Everything you Ever Wanted to Know About Smoothies versus Juices

Everything you Ever Wanted to Know About Smoothies versus Juices

Everything you Ever Wanted to Know About Smoothies versus Juices

A common question in healthy eating circles is, “what is the difference between juicing and blending?”

They are NOT the same thing, however BOTH can play a wonderful role in a heathy, raw and livings foods diet.

Should you be adding a daily smoothie to your diet, or shelling out for a top of the range slow juicer?

The main obvious difference is that when you juice you take out the fiber and the pulp, whereas when you blend, all that fiber remains in the drink.

BUT that doesn’t mean that that juicing is inferior to blending.

Let’s dive into more details about these two methods and look at the positives in each.


Juicing is an amazing, nutrient dense way to infuse your body and all your cells with a huge dose of healthy phytonutrients, alkalizing your body.

Juice is a source of natural water, and provides the body with easily absorbed macro and micronutrients, such as proteins, carbohydrates, essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals.

It’s an extremely potent detoxification method and highly effective for weightloss.

Consider how you can juice an entire head of romaine lettuce, a cucumber, 12 celery stalks and an apple and drink it in 10-15 minutes.

Juicing means that your body gets a huge influx of super nutrition without having to invest its energy in digesting. Instead of using energy to digest, the body can focus attention on healing and detoxing instead.

You don’t even need a juicer to make juices, you can use a high speed blender and then pour that mixture through a sieve or nut milk bag to extract just the juice.

Juices made in a high quality juicer can stay fresh in the refrigerator for 24 -72 hours, although it is always best to drink fresh juice as soon as possible.


Smoothies contain plenty of fiber and nutrients as well as being a kind of meal-on-the go that will sustain you. Fiber is important for colon health, keeping cholesterol low, and other bodily functions. However, if you are already eating a diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables, you are already getting lots of fiber that way.

Smoothies are not entirely necessary for people already following a healthy diet, but they can certainly be a great thing to include a couple of times a week, for breakfast or a snack.

They’re also an amazing way to sneak in some superfoods such as Maca, or medicinal mushrooms like cordyceps, shilajit, reishi, chaga, and others.

If you do have smoothies, be sure to not just gulp them down. Try to chew a bit in your mouth first to activate the digesting enzymes. If you don’t do that you can cause a bit of bloating, gas, or weight gain because you are bypassing an all important step in your digestive process.


Adding organic fresh pressed juices daily if possible is an amazing way to provide your body with radical, vibrant health. If you also add some smoothies to your weekly routine, that’s only going to boost your immunity and make sure your body is fully nourished with all kinds of nutrients.

Look out for delicious recipes over the coming days and weeks which we will be sharing with you.