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Juicing vs. Blending

 

So, What’s the Difference?

Joe Cross, from Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, helps point out the the different benefits and when is the best occasion of each.

 

 

A juicer separates pulp from the juice.

  • A juicer spins or squeezes your juice out of the produce removing the pulp.
  • The pulp is separated from the juice.
  • Prep for juicing is easy – just wash your produce and put it in whole through your juicer.

 

A blender combines juice and pulp.

  • A blender pulverizes the ingredients, typically with sharp blades cutting and mixing ingredients around 30,000 RPM.
  • The pulp stays in the smoothie and makes it thicker.
  • Smoothie ingredients can sometimes require more prep – some blenders work better if you peel and chop your produce.

 

Both Juicing and Blending are Great

Everyone knows that we all need to eat more veggies and fruit. But only 7% of most people’s caloric intake comes from plant food.

No matter which one you choose, they will both help you dramatically increase your veggie and fruit intake. And because they are easy and fun to drink, juices and smoothies won’t make it feel like a chore to fit more produce into your diet.

 

If You’re Looking to Lose Weight

Juicing allows you to reduce your daily caloric intake while flooding your body with necessary vitamins and minerals and without feeling hungry.

 

If You’re Looking to Maintain Weight and/or Get Healthier

Either a juicer or blender can help. Combining juices with plant-based meals will ensure you’re getting enough calories to sustain your current weight.