You are looking for a quick and easy way to get in a day’s (or most of a day’s) worth of vitamins and nutrients, and decide you will make some fresh green juice; I mean smoothie; I mean juice. Ugh, which is it? Should you juice, or should you make a smoothie? Which is best health-wise?
Let’s look at a comparison between the two.
It is wise to invest in a high-powered blender like the Vitamix and a good juicer. The options are nearly endless for juicers, so we will save that for another time (hint, hint).Whether you choose a smoothie or a juice, both are wonderful options. Just be sure to include wholesome and healthy ingredients. Too much fruit in a juice can raise your sugar intake. Other ingredients such as milks, nut butters, etc. in a smoothie can quickly raise your calorie count and fat intake.
To help get you started, here are some recipes to guide you:
This smoothie makes for a great breakfast drink.
½ bunch organic parsley
½ to ¾ C frozen blueberries
½ inch piece ginger root
¼ lemon, including the peel, not the seeds
½ C filtered water
Combine all ingredients in blender until smooth. Enjoy!
Broccoli, Kale, and Celery Juice
2 broccoli florets
½ kale leaf
½ celery stalk
2 small carrots (remove the ends)
¼ apple, cored
½ C ice cubes
(recipes from The Complete Book of Raw Food)