Portable and sippable beverages have become the best way for a convenient serving of nutrients. Whether it's made in a blender or a juicer, smoothies, and juices are a convenient and cost-effective health trend. While they initially may seem the same, they offer varying benefits to them. So if you’re looking for a quick way to start leading a healthier lifestyle, this post will allow you to decide which method is best for you: blending or juicing.
Juicing is the process of extracting the liquid from a fruit or vegetable, leaving behind the pulp or fiber. The liquid that is extracted is full of vitamin, minerals, and other phytonutrients. Because this liquid is so concentrated, it offers more nutrient in a smaller volume.
The downside of juicing is the dietary fiber found in more fruits and vegetables is lost during the juicing process. Juicing can also be costlier since the amount of produce to make a juice is almost double the amount that it might take to make a smoothie.
When blending a smoothie, the entire fruit is used. Whatever you put into the blender is exactly what you consume. Smoothies are often thicker and denser than the juice produced by a juicer.
Since a smoothie is denser, it provides fiber and can make you feel fuller for longer. Smoothies can be meal replacements by adding protein and healthy fats from foods such as yogurt or nuts.
So, which is best?
While one may not be better than the other, they both offer certain benefits that may appeal to certain people. For those looking for more nutrients and a low fiber diet, juicing would be ideal. Smoothies are more affordable and can help improve digestive health overall. We encourage you to incorporate juicing or blending into your daily routine as a simple way to live a healthier lifestyle.