One of the most popular questions I receive from my awesome community, is "What’s the difference between juicing and blending?" I love to do both, but for different reasons, so I thought I would take a few lines here to describe why.
As a nutritionist people are always asking me, “Angela, which is better, blending smoothies or juicing veggies?” And I answer, “Well that depends on why you want to blend or juice and what you blend or juice.”
Both smoothies and raw, fresh juices are very easy and delicious ways to infuse your body with lots of healthy nutrients, and to ingest those 5 servings of veggies and 3 servings of fruits we’re recommended to eat daily.
Juicing or blending, which is better? Whether you choose to blend or juice, you are gifting your body improved health by using these nutrient packed drinks to get more health giving, healing veggies and fruits into your body. Regularly drinking smoothies or fresh, veggie-based juice will:
Along with SimpleGreenSmoothies.com, I’m fond of a book called The Juicing Bible by Pat Crocker. It is a great resource for to blending and juicing for both newbies and veterans. It offers dozens of recipes for raw, fresh juices, blended drinks and homemade frozen treats made from these nutritious beverages.
Easy to use and easy to clean equipment are key to this busy mom, so I use a Vitamix blender and Breville juicer. They are as standard as a stove and refrigerator in my kitchen. I've recently become even more fond of the NutriBullet because it is portable and easy for kids to use too!
So now that you know the pros and cons of blending and juicing, and you tools to get started, you make the choice to blend or juice....or do you have to? Why not do both!
Angela offers nutrition counseling focused on weight loss/gain, digestive and autoimmune disorders, cleansing & detoxification, teaches workshops combining yoga and mindful eating, and helps people start edible backyard and patio gardens. To book and appointment with Angela or sign up to attend one of her classes or workshops, visit www.vitalandwell.com
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