You know what, I answer about 50-100 alkaline diet questions every day in my emails, comments and on Facebook and I just realised today that I should really share more of the answers – especially if they are questions that come up frequently!
Today I was asked “How long does a (fresh) green drink last in the fridge?” – by fresh green drink we’re referring to freshly juiced alkaline vegetables such as celery, spinach, lettuce, kale, carrots, cucumber etc.
How long will a green drink keep fresh in the fridge? My roommate and I work opposite schedules. When I’m out of work late at night she’s usually asleep and I don’t want to wake her with the juicer and the same in the morning. If I make a juice will it last 24 hours in the fridge?
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A green drink will keep for a while if you keep it airtight and if you have some pH drops – add 2-3 of those per 500ml. The problem that I find with keeping veggie juices is the flavour profile changes over the course of a few hours and becomes a bit odd. But if you don’t mind it, go for it.
Of course, as with all fresh foods, the moment they are altered from their natural state (by chopping, steaming, slicing, juicing, blending etc) their nutrient content begins to deteriorate – albeit slowly – over time, so the longer you leave it the less nutrient rich it is. But it’s all relative – it will still be awesome!
Here’s a better suggestion though. Put in 50% of the funds each and buy a Hurom KT100 slow juicer (sometimes called an Oscar and sometimes other names – depends on which country you’re in – if you look up the Hurom on my site you’ll see what it looks like and then just google slow juicer in your country and find the equivalent).
This juicer is practically silent – it never ever wakes up anyone in my household – and it produces juice that is WAY more nutrient dense than the louder whizzy juicers.
I hope this helps!
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