Nutrition Bombs aka – Power Pucks for Smoothies

Supercharge your smoothie with DIY Nutrition Bombs. Easy and cheap to make and keep in your freezer to toss in with your next smoothie for a big boost in nutrition.

 

Those who want to get the biggest nutritional boost from their smoothies frequently add a slew of ingredients, sometimes more than a dozen.  Proteins and chia and flax, oh my!

 

Rather than taking 20 minutes to make a smoothie each morning, you’ll save time if you streamline the process and prep a bunch of “Nutrition Bombs” every few weeks. I wanted to call them Diva Disks or Power Pucks but Divo Bob talked me out of it. We should probably thank him.

 

Supercharge your smoothie with DIY Nutrition Bombs. Easy and cheap to make and keep in your freezer to toss in with your next smoothie for a big boost in nutrition.

 

Nutrition Bombs are made with your high powered nutrient boosters that you may not want in every smoothie. For example, my son doesn’t need the same nutritional supplements as I, so I put Nutrition Bombs in my smoothies but not his. Also, if I’m enjoying a smoothie on the patio on a lazy summer afternoon I’m more likely to add a shot of rum than a shot of kelp powder. Is that just me? No need to waste the greens in that smoothie.

 

To make Nutrition Bombs you combine the ingredients you want, in high concentration, and blend smooth. Pour your power blend into a muffin tin and freeze. Clever, huh?

 

Diva Patti’s Nutrition Bombs

 

Here’s what I usually make to give you an idea, but seriously, whatever boosters you would add to your smoothie will work.

 

Supercharge your smoothie with DIY Nutrition Bombs. Easy and cheap to make and keep in your freezer to toss in with your next smoothie for a big boost in nutrition.

 

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut beverage or soy milk
  • 1 (10 oz.) box frozen spinach – thawed
  • 1 cup protein powder
  • 1 cup soaked chia seeds
  • ⅓ cup ground flax seed
  • 1 tablespoons cinnamon

 

Here’s How

 

Put the liquid and spinach in the blender and blend until well incorporated. Then put everything in the blender and let ‘er rip! The mixture will be thick. If your blender is having a hard time add more liquid.  

 

Supercharge your smoothie with DIY Nutrition Bombs. Easy and cheap to make and keep in your freezer to toss in with your next smoothie for a big boost in nutrition.

 

 

When it’s smooth, pour the very green mixture into a muffin tin and freeze.
Supercharge your smoothie with DIY Nutrition Bombs. Easy and cheap to make and keep in your freezer to toss in with your next smoothie for a big boost in nutrition.

 

 

When it’s frozen remove from the tin and place in a zip top freezer bag. Put one or two pucks into your smoothie for a super potent breakfast.

 

 

Supercharge your smoothie with DIY Nutrition Bombs. Easy and cheap to make and keep in your freezer to toss in with your next smoothie for a big boost in nutrition.

 

 

You can read about The Ultimate Guide to Cheap & Healthy Smoothies

Quick, easy, nutritious, delicious and cheap! How to make the easiest breakfast even easier - DIY healthy smoothie freezer packs.

 

 

Some low cost, high value nutrition boosters

 

Protein Powder

 

To find the best price when you’re buying protein powder compare your price per ounce and how many ounces constitute a serving and note the amount of protein and other nutrients so you’re comparing apples to apples.

 

I buy Soy Protein Powder at Trader Joe’s. It comes in a 32 oz. container which lasts a long time, has 120 calories, 25 grams protein and 1 gram carbohydrate per serving.

 

Designer Whey Protein products are great, economical and very good quality. They come in vanilla, chocolate and strawberry flavors at 110 calories, 18 – 20 grams protein and 6 grams carbs per serving.  Designer Protein 100% Premium Natural Whey Protein Powder with Acti-Blend, French Vanilla, 12 Ounce Canister 

 

Spinach and Kale

 

Use frozen spinach and kale because it costs a fraction of the fresh equivalent and you’re going to freeze it anyway! This is also a great way to use greens that are getting wilty. Just blend ‘em up.

 

Chia Seeds

 

The Aztec super food is having its moment in the sun. An excellent source of ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) an omega-3 essential fatty acid, excellent source of fiber and higher in antioxidants than blueberries. They really don’t have any flavor so chia seeds can be blended into smoothies without affecting the taste.

 

Supercharge your smoothie with DIY Nutrition Bombs. Easy and cheap to make and keep in your freezer to toss in with your next smoothie for a big boost in nutrition.

Soaking Chia Seeds

 

If chia seeds are new to you here’s what you do: Soak ¼ cup seeds in 1 cup water or almond milk for 20 minutes until they gelatinize and soften to a chewy texture similar to tapioca.  You can refrigerate the soaked seeds for up to 5 days so make a bunch to save time during the week if you’re not freezing them.  Add about ¼ cup of the mixture to smoothies, more or less to your liking.  If the texture bothers you, try ground chia seeds.

 

I look for coupons and sales on chia seeds at the grocery store but often find them cheaper online. Here’s one I’ve purchased before – Spectrum Essentials Chia Seeds, 12 Ounce

 

Ground Flax Seed

 

Supercharge your smoothie with DIY Nutrition Bombs. Easy and cheap to make and keep in your freezer to toss in with your next smoothie for a big boost in nutrition.

 

Another super food, flaxseed is rich in omega-3 fatty acid, alpha-linolenic acid and lignan–a powerful antioxidant. Those little seeds help fight inflammation, aid in digestion, and good for heart health. For each smoothie use 1 tablespoon ground flax seed.

 

I believe we’re all trying to be a healthful as possible so anything that makes it easier is worth doing. Experiment and come up with your own special blend of Nutrition Bombs and you can call it whatever you wish. Even Diva Disks. Or Power Pucks, Healthy Hunks, Goodie Two Cubes, Nourishing Nuggets, Beneficial Chunks … I could go on.

 

You may also like – The Ultimate Guide to Cheap & Healthy Smoothies  Breakfast Bowls Save Time, Money and Morning Sanity  Overnight Oatmeal – Power Packed for Pennies 

 

 

 

 

 

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