I don’t know (scientifically) how long the nutrients last, but I usually make drink my smoothies within a day and they taste just as good as when I drink them right away. I wouldn’t keep them longer than a full day because they tend to oxidize and lose nutrients. Just store them in an airtight container and you should do just fine.
Ooh yay! I have this problem, too (waking ppl with the blender), and I’ve really wanted to start having green smoothies for breakfast. I just thought that by morning they’d be nasty gooey or something. How fun! lol.
*Yay! I had my first green smoothie today (after blending last night before bed). I used lapetitemort’s Yummy Green Smoothie .
I just put it in a cup with a lid, stored it in the coldest part of my fridge, shook it up, and drank it on my way to work! It tasted great! And I have SO much more energy than when I was eating cereal (un-raw) for breakfast… holy cow!
Hope you have a similar experience, omnithought. :D
I also agree that itÂ´s best to dring your smoothies as soon as you can. In fact, ou can notice how the texture changes after like half an hour—- it starts to bubble a bit, it becomes thicker… that means that some chemical changes are taking place there.
I think that as long as it doesnÂ´t go bad itÂ´s drinkable, but you do lose some nutrients.
It might also interest you that Ayurveda considers food left over from the previous day as “tamasik” i.e. heavy.