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Green Smoothies in a Mason Jar

After all this time that I’ve been on the Green Smoothie bandwagon, I’ve only just finally bought myself some mason jars. What was I waiting for?? 

 

I usually make enough green smoothie for a couple of days and would pore the left-over smoothie in a jug or a couple of individual glasses, then cover with plastic wrap for the fridge. Apart from the excess use of plastic, this always bothered me because often the smoothie separates, and I want to be able to give it a good shake, which often led to me re-blending (which means, more cleaning). The plastic wrap also isn’t always airtight, allowing extra oxidisation of the fruit and veggie goodness.

I’m so happy to say HELLO! to the mason jar,with its airtight lid that lets me store and shake up my smoothie as much as I like.

Mason Jar Green Smoothie Benefits:

  • Shake up your smoothie if it separates
  • They’re airtight to keep the smoothie as fresh as possible
  • BPA Free
  • No plastic waste
  • Easy, clean and tidy storage
  • Easy to take your smoothie on the go

Need more convincing?

Check all the other Mason-Jar-inspiration I found on Pinterest, for even more handy and creative uses:

634c40c8bb3ad9a681e588b2e65bdcaa  47a04aba05427b87f35e32ccf5363b8e  1c97b561d6fd4790b15996ace580a08f  Mason Jar Crafts on Pinterest has a bunch of great ideas.

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Hilary
    June 20, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Hi Lynn, Do you ever freeze your smoothies? I make 2 batches of smoothies in my Vitamix and the containers I have been using are hard to clean. Just bought a bunch of mason jars and am worried about placing them in the freezer. Any advice is appreciated!

    • Reply
      Lynn Gilmartin
      June 20, 2013 at 12:22 pm

      Hi Hilary, I have been told that freezing them is fine. I haven’t done this myself though, as I usually just make enough for my partner and I to drink at the time, and any left overs will be polished off by the days end. You shouldn’t have a problem with freezing the mason jars – the only thing I could think of would be that the lid may be hard to remove as it would be a little frozen when you remove it, but after a few minutes out of the freezer the ice around the lid would have frozen. Or you could always just cover the top of the jar with cling-film instead of the cap. But it would be worth a try for sure. I may try this myself as an experiment over the weekend 🙂

      • Reply
        Hilary
        June 21, 2013 at 3:26 am

        Thank you Lynn! I am going to try it 🙂

  • Reply
    renee bell
    March 6, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    haha love it 🙂 i recycle my coconut oil and tahini jars and use them (they have nice lids already). i do love the idea of mason jars, but i have a bit of a collection already… on a spending ban!

    • Reply
      Lynn Gilmartin
      March 6, 2013 at 8:20 pm

      Renee, that’s a great idea! I always feel bad throwing out good quality jars. I’m never throwing another one again! Thanks for the tip 🙂

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