder, matcha, goji berry powder, beet root powder, espresso powder, collagen, canned pumpkin, figs, dates
- The Valentine: frozen strawberries, cacao powder, oat milk
- Chocolate Mint: yogurt, cacao, mint, milk, seed mix
- Pina Colada: frozen pineapple, coconut milk, banana, oats
- The “Brain” Freeze: frozen blueberries, frozen raspberries, collagen, yogurt, kale
- Pumpkin Pie: canned pumpkin, yogurt, oats, pumpkin pie spice, oat milk, ice
- The Reese’s: frozen banana’s, peanut butter powder, cacao, yogurt and oat milk
Check out my other seasonal bars:
Styling a Fall Coffee/Tea Bar and Styling a Winter Hot Cocoa Bar
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