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How To Store Smoothies For Upto 3 Months Or More

How To Store Smoothies For Upto 3 Months Or More

Smoothies are healthy and quick means to have nutrients and vitamins. People love to drink freshly made smoothies. But what if you have to make it twice a day or each day repeating the same process? It doesn’t feel delightful, and spending unnecessary time and making extra efforts to make just a glass of smoothie. What if you will store it and enjoy it with your loved ones? Here I will share the key points to remember for storing a Smoothie.

Points to Remember Before Storing Smoothie:

  1. Try to use it within 24 hours to enjoy the maximum freshness and nutrients.
  2. Please keep it in a glass jar or BPA-free plastic containers.
  3. Cover the lid tightly to stop air from getting inside. In addition, it will prevent your smoothie from getting oxidized, which is the reason for spoiling.
  4. Refrigerate it or freeze it to provide a low temperature. Low temperature will minimize and slow down the growth of the micro-organisms.
  5. Also, be aware of the ingredients you are using. Some ingredients have a naturally long shelf life, and some have not. Keep this also in mind while storing.

3 Ways to Store Smoothies

Smoothies are quick and yummiest drinks to enjoy. They are used in weight loss and weight gain diets, depending on the ingredients and quantity. Having it daily in your diet will keep you energetic, full, glowy, and above all, you will have fruits and vegetables daily. Moreover, it aids in balancing your diet adds fiber, vitamins, and minerals to your diet.

Now let’s move into the tips and tricks to store the smoothie for a longer time. All the busy people, these tips are for you.

1- Refrigerate it in an air-tight container

Make a smoothie and keep it in an air-tight container. The key point to remember here is to keep the smoothie in an air-tight container to prevent oxidation. Oxidation or, in simple words, when air interacts with the food, it gets oxidized and promotes the growth of micro-organisms. The second key point here is to keep it in a refrigerator. The refrigerator will provide a low temperature to maintain the shelf life of the smoothie.

For this type of storage, you can use:

  1. Mason jars
  2. Mugs with lid
  3. Air-tight travel bottles and mugs
  4. Smoothie bottles etc.

Duration: 1 to 2 days.

What if you want to store it for more days?

For that, follow the below given a tip.

2- Freeze it in the freezer

Freeze your smoothie in the freezer. It will freeze and lock the smoothie to react with the environment. In addition, freezing would increase the shelf life of the smoothie by locking it in the growth of micro-organisms and enzymes that is the reason for the spoiling of any food.

For this type of storage, you can use:

  1. Ice tray
  2. Bottles
  3. Jars
  4. Silicone trays etc.

Duration: 3 days to 3 months

*Would not recommend storing for the duration of up to 3 months because it will not harm you, but its nutritional values may lack anyway.

3- Store Ingredients in the Freezer and blend them when needed

If you believe in freshly made smoothies, then the other possible way could be making packets of the fruits and other ingredients. Freeze them. Use one after another packet.

This would be ideal if you are a wife or a mommy and leaving the house for some days. First, you can make packets and freeze them. Then, each time your husband or son/daughter needs it, they will take it out and blend it. Then, a freshly made glass of smoothie would be ready to drink.

For this type of storage, you can use:

  1. Freezer bags
  2. Storage boxes

Duration: up to 3 months or more

This trick would be ideal for the long-term storage of smoothies.

Disclaimer: 

Smoothies are best to drink when freshly made. Develop a habit to make them daily. You can make it simple by prepping its ingredients before. Make packets or boxes and blend them daily to consume fresh smoothies. Storing ideas are for those mothers or wives who are going out of home for a few days and want their husbands or children to consume it daily. Or these smoothie storing ideas are for someone who has no time to invest in making smoothies daily. Otherwise, make a fresh glass of smoothie daily and enjoy the maximum vitamins, minerals, and nutrients.

Why have Smoothies?

The reasons to have smoothies in your life are as follows:

  1. Smoothies are your best friend in time of need. For example, you are out of time or energy to cook. Instant and easy-making steps of smoothie will help you in that times.
  2. They are not only easy to make but also full of nutrients.
  3. A glass of smoothie can replace a meal.
  4. Fruits and vegetables added to your smoothies will keep you hydrated, energetic, full, and give a glow.
  5. Replacing a meal with a glass of smoothie will help you lose weight.
  6. Improves digestion.
  7. Maintain the body’s nutritional requirements.
  8. Daily intake of different smoothies will act as your multivitamins source.

Final Thoughts:

Do not let your busy routine interfere with your healthy lifestyle. There is always a solution to every problem. Smoothies are good for your overall health. Consume it daily or occasionally but do not kick it out from your diet.

Freshly made smoothies are far better and healthier than frozen ones. But frozen ones are far better than not consuming them at all. I hope the tips I have shared will encourage you to incorporate smoothies into your diet.

Written by Owais

Hello,
I am Owais, CEO of Zomusk. My love for the kitchen, cooking and kitchen appliances is infinity and beyond and I have been following my passion by writing in this awesome niche. I have been really lucky among the people who do the job they love to do. I really hope my articles and personal experiences help you guys. You can always contact me owais@zomusk.com and if you want to give some suggestions or just want to say a hello.

Cheers,
Owais.

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