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I am in summer school and it's hot and I crave fresh juices. Except: I leave my house at 7 am without access to a frige and dont get home until 7pm. I plan on putting a cooling container in my car to put my fruits in and I also want to make fresh juices. I thought the best idea would be to make it hte night before then freeze it and remove it in the morning, then it'll be good and defrosted by 2 pm when I get to drink it. Is that a good idea? Also what type of container could I freeze it in? Lastly, what are some good juice combos. I've used kale before and I hated it. All i make now is carrot/apple and i'm sick of it.
Thanks for your suggestions :)
i was thinking...it doesnt necessarily need to be just juice either. do you think a smoothie would taste ok if i freeze it the night before, then defrost it the next morning and try to drink it?
06-18-2006, 08:26 PM
I have a hectic school schedule too at times. I always wondered about doing juices, but I have always read they lose vitamins and stuff quick. I usually do my smoothie or juice in the morning before I go and then have salads, fruit, etc... in my cooler for the rest of the day. You can test out the juice and smoothie thing. For juices you can add beets, parsley, celery and/or greens to your carrot apple combo. Usually greener juices have carrot and/or apple to make it sweeter.
Thanks for the suggestion!
I would love to be able to eat a salad or anything else, but the problem is that I get out of class at 1:30 and my next class starts at 1 at a school 20 min away from the other. So i'll probably be leaving my first class at like 12:45 and arrive a bit late at my second class. So I basically need something to gulp down that isn't totally gross from sitting in my car all day long.
Anyone else got any thoughts or ideas?
06-18-2006, 11:32 PM
I have not tried it. But I say try it and see how it goes..
Even if they lose vitamins it is still healthier then coffee or colas.
06-19-2006, 01:44 PM
It's best fresh, but it works to freeze it. My grandma juices and when she goes on trips, she'll make extra and freeze it so she has some to drink in the car. Of course it loses some nutrition, but it's better than not having any juice.
06-19-2006, 02:56 PM
It's best fresh, but I've read that it's ok to store in a refrigerator for 48 hours. Not sure how tastey it would be then lol, but I think during your school hours is ok.
06-19-2006, 07:59 PM
how cute.....that your grandma juices!!! :)
06-19-2006, 08:13 PM
Juice is absolutely best fresh. If you are going to store it, DON'T freeze it. That will destroy a lot of the nutrients and enzymes. The best way to store juice is to fill a mason jar to the absolute top so that when you put the lid on a little bit spills down the sides. That way you can be sure there isn't any air in there. Then put it in the bottom of your fridge and keep it in a cooler. Also adding liquid oxygen to your juice can help to keep it stable and preserve the enzymes. Voila, juice :)
In terms of recipes, try adding celery to your carrots and apples. Also fresh squeezed lemon, or a thumb of ginger. You can add greens slowly. Start with a handful of kale or spinach. That won't overpower your juice. Smoothies also hold up better than juice.
Way to take initiative!!
06-19-2006, 08:13 PM
i'm totally new to this, but i have been experimenting and have found some yummy combinations!! ( FUNNY THING IS of course, i actually got so fanatic about it, was improvising so much on the combos -- that one i made literally almost made me sick -- i put an entire daikon radish in thinking it was a betacarotene----ugh!!)
when i started, i could hardly believe these combos work, but for those of you vets here...... know how delicious it really is.
Here are a few I like............
*Carrot-sweet potato-cucumber-apple and spinach or kale (i also add a 1/2 lemon sometimes)
*Cantoloupe/or watermelon and strawberry
*smoothie -- spinach, celery, cucumber juiced (save pulp for smoothie)
blend above with watermelon and peach (strawberry or whatever you have)
Almond milk and viola!!!! it tastes yummy, "the green smoothie"
i started with a base of what is considered the primaries, then i started subsituting and looking to make other interesting combos
Good luck and enjoy making your juices.
I think it is so much fun, and the healthy part makes it so great
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