The debate around the benefits of juices versus smoothies is endless and will never truly end. There are die-hards on either side of the fence, but everyone agrees that the extreme health benefits of consuming these nutrient dense drinks are not up for debate.
Making a choice between the two (or not!) is personal. In my own experience, I prefer smoothies, simply because they keep me feeling fuller for a longer period of time.
We would like to share some of the advantages of both Juicing and Smoothie making as well as share a couple of tasty recipes.
Just a few Advantages of Smoothies
Juices are made by extracting the fibre from fruits and vegetables. Wash fresh fruit and vegetables and put them through your juicer according to the manufacturers instructions. We favour the Omega VRT350HD Slow rotating juicer because It can extract more juice from all kinds of fruits and vegetables including, berries, citrus fruits and wheat grasses and sprouts while leaving the pulp drier than regular pulp ejector juicers. For more information about the great Omega VRT Vertical Juicer - Click here.
THE Bosch Universal Blender is a high speed blender that grinds and liquefies with a pulpy residue. Adding water to the smoothie can make is easier to drink. For vegetable smoothies, adding a little fruit can sweeten the taste (Avoid making smoothies with high sugar content, only use small amounts of fruit). Simply add the vegetables and fruit to your blender with a little water and turn it on, blend and serve...easy! For more information about the Bosch Universal with Blender.. Click here
Spinach, Apple and Carrot Juice (a simple, fresh green smoothie)
Pour lemon juice into bottom of glass with ice. Place spinach, carrots and apple in juicer. Juice into glass. Top off glass of juice with equal amounts of water. Add sweetener, stir and serve immediately. If you want the juice sweeter, add the other half of the apple to the juicer.
Avocado and Pear Smoothie (think good fats!) - makes 4 servings
Cut avacado in half, remove pit, scoop flesh into blender. Add tofu, pear, water honey and vanilla. Puree until smooth, add ice, puree again until smooth