Can smoothies be made the night before?

Discussion in 'The Fire Hydrant' started by Dizzy, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. Dizzy

    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2005
    Messages:
    17,761
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Not enough.
    Location:
    Wales
    Or will they go weird?

    Blended frozen berries, fat free greek yoghurt, honey, orange juice, oats.

    And other variations.

    I like to streamline my mornings as much as possible as I am NOT a morning person, and the only way I will eat breakfast is if it's minimum fuss (I usually have porridge, but figured out I could have the same ingredients in smoothie form, and it is LUSH), and the oats really help with IBS :D So I'm trialing them uncooked! Veg does nothing for me, even leafy greens, broccoli etc.

    I am planning my menu for the month and want to include smoothies, and it would be handy if I could prepare them the night before, get up, grab one and go. I could even drink it driving to work (I commute an hour!).

    What if I mixed it and popped it back in the freezer? I could nuke it for 30 secs in the morning to get it going and it would defrost as I drove??
     
  2. milos_mommy

    milos_mommy Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2006
    Messages:
    15,346
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    They always come out weird to me. There might be a way but I haven't figured it out.

    What you could do is either portion and bag all ingredients to pop in the blender quick each morning, or make the smoothie, freeze In an ice cube tray, and blend with some liquid in the morning
     
  3. Dizzy

    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2005
    Messages:
    17,761
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Not enough.
    Location:
    Wales
    I think I'm going to experiment..... I like the idea of grabbing and going. Less time preparing means more time sleeping :D
     
  4. release the hounds

    release the hounds Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2008
    Messages:
    4,381
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    7
    Location:
    Midwest
    I don't think so, unless you have a vitamix or something, and even with those, things tend to separate after a while. and then when it thaws it's not even either. YOu get a bunch of water off first then more solid stuff thaws later.
     
  5. milos_mommy

    milos_mommy Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2006
    Messages:
    15,346
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Yeah, word on the street is if dizzy figures out how to do this she'll be a hero
     
  6. JacksonsMom

    JacksonsMom Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    8,694
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Maryland
    Have you seen those Yoplait smoothies? You can buy a huge bag of them, and there's indiviudal wrapped bags with frozen fruit, and you just dump 'em in the blender, and wa-laa. You can add whatever you want too. They are AWESOME. I'm sure they are not as good for you as making your own, but my Fooducator app on my phone graded them as a B, lol. I loooveee them.
     
  7. Saeleofu

    Saeleofu Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2009
    Messages:
    9,036
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    They get gross and nasty and slimy when I've tried. Undrinkable.
     
  8. Saeleofu

    Saeleofu Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2009
    Messages:
    9,036
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Okay, I just had an idea.

    My brother used to make "refriderator oatmeal" - basically yogurt and oats and fruit left in the fridge at least overnight. Maybe you could make that with the ingredients you put in a smoothie, and just blend it quickly the next morning?
     
  9. Samantha's pet

    Samantha's pet New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2007
    Messages:
    2,609
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Just Annie
    Location:
    Benton Arkansas
    Home Page:
    Why couldn't you just throw everything in the blender and stick it all in the fridge then blend in the am? At least it would all be measured and ready to blend.
     
  10. Dizzy

    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2005
    Messages:
    17,761
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Not enough.
    Location:
    Wales
    Well, what are the chances?

    Went food shopping and they had a smoothie maker "2go"! It's a mini blender with 2 jug attachments that you take off and put a lid on to use as a mug! It's ideal for me! And it was half price!

    I can bung everything in the night before, then just add the fruit and liquid in the morning and whizz. No pouring or washing up to do!

    Ace face.

    This is it:


    http://www.kenwoodworld.com/uk/All-...hie-makers/smoothie-2go---sb054---0wsb054001/

    Our blender is a kenwood. But it's from the 70s and solid metal.... And very very heavy!! This will make things a lot more simple.

    Bring on the breakfasts!
     
  11. milos_mommy

    milos_mommy Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2006
    Messages:
    15,346
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    You can certainly do this (best if you blend fruit yoghurt and milk and add ice in the am) but it seemed like dizzy didn't want to use her blender in the mornings.

    I had one of the one serving blenders you could drink right out of, and it burned out after about three uses. They might make higher quality ones though
     
  12. Dizzy

    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2005
    Messages:
    17,761
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Not enough.
    Location:
    Wales
    What brand was it? Kenwood are usually pretty good.... Fingers crossed it works.

    The novelty will run out in a week or so anyway I'm sure :p
     
  13. milos_mommy

    milos_mommy Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2006
    Messages:
    15,346
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Oh I thought the kenwood was your older, larger blender...serves me right for skimming through posts. Mine was a pretty cheap one and I don't even know the brand, a kenwood should last a while.
     
  14. Dizzy

    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2005
    Messages:
    17,761
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Not enough.
    Location:
    Wales
    They're both kenwood! One is vintage though!
     

Share This Page