Green juices and smoothies are part of my every week, I love them equally but for me I enjoy a juice for a more cleansing feeling and a straight to the bloodstream nutrient boost and I love a smoothie for a more filling snack, to replace a meal or to supercharge my day with superfoods.
Juicing extracts and separates the liquid from the fruits and vegetables, leaving the fiber behind. By removing the fiber, all of the nutrients – vitamins, minerals, enzymes – instantly flood our bodies with goodness.
Juicing also gives your digestive system a little rest from having to break the fiber down for the body to use.
When you drink a juice, all of the nutrients from the fruit and vegetables are immediately absorbed into your bloodstream because your body doesn’t have to break down the fiber – meaning all the amazing benefits of these nutrients will quickly effect your energy and give you a healthy glow from the inside.
Smoothies are made in a blender and all the fiber and other goodness are kept. You can also add some amazing nut butters and superfood powders to give you that extra powerful boost that you can’t in a juice.
Smoothies are also great option if you are watching your blood sugar levels – keeping the fiber ensures a slow and steady absorption of sugar into the bloodstream.
Both juicing and smoothies are wonderful and a great way to maximise your consumption of the all your greens, vegetables, fruits and superfoods.
One has fiber, the other doesn’t.
One allows for maximal nutrient intake in one sitting, while the other allows you to use a wide range of ingredients and take advantage of fiber, protein and healthy fats.
The best is to try them both, I know you will love them equally.
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