Portion Controlled Smoothies with Ziploc® Brand Bags with Easy Open Tabs

Portion Controlled Smoothies

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of the Ziploc® brand.

I have a horrible habit of not measuring the ingredients for my low carbohydrate smoothies. You may think because homemade smoothies are filled with healthy food that the portions don’t matter. Wrong!

While low-carb smoothies are yummy, they can also be too sweet, especially for those of us who choose to limit the carbs in our diet. My go-to smoothie is a combination of

  •      Banana
  •      Fresh spinach
  •      Unsweetened coconut milk
  •      Flaxseed meal

But lately I’ve been looking to switch things up a bit and find a strawberry smoothie recipe I can create just as easily. Comment below and leave a link if you have a strawberry smoothie recipe you love!

Ziploc Tabs

Prep and pack ingredients

One of the best ways to make sure your smoothies are portion-controlled is to prepare and pack your ingredients ahead of time. I used new Ziploc® brand bags with Easy Open Tabs to store the strawberries, spinach and bananas I froze in preparation for creating a morning smoothie.

Although I often put off food preparation, it’s such a relief once it’s done. It’s also easier to make healthy choices when your ingredients are ready when hunger strikes.

Just measure and slice your ingredients, then store them in Ziploc® brand bags with Easy Open Tabs in your refrigerator or freezer.

Roc House Body Pump

The new Ziploc® brand bags with Easy Open Tabs are designed to make a mom’s life a little easier by being easy to grip and easy to open. *You can tell from the recent body bump class I took that working out to get back into my pre-baby shape is not easy. I need all the help I can get to restore my energy after working out. When you’re shopping for Ziploc® brand bags with Easy Open Tabs, look for the below-colored tabs and sizes:

o   Storage: Feature a pink-colored tab and are available in quart and gallon sizes.

o   Freezer: Feature a blue-colored tab and are available in pint, quart and gallon sizes.

o   Sandwich and Snack: Feature a green-colored tab and sandwich bags are available in standard and extra-large sizes.

Ziploc Brand Easy Open Tabs

Ziploc Bag Smoothies

See how well the new tabs work in the Ziploc® brand Tough Mother obstacle course video:

To celebrate the launch of their new bags, Ziploc® brand is also supporting one of the most challenging events around, Tough Mudder. It’s in honor of moms who are taking on a whole new level of strength. I’ve got the details on the event in Atlanta.

Tough Mudder Atlanta

See a complete list of Tough Mudder events at toughmudder.com/events. Kudos to anyone who’s participating in the event. It’s bound to be fun and messy. But, participants don’t have to worry about their gear getting messy, because Ziploc® brand bags with Easy Open Tabs are also available at every Tough Mudder bag drop area, so participants can store their gear during and after each event.

About Joyce Brewer

Creator & Host of Mommy Talk Show. Emmy award-winning TV journalist.Wife & Mommy; Mom Blogger; Social Media Coach; Long Island, New York transplant living in Atlanta, GA. Follow Joyce on Twitter @MommyTalkShow Author of Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms featuring interviews with mompreneurs who created businesses using their skills & backgrounds.

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  1. Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama

    My husband ran the Mudder this morning (took FIVE HOURS for his team to finish) and the funny thing is it was hosted at my parent’s friend’s farm! Small world. I love making smoothies, and prepping in advance would make mornings go smoother, for sure!

  2. I love to make my strawberry smoothies with spinach and a little almond butter for consistency. I love the nutty sweetness the almond adds.

  3. Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious?

    What a great way to make sure I don’t keep adding more to my smoothie than I should!

  4. I am the same as you i always end up with so much smoothie…then i force my hubby to drink some and make popsicles out of the rest for Devin.

    I just bought these zip lock bags for Devin the are easier for him to grip and open.