Juicing or Smoothies?  Does it Matter?

There seems to be a trend with juicing and smoothies and you may wonder is there a difference?  Is one better for me than the other?

Short version: Yes and No.   It depends on what you’re looking for in health benefits and where your current body is in relation to proper digestion and other needs.

JUICING

SMOOTHIES

    • Detoxifies
    • Let’s Digestive System Rest (especially if fighting inflammation and chronic conditions)
    • Separates the pulp and leaves soluble fiber
    • Digests quickly; passed into bloodstream
    • Body can quickly rid of excess waste
    • Highly concentrated with vitamins
    • Body quickly absorbs nutrients
  • Vegan
    • Combines all ingredients
    • Contains Soluble and Insoluble fiber
    • Slows down digestion; full longer
    • Sustained energy
    • Curbs appetite
    • Balances blood sugar
    • Some nutrients attached fiber are passed
    • Can add eggs, dairy, other “milks” for creaminess
  • Vegetarian/Vegan

You can make whatever you like in a juice or smoothie.   If you want a creamier texture in your smoothie add yogurt, almond milk, soy milk.  Supplemental powders to boost antioxidant and immunity properties can be add.  Click Here to . check out super-foods and super-herbs for more information.  

In end, use quality ingredients. Organic is best.   Try to purchase local for freshness. Frozen is good for smoothies especially if you’re trying to get the berries into your diet and they’re out of season.  Add leafy greens. They are full of great health benefits: rich in vitamins A, C, E and K, antioxidants.

Experiment with various combinations for taste, energy, and overall healthy eating.  After drinking notice how you feel.

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4 thoughts on Juicing or Smoothies? Does it Matter?

  1. GinaGina

    I am a fan of Vega One organic protein powder. 20 grams of protein plus whole food plus vitamins. I mix with almond/coconut milk.

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