We all know that it’s best to have our greens as fresh as possible and the same holds true for green smoothies.
However, if you would still want to make a big batch of green and store your smoothie, make sure it is not for more than 48 hours.
Vegetables start losing their nutritional value as soon as you’ve cut them so try having fresh greens always.
The reason why you should not be storing your green smoothie in the refrigerator for too long, besides losing its nutritional value is because once it sits, it may separate and the texture can also change.
A green smoothie may become too thin or get stale, after a while of being stored in the refrigerator, which sort of defeats the purpose of storing it. A kale smoothie can even become gelatinous if stored for a few hours.
If you’re busy and would like to store a batch of green smoothie, following are some tips to help you do it:
Use an Air Tight Jar
First of all you should store your smoothie in the refrigerator and not leave it outside. The ideal way to store it is in an air tight glass jar so that you can keep it as fresh as you can. Avoid putting it in the refrigerator in the blender pitcher, as it can destroy the seal and make it hard for you to clean it later on.
Use an Insulated Travel Container
If you want to take your smoothie along with you on the road, to work or gym, you can easily do that by transferring it in an insulated travel container to keep it cool. Be mindful of the fact that it is not stored more than 2 days in the refrigerator.
Use Plastic Bags
Another way to store you green smoothie in the refrigerator is to make separate bags of the ingredients and use them as and when wanted. This way you can save time in making your smoothie and get to have a fresh green smoothie each time. Just divide the ingredients into 5 or more servings, store them in refrigerator friendly plastic bags and take one each time you feel like gulping a green smoothie.