If you are a smoothie enthusiast, storing them for later use can be a daunting task. How long do smoothies last? Here are 5 such easy-to-prepare smoothies. In addition, you will learn more about their shelf life as well as effective storage.
- Spirulina-banana and almond milk
- Broccoli, pineapple, mint and coconut water
- Baby spinach, banana and zucchini
- Celery, cucumber and apple
- Avocado, kales, flaxseeds and coconut milk
Spirulina-Banana Almond Milk Smoothie
This green smoothie is ideal at any time of the day, although it works best on an empty stomach, first thing in the morning.
How Long Does Freshly-made Spirulina-Banana Smoothie last? (In the Fridge or Freezer)
Refrigerate any leftover and consume within 24 hours. Banana turns brown after a few hours.
Alternatively, freeze in ice cube molds or single portioned bags for up to 1 month. Add lemon juice to prevent browning.
Broccoli-Pineapple-Mint-Coconut Water Smoothie
Antioxidant-rich broccoli is the star ingredient here. Moreover, blending broccoli is a sure-fire way of hiding them from picky-vegetable eaters.
The addition of mint and pineapple is great also for masking broccoli taste. Coconut water makes blending easier.
This smoothie is safe for all, including toddlers.
Shelf Life of Broccoli-Pineapple Smoothie (In the Fridge or Freezer)
Refrigerate up to 48 hours at most. Addition of green vegetables in smoothies reduces their shelf life. If you have made in bulk, freeze in single portions for up to 3 months.
Baby Spinach-Banana-Zucchini Smoothie
When you combine these 3 into a smoothie, you don’t require a liquid, since the zucchini is watery enough.
How Long Does Spinach-Banana-Zucchini Smoothie Last? (In the Freezer)
Freeze for 3 months. Add some lemon juice before freezing. Use single portioned jars or molds.
All these 3 foods in this smoothie work in tandem to boost your immune system, rejuvenate your body and keep you hydrated.
How Long Does Celery-Cucumber-Apple Smoothie Last?
Consume within 24 hours. Alternatively, freeze in single portions for up to 2 months. Squeeze some lemon/lime juice before refrigerating.
Avocado-Kale-Flaxseed-Coconut Milk Smoothie
This creamy, green smoothie is filling enough to be a complete meal.
Shelf Life of Avocado-Kale-Flaxseed Smoothie
When well frozen, this smoothie lasts for 3 months.
Like other smoothies containing leafy greens, freezing is effective for long-term storage, as opposed to refrigerating.
Combine with lemon juice. Freeze in mason jars by filling to the brim – this prevents oxidation.
Spoilage In Green Smoothies
Expiration is easy to spot in these smoothies:
- Separation of content
- Pungent, sour smell
- Mold patches
Discard such contents right away.
There you go! Now that you know how long these green smoothies last, try any of the recipes and let me know how it turns out!