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Convenience isn’t the first word that comes to mind with power juices. If you’re living the corporate life or just have a hectic schedule where you are on the go all the time you can’t exactly pull out your juicer in the company cafeteria or in a train commute and haul out 5lbs of carrots and apples. But the benefits of power juices are just too fantastic to miss out on, it’s just a question of picking up a couple of tricks here and there :)

…where there’s a will…

Get yourself two 12 oz stainless steel vacuum tight containers (they’ll last forever so buy the highest quality which will mean they will hold cold temperature all day and look for lead free on the label). I say get 2 because we generally don’t drink 24 or 36 ounces in one sitting and you don’t want air & light to hit the juice as you keep opening and closing the lid causing oxidization. Also because you may want to use one for green/veg juices and the other for fruit smoothies.

The trick here is to juice/blend and fill the containers to the absolute top – I mean try to get to one drop before spilling (this means no air is in there, which means less oxidization). Also make sure you are using stainless steel and not glass (certainly not plastic) because you also do not want light to affect your juice. Many nutrients are very sensitive to light and lose strength quickly.

Finally – do not give in to the temptation of making large batches to be used for days. You can adequately preserve nutrients within the same day but really don’t want to sacrifice loss of nutrients overnight.

To your health, À votre santé, ¡Salud!, Salute!, Στην υγειά σου!

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2 Comments

  1. june from wedding bouquet flowers

    May 23, 2011 at 9:26 am

    Are all fruit juices this much of a problem? I love smoothies, and I like the idea of having one for breakfast, but having to guard it from air and light seems too much like bother.

    Are there some juices which could last better?

  2. bodynsoil

    May 15, 2011 at 11:13 am

    We have been blending and bringing a breakfast shake to work for the last year and a half. This transition from partial breakfasts, or non at all, has made a tremendous impact on how much better we feel during the day. Everything we do these days, from our day to day tasks to labor intensive yard work, are done with bountiful energy as we face each task with our bodies fully nourished.

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