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How long can a Green smoothie stay good
Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: August 26, 2008 08:42PM

I wanna have myself a couple green smoothies before school tomorrow, but I can't make one in the morning cause it's too loud and I don't wanna wake everyone up early. I would like to make one at night and put it in the fridge, but will it still be alright in the morning?

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Re: How long can a Green smoothie stay good
Posted by: EZ rider ()
Date: August 26, 2008 09:35PM

The short answer is - yes and no its not going to be as good as when it was fresh made. Well it still have life force in it - yes. The life force will diminish slowly and steadily from the time that the produce has been cut thus exposing it to the air. To see oxidation at work take a potato and cut it and then watch how quickly the surfaces exposed to the air start turning a brown color. Different foods oxidize at different rates. A GS will still have life force in it the next morning it just won't be as much.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/26/2008 09:39PM by EZ rider.

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Re: How long can a Green smoothie stay good
Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: August 26, 2008 09:56PM

what if i surranwrap it?

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Re: How long can a Green smoothie stay good
Posted by: Lillianswan ()
Date: August 27, 2008 12:50AM

Old green smoothie turns my stomach. How about put everything in the blender and take it out to the garage?

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Re: How long can a Green smoothie stay good
Posted by: dewey ()
Date: August 27, 2008 12:54AM

Lillianswan Wrote:
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> Old green smoothie turns my stomach. How about put
> everything in the blender and take it out to the
> garage?

that would be my first course of action smiling smiley
patty

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Re: How long can a Green smoothie stay good
Posted by: la_veronique ()
Date: August 27, 2008 02:06AM

or u can tell your housemates
to WAKE THE HECK UP... I'M MAKING MY GREEN SMOOTHIES AND IT IS

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heh heh.. that is how if feel

but, honestly, i do understand your dilemma

green juices stay fresher a bit longer even though they do oxidize they taste better than green smoothies if u have it overnight

u can splash it with some apple juice too and its better than no green juice

put it this way, drinking green juice after it has sit overnight
will not harm you

but it does do me good smiling smiley

then when u get back home from school
if u are still jonesing for a green smoothies

u can make the green smoothie and enjoy that without compromising your neighbor's sleeping patterns

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Re: How long can a Green smoothie stay good
Posted by: EZ rider ()
Date: August 27, 2008 07:26AM

One way to save nutrients overnight would be to put them in a container like a thermos and fill it to the top so there is no air in it and it will keep pretty well. Start by taking the top off the thermos and put the empty thermos and top into the freezer. Then later make your GS and get the thermos out and fill it to the top and put the top on. Let a little spill over into the sink as you fill it so that you get all the air out. Put the thermos into the refrigerator for your breakfast. Drink whatever extra GS won't fit into the thermos.

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Re: How long can a Green smoothie stay good
Posted by: fresh ()
Date: August 27, 2008 09:22AM

overbech Wrote:
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> I wanna have myself a couple green smoothies
> before school tomorrow, but I can't make one in
> the morning cause it's too loud and I don't wanna
> wake everyone up early. I would like to make one
> at night and put it in the fridge, but will it
> still be alright in the morning?

t would be old and oxidated by then.

is there a reason why you prefer a smoothie over eating fruits and veggies?

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Re: How long can a Green smoothie stay good
Posted by: rawangel ()
Date: August 27, 2008 11:17AM

overbech Wrote:
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> I wanna have myself a couple green smoothies
> before school tomorrow, but I can't make one in
> the morning cause it's too loud and I don't wanna
> wake everyone up early. I would like to make one
> at night and put it in the fridge, but will it
> still be alright in the morning?


This is what I do when I have houseguests over. Not a problem for me. The life force is diminished somewhat, but I still feel great being Raw. Period. Do what you can in the moment and make it work for you.

P.S. I find straight green juices (not smoothies) keep very well in the fridge for a couple of days before the flavor is altered. I wouldn't recommend waiting 1 or 2 days to drink it, just sharing what is possible.




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/27/2008 11:19AM by rawangel.

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Re: How long can a Green smoothie stay good
Posted by: cocoa_nibs ()
Date: August 27, 2008 09:57PM

Ditto. Fill them all the way to the top. You can seal them wth a drop of flaxoil, too, to avoid oxidation. I keep mine up to three days.

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