Juicing vs. Blending. Is one better than the other?

JUICING VS BLENDING
To juice or to blend? Which is better? Or is one even better than the other? Let’s find out.

JUICING 101

Juicing. Most people either love the idea or they hate it. Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of juicing and then you can decide for yourself if it’s worth a try. Everything is worth a try at least one right? hint, hint.

[Pros of juicing]

  • super simple way to get TONS of veggies in one tasty sitting
  • easy digestion of nutrients
  • good way to consume veggies for picky eaters
  • good way to consume a variety of vegetables + fruit
  • tastes delicious [if you choose the right combo]
  • healthy + energizing snack
  • can be great for people with digestive issues, especially those who do not do well with fiber

[Cons of juicing]

  • can get expensive [ingredients + quality juicer]
  • the fiber is lost
  • can be time consuming [mainly just the post-juice cleaning]
  • unpasteurized, so caution with compromised immune system
  • juicing more fruit than veggies can lead to high sugar consumption

Okay, so what do you think? Are you going to give juicing a try? This is the juicer that I use and love. I would highly recommend it for ease of use, clean up, and it’s one of the more affordable high-quality juicers out there.

 Green Juice2


BLENDING 101

Blending. Smoothies are all the rage right now, and for good reason. They make a perfect breakfast, snack or even meal replacement. And with the right ingredients they provide an ideal balance of carbs, protein and healthy fats. If you’re new to blending, I encourage you to follow a recipe or two until you feel more comfortable experimenting with ingredients and making your own.

[Pros of blending]

  • great way to consume extra veggies + fruit
  • filling + satisfying because of the natural fiber that’s maintained
  • tastes delicious [with the right combo of ingredients]
  • high-quality protein can easily be added for a more satisfying meal or snack
  • provides a balance of carbs, protein + healthy fats

[Cons of blending]

  • may be difficult to digest for people sensitive to fiber
  • can be too high in sugar when certain ingredients are added [i.e. sweetened yogurts, juice, too much fruit]
  • can be unhealthy if processed protein powders are added
  • may be time consuming at first

Green Smoothie2


THE VERDICT.

Both juicing and blending can be an extremely healthy way to add essential nutrients into your diet. And as you can see from the comparison above, juicing and blending both that their pros and cons, but in my opinion they can both be equally as healthy depending on your health goals and current situation. Maybe you like one over the other, or maybe you haven’t tried one before. I challenge you you to get out of that comfort zone of yours and try either my Super Green Smoothie or Super Green Juice, or better yet, try both! I promise, you won’t be disappointed.

 

live happily + healthfully ♥
Angela
Certified Nutritionist
Foodie + Health Enthusiast

 

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