June 28

Juicing Or Blending – Which Is Better?


Should I Juice or Should I Blend? Which is Better?

I've heard this question many times before.

And maybe you've heard or even asked this question. Should I Juice or should I blend fruits and vegetables?

The quick answer is that you should do BOTH!

Let me tell you why you should try Juicing or Blending...

Juicing extracts the enzymes and nutrients from fruits and vegetables.  While blending, well it blends them into finer pieces. Blending is a lot easier to consume than eating them.

The biggest problem with juicing is that it REMOVES fiber. And fiber is very important for bulk, digestion, and overall colon health. Without fiber, we are essentially throwing away 90% of the benefits of fruits and vegetables.

So for that matter, blending is much better. The biggest problem with a blender is that it's not designed to make a smoothie. Smoothies are juice drinks that retains the fiber and it's a great way to feel full and not crave for foods anymore.

Blenders leaves big chunks of fruits and vegetables and they make it hard to "gulp" the juice drink. I prefer to have the Nutribullet System, which is a great Nutrition extractor. This nutrient extractor is not really a "blender" per se, because it "pulverizes" fruits, nuts, vegetables easily.

You can easily drink the concoctions made from a Nutribullet machine.

These are now my favorite drinks.

But why should you just use the Nutribullet for everything?

Because unfortunately, there are some fruits and vegetables that have fibers that are not designed to be digested by our gastrointestinal system. If we try to drink the fiber of these plant foods, we'll have a hard time processing it.

Wheatgrass is a great example of what I'm talking about.

You can't drink the fiber from wheatgrass because it will not be easily digested by your stomach and intestines. If you want to unlock the nutrients and benefits of this plant food, you'll avoid using the Nutribullet system and go with a real juicer.

Here are some of my juicer reviews (Centrifugal and Masticating Juicers). As part of my Juicing journey, I have a juicer, the Nutribullet and a blender (which I seldom use).

What are the benefits of Juicing versus blending?

In terms of getting more nutrients, blending has the potential to provide you with more nutrients because fiber is present.

The best benefit of juicing is that you'll feel lighter when you just juice as opposed to blending. You'll also lose weight quickly since Juicing provides no fiber. The downside is that you might not feel satisfied if you just juice, and then you end up eating foods that are unhealthy.

What's Better Juicing or Blending?

Again, when you look at the benefits, it seems that Blending or Smoothing provides you with the best nutrients per money spent (Best nutrient ratio per dollar spent). It's because of the bulk and fiber that comes with smoothing.

But Juicing is better if you want to lose weight.

So it's a personal preference on understanding your goal, why you're trying a juicing diet. If you want to lose weight, then go for Juicing, but if not, then smoothing or blending would be the best option.

Bestseller No. 1
Mueller Austria Juicer Ultra 1100W Power, Easy Clean Extractor Press Centrifugal Juicing Machine, Wide 3" Feed Chute for Whole Fruit Vegetable, Anti-drip, High Quality, BPA-Free, Large, Silver
  • WHY THE MUELLER ULTRA JUICER - Under it's sleek modern stainless-steel design and low counter-top footprint, it packs the 1,100 watt punch of much larger, bulkier and more expensive juicers in a fraction of the size and cost. You will be able to create a 16 oz cup of juice in just 8 seconds with no clogging and less foaming.
  • DUAL-SPEED VERSATILITY - "1" low speed runs from 12000 to 15000 RPM for softer fruits like oranges, tomatoes and others; "2" fast speed runs from 15000 to 18000 RPM for harder fruits like carrots, celery, beets, kale and many others.
  • CLEAN-UPS ARE A SNAP - BPA FREE MATERIAL - Culinary grade stainless-steel cutting disc is surrounded by an Italian made micro mesh filter to extract more juice, vitamins and minerals all while being easy to clean and assemble in seconds.
  • EXTRA LARGE 3" FEED CHUTE - A safety locking arm makes sure the cover stays on tight while operating. The overload protection system shuts off the juicer if the motor were to overheat from an unstable power supply, improper assembly, idle run, etc. Designed with an anti-drip function extra large 3" feed chute which avoids spillage.
  • EUROPEAN ENGINEERED - AMERICAN GUARANTEE - 100% 2 Year Warranty so you can buy with confidence and juice happily ever after.
Sale $8.96Bestseller No. 2
Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor
  • Extra wide 3 inch feeder chute can create 8 ounce cup of juice in just 5 seconds; Stainless steel cutting disc surrounded by Italian made micro mesh filter to extract upto 30 percent more juice and 40 percent more vitamins and minerals than other juicers
  • 850 watt dual speed motor; Powerful stainless steel cutting disc for fast results; Overload protection LED : To prevent against unsafe operation
  • Safety locking arm; Overload protection LED; large capacity pulp collector. Pulp container capacity 2.6 pulp container. Voltage 110 to 120 Volts; Power 800 Watts
  • Dishwasher safe parts; includes 1 liter juice jug with froth separator, filter basket, and cleaning brush
  • Measures approximately 13 1/5 by 16 1/2 by 18 1/5 inches; 1 year limited warranty; An Interlocking safety arm stops juicer operating without cover locked into place.
Bestseller No. 3
Hamilton Beach Juicer Machine, Big Mouth 3" Feed Chute, Centrifugal, Easy to Clean, BPA Free, 800W, (67601A), Black
  • HEALTHY, HOMEMADE JUICE IN SECONDS. Juice a variety of fruits and vegetables. Juicer is easy to assemble with extra large pulp Bin. Juice cup not included
  • EXTRA LARGE 3 INCH FEED CHUTE FITS WHOLE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. Fit a whole apple, a peeled orange or a handful of kale. Less pre cutting, and more continuous juicing for fresh fruit juice, vegetable juice, or nutrient packed celery juice
  • EASY TO CLEAN. Removable parts are dishwasher safe and BPA free
  • POWERFUL MOTOR FOR MAXIMUM JUICE: 800W of power can turn a dense beet into smooth juice in seconds
  • 3 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY FROM THE BEST SELLING JUICE EXTRACTOR BRAND*. Warranty includes access to dedicated U.S. customer support team of Hamilton Beach employees

