The 60-Second Smoothie

Just add water...or milk...or juice...


For the past 5 years, I have made myself a smoothie almost every day. As a time-crunched college student, the idea of having an entire meal in the form of a shake immediately appealed to me. I was usually too busy or impatient to make a healthy breakfast, but I had time to throw a handful of frozen fruit, a cup of juice, and a scoop of protein powder into a blender whenever I got hungry.


As I began graduate school last June, my schedule became too busy for even this simple routine. I thought that making a smoothie was already pretty simple. But was there a way to make it even quicker and more convenient? This was the inspiration for The 2050 Smoothie, the world's first rescued fruit instant smoothie.


Below, I have shared some of my favorite recipes for The 2050 Smoothie. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have! If you have used The 2050 Smoothie in your own creations, please share your recipes here so we can share them with our fans!






The Inspiration



This is the exact smoothie I have been drinking every day for the past 5 years. I used to buy frozen bananas and berries that would take up half my freezer space. Now I just keep a 2050 Smoothie on deck in the pantry!


Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop of Rainier Berry 2050 Smoothie powder

  • 1 cup of ice

  • 1 cup of orange juice

  • ¼ cup of plain Greek yogurt (or dairy-free yogurt)

  • 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder (optional)

Directions:

  1. Blend all ingredients in any smoothie blender.

  2. That's it. Enjoy!


The Back-to-Basics



This is The 2050 Smoothie at its most basic level - a truly instant smoothie!

The 2050 Smoothie powder. Ice. Water. That’s it! You don’t need to buy any other ingredients to make this delicious smoothie!  ​

Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop of Rainier Berry 2050 Smoothie powder

  • 1 cup of ice

  • 1 cup of water

Directions:

  1. Blend all ingredients in any smoothie blender.

  2. That's it. Enjoy!

For an on-the-go smoothie, just blend one scoop of 2050 Smoothie powder with 12 oz of water or milk in a shaker bottle!



The PB&J



A taste of childhood! Of all the liquid sandwiches I tried, this was the best. (I would not recommend trying “The BLT Smoothie”.) Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop of Rainier Berry 2050 Smoothie powder

  • 1 cup of ice

  • 1 cup of your favorite milk (We like oatmilk!)

  • 1/4 cup of peanut butter

Directions:

  1. Blend all ingredients in any smoothie blender.

  2. That's it. Enjoy!




The 2050 Flapjacks



There's more to 2050 than smoothies! Since the 2050 Smoothie is pure fruit, you can add it to tons of tasty recipes. I’ve tried it in scones, cakes, ice cream, and of course, pancakes. ​

Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop of Rainier Berry 2050 Smoothie powder

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tbsp sugar

  • 2 tbsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 egg 

  • 1 cup of your favorite milk

  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients. Add milk, oil, and egg and mix well.

  2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan. Pour ¼ of batter onto the griddle. 

  3. Cook until bubbles pop on the surface of the pancake. Flip and cook until brown on both sides.

  4. Top with maple syrup and fresh berries. Enjoy!


Want to Share Your Own 2050 Creations?


Check out the recipes page out our website and submit a your creation. We may even feature it on our site! If you want to learn more about The 2050 Smoothie, and be notified when they are available again, be sure to join our newsletter below!




Austin Hirsh is the founder of the 2050 Company. The 2050 Company makes value added food products that actively reduce waste in the food system. To keep up to date on 2050 news, sign up for the The 2050 Newsletter below. And be sure to share this post with anyone you know who may be interested in learning more about food waste and how The 2050 Company's is working to ensure a brighter future for food!







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