Jump into Juicing or Stuck on Smoothies?

The debate rages on! I know people who swear by their homemade green juice in the morning. There are others that can’t go without a smoothie after a workout. Here is some infomation that might help you decide:


  • To make a smoothie, all you need is a blender. Simple!
  • Smooth move…smoothies retain the fiber of the fruits and vegetables in them. Juices don’t.
  • Speaking of fiber, because of it the sugar and calories from smoothies are absorbed more slowly so it can help stablize blood sugar levels and energy levels.
  • Annnnd more on the fiber-smoothies also help promote weight loss because the fiber helps you feel fuller longer.
  • Make it a meal by adding some protien to it!


  • Making your own juices requires a juice extrator or citrus press. The really good ones can get expensive, but are worth it!
  • Faster than a speeding bullet! By juicing you can get a high conentration of micronutrients absorbed into your bloodstream because of the dcreased amounts of fiber in the juice. Proponents of juicing say that because of this, you receive better nutrition.
  • Detoxes your liver. Juice can help to detocify and “de-sludge” the liver.
  • Don’t worry. Be happy! Juicing is said to help ward off depression due to the high concentration of minerals such as magnesium, potassium, iron, calcium and folic acid.
  • Juicing also has anti-aging properties from the antioxidants contained in the juice (blueberries especially!) that defend against wrinkles, and muscle tone loss.

So, although they both have their pros and cons, I think that it comes to preference. Which one is for you?


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