The difference between juicing and blending is not as complicated as it may seem; intimidating and overwhelming possibly but not complicated. Let me start by saying they are both a healthier alternative to jump-starting a healthy lifestyle and an excellent way start your morning. I think at the end of the day, it boils down to personal preference and the goal in which you are trying to achieve whether it be losing weight, detox, correcting that toxic digestive system, depression, fatigue, whatever your health issue may be, I believe it can be fixed, at worse improve, with either juicing or blending. With that said, here are the pros and cons of both juicing and blending:
- Juicing separates the fiber from the juice so you get 100% of the nutrients predigested within minutes. It’s almost as if you’ve shot the juice directly into your bloodstream allowing minimal strain to your digestive system.
- Juicing allows your body to repair itself much faster than if you were only blending.
- You can consume far more fruits and veggies into your system than if you were to eat it.
- No pulp, smooth, easier to consume.
- The cleaning and prepping of veggies. Initially this takes some getting used to, like all things, but once you figure out a system that works for you, you’ll be ready to go and then it’s no longer a con.
- Cost. Juicing can be costly as you need to use more produce per ounce. On average, I spend approximately $60 per week on fruits and veggies (beats medical and prescription bills any day).
- If you own a Magic Bullet, this can be done in less than 2 minutes, so it’s quick.
- Fruits such as avocadoes and bananas cannot be juiced but are perfect for the blenders.
- Since you will be consuming everything you blend, it tends to be filling so it wards off hunger pains.
- Blenders are typically cheaper and usually people already have one.
- It’s harder to blend fruits and veggies like carrots, apples, and beets. You may end up with chunks in your juice verses a clean smooth taste.
- Blending retains the fiber so your body has to work to digest the pulp.
In summary, juicing makes it easier on your body to absorb all the nutrients. Having said that, it’s important to blend or just eat your fruits and veggies as your body needs fiber to prevent colorectal problems. The fiber from your veggies has all the B vitamins and the good bacteria.
I own both the juicer and blender (pictured above) but MY personal preference is juicing, occasionally I will make a smoothie or two. My body craves the juice and the days that I don’t I can feel it, energy level is down and bloating after a few days often occurs. You may also want to read my recent blog “How Juicing Improved My Health.” The changes to my body is amazing.
Congrats on showing interest and taking the initiative to a healthier you. We all have to start somewhere. The key is consistency and commitment. I believe in you and you can do it.
Happy juicing….or blending!