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Juicing Or Blending – Which Is Better?

Last updated by Ryan

June 28, 2018

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, 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 seconds with less 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 - 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.
Bestseller No. 2
Juicer Machines Centrifugal Juice Extractor for Whole Fruit and Vegetables, BPA-Free, Dual Speed and Overheat Overload Protection, Anti-drip and Detachable Stainless Steel Citrus Juicer, Included Brush
  • 🍎 【Health and Nutrition】 The Centrifugal Juicer Adopts Food Grade Material, 304 Stainless Steel Material, Anti-Corrosion Sharp Blade and Precision Filter, Escort for Your Health; Compared to Other Juicers, Up to 25% of the Juice and 37% of the Vitamins and Minerals can be Extracted
  • 🍎 【Dual Speed Juicing Modes & Functional “Jog” Mode 】Sagnart Juicer Machines has Two Speed Juicing Modes of "Low Speed" (12,000-15,000 Rpm): Suitable for Orange, Watermelon, Wheat Grass, Spinach and Other Soft Fruits and Vegetables; "High Speed" (15,000-18,000Rpm): Suitable for Apples, Carrots, Celery Sticks, Beets and other Hard Fruits and Vegetables; The Functional "Jog" Button, When the Ingredients are Stuk In the Juice Net, this Button will Do the Help for You
  • 🍎 【Overload and Overheat Protection】Do Not Put Too Much Fruit and Vegetables Every Time You Use the Juice Extractor; After 5 Minutes of Work, Please Cool It for 10 Minutes Before Using It; If You Forget the Overload and Overheat Protection, It Will Start to Automatically Turn Off the Juicer to Protect Your Motor to Extend the Product Service Life
  • 🍎 【Safety Protection】Keep The Juicer Lid/Pulp Guard In Place for Each Use; If the Lock Lever Fails to Properly Lock the Juicer, It Will Not Start; At The Same Time, our Juicer has a Non-Slip Rubber Mat to Prevent the Juicer from Sliding to Ensure the Safety and Reliability of Use; In Addition, the Juicer Machine has an Anti-Drip Function, Make Sure that the Nozzle is Facing Down, When the Nozzle is Facing Up, the Juice May Leak from the Side
  • 🍎 【Easy To Use and Clean】Assembly, Removal, Operation and Cleaning are Easy to Handle; At The Same Time, the Drip-Proof Design Prevents Juice from Spilling, It is Equipped with 1500ml Fruit Slag Collection Cup and 450ml Juice Cup and Cleaning Brush for Easy Use and Cleaning
Bestseller No. 3
Juicer Centrifugal Juicer Machine Wide 3” Feed Chute Juice Extractor Easy to Clean, Fruit Juicer with Pulse Function and Multi Speed control, Anti-drip , Stainless Steel BPA-Free
  • 【 WHY CHOOSE AICOK JUICER】Aicok has long held that the customer comes first. Directly designed and assembled by the factory, with a professional quality control and after-sales team, completely responsible for the customer. Compared to other juicers, extracts up to 26% more juice and 36% more vitamins and minerals. Only A few seconds, you can drink a cup of juice with little pulp and foam.
  • 【 JUICER MACHINES with 3 SPEED MODEL】Centrifugal juicer operating at high speed spin in "P". "Ⅰ" low speed at 12000-15000 RPM is for soft fruits like peeled oranges, tomatoes or lemons and others; "Ⅱ" fast speed at 15000-18000 is for hard fruits like carrot, celery, beets, kale and others. Choosing the right speed helps increase the juice rate.
  • 【 CENTRIFUGAL JUICER with 3" FEED CHUTE】Juice extractor is designed with 65mm large mouth, Fit a whole apple, a peeled orange or a handful of kale and other fruits and vegetables, saving prep time to get the delicious juice. In addition, safety lock arm ensures that the cover remains tight during operation.
  • 【 SAFETY & EASY TO CLEAN UP】BPA Free material and made of stainless steel. All materials that come in contact with food is safety. And all spare parts are disassemble, the juicer is easy to install and clean. If the motor is overheated due to unstable power supply, improper assembly, idling, overload protection system will shut down the juicer.
  • 【 2 YEARS WARRANTY With JUICE EXTRACTOR】Provide lifelong technical consultation and customer service ready to serve you within 24h.Besides, Juicer bottom equipped with Non-slip Rubber Feet, allows you to use the juicer safer and more stable than other juicers.

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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
Sale $5.00Bestseller No. 2
MONJ Personal Countertop Blender for Juices, Shakes and Smoothies, 300W Single Serve Small Blender with 2x20oz Tritan BPA-Free Sports Bottles-white
  • POWERFUL --This smoothie blender comes with 300W motor with Pulse Technology, 4 super-sharp stainless steel blades, crushes vegetables, fruit, and ice easily.
  • EASY TO USE & CLEAN -- lock the bottle on the base properly, press on top of the bottle for quick start and stop. Removable parts for easy cleaning.
  • SAFE -- All parts are BPA-free, suitable for baby food. The blender will only work when the bottle is installed properly in the LOCKED position. All parts except for the motor base are dishwasher safe.
  • PORTABLE -- Take your shake or smoothies on the go. 20oz Tritan travel cup with travel lid, ideal for the gym, outdoor activities, work, school, or home. Lightweight and compact.
  • 100% GUARANTEE -- The MONJ blender hassle-free 1year warranty, All parts are BPA-free to ensure healthy and safe drinking. An additional 20oz cup is given away.
Bestseller No. 3
REDMOND Personal Blender Countertop Smoothie Blender 21000RPM with 2 x 20oz Travel Bottle 2 Speed, Pulse Function 6 Stainless Steel Blades BPA Free Pink
  • POWERFU & COMPACT: Personal blender with 300W motor, 20000 RPM, strong enough to handle most ingredients with the appropriate amount of liquid. Compact design for those who have limited storage space, and want to quickly whip up morning smoothies, shakes, and dips.
  • 6 PIECES & SERRATED BLADE DISIGN: Blades made of 304 stainless steel (Food grade, high strength). Coupled with the 6-point & serrated blade design, this blender can crush ice cube (small size), blender smoothies thoroughly.
  • 2 SPEEDS & PULSE FUNCTION: 2 speeds makes it’s possible to handle foods with different hardness more effectively, and to serve different tastes. Additionally, the Pulse Function gives you more control over the blending or chopping process.
  • DOUBLE 20 OZ HEALTHY TRAVEL BOTTLE: Blend Bottle made with Tritan material, healthy, toughness, durability, and is not prone to odor. It is a material commonly used to make baby bottles. TWO 20oz travel bottles with handle and spout, are perfect for on-the-go types, and meet the needs of parent-child travel.
  • RETRO DESIGN: Rounded shapes, retro color plus chrome details, and clock-shaped knob. The Retro-Inspired design personal blender is visually stunning in your kitchen. It's also a perfect gift.

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About the Author

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. Click here to learn more about the resources when managing my blogs...

Ryan

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