View Full Version : Freezing Spinach for smoothies
01-09-2012, 05:09 PM
Does anyone know if I can freeze spinach and use it as I need to for green smoothies? Thanks :)
01-09-2012, 07:08 PM
ive read people say they do it and are happy with results . and to me its no risk as fresh spinach cant develop bactiria in freezer so no harm trying .
now prep before freezing to get good tasting results i dont know . you'd think it should be dry as can be so dont stick together when freezes .
then in my mind ide press it sort of flat as it for some reason seems itd be better without extra air space in freezing bag / container
01-09-2012, 10:08 PM
I've done it in the past. I noticed though as a little time past it began to lose it's flavor.
I also recall that freezing food is not so good for the nutritional content, as you can lose 10-80% of the nutritional content. And my guess is that the longer it's frozen the more nutrition is lost. Hence that could be why I noticed the loss in flavor the longer I left it in the freezer.
But before I had a vitamix I would freeze my greens overnight cus it really helped make some decent smoothies with the lower powered blender I had.
While I haven't frozen spinach, I have frozen the larger greens. I simply put them in a plastic bag and freeze overnight. Then once frozen, I smush them up. They broke into little pieces - was a real space saver that way :)
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