Quick Lunch Ideas

I feel like all I do is run these days.  And to add to my busy days, I don’t feel like cooking or packing a lunch, even a salad seems like too much effort.  Wanting to avoid fast foods I have a solution that really helps me get through the afternoon without crashing.  I make a batch of fruit smoothies, freeze them in single serving beverage containers (wide mouth plastic bottles – like sports drinks – work great) and then grab one in the morning to take with me.  They are thawed by lunch and taste great. 

 

Here’s a basic recipe.  Use any fruits you like

 

Fruit Smoothies:

12 to 16 oz vanilla yogurt

8 oz frozen strawberries

8 oz frozen blueberries

2 bananas

2 cups milk

¼ cup shredded coconut or granola

blender

 

Makes 4 servings

 

In blender, add yogurt, fruit, & milk.   Blend until smooth.  You can add ice cubes if you want a thicker mixture, blending until thick and all ice cubes are crushed.  Pour into glasses and top with coconut or granola.  If you’re going to freeze them, leave room for expansion in your drinking containers and save the garnish until they are thawed.  Shake well before drinking.

 

You may need to do this in two batches depending on what your blender can hold.