View Full Version : How do you transport YOUR green smoothies?
11-16-2005, 02:47 PM
To all you green-smoothie-lovers,
Okay, I've got a bit of a problem here. I LOVE green smoothies--I'd live off of them if I could!--but my living situation right now prevents me from consuming them. My Vitamix is at my boyfriend's house, which is where I almost always spend the night, so I'm able to prepare as much green smoothie as I want for myself in the morning. Trouble is...by the time lunch rolls around and I'm actually HUNGRY for my smoothie, the smoothie usually has this weird taste/smell to it because I have no other choice but to carry it around in one of those generic insulated plastic mugs. Yuk! I'm contemplating either getting 2 big 64 oz glass jars (maybe blue or green tinted so that I don't get strange looks from passer-bys) with canning lids, or 2 64 oz stainless stell thermoses (like these: http://baldmountaincoffee.com/page/BMCC/PROD/Work_Bottle/N-NCD184). The thermoses cost a LOT of money, but I'm worried about breakage/spoilage with the glass jars (since they're not insulated/vaccuum sealed)...what are your suggestions?
11-16-2005, 03:29 PM
Excellent post. I'm interested in hearing what others have to say on this matter. Right now, my ball jelly jars are great for carrot juice; but, only if I do not travel with them because they leak big-time. I just put my juice in tupperware cups that have a matching plastic lid that fits snugly in place and is leakproof. Sorry, don't know where my dw picked these up but you can probably find 'em at Wal-mart or something. The cups I have are two sizes: about 8 oz and 12-14 oz.
11-16-2005, 03:32 PM
I buy pineapple pre-peeled and sliced in a 20-ounce plastic container. I think it might be Del Monte. I use them regularly enough to use the containers as disposable smoothie containers when I need to take food with me. The lid snaps on and it's pretty much waterproof. They're really easy to rinse clean, so I tend to use them around the house for smoothies, too. I usually make two smoothies at a time, I eat one and put one in one of those containers for my next meal. I don't get any weird taste or anything from them. It would probably take six of them to equal two 64-ounce thermoses.
11-16-2005, 03:43 PM
What about a thermos or a thermal carafe.
Also, when I used to work out of my home, I took a hand held blender with me and a large cup thingy, that I would make my smoothies in.
I just took fruit in tupperware containers and I got ice where I worked.
And I just made smoothies to order on site, then rinsed out my handheld blender when done, and my cup thingy when finished.
11-16-2005, 04:32 PM
I've been using canning jars (usually the quart size) and haven't had any trouble with them leaking. Here is a photo of my "Raw to go" containers!
Orange grapefruit juice
Green smoothie (believe it or not there is spinach in this, the blueberries covered the color!)
Carrot and assorted veggie juice
11-16-2005, 04:53 PM
Whoah! Thanks cinnamon--what a pretty picture of raw-ful goodness that is! Mmm...making me hungry...
Okay, here's what I'm now thinking for myself: I'm a college student, so I take my bike pretty much everywhere. I have an old plastic crate tied to the back of it for hauling things...normally I put my backpack in it, but maybe I can fit one of those collapseable ice chests in there and put some mason jars full of green smoothie in it. And by punching a straw-sized hole in the lids for the mason jars and covering up the hole with tape each morning when I make my smoothie, all I'd have to do once I got to campus would be rip off the tape, stick in a straw, and drink! ^_^ I hope it works out...I'll let you guys know how this new plan of mine goes...
My DH & daughter take their respective green smoothies in a steel thermos. He likes it with banana and she likes it plain. I pre-chill the thermos with ice water and they say the smoothies are always cold, fresh and really good. I like the idea of using the mason jars, but the glass breaking is a real issue.
11-16-2005, 07:37 PM
I'm NEVER home it seems nowadays. I use canning jars and they work good. I also got some really great screw on wide topped lid unbreakable jars from REI. Its a outdoor store. I love them! I have these containers that are also for camping, unbreakable, thats a 5 cup bowl with a handle on it. Perfect for eating in the hallway at school!! AND no leak!!!!! ;)
Thanks for posting about the containers from REI, Beanie! My daughter would love to have something like that. Besides, I haven't snooped around an REI store in ages (love that place!).
11-16-2005, 08:58 PM
Beanie, if you wouldn't mind posting a link to the exact containers you're talking about, I'd really appreciate it! I looked through their site but oh...so many choices...
11-16-2005, 10:22 PM
I also use glass containers. I "recycle" old jars of almond butter, peanut butter, etc... and store my green smoothies in them. I carry a lunch box to work, and most times, I slip a frozen non-leak type of thing to keep them cold. It works beautifully for me.
11-20-2005, 05:46 PM
I also use canning jars I bought the 1/2 pint one which is just enough for 1 person so you don't have as much air in it.
11-26-2005, 09:30 PM
I am new to raw, I have ordered Allissa's book and other items. I have started to ask questions on this area and reading. So again I thought you had to have your drinks right away. If not this will really help me at work because I don't have time to eat only drink inbetween working, answering phones, computer work etc...
Sharon in Colorado
11-26-2005, 09:44 PM
For those Ball canning jars, you can get the plastic lids at Walmart, they come in packs of 12 for the wide mouth and regular sized jars and are pretty much waterproof.
I use a Keva juice mug for my smoothies. Sort of like Jamba juice. It is very large and has a handle and I can walk around with it without spilling anything.
11-27-2005, 12:22 AM
Oh, I don't have a link to them, but the containers I have are nalgene containers. I even have a bowl with a handle, 4 cups, that is unbreakable, dishwasher safe, and wonderful for lunches. My jars are 14 oz, 16, oz, 8 oz and 12 oz I believe. They also have 32 oz I think. I like them since they don't leak or break.......and I have a tendency to drop things!
I also use canning jars at home.
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