So, it’s no surprise to anyone around here that I love smoothies! I recently got into adding protein packets to my smoothies. The only issue with this is, protein packets need to be organized, so I had an idea! I had an empty jug from pretzels, and thought it would make a perfect container. Keep reading for my DIY: how to take an old snack jug and turn it into a container for your protein packets!
DIY Protein Storage
1 large jug
Free Printable (see below)
1. First, you will need to clean out the large jug you will be using, and then remove the label. I did this by letting it soak in warm soapy water for a few hours. I left it on a baking sheet and filled it partially with water to weigh it down. After soaking, the label removes easily with a little scraping. Try Goo Gone if you can’t get the residue off the container.
2. Print out my Free Printable label below, and trim the sides. You will then apply some mod podge either to the back of the label, or directly onto the container, and apply your label. Finish off the container by painting a layer of mod podge over the label, to seal it on.
3. Add your protein packets, chia seeds and any other supplements you like to the container!
Here is a link to the items I used to create my storage jug!
Now that you’ve got your smoothies all organized, here is some recipe inspiration! I can’t wait to try some of these!
And if you’re looking for some great other ways to use protein powder:
Last but not least, I’d like to share a recipe that I made recently for a Raspberry Protein Smoothie!
Raspberry Protein Smoothie
1 packet chocolate protein powder
1/2-3/4 cup almond milk
1/4 cup black coffee, cooled
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
8 ice cubes
1. Add all ingredients to the blender. Start with your lowest setting (my blender has 3 settings) and blend until a nice cyclone begins to form. Move up to your middle setting and then highest setting. You may need to add more almond milk depending on how the protein packet is incorporating.
2. Blend for 2-3 minutes until smooth.
3. If your smoothie stops cycloning, stop blending, let the smoothie “burp,” and begin again with the lowest setting.
For more delicious smoothies, follow my Smooth Operator board on Pinterest! And just try to get that Sade song out of your head now! 😉