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08-10-2007, 02:04 PM
Hi, I'm new, so bear with me! :D
Can smoothies be made the night before to take to work the next day? I'm not sure how immediately they should be consumed -- as far as I can tell, some raw recipes can be refrigerated for varying lengths of time, but I haven't come across a definitive answer for the smoothies...it may be obvious and I just missed it! :D
08-10-2007, 02:11 PM
Welcome to RFT- I think you'll like it here!
Regarding green smoothies, they should be just fine if you make them the night before. You might want to check out the following link:
Best of luck to you on your raw journey!:)
08-10-2007, 02:12 PM
Can smoothies be made the night before to take to work the next day?
Yes, they can. You may want to listen to my interview with the queen of green smoothies (other than our own veganforlife) Victoria Boutenko. You'll find it here: rawfood.revvell.com.
08-10-2007, 02:27 PM
Oh, this is so great! Thank you both! :-) I can't listen to the interview right now, because I'm at work (don't tell!) -- I'll try to listen to it later if my computer at home works!
Last question (for now!) - does this apply to fruit smoothies as well, or just green ones?
08-11-2007, 10:25 PM
I have a large garden this time of year could you make them and freeze them?
I know I'm knew....I have a lot of questions...
08-11-2007, 10:29 PM
Both fruit smoothies and green smoothies will keep for 3 days max in the fridge. Mine I make and drink right away.
I would suggest blending and freezing the greens from your garden and you'll have them ready for making up those lucious green smoothies. That's what I do. I get an abundance of greens, wash them, then blend and freeze in canning/freezing (Ball) jars. Then I have them ready for my green smoothies. And DO listen to the interview with Victoria - she is SO knowledgable!!!
08-12-2007, 11:31 AM
What greens do you freeze from your garden?
08-12-2007, 01:51 PM
Blended together - carrot tops, beet tops, lettuces, collard, kale, spinach, any leafy green.
I've also picked quite a bit of purslane and have frozen it for use this winter.
08-12-2007, 03:52 PM
Wow...this is amazing, I would love to be in your kitchen for a week the way you eat is a whole new world to me.
08-12-2007, 04:46 PM
I made a smoothie with fruits on Thursday night and kept it in the blender in the fridge until Saturday morning. To get it a little more slushy, I just added a handful of frozen strawberries. I guess it all depends on how cold you keep your fridge for how liquid it may become.
08-14-2007, 02:47 PM
Sorry I was away from the computer...
This is great info -- many thanks! I'm loving these smoothies and it's a great way to disguise something you wouldn't like plain! I'm on day 6 now... :-)
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