Betty Crocker is embarking on a campaign to #tastenotwaste. As a global food company, General Mills recognizes food waste is a major social, environmental, and economic challenge and is invested in change. We are continuously working to improve production processes that eliminate waste and are partnering with Feeding America to make sure uneaten food gets from stores and restaurants to people, not garbage cans. But there is one place we need help—at home, where 40% of food waste happens. The stats about consumer food waste at home might surprise you.
If you’ve ever scrolled through an Instagram feed full beautiful smoothies and thought, “There’s no way I have time for that,” I’d like to let you in on a secret: You totally have time for that. Your biggest mistake is not trying it!
ISmoothies are a fantastic way to get extra servings of fruits, veggies and protein into your family’s diet, so why pass it up as too difficult? Not only is a smoothie only about a 5-minute endeavor, but you can cut the time even more by prepping a little bit beforehand.
How to Make a Smoothie
To make two servings, here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 cups frozen fruit, such as Cascadian Farms
- Yogurt, such as a 5.3 oz container of Yoplait Greek 100
- 1 cup liquid, such as dairy or non-dairy milk, fruit juice, or vegetable juice
- Optional: 2 cups fresh spinach leaves, 1 tablespoon chia seeds, or your favorite healthy add-ins
You’ll also need:
- A blender: A high-powered blender will yield the smoothest results, but with a little planning, a regular blender can do the job too.
Simply combine all of your ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. That’s it! Easy, right?
We used 1 heaping cup of frozen berries, plus 1 frozen banana, 1 cup of milk and 1 5.3 oz container of yogurt. At the end we added a tablespoon of orange juice for an added boost of flavor. If you like your smoothies thicker add more frozen fruit. If you like them less thick add a little more liquid.
To prep ahead, simply measure out your frozen ingredients into a zip-top plastic bag and when it’s smoothie time, just dump it into the blender, add liquid and yogurt, blend and enjoy!