It’s really exciting when you decide to make your first homemade juice or smoothies.
The thought of being able to it back and drink a nearly magical drink probably colors
your mind with a vision of a pleasurable day by a pool, or near a garden gazebo. In your
mind’s eye, you reach for your juice and realize that your juice isn’t there in your
imagination, because you have no idea where or how you keep it. To prevent this
potentially disappointing situation, this article will share a few tips for storing your juice
or smoothies.

Keep Juice in An Opaque Container

When juice is made, many of the important nutrients can be destroyed simply by being
exposed to light. Containers that are colored in a way that doesn’t let as much light in
can help slow this process down. What would be even better, would be for the container
to be completely sold as to let basically no light in at all. The less you expose your
freshly made juice to elements, the longer it will stay delicious and retain its vitamin
content. There are also metal containers that you can use for this purpose.

Air Free Environment

When juice is being manufactured, the typical way it’s kept as fresh as possible is for
the manufacturer to remove the air from the containers. When no air is present, juice
can last much longer than when the juice is allowed to sit in an oxygenated
environment. There are machines that you can buy that will allow you to store your juice
in specially made, airtight containers. That will reduce waste, and help you with
preparation, thus saving you both time and money.

Freeze Your Juice for Longer Life

One of the simplest tricks you can do, is to just freeze your juice. When juice is frozen, it
helps the juice to retain many of the nutrients. If you store your juice in an airtight
container, that improves the freshness as well as the taste of the juice when you decide
to serve it in the future. When you feel ready to use your juice, it can be left out on the
counter for faster thawing or kept in the refrigerator.

Add Lemon

The acids in lemon can also help a great deal because they limit the amount of bacteria
that can be present. Citric acid is often used as a preservative, and has been in use for
over 100 years.

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