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I know some of you blend extra greens and freeze them to add to smoothies. I have a whole bag of spinach that is going to go bad if I don't act quickly. How do you go about this process? How much water do you add and how do you know how much of the liquid to add to your smoothies? I usually add about 3 large handfuls but I have no idea how much that would be in liquid form with water added.
Also, do you freeze them in ice cube trays and then add them like that? Thanks all!
08-17-2007, 05:00 PM
I just put mine in a baggy and then put it in the freezer. I'm not sure if that is right or not, but that is what I do.
08-18-2007, 07:28 AM
Hey there! When I blend and freeze my greens? I use almost 1.5 cups of water and load the blender container full of greens. I mean to the point where I have to shove it all down with the masher thing (I know that's not the name of it, but whatever that long thing is that came w/the blender for mixing, pressing down the foods?). It's thick, but then when I make my actual GS, I can thin it. Most of the time the fruit will thin it enough.
Freezing in ice cube trays will work. I just don't have room for trays. I have no ice in my freezer. I use canning jars. They work fine. Plastic bags will work fine too - I'm just leary of plastic myself.
Lucy, do you then defrost the whole jar and keep it in the fridge or do you use the whole jar in a smoothie (I don't know what canning jars are so I have no idea how big they are).
08-18-2007, 02:03 PM
I also use canning jars and they work great. To Thaw, I just take a jar out and place it in the fridge wrapped in a paper towel to catch the condensation. The next day, it is ready to drink.
I also went to the farmers Market last week and stocked up on Organic greens then brought them home and washed, dried and placed them in plastic sandwich bags, filling the bags to the top. When frozen, the are very crunchy and easy to blend into your favorite smoothie!
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