How long can I keep my smoothie in a frig?
I started making fruit/yogurt smoothie a month ago. I usually put fresh fruit/veggie + frozen fruit + yogurt in my smoohie. I make 24 ~ 30 oz in the morning, drink about 12 oz and keep the rest in the frig. I try to finish the rest in before nightime, ie within 10 hr. My friend told me that I should not keep any smoothie or blended drink in a frig for such a long time. If I cannot finish it immediately after I make it, I should try to finish it asap, say within 4 hr.
How long can I keep my smoohie is a frig? Will the nutrition including the good bacteria from the yogurt be affected if I keep the smoothie in the frig for several hr? Thanks.
Hmm. I'm not a smoothie fan myself, but applying logic to the situation: yogurt keeps for weeks refrigerated. Fruit, depending on what it is, keeps for a few days at least when refrigerated. Granted, pureed fruit may not keep as long as whole, but I really don't see how pureeing and blending the two somehow reduces their longevity to as little as four hours. I think your friend is being paranoid here.