Blending versus juicing, which is best?

juicing versus blending

Both blending and juicing have their advantages and disadvantages.

It is a matter of personal preference, as both have their pros and cons. Also, it depends on what your needs are.

Let’s take a look at blending versus juicing to find out which you would prefer to buy – a blender or a juicer.

Blending

Blending can replace a meal because you can mix in ingredients other than your low carb fruit and green vegetables to make it more complete. You can add ingredients such as yogurt, low carb sweeteners, spices, ground seeds and nuts according to taste.

Blending conserves the whole fruit or vegetable, which in my view is healthier because it is kept closer to its natural state.

Blending keeps