How to Freeze Spinach – Perfect for Smoothies and Other Recipes

Spinach is a mild tasting vegetable and is one of the most used vegetables in smoothies. Spinach can also be eaten raw, steamed or sautéed.How to Freeze Spinach It is affordable and easily accessible. Spinach is a good source of antioxidants, protein, fiber, iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium and zinc. It also has great anti-aging properties. Adding spinach to you diet is sure to benefit your health. Spinach helps to reduce inflammation, improves eye health, maintains blood pressure and blood sugar levels, strengthens muscle, supports skin, heart and brain health, boosts metabolism, supports digestive system, helps with detoxification and treats and prevents cancer. With all these benefits, who wouldn’t want to consume spinach? It is common knowledge that vegetables spoil easily, with no exception to spinach. If spinach is not properly stored it can go bad. It is a good idea to know how to freeze spinach, so as to extend its shelf life.

Freezing spinach does not significantly interfere with its nutritional value. The nutritional value will be the same whether frozen or not. Before freezing spinach ensure that it’s not already gone bad. Spoiled spinach leaves are darker in color than usual, sometimes yellow, the leaves tend to be very moist nearly gooey and will often have a strong unpleasant smell. You may store spinach in your refrigerator as well but the shelf life will be far less. Typically, when fresh spinach is properly stored in your refrigerator, it can last around 5-7 days while spinach properly stored in your freezer can last anywhere between 10-12 months. There are three simple approaches on how to freeze spinach to later use in your smoothies. You may simply freeze spinach leaves, freeze spinach puree or freeze blanched spinach. The steps for each method are detailed below.

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How to Store Smoothies For Longer – Up to 3 Months

It is always best to consume your smoothies immediately after making them so as to attain its full nutritional value. How to Store SmoothiesHowever, from time to time we may have left over smoothies or we may need to prepare smoothies ahead of time because of our busy lifestyle to save time. In such cases, it is essential to know how to store smoothies so that you can still reap all the nutritional benefits. Not properly storing smoothies significantly reduce its nutritional content and may give off an unusual and unappetizing odor and taste. If your smoothies have an unpleasant smell hours after making it, do throw it away, it is not good. When you properly store smoothies, you’ll still be able to obtain its nutritional value even up to 3 months after, depending on the method you use. If you have excess smoothies and not sure how to properly store them, follow the steps below to learn how to do that and ensure that your smoothies does not lose nutrients.

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Best Way to Make Smoothies – 9 Simple Steps

Everyone wants to be in the best of health. They want to look and feel their best. If you plan on consuming smoothies to improve your health then it is important to know the best way to make smoothies which are creamy, delicious and healthy. Best Way to Make SmoothiesLearning to make your own smoothies not only saves you money but you’ll be able to monitor and control the ingredients and the amount of ingredients you use. The smoothies that you see at the supermarket, juice bars or fast food restaurants may save you preparation time but are normally packed with unhealthy ingredients, sugar and added calories. These factors can certainly affect and hinder your weight loss goals.

Including healthy smoothies in your daily diet can be very beneficial for your body. Smoothies are a healthy meal and unless made properly chances are you may ruin your weight loss goals or you may not enjoy it. Smoothies are not difficult to prepare and are actually very easy to make. You can make the perfect smoothie is just seconds. The steps required to make the perfect smoothie are detailed below.

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How to Freeze Kale – Perfect for Smoothies and Other Recipes

Kale is a beautiful nutrient dense superfood which is a part of the cabbage family. Kale is a good source of antioxidants, iron, fiber, vitamin A, vitamin K, calcium, vitamin C and potassium. This nutrient dense plant is said to fight cancer, protects the eyes, detoxifies the body, prevents bone loss, fights inflammation and supports cardio vascular health. As with any vegetables, the smooth and crispy kale leaves can go bad very quickly. How to Freeze KaleIt all depends on its shelf life when purchased and the way it is stored. Having a surplus of kale may lead you to wonder what to do with the extra kale without leaving it to spoil and/or throwing it out. So it would be best to know how to store or how to freeze kale so that its shelf life can be extended. Though, kale is best consumed when fresh, the nutritional value is still the same, whether frozen or not.

If you keep kale in your refrigerator it may be good for a few days (typically 3-7 days approximately). This has also been stated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. When kale does go bad, the leaves will change color. From a beautiful dark green color to being a pale green yellowish color. The leaves will also become really soft and gooey and will often have an unpleasant odor. However, when kale is properly frozen, it can be good for 8-10 months. You may use frozen kale in smoothies, soups or sauté it. Frozen kale may not be ideal to use in salads as once defrost the texture of the kale softens and is somewhat mushy. There are two simple approaches on how to freeze kale to use in smoothies. You may freeze kale leaves or freeze kale puree. The steps for each method are detailed below.

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How to Make Smoothies without a Blender – 7 Easy Steps

Do you want to make healthy smoothies but your blender is non-functional or you just don’t have a blender? If you’ve answered yes, then I can imagine you must be frustrated wanting to know how you can make this work. How to make smoothies without a blender? Although, the ideal way to make consistent and creamy smoothies is by using a blender, it is indeed possible for you to do so without a blender.How to Make Smoothies without a Blender

The method to be presented will require you to put in a little more effort than you would, if you should use a blender. You will need to dedicate some time. It may be seen by some individuals as time consuming. But, this is your health we’re talking about so it will be worth it in the end. Plus, the more you use this method the more accustomed you’ll be at using it. If you’re always really tight on time, this may not be an ideal method for you to frequently use. In such case, it may be easier and ideal to buy a blender to make smoothies. To choose a good blender to make your smoothies, check out this article on how to choose a blender for smoothies or you may check out my list of the best blenders to make smoothies.

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Buying a Blender for Smoothies: How to Choose

If you have ever wondered why you’re smoothies don’t look like the ones you’ve seen in the stores, on TV or even at a friend’s home. Then it could because of the blender you are using. The taste of the smoothies may also be affected by not using the right blender. Some blenders even have a smoothie settings. Nevertheless, there are many factors to consider when buying a blender for smoothies. Having the right blender to make your smoothies will do a better job at thoroughly and finely mincing your ingredients to make your smoothies creamier. Here are some features to look for when buying the perfect blender to make your smoothies.