Can Fresh Juice Be Frozen?

Not unless you absolutely have to. The goal with juicing is to drink freshly made juice as soon as possible to get the maximum nutritional benefit. Depending on the ingredients of any juice, if bottled and refrigerated properly, it can last for up to 3 days.

With that being said, I will admit that I have frozen juices in the past, when traveling for a longer period of time and I knew I wouldn’t have access to a juicer or any juice bars nearby. (Seriously, I was out in the middle of nowhere.) And while I still enjoyed the juice, the quality was not nearly as good as it is fresh, and that’s to be expected when freezing.

However if for some reason, you find freezing is your only option, here are a couple of things to keep in mind:

  • Liquid expands when it is frozen. So you’ll want to leave a little bit of space at the top of your bottle to allow for that expansion.
  • Freeze your juice as soon as you make it. For example, don’t refrigerate your juice for a day and then decide you want to switch it over to the freezer.
  • Thaw your juice in the refrigerator. Do not microwave or let it sit out on the counter.

Here’s to your health!

Linda G Riddle

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