Do you ever have one of those “aha” moments that you wish you would have had 2 years ago? With the amount of smoothies, açai bowls, yogurt parfaits and chia seed bowls I make in a week, it was about time that I created an organized smoothie cabinet.
Here’s what my semi-organized kitchen situation used to be like. The Vitamix was in one cabinet, the protein powder and greens powder in another cabinet (on the opposite side of the kitchen), the almond milk and frozen berries were obviously in the fridge/freezer and then my toppings were in another cabinet (also known as the healthy baking cabinet). In all honestly, each of those cabinets were very organized, but my layout wasn’t efficient.
On a whim one morning I had this lightbulb moment that I should create an entire organized smoothie cabinet where all of the essentials are in one place. This is when I’m at my happiest, organizing and perfecting a space. I’m the first to tell you, especially when you move into a new home, plan on rearranging things for the next 5 years. Once you really start to live in the space, you’ll begin to see where functionality, organization and purging can really come into play. Poor Sean, he’ll come home from work and go to the cabinet where the snacks used to be only to find that I’ve once again rearranged things. I call it a good habit.
Now my smoothie cabinet has all the fixings in one central location. My Vitamix blender, organic protein powders and super greens juice powder, PB fit, hemp seeds, cacao nibs, chia seeds, honey, etc etc. It’s a one stop shop for all things wellness.
Speaking of wellness, I’ve recently switched to using this organic vanilla protein powder by Touchstone Essentials. We tend to go through a lot of protein powder in our house because of all the smoothies and açai bowls we make, along with using it to make protein pancakes, waffles and even donuts. It wasn’t until I really started to pay attention to the ingredients listed in the protein powder that I realized very quickly that they are not all created equal.
First of all, you really want to make sure it’s 100% certified organic and that the items listed are actually good for you (who needs corn starch?). This super protein contains a blend of pea, rice, hemp, quinoa, amaranth and millet along with organic MCT oils from coconut for energy and metabolism support. It also has superfoods like chia seed, flax seed, sacha inchi and aloe vera extract. Honestly, read the label for yourself and you can only help but be impressed.
In addition, I’ve been pretty religious about incorporating a greens powder into my diet for the past 6 months. Again, you have be diligent about researching the brand and reading the label. I just recently started using the Touchstone Essentials Super Green Juice Powder as well because again it’s 100% certified organic and has 44 superfoods in just one scoop. I definitely want to try making this Super Green Lemonade sometime soon!
On another note, have you tried the PB Fit yet? Oh my gosh, I’m kind of obsessed with it! I grabbed it at Costco in Wisconsin, packed it in my luggage and have been using it in my smoothies or whipping up a few tablespoons of peanut butter to drizzle on my açai bowls or dip apple slices in. Way healthier than most traditional peanut butters.
I hope I’ve inspired you to not only create an organized smoothie cabinet, but also to take a good look at your nutrition labels for the products your consuming. Feel free to browse my recipes for smoothies, açai bowls, pancakes and tons more!
This post is sponsored by Lisa Jae Living for Touchstone Essentials, but all opinions are 100% my own. Thank for you for supporting the brands that help make this blog possible!