Have Smoothie, Will Travel

August 14, 2009 at 8:08 pm 12 comments

Have Smoothie Will Travel

Are you on the go a lot? Here is a great way to take your smoothie with you! I use a quart mason jar with a lid to take it in the car with me…and that way, I can put the lid back on when I’m done and there is no mess. I try to stay away from plastic as much as possible, so I choose to use glass. However, you could put your smoothie in a reused plastic water bottle or other container. I would recommend that you don’t put them in a stainless steel container such as the Klean Kanteen or Sigg unless you can rinse it immediately. They tend to be much harder to clean smoothie gunk out of. This is also a great way to keep oxygen out after you make them the night before…fill it as close to the top as you can and cap it.Β  Line them up in he fridge and you’re good to go.

If you don’t want to answer the question of “Oh my gosh. What is in THAT?!!” over and over…put it in a container that isn’t clear. πŸ™‚ Although, clear containers are a more effective way of sharing the green smoothie love. Just tell them to go to our Facebook group and join up!

You can find quart jars with lids in bulk at Wal-Mart or at your local kitchen/hardware store. If you need to keep it colder for a longer period of time, get yourself a funky insulated lunch bag (like this one or this one or this one)and a couple of re-freezable gel packs. That way, you can have one later in the day for a snack too! Now there are no excuses for not drinking your smoothie!


Entry filed under: Green Smoothies, Raw.

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12 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Dawn  |  August 14, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    I like reusing my glass Tazo and Gold Peak iced tea bottles. However, if I can’t rinse them out right away, they are very hard to get clean. (The bottle brush I have doesn’t fit in them.) Also, they are only 16-20 oz. each, so I need two bottles to hold my smoothie. I might try the quart jars instead! Thanks for the idea!

  • 2. Heather  |  August 15, 2009 at 1:23 am

    Love your challenge! I did it last year and haven’t stopped. I’m about 80% raw because of you. Thank you so much for sharing all you do on your blog.


    ps – I bought some cool new glasses today (www.foundandmadedesigns.blogspot.com) after seeing your entry. The plastic container I’ve been using for over a year now is a pain to clean so I took your advice and bought glass. Now if only I could find the cute straws in your picture:)

  • 3. solanacea  |  August 15, 2009 at 7:41 am

    what a beautiful jar.
    i will have a look in my local grocery, maybe i can get one, too.

    have a sunny weekend


  • 4. sherrilee  |  August 15, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    I’m getting really excited! I may have even started a little early :o) Do you have any brilliant recommendations for salad dressings or your favorite salad combinations?

  • 5. livelightly  |  August 15, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Sherrilee…my “go to” dressing is the balsamic dressing here:
    https://happyfoody.com/2006/07/23/balsamic-vinegarette/ There is nothing quite like it!

    Lately, my salads are made up of:
    -red cabbage
    -hemp seeds
    -various seeds
    -crumbled flax crackers

    Every other day I’ll have a kale avocado salad…

    But that’s about it. When I find something I like, I stick with it! πŸ™‚

  • 6. Kristen's Raw  |  August 16, 2009 at 2:34 am

    YAY for green smoothies!!! Love them! Had two today… will probably have a third later tonight. I love sneaking them into movies. πŸ™‚


  • 7. livelightly  |  August 16, 2009 at 3:26 am

    Kristen…you’re such a raw food rebel πŸ˜‰ I had never even thought of that before! LOL

  • 8. olivia  |  August 16, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    great ideas. i joined the fb group and immediately copied the favorite recipes people posted! i just did a “foody” type post on my blog that i hope you’ll take a quick look at and maybe, just maybe you’ll be amused. that’s the point of my blog, i amuse myself. i made a salad with hemp seeds, flaxseed oil, red peppers, lemon juice, asian salad vinegar, cilantro, green leafy lettuce and spinach..oh, and tomatoes. it was beyond good. i had an avocado but there was already so much goodness on it. and my husband loved it too. he likes to joke about the “pot seeds” on his salad…whatever. as long as we are eating healthy! oh, and i bought raw honey yesterday. couldn’t stop thinking about it after the first taste. it is the most amazing thing. something about it just resonates within my body. like when i eat sushi. it just feels right inside me.

  • 9. rose  |  August 16, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    Too cool! Brilliant idea.

    Your smoothies are such a beautiful shade of green. πŸ™‚

  • 10. JCDanis  |  August 22, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Another option for “hiding” your green goodness to avoid questions is a smoothie bag from RawDawg Rory. He sells them on etsy and I love mine. It is really fun and it’s insulated and comes with a “custom” top with a straw hole! FUN:)

  • 11. Friday Roundup: Green Smoothies! | Glue and Glitter  |  November 3, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    […] green smoothie round up would be complete without a recipe from the Happy Foody! I just love her suggestion for using a jar as a to go container! You can even make them in advance […]

  • I used to have an insulated lunch tote in which by using an ice pack could easily keep things chilled throughout the day.
    The moment It got a bit worn I got a brand new one
    from Walmart but I’m blessed if it keeps things nicely chilled right up until lunchtime.


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