View Full Version : A question about Alissa's Green drink
11-02-2005, 11:29 AM
Hello, my DH and I are new to raw and living food in fact we are only about 50% so far but DH loves Alissa's Green drink. My question is can I make this ahead of time and put it in the refridgerator? My DH works such odd hours that he would like to have it in the fridge to drink when ever he can.
Alissa's recipe says to drink promptly after making it so that is why I have asked this question. It would be so much easier if I could make up a pitcher of it at a time.
I have to say that I think it is a taste that you have to aquire :( for me but DH really likes it.
I've finally cleaned out my pantry and cupboards and a friend is coming by to pick up all my bad food so then I will be, hopefully, 100% raw, I'm so excited. :D
TY in advance for any info you can give me about the Green drink.
Have a happy day
Keep smiling :)
11-02-2005, 11:56 AM
I remember reading with regard to green juices/drinks/smoothies, that they do lose some of their nutrients if not drank immediately; I don't know what everyone else will say, but I think that even a green drink with some lost nutrients is better than no green drink at all!! I have the same situation, I start my mornings with a "green juice" ~ and there is no way I can get up that early to juice my veggies before hitting the gym. I usually make my juice and freeze it, take it out in the morning,do the gym thing and by the time I get to work and settle in, its defrosting. Again, I'd rather have this juice with some less nutrients (due to not having immediately) vs. something "bad" But thats just my opinion.
11-02-2005, 12:41 PM
Oxidation is the key. The good stuff starts to oxidize and transform right away. Best to drink them fresh. But I agree with Angelina, whatever you can do to get it into your body, vs drinking soda or coffee or something else.
Perhaps you could just set all the ingredients out? It only takes 2 minutes to make the drink right in the blender if you have everything on hand!
11-02-2005, 03:56 PM
I just saw Victoria Boutenko, queen of "green smoothies", and she said that due to the high chlorophyll content you can keep green smoothies up to 3 days in fridge, if you have to, like if very busy, traveling, need to bring to work, etc. Don't know cause I always drink immediately, but that's what she says and she was making HUNDREDS of gallons last year.
11-03-2005, 11:17 PM
Thank you so much everyone for you valuable information it's been truely helpful and I will probably make the drink ahead of time for my DH but only by several hours rather than a whole day so hopefully it will still be potent enough.
Saturday, 11-05-05 should be our true first day of our 30 day challange.
Keep smiling :D
To reduce oxidization, you could, theoretically, add a little lemon juice. However, the best approach (other than drinking your smoothies immediately) would be to decant them into small screw-top bottles, filling them completely to the top (thus eliminating any unnecessary oxygen from the container), then placing these in the refrigerator which is both cool and dark.
11-04-2005, 04:33 AM
I think that there is a difference between Juice and smoothie. You can store a smothie but a juice is best if taken immediatly. The enzymes have reduced by about 50% if left for half an hour.
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