Juicing and Smoothies have been pretty popular for quite a while now. Although there are mixed opinions on which is healthier. Today we will take a look at why I believe that smoothies are the winner in Juicing vs. Smoothies.
I think that people sometimes consider juicing and smoothies to be one of the same. The terms are used interchangeably by some folks, however, there is a pretty significant difference.
First, let’s start with juicing. As you probably know juicing is the process of extracting juice from fruit or vegetables. Most people feel that you need to buy a fancy juicer for this however, they can be very expensive and in my opinion, you don’t really have to have one. It takes a little more work to juice with a blender because you have to strain the juice from the more solid contents. This can be done with a cheesecloth or something similar.
Juicing leaves behind the pulp. The pulp contains nutrients and fiber that you end up tossing away…What a waste 🙁
Now let’s discuss smoothies. First of all, smoothies can be made in the blender which is more convenient, since most all of us have one. Not only that but you are actually using the whole fruit or vegetable which means that you’re not wasting part of it. Also, you get the benefit of the nutrients and fiber that are in the pulp. Actually, the skin of fruits and vegetables contain the most nutrients. And finally, the pulp makes you feel fuller for a longer period of time and it aids in the digestion process.
And The Winner Is:
Smoothies! Don’t get me wrong, juicing and smoothies are both good for you. They both provide you with vitamins and minerals that your body needs. Additionally, they both taste good. But this is how I see it. I want to get the most bang for my buck, so to speak. Wasting food is not my thing. I don’t like to waste anything actually. Also, I want to get all the nutrients possible so this is why smoothies are the clear winner in my opinion.
I’d love to know what you think. What is your favorite juice or smoothie?