April 15th, 2013

Why Juices Are Better Than Smoothies

Written by Ka Sundance

One of the biggest parts of a healthy diet is eating a lot of leafy greens.  A lot of people also go for green juices.  Juices are better than smoothies when it comes to nutrition.  You can make juice out of barley grass, spinach, kale, and any other leafy green. You need a special juicer to do it – fruit and vegetable juicers won’t do a good job on leaves or grasses.

Juices Are Better Than SmoothiesJuicing removes all of the pulp, or fiber, from fruits and vegetables. It extracts the juice and most of the vitamins and minerals. Those vitamins and minerals are a lot more easily absorbed by your body when the plant fiber is removed, so juicing is a great option if you want to get concentrated nutrients.

Your stomach doesn’t get filled up with pulp, so you can drink a lot more juiced greens than you could in a smoothie. This is why juices are better than smoothies. Juicing can also be better for people who don’t like the texture of smoothies, especially ones made in a regular blender. High-speed blenders cost a lot, but make a very smooth texture and you can use cheesecloth to strain out the fiber to essentially make juice.

A green smoothie is made by a blender instead of a juicer.  An example would be blending kale, spinach, avocados, celery and water, and then drinking it all. The main reason why people prefer a green smoothie over a green juice is that they want the fiber. A green smoothie retains all of the fiber, and fiber is very important for elimination.

Green Juice Vs Smoothie – Why juices are better than smoothies

Juices Are Better Than Smoothies

One of the main advantages of juice is that it requires next to no digestion and can be absorbed and assimilated immediately into the bloodstream, allowing the digestive system to rest. This important quality of juice allows it to be used by people who suffer from severe nutritional deficiencies or have highly irritable digestive system.

People with these conditions often cannot tolerate any fiber at all, and juice may provide invaluable nourishment for them. Juice is basically a smoothie with the fiber removed. This means that fresh green juices are an opportunity to seriously load up on nutrients, at much higher densities than with smoothies. if you’re in need of a way to quickly and dramatically improve your health, perhaps because you’re fighting disease, then you should go with green juice, hands down.

Smoothies require only a blender. A quality high-speed blender will save time but any blender can work. Blenders generally cost less than juicers and can be used for a lot of things in the kitchen beyond just making smoothies. Juicers, in contrast, are more complicated machines and so tend to cost more and are usually used only for juicing. I think having both machines and drinking both juice and smoothies is the ideal way to go. They really do different things for different purposes, and both are important.

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26 Comments on “Why Juices Are Better Than Smoothies

  1. Florr07 Posted On

    Make some dehydrated crackers! It depends on the pulp too. When I juice carrots I make raw carrot cake/cupcakes :)

  2. Becky Kassouf Posted On

    Ka, you are so inspirational! I love the information! I love seeing the beautiful environment that you live in! Thank you!

  3. kath209 Posted On

    I prefer the juices to smoothies as they are generally not as sweet–but most Americans have a fierce sweet tooth, so smoothies might be an easier transition. Wheatgrass juice also seems a bit sweet to me, but most probably wouldn’t think so.

  4. Consciousness Keeps Expanding Posted On

    you can use it to make your own bread, or you could put it in the compost :)


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