Whether you drink them as meal replacements or just for a tasty treat, smoothies are one of the easiest drinks you can make at home. Between fruit, dairy products, vegetables and sweeteners, there are an endless number of smoothie recipes available. Oftentimes, you may find a recipe for a smoothie that makes more servings than you need. Instead of tossing the remainder, you can save it for later -- if you store it properly. Drink a leftover smoothie within a day, as it will quickly begin to lose its texture and flavor.
Pour the leftover smoothie into a glass jar or a metal thermos. Food generally stays fresher longer in glass and metal than in plastic. Also, you will avoid potential harmful chemicals found in some plastic, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Secure the jar or thermos tightly with a lid.
Store the smoothie in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
Shake vigorously or re-blend in the blender before drinking the leftover smoothie, as the ingredients will have separated after a few hours in the fridge. Shake or re-blend the smoothie until the ingredients are well combined as they previously were.
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