Off the grid for a few days doesn’t mean you have to miss out. You have a couple of options here to ensure you can keep enjoying your favourite smoothie.
You can blend up a batch of smoothies the night before you leave (while you have the power and maybe a 240 volt blender) and store them in airtight containers*. Stick the jars in the freezer and freeze overnight. Before you head out, transfer your frozen smoothies to the portable fridge. They may not stay completely frozen, but they should stay cold! If you are running both a 12V fridge and freezer you have it made! And of course—be sure to shake that smoothie before drinking.
*PRO TIP: One thing you should know when pre-making smoothies is that not all smoothie ingredients are great for blending in advance. When pre-making my smoothies, I tend to stick to recipes that use water as a base and contain spinach, peaches, mango, strawberry, and/or pineapple, with a little citrus added in—either lime, orange, or lemon—to help preserve flavour. Some ingredients that are a definite no-no for blending in advance are blueberries, raspberries, avocado, chia seeds, flax seed, almond milk, and bananas.
The other option is to make your smoothies as you need them. You can get small blenders that are rechargeable from a USB port (we have a couple of ports fitted in our van) or you can blend manually. I have this great little manual mixer from Tupperware# that I use to make smoothies (as well as other stuff like scrambled eggs)
# Just a note: I have no affiliate with Tupperware, Im just sharing my experience and tips with you.
Pineapple, Peach & Pear
- 1/2 small pineapple (peeled and halved)
- 2 peaches
- 2 pears
You can also used canned fruit for this.
Lean & Green
Get a great boost of vitamin C from this tasty green smoothie (2 serves)
- ½ cup pineapple
- ½ cup mango
- ½ banana
- ¼ spinach
- ½ cup water
Use frozen fruit for a ice cold treat.
Top O’ the Morning
Start you day simple and sweet (2 serves)
- 1 banana
- 1 orange
- 1cup vanilla almond milk
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 scoop protein powder