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How to save a green juice or smoothie

Many (busy) clients often ask me how they can store a green smoothie or juice for later. Let me be clear on this, fresh is always best. Especially when it comes to a juice (not prepared with a slowjuicer) it’s best to consume immediately. However, it’s a little bit different when it comes to a green smoothie where the fibres are still preserved.  Making a double batch to have an extra smoothie for later is of course ideal. And it’s far better to have a smoothie or juice that you’ve stored in the refrigerator overnight than a sugary unhealthy snack or breakfast in the morning.

So in general, smoothies keep longer than juices do. Normally a juice (prepared with a slowjuicer) will keep for about 12 hours using the method below, while a smoothie will keep up to 24 hours. Always use your eyes and nose to tell.  Weird smell? Dark brown? Don’t drink it.

How to store a smoothie or juice?

  • Store your drink in a glass container with an airtight lid (such as a Mason jar). Fill the container to the rim to prevent air from being trapped in the jar. Air will oxidize the nutrients in your smoothie (oxidizing will degrade the nutrients in your smoothie making it less nutritious).

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  • Seal your container tightly and store immediately in the refrigerator.

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  • Bonus: Add lemon juice to your smoothie or juice as this will work as a preservative. The extra vitamin C will also help prevent oxidation.

That’s it!

Enjoy your green smoothie/juice!

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3 Comments

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    How to make nutmilk with a juicer : The Green Creator
    June 18, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    […] milk can be kept in the fridge for some days. Just make sure to store them well. The same rules apply as for juices and smoothie. So fill up the jar to the brim as much as you can […]

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    Sanne
    July 15, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Hoi,

    Hoeveel ml krijg je uit de smoothie recepten?
    Bijvoorbeeld die te zien is op deze blog?

    Groetjes Sanne

    • Reply
      Bianca
      July 16, 2014 at 3:52 pm

      Hi Sanne,

      Gemiddeld is dat iets meer dan 500 ml.

      Groetjes,
      Bianca

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