When I was packing everything up to move out of my old apartment in Philly, I got really focused on eating as much food from my cupboards, fridge and freezer as I could so that I could reduce the number of things I needed to move. There were a lot of days when I ate smoothie bowls for dinner because it was just so easy and used up so many ingredients in one shot. I’m proud to say that I really wiped my smoothie stash clean. So, now that I’m getting settled in my new apartment, I’ve made a point to build my collection back up. I’ve got plenty of superfood powders and mix-ins like maca, OLLY Nourishing Velvet Vanilla Smoothie protein powder, OLLY Café Mocha Energy Smoothie protein powder, collagen powder, hemp seeds, cold brew coffee, and nut butters galore.
I’ve also got a pretty good selection of frozen goods with things like: chopped banana, spinach, cherries, blueberries, mango and pineapple. Next up on my list is to add more veggies. I’ve tried beets in my smoothie before and loved it but I also want to try frozen cauliflower and red cabbage which I’ve heard good things about. I’m all about packing my smoothie with as much nutrients as possible.
Smoothies have also become my go-to snack for Daniel and me because-oh my god guys, guys eat so much! I just can’t believe how quickly the food disappears now that we are living together. I had really gotten into a rhythm in Philadelphia with grocery shopping and cooking just for myself, but now I have to buy and cook twice as much! It’s funny because last week we went to Trader Joe’s and I told Daniel how proud I was of myself for buying what (I thought) was enough food and still keeping things reasonable in terms of price. Then Wednesday rolls around this week and we are making grilled cheeses and tuna salad since that’s all we have left. The good news is that I don’t have to worry about freezing leftovers or having things sit in the kitchen for too long. My goal this weekend is to try again and see if I can get us enough food to make it through the whole week. I think the key for this is meal planning and using the number of servings per recipe to really plan out the week. If you have any tips, I am all ears!!
How do you make sure you buy enough food for our whole house each week?
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- 1 large frozen banana
- 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk + more if needed
- 1/4 cup rolled oats, gluten free optional
- 2 scoops OLLY Nutrition Nourishing Velvet Vanilla Protein Powder
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1/2 tablespoon molasses
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice mix
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high until smooth. Add more almond milk if needed to get everything blended and to your
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Oh my, I definitely went through the same when my boyfriend and I first moved in together – I didn’t really realize exactly how much more food I needed to buy whenever I went grocery shopping. But I think you’ll adjust to it soon enough, it’s all about getting used to it. We also go grocery shopping a few times a week, so that also helps, instead of trying to do all the shopping on a single day. But I guess that’s only a possibility if you have the extra time for it.
Hope you have a lovely Sunday – this recipe looks delicious btw!
Katie @ 24 Carrot Life says
I’m so glad I’m not alone here haha. I try to do most of my shopping on the weekend especially because I’m not that close to a grocery store but I’ve been buying more sandwich and pasta ingredients so Daniel can get some extra volume if needed. Thanks for stopping by! xoxo