How long will my smoothie last for in the fridge?
25 Jun

How long will my smoothie last for in the fridge?

How long will my smoothie last for in the fridge? Green smoothies are the ultimate in Fast Food. They’re nutritious, easy to make and the benefits are endless however, what do we do when we have leftovers that we don’t want to waste? 

Oxidation does occur during the blending process. You may notice that air is being added to the ingredients of your smoothie which is evident as the contents of your blender’s container expand. Don’t let this alarm you. There is not enough scientific evidence of oxidation affecting a smoothie’s nutritional quality and if there is some sort of derogatory effect, it hasn’t been measured yet, or it’s really insignificant. More solid scientific research is needed.

Blending does expose fruit and vegetables to oxygen and possibly low levels of heat but smoothies quite often have far more vitamins and minerals than most cooked foods. There is also a high content of anti-oxidants in the fibre.

How long will my smoothie last for in the fridge?
Potato Oxidized [Image]. (2009).

The photo above is a great example of how vital the role of fibre plays in oxidation. On the left is potato that has been blended and on the right is potato that has been juiced. You can see that a lot more oxidisation has occurred in the Potato Juice.

This is not to say that cooking food isn’t nutritious or healthy. Some people can’t handle raw foods so cooking or lightly steaming is the best thing for their body.

Whilst it is best to guzzle your greens as soon as you have blended them this doesn’t mean that you should count down from 3 and have a sculling contest! Take the time to enjoy your smoothie!

Can’t finish your whole creation? Don’t worry! Here are some handy tips for smoothie storage to answer just how long will my smoothie lasts for in the fridge:

Our EcoVessel range of Triple Insulated drink bottles are PERFECT! Eco Vessel is ahead of the pack and they are the best quality stainless steel insulated drink bottles that  you could ever own. They keep out any unwanted light and seal nice and tight and will also keep your smoothies icy cold and your soups nice and warm.

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We recommend either the Triple Insulated Boulder 700ml or the Triple Insulated Boulder 946ml both with screw caps. The bottles with the silicone straw we recommend using only with water or thin liquids like water. Smoothies and soups tend to clog the straw.

TIP! Try adding lemons or fresh lemon juice to your smoothies. The extra Vitamin C will also help slow down / prevent the oxidation process.

At the end of the day, any smoothie is going to taste better and will be more nutritious the fresher it is! Chlorophyll (the green pigment found in leafy greens) can actually keep your smoothie alive longer, up to 48 hours. However, at Raw Blend we only recommend keeping your Green Smoothies in the fridge for up to 24 hours to ensure maximum freshness, nutrition and taste.

To ensure your smoothies are packed with maximum nutrition we recommend using a quality blender and at Raw Blend we strongly believe the best blender on the market is Vitamix.

Happy Blending!

17 Reviews for “How long will my smoothie last for in the fridge?”

  1. blended vegetables end fruit one dsy bifore leave in frgider end consum next day is ok ?retaining the minerals end everying ealse intact good. for body ? thank

    1. Yes this is fine! Fresher is always best but you are still going to get a good hit of nutrients if it’s only a day old.

  2. Well I aways make mine the day before…If ony be cause i leave 5:30am or earlier for work…easier for time purposes and other people are sleeping….vitamix is loud maybe worse when using frozen fruit(buy fresh …wash and freeze….strawberries go bad quickly).
    Really enjoy it though been doing green tea smoothie for a month give or take…trying to advoid hbp meds(and its helped)

  3. If it doesn’t seem to stink or be gassy or taste odd is 7 days going to give me food poisoning? Its full of Lenin and garlic and other fruits and veggies . No powder or dairy.

  4. I totally forgot about my green smoothie that was in a cooler bag (no ice packs) in my locker for about 4 hours. It doesn’t SMELL bad, but should I avoid it?

    1. Hi Dee, it really depends on how hot it was in your locker for and how much bacteria has grown. It’s really up to whether you drink it or not but we wouldn’t recommend it just to be safe. Happy Blending!

  5. Hi, my husband and I have been making green smoothies (with fruit, dates, almond milk, collards, spinach and/or kale, brussels sprouts etc) for years but we make enough for the entire week. We make 2 batches in the Vitamix and store it all in one Tupperware cereal container with lid in the fridge. I can honestly say there is no discolouration nor smell or anything. We love them. Any issues?

    1. Hi Ida, no issues at all! Storing your smoothies in an air tight container will help them last longer. Smoothie sounds delicious 🙂

  6. I blend veggies and fruits up for my baby girl. I store in fridge in air tight container. Would fruit like banana or apples last longer than 1 day in the fridge after being blended?

    1. We don’t see why not. Just ensure that it’s in an airtight container and away from light if you can. Light speeds up the oxidation process 🙂

  7. Instead of a lot of water I use pineapple juice (just because I like the flavour) I add frozen strawberries and blueberries and then greens (spinach, broccoli, brussel sprouts and green beans. I usually buy all of these frozen. I thaw all ingredients in the fridge overnight and make the smoothie the next morning. I keep it in the fridge in a tight container for as long as a week. Does that sound dangerous?

  8. It was my first day drinking a smoothie the day after I made it. I put frozen fruits such as strawberries, blackberries, passion fruit with water. I put it in the fridge with a closed glass bottle. The next day it tasted completely different. It had like a bitter taste to it. Does anyone know how I can fix this from happening again?

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