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You lead a busy life. Work life, home life, life life, yoga. And somewhere in the middle of it all, you’re supposed to find time for high protein, superfood, plant-based eating, too. What’s a gal to do?
The best part of these yummy little smoothies is how quickly they come together. Just mix, blend, add superfood powder, then spoon into the bottom portion of your jar. The top portion can be filled with fresh fruit. Then seal the lid and keep in the fridge. Whether you need breakfast on the run, or a quick and healthy afternoon snack, simply grab and go. You’ll have a whole week’s worth of sweet, satisfying spoonfuls, made in 15 minutes or less.
Part chia pudding, part smoothie, part porridge, it mixes together oatmeal, chia, quinoa, raw honey, vanilla and coconut milk for a hearty vegan-approved base. Need more protein? Feel free to stir in a plant-based vanilla protein powder.
The cups are delicious eaten cold. But if you prefer warm cereal, feel free to zap in the microwave until warm. (Just make sure you remove the fruit bowl from the top of the pot before cooking!)
Since superfood powders are now so plentifully available in health food stores, we figured our smoothie cups deserved a rainbow boost. Beet powder, turmeric, cinnamon, matcha and blue matcha (or spirulina) give pretty pastel colors to each bowl. You’ll get a pinch of added health benefit, plus the superfood colors make it easy to know which fruit topping you’ll be grabbing when you pick your cup for the day.
For prep, the Joseph Joseph Nest 9 Plus Bowl Set is a must-have. Enough bowls for stirring all smoothies together, straining and cleaning fruit and berries, and measuring out all ingredients. We love having this versatile, vibrant sent in the kitchen.
Kept in the refrigerator, these smoothie cups can be enjoyed for 5 days. We’ve picked fruits that won’t wilt as they sit, and offered a few additional ideas, should you want to mix up the topping options.
Pack your cup for breakfast, lunch or snack. The seal-tight lids make it easy to toss them into a lunch tote, or carry them with you in the car. Don’t forget to pack a spoon!
1 (15 oz) can coconut milk
¾ cup old-fashioned oatmeal
1/3 cup raw honey or pure maple syrup
1 Tablespoon chia seeds
1 Tablespoon vanilla
Pinch sea salt
1 ½ cups quinoa
¾ teaspoon each of beet powder, turmeric, cinnamon, matcha and spirulina
¼ cup each of raspberries, diced mango or pineapple, figs or peach, diced kiwi, blueberries
In a blender, combine coconut milk, oatmeal, honey, and chia seeds, vanilla and sea salt together until very well blended, pour into a large bowl. Stir in quinoa.
Tint ½ cup of smoothie to desired color (with beet powder, turmeric, cinnamon, matcha and/or spirulina). Spoon into jars.
Fill top cup of each cup with desired diced fruits. Twist lids on to seal. Store in fridge until you're ready to eat! Enjoy within 5 days.