View Full Version : Do green smoothies keep well in the fridge?
05-16-2011, 05:58 PM
I'm trying to consume smaller meals so I need to split my big smoothie in half. Would a green smoothie keep well in a mason jar with a lid in the fridge for x amount of hours? I place more importance on taste and calories, I don't mind diminished nutrients as I'm eating raw produce all day.
05-16-2011, 06:22 PM
You can keep them for a short amount of time. I wouldn't do more than a few hours. The flavor does change though depending on the type of green you use.
I am one that does not care for green smoothies after they've been sitting in the fridge for a while. I love my g.s. - but only if I drink it right away.
I would suggest to try it out and see how you like the taste. Many others don't seem to have a problem drinking them hours after making them. I always have good intentions, but end up dumping it... *Ü*
05-17-2011, 05:29 AM
I have often kept it in the fridge even overnight.
Do not blend for longer or at a faster speed than you need to to reduce the oxidation.
When storing put it in a container with a lid and fill to the top to avoid air. If it is a bit short then add some water on top and seal tightly.
05-17-2011, 06:28 AM
i usually keep mine in the fridge for a few hours. I work early 5am, so i blend one every morning and bring it to work with me and have it for lunch. On the weekends when i have more time, i will drink them right away.
05-17-2011, 07:22 AM
The savory smoothies taste great to me after a few hours, even after a day or so.The sweet ones go yucky pretty quick.You could try depending on your time frame, chopping everything up an bagging them enough say for a few days.Then just throwing in what you need,only takes seconds when everything is accessible. If you work, maybe, a lunch bag of some bagged greens an stuff,an a small personal blender.They are pretty small these days an quite compact.
05-20-2011, 09:16 PM
IMO, no! I get grossed out by old green smoothies :(
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