How long can you keep a smoothie in a fridge!?
I am going to start making my own smoothies for breakfast!. I don't want to buy ready-made mixtures or bottles, I want to experiment and make my own from scratch with nothing but fruit!.
To save time from the hassle of making a fresh mixture every day, I want to know how long I can keep a fruit mixture in a fridge and how long a fruit mixture can be left in a freezer!.
I appreciate your own views but I really need answers from people with experience and sources on this!.Www@FoodAQ@Com
All freshly squeezed fruit juice made at home will start to oxidise the moment it comes into contact with air!. For citrus juices, this process is noticable as little as 2 hours after squeezing by an increase in bitterness!. Soft fruits such as bananas, custard apples and the like will show this by going brown!.
All fresh squeezed / blended fruit drinks should really be consumed within 2 hours of making to get them at their best!.
To be fair though, you can juice fruits as base juices for your smoothies 2-3 times a week - eg: apple, orange, lemon, lime, pineapple as they will last in containers for 2-3 days, just taste before use!.
Then its a matter of adding the fresh fruits / dairy to the base which makes the process faster than making a cup of tea!.
Be careful with tender coconut water as it ferments in 12-24 hours and should be used within 6, even kept very cold!.
As you make more smoothies and find your favourite flavours you can start to get fancy and make your own syrups to speed up or add some some creativity to recipes - for example -5spice and agave nectar, lemongrass syrup, demerara sugar and tamarind syrup, pineapple and chilli syrup, cinnamon and honey syrup etc etc!. Mrs Beeton's has a great guide to making syrups that'll get you started!.
Louise it will keep for as long as the shortest ingredient in it will last!. This is actually an easy question!. Whatever your shortest shelf life ingredient is that is how long your smoothie will remain drinkable!. For instance say you use banannas!. Well then it will last as long as the refrigerated banannas will keep until they spoil everything else!. I buy the frozen fruit bags at COSTCO for my smoothies!. And you could freeze some of the mix as well if you want!. Good luck!.Www@FoodAQ@Com
In the fridge only a few days and as for the freezer probaly weeks Www@FoodAQ@Com
night before breakfastWww@FoodAQ@Com
I find that they tend to separate and then oxidize/change color!.!.!.so I dont leave them more than an hour or soWww@FoodAQ@Com
well if u freeze it u can leave it for weeks (in freezer)Www@FoodAQ@Com