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09-15-2007, 05:57 PM
Big duh. I know I should know but I don't. If I don't make enough green smoothie and the container is not full - I can fill rest with water so enzymes don't oxidize? Or is that wrong too?
Another enzyme question. My old juicer takes me about an hour to get enough green juice for 40oz of green smoothie. During that time have all the live enzymes in the juice catcher oxidized meaning I am not getting any benefit?
09-16-2007, 11:59 AM
Please. Does anybody know? Am I wasting my time trying to be raw with the equipment I have?
09-16-2007, 12:12 PM
I'm really into green smoothies and I've kept leftovers in the fridge to consume later in the day without a problem. According to Victoria Boutenko (the green smoothie guru,) you can keep a green smoothie in the fridge for day or so. If you haven't read her book "Green for Life" it's worth purchasing. She explains everything about the green smoothie.
09-16-2007, 12:15 PM
And yes, you can fill it up with water without oxidation :)
09-16-2007, 01:19 PM
I've read some good tips on keeping juices fresh in storage on this forum. I don't see why those ideas couldn't be applied to green smoothies as well. Maybe you could pour the smoothie into single serving sized jars and fill them to the top so that no air remained in the jar and then put the jar (or jars) into the frig for storage. Whatever smoothie was left over you could drink immediately. I would think the smoothie should store nicely that way.
09-16-2007, 02:03 PM
I was just thinking about how a lunch and a couple of snacks could be taken out of the house this way. First I would start by putting an insulated travel pack and 3 (or more if wanted) larger sized empty vitamin jars (or whatever) into the freezer to freeze the insides. Then after the jars and lids have had enough time to freeze I would make enough green smoothie to fill the jars to the top and cap them off and place them into the insulated travel pack. Then I would place a salad (or whatever) into the travel pack and finally I would place a "blue ice" into the travel pack and set it in the frig ready to go. Later, away from the house I would have 2 separate snacks and a lunch each using 1 of the jars of smoothie.
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