EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
- Juiced down, fruit and vegetables contain a higher nutritional value per ounce (compared to eating them raw).
- The rapid absorption advantage. When juicing, you are skipping the fruit and vegetable fibers and going straight for the liquid. By doing so, reducing the digestion period with minimal strain on your body and allowing for a more gentle assimilation.
- Hot vs. cold. When using a blender, it mashes and chops down the ingredients using heat that tampers with the overall nutritional value of what is about to be ingested. The juicer grinds and presses the produce without heat, leaving all the vitamins and minerals 'untouched'.
- Time consuming. Preparation combined with juicing and clean up time will require some adaption and solid time management skills.
- Could be costly, depending on frequency of use and the quantity of fresh produce needed.
- Usually, a good blender is a lot more affordable than a good juicer.
- A smoothie, thanks to fibers and pulp, is often times the better option for coping with hunger.
- A blender is almost always the quickest option compared to juicing.
- Certain fruits and vegetables, such as banana, can be part of super healthy smoothie recipes without ever being possible to juice down.
- Smoothies, for better and worse, allow for high calorie ingredients that can easily turn your healthy beverage unhealthy.
- Due to the fibers and pulp in blended beverages, you are looking at a less nutritional option - compared to cold pressed juice.
- Depending on what blender quality, the lifespan could be quite short.
Cold pressed juice is in many ways the optimal choice versus blending. Especially for those looking to quickly detox their body, cut calories, or naturally add important vitamins to their diet.
When cold-pressed, each juice packs a powerful synergistic dose of plant derived minerals and vitamins free of pulp and fibers. Because of this it also makes juicing a lot easier for individuals with a sensitive stomach. A blender simply cannot compete with that as it leaves both pulp and fiber in the drink while also reducing the vitamin and mineral concentration.
Although juicing, from a health perspective, seems to be the clear winner, owning a blender and blending healthy smoothies and juice-like drinks is no way a bad thing. As a matter of fact, blending is most likely optimal for those looking for a quick and steady meal replacements rather than a detox or jumpstarting a new healthier lifestyle.
Needless to say, juicing and blending are both great options for anyone looking to create healthier habits. Both can be easily be incorporated as meal replacements and both can be made to improve diets. The greatest difference is that juicing can be used to detox your body while temporarily removing solid food. Drinking smoothies without eating would not have the same effect and could, depending on ingredients, be unhealthy.
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