How To Store Smoothies for The Week? (ultimate guide for proper storage)

Smoothies are made by placing a variety of fruits and vegetables, liquid, and other mix-ins into a blender, pulsing the contents of the blender until they are completely smooth, and then pouring the smoothie into glasses (sounds easy right)?

 

But what if you desire to store your smoothies for an extended period of time? This leads us to the question: how to store smoothies for the week? After doing the research, here’s what was uncovered…

 

Best Method: After you have finished preparing your smoothie, transfer it to a mason jar and top it over with the appropriate lid. Freeze. Put your mason jar in the refrigerator for two to three hours, or in the freezer for as long as three months, whichever comes first. Shake & enjoy.

 

 

As a result of my investigation, I’ve discovered some new information that is important for you to be aware of, so please continue reading…

 

 

3 Ways That Smoothies Can Be Made in Advance (thank me later)


1. The mason jar method

 

  • Put it inside of a container

After you have finished preparing your smoothie, transfer it to a mason jar and top it over with the appropriate lid.


  • Freeze

Put your mason jar in the refrigerator for two to three hours, or in the freezer for as long as three months, whichever comes first.


  • Shake & enjoy

When you are ready to consume it, simply give it a shake if it has been stored in the refrigerator. If it has been frozen, however, you should allow it to defrost for a few hours either in the refrigerator or at room temperature before drinking it.

 

2. Preparing the mixture in an ice cube tray

 

Because you have the option to either consume the smoothie immediately by pulverizing the smoothie ice cubes or to wait for the cubes to thaw to room temperature and then simply shake the smoothie, this is the method of making smoothies in advance that I find to be the most convenient and enjoyable for me personally.

 

 

  • Put it in a container that can hold ice cubes

After you have prepared your smoothie, pour it onto an ice cube tray in such a way that every “cube” space is filled to the same extent. Because they are so simple to remove, I really appreciate these silicone trays.


  • Freeze

Put your ice cube tray in the freezer for a few hours, the whole night, or for as long as three months at a time, whichever comes first.


  • Thaw & shake

When you are ready to have your smoothie, place the smoothie cubes in a big glass that has a cover on it, and then set the glass in the refrigerator for about one hour. The next step is to give the glass a good shake, and then your smoothie will be ready to be consumed.


  • Blend if you’d like

It is also possible to remove the smoothie cubes from the container, return them to the blender, add more milk, mix, and then immediately consume the smoothie.

 

3. Smoothie’s made with ice cube trays

 

Using this approach, you have a few different choices to make. Either put all of your smoothie components into reusable sealed bags before making your smoothies or prepare your smoothies first and then put them in the bags.

 

 

  • Add it to a bag

Either transfer your smoothie to a resealable and airtight bag (like these!) OR place all of the components for your smoothie, excluding the liquid, into a single bag.


  • Freeze

Put the reusable bag into the coldest part of the freezer for as long as three months.


  • Defrost and mix well

When you are ready to consume it, place the frozen smoothie you made earlier in the blender with some extra milk, give it another whirl, and then enjoy it. It is possible that you will first need to let it defrost a little bit.


  • Utilize substances in their full form if desired

If you’ve frozen the components by themselves, simply add them to your blender along with the liquid that the recipe calls for, mix it all together, and then dig in!

 

Is it possible to prepare fruit smoothies the night before and store them in the refrigerator for the next day?


Yes, you can. If you create your smoothies the night before and store them in the refrigerator overnight, they will be ready to drink the following morning without any loss of quality.

 

You may store them for up to 48 hours, but if you want to ensure that you get the full benefit of their flavor and nutrients, you should consume them within the first 24 hours.

 

 

Is it Possible to Freeze Smoothies?


You can store the smoothies in the freezer using any container that can withstand the cold, thus the answer is yes… FYI: I use 2 cup mason jars.

 

Be sure that the containers you use are constructed of tempered glass if you wish to store things in glass containers. In that case, there is a risk that it will crack when it is brought from the freezer to room temperature.

 

When you pour the smoothie into the jars, make sure to leave some headspace at the top of each one. In that case, the glass can shatter due to the expansion of the frozen smoothie.

 

Suggestions for the preparation of smoothies


The following are some of my all-time favorite pointers that I like to pass along to others in reference to the preparation of the most delicious and nutritious smoothies:

 

  • Use frozen fruit

The greatest smoothies are made using frozen fruit since it helps to keep the smoothie cool and thick. It’s possible that ice will hinder the mixing process, so unless it’s an essential must, you should try to avoid using it. Try using half a cup of frozen cauliflower as an alternative to ice.


  • Add additional liquid

If your smoothie is too thick or won’t mix all the way, don’t be afraid to add extra liquid to thin it down. If you have a standard or personal-size blender, you could find that you need to add more milk than if you had a high-powered blender. High-powered blenders tend to combine frozen fruit much better.


  • First on low, then on high, blend

To assist with the blending of all the components, start the blender on a low speed and gradually increase it to high. Finally, finish by turning the blender speed down to its lowest setting.


  • Sweeten to your taste

If the flavor of a smoothie does not have enough sweetness for your taste, you may add a half spoonful of honey, pure maple syrup, or one Medjool date that has been pitted.


  • Pick the flavor of milk you want

In place of the suggested milk in smoothie recipes, feel free to use whichever type of milk best suits your tastes. In smoothies, almond milk has a flavor that is more neutral, coconut milk imparts a taste that is more tropical and creamy, and conventional milk increases the amount of protein in the beverage.

 

 

Related Questions:


1. How should smoothies be stored in the freezer?

 

Best Method:

 

  • Add it to a bag: Place your blended beverage inside of a resealable, airtight bag…

  • Freeze: Put the reusable bag into the coldest part of the freezer for as long as three months.

 

2. Is it okay to store a smoothie in the refrigerator for the night?

 

Yes, you can. If you create your smoothies the night before and, they will be ready to drink the following morning without any loss of quality. You may store them for up to 48 hours, but if you want to maintain the greatest amount of nutrients and flavor, we recommend consuming them during the first 24 hours of storage.

 

Final Thoughts


So, what have we learned today, people?

 

Now that we know how to preserve smoothies for the week, move your smoothie to a mason jar and cover it with the right lid when you’ve finished preparing it. Freeze.

 

Place the mason jar in the refrigerator for two to three hours, or in the freezer for up to three months, depending on how long you want it to last.

 

Also, if you make your smoothies the night before and keep them in the fridge overnight, they will be ready to drink the next morning without losing any quality.

 

You may keep them in the fridge for up to 48 hours, but if you want to get the most out of their flavor and nutrients, eat them within the first 24 hours. Enjoy the rest of your day, always stay safe, and treat others with respect. Until next time!

How To Store Smoothies for The Week? (ultimate guide for proper storage)