Grab and Go Smoothies: Staying Healthy on a Busy Schedule

Grab and Go Smoothies: Staying Healthy on a Busy Schedule

Does it seem as though there aren’t enough hours in the day? With everything that goes on in our busy lives, how do we make the time to get all the nutrients we need to stay healthy? Skipping nutritious snacks and meals or replacing them with convenient, but salty and sugary alternatives can wreak havoc on our bodies. In the past, I’ve suffered from a weakened immune system and the other health issues that came with it. I now know that if I don’t prioritize my health and wellbeing, I’ll end up sick again.

I’ve been using the NutriBullet daily for over three years now, but, I have to admit, there are days when I get caught up with work and forget to prepare a smoothie. I feel terrible whenever I go a day without one, so I’m always looking for quick and easy ways to get my daily fruits and vegetables.

My oncologist gave me the idea of preparing ingredients for my smoothies a week in advance. His schedule is even crazier than mine and he’s literally running from one patient to the next, yet he’s able to squeeze in two smoothies a day! I found that spending just ten minutes of my day preparing smoothie ingredients in advance saves me a huge amount of time throughout the week. All I have to do is take my bag of fruits and veggies out of the refrigerator, throw the ingredients into my NutriBullet with my choice of liquid, and smoothie!

Nutrition should be your number one priority, no matter how hectic your days are. No more making excuses because, without a healthy and balanced diet, your body cannot perform at its best. It takes very little time to cut up fresh, organic fruits and veggies for a week’s worth of healthy smoothies. And you can also use the same process to plan and prepare healthy meals throughout the week. The most important thing is figuring out what works best for you and your schedule so that you can ensure you’re getting all the nutrients you need to stay healthy.

Here's to more healthful and productive days!

Nutritional information

Recipe: Creamy Green Strawberry Dream Serving in this recipe:1

  • Calories: 236.6
  • Total Fat: 3.6 g 5.5%
  • Saturated Fat: 0.4 g 1.9%
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
  • Sodium: 358.7 mg 14.9%
  • Total Carbs: 45.7 g 15.2%
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.9 g 39.4%
  • Sugar: 22.1 g
  • Protein: 8.1 g 16.2%
  • Vitamin A: 481.9% Vitamin C: 244.1%
  • Calcium: 68.5% Iron: 26.1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.