Any Additional Tips when Juicing vs Blending Vegetables

Always remember to wash your fruits and vegetables thoroughly. Try to buy at local farmer's market as much as possible. This way, you minimize exposure to chemicals, toxins and other pesticides.

How about you? Are you Juicing or Blending?

Bestseller No. 1
Nutri Ninja Personal and Countertop Blender with 1200-Watt Auto-iQ Base, 72-Ounce Pitcher, and 18, 24, and 32-Ounce Cups with Spout Lids (BL642)
  • Auto IQ technology features timed, intelligent blending programs that do the work for you, no guesswork required
  • Xl 72 ounce total crushing blender pulverizes ice to snow in seconds for creamy frozen drinks and smoothies
  • Nutri Ninja Pro extractor blades break down whole fruits, vegetables, ice and seeds for maximum nutrient & vitamin extraction
  • Small, regular, and jumbo multi serve nutri ninja cups with sip & seal lids for nutrient rich super juices on the go
  • 1200 watts/2 hp of professional performance power
Bestseller No. 2
[Updated 2020 Version] Personal Countertop Blender for Milkshake, Fruit Vegetables Drinks, Smoothie, Small Mini Portable Food Blenders Processor Shake Mixer Maker with with 1 * 400ML Travel Cup
  • One Step to a Fresh Life: It is easy and fast to get juicing. Just load your ingredients into the cup. Press or let go the bin to switch the juicer on or off. With the all sided design,the cup can be placed perfectly without being examined and directed on the mixer. You can enjoy juice,milk shake,puree,fruit and vegetable drinks,complementary food and more immediately.
  • Stronger and Smoother: the powerful motor together with four stainless steel mixing blades can make smoother juice and crushed ice. With the special three dimensional structure,the machine performance is highly improved so tastier and smoother juice can be made.
  • Easy Cleaning And Fast Cooling: It is convenient and efficient to clean the cup in a way of juicing.The cup is removable and will be clean enough after being flushed. The power base is suspended to achieve fast cooling and convenient moving.The gap there can also be used to place wires.
  • AMERICAN GUARANTEE - We have strict quality control system, our products are put into the market after rigorous testing. Quality is not the prolem. We remove all risk. Our total satisfaction promise covers all our products. So choose CINCRED with confidence and look forward to a lifetime of pleasure.
  • Easily Carried Double Duty Cup: Made of the material tritan normally used in infant items,the cup is safe to use. With the silica gel seal rings inside and the cover outside,the fitting lid is designed to be double deck leak and dust proof. Therefore the cup can be stored in a bag or purse without spilling. A slag remover is also included. After juicing,put the remover on the brim of the cup,you can enjoy a perfect glass of juice because the juice froth will have been effectively removed.
Bestseller No. 3
Ninja Professional Countertop Blender with 1100-Watt Base, 72oz Total Crushing Pitcher and (2) 16oz Cups for Frozen Drinks and Smoothies (BL660)
  • Ninja Professional Blender with Nutri Ninja Cups has 1100 watts of professional performance power with 3 speeds, pulse, and single serve functions
  • 72 Ounce Total Crushing Pitcher pulverizes ice to snow in seconds for creamy frOunceen drinks and smoothies
  • Two 16 Ounce Nutri Ninja Cups with To Go Lids are perfect for creating personalized, nutrient rich drinks to take on the go
  • Dishwasher safe and BPA free parts Single Serve Blade Assembly
  • Includes one 1100 watt base, 72 Ounce Total Crushing Pitcher, and two 16 Ounce Nutri Ninja Cups with To Go Lids NOTE: Refer user manual before use

About the author 

Ryan

I started juicing and eating more plant-based foods after struggling with gout and not being able to lose weight. Join me in this journey to good health. Learn more. Check out the resources I use.

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