Nothing beats homemade juice.
Except maybe getting homemade juice without having to clean up after…
Which is where proper juice bottles come in.
Why not make a big batch of juice and store it for a couple of days so you only have to get the juicer out once every few days?
Sound good? I thought so too.
Which is why I wrote this complete guide to using juice bottles, I’ve got everything you need to know then a few of what I think are the best juice bottles.
How To Store Juice
As I said, you’ve batch made your juice, you’ve got enough to last you a few days, now what?
Now you need to store it! Which happens in three easy steps.
Step 1. A Clean Airtight Storage Container
I’m going to go into what materials are best below but I like a bottle that is completely clean, airtight and preferably see-through so I can see what’s inside.
Step 2. Put It In The Fridge
Another obvious one but that’s because storing your juice is actually super easy!
Once you’ve got it bottled up securely keep it in the fridge, it will definitely spoil if you leave it out on the counter!
Here’s a quick summary of the best juice bottles if you need to buy one, they’re all available on Amazon.
Juice Bottle Materials Explained
There are only really two types of material you’ll be storing your juice in, glass or plastic.
Plastic Juice Bottles
The most important thing with Plastic bottles is to ensure they are BPA free.
Why? Because BPA’s are a chemical used in some plastic containers that can actually leach into your food and as a result into you. It’s thought they can be the possible cause of all sorts of health problems, and I for one would rather not have plastic inside my body!
Luckily there are in fact loads of great reusable plastic bottles that are BPA free and no more expensive than alternatives.
Aside from that plastic is great! Easy to clean, easy to store, they won’t shatter and they normally have great airtight seals.
Glass Juice Bottles
I know more and more people who are trying to go plastic free, which make a glass juice bottles a great choice.
BPA free, really easy to wash, very durable and you can use them forever and ever.
How Long Will Juice Last In The Fridge
It varies a lot unfortunately.
Fresher vegetables will last longer after they’ve been juiced but a lot of it comes down to what juicer you used. Juice from a centrifugal juicer will last up to about 24 hours while juice from a masticating juicer can last 48-72 hours, 2-3 days. I’ve got more on how to keep juice fresh here.
So you’ve got three days between when you make it and when you can drink it.
If you make a batch on Monday, you can make 4 portions and enjoy it on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Pretty good going from a single juicing session!
Taking Your Juice On The Go
A quick word on taking your juice with you to work or anywhere else.
If you live somewhere hot like I do then you know that anything you take outside gets warm more or less instantly unless you have it in a proper container.
So while glass and plastic are ideal for at home storage if you’re going to take your juice with you then we need to bring out the big guns.
Some sort of thermos is what you need, if you have a travel cup for keeping coffee hot then it will likely work just as well keeping juice cold.
You get these in other materials than just stainless steel but they’re just not as good quite frankly!
The Best Juice Bottles Reviewed
Now you know how to store, what you need to store it but you might not have anything in the house to store it with.
If you do, great! But if not I’ve got a few of my favourites from Amazon below, and you can just click through and order yours today.
Unbreakable Airtight Juice Bottle
Size: 18.5 oz
- BPA Free
- Leak Proof Travel Cap
- Airtight Lid
The cap is what really sold me on these juice bottles.
They’ve got a removable insert on the top that makes it really easy to drink from because it’s got space for a straw and a drink hole big enough to easily drink juice from.
And you can take it out so it’s nice and easy to fill up.
You also get 4 bottles which is perfect for lasting you the 72 hours from making to finishing your fresh juice.
Robust Dedicated Juice Bottles
Brand: All About Juicing
- 6 Pack Of Bottles
- Easy To Wash
- Strengthened Glass
These glass bottles are everything you need for storing your juice.
Easy to wash, easy to store, toughened glass so they won’t break (please still be careful with them) and the cap is a nice size to drink from.
The mouth is a little wide so makes it a little hard to drink from but you definitely not impossible and you can always pour it into a different glass to drink it.
The lid is made from BPA free plastic and is completely leak-proof, always a must or you get green juice eeeeeverywhere. Not that I’ve done that before…
On The Go Juice Bottle
Material: Stainless Steel
- Keeps Cool For 24 hours
- Very Durable
- Completely Leak Proof
As I said, if you want to enjoy your juice through the day you’ve got to have the proper equipment to do it.
And what better than a Thermos vacuum flask to keep your juice cold your body happy.
Just get your juice poured into this and enjoy it whenever you want!
One thing I will say is that it is very big at 24 oz so if you won’t fill it all the way to the top that is totally fine, that’s a lot of juice after all!