Con Food - Hotel Room Smoothies!
Originally published June 24, 2014. Updated on 6/25/2021
Today is day two of a week long feature I’m running on my Facebook Page - Convention Food.
Yep, with Convergence just over a week away... it’s about time to start planning for our hotel room cuisine:
Food that’s easy to make (possibly make ahead), uses very little in the way of equipment to make/serve in the room, and that supplements some of the nutrition that we tend to miss out on during a 4-day long party.
The featured recipe yesterday was my “Convention Sloppy Joes” - our favourite con food to date, and the recipe we’ll be doing up once again for our room at Convergence.
Today’s recipe is more of a non-recipe, but an outline of what our plans for breakfast are: hotel room smoothies.
Hotel Room Smoothies
Breakfast is generally seen as the most important meal of the day... and that’s doubly true when you’ve got long days of costuming, panels, and parties ahead.
Also: when you had a looong night of partying ending just a few hours earlier!
Smoothies are what we settled on for our go-to hotel room breakfast this year. They’re done up quickly, require very little equipment (just a blender!), and many of the ingredients don’t require refrigeration / cooler space.
They’re easy to customize, and easy to scale. Make one for yourself, or enough for your roommates too!
Done right, you’ll hit a few key nutrition needs, as well. Protein, vitamin C, some calcium... good stuff!
What to Pack for Hotel Room Convention Smoothies
- A good protein powder, vanilla or unflavoured. (We use Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Protein, Vanilla Ice Cream flavour).
- Plain or vanilla Greek yogurt (more protein!)
- Orange juice
- Frozen berries (Pack a few baggies worth - they double as ice!)
- Powdered peanut butter, if that’s your thing (We use PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter)
- Wheat germ (allergies permitting, of course!) or Flax meal (Fiber!)
At the bottom of this post, there’s a recipe card that shows what we do, per-person.
Be sure to rinse your blender out well if you won’t be washing it right away, because - in the words of my husband - the smoothie residue is “like cement” when it dries.
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Con Food – Hotel Room Smoothies!
- 1 scoop Protein Powder
- ¼ Cup Yogurt
- ¾ Cup Orange Juice
- ½ Cup Frozen Berries
- ½ Banana
- 1 tablespoon Powdered Peanut Butter optional
- 1-2 tablespoon Wheat Germ or Flax Meal optional
- Place ingredients in a blender.
- blitz until smooth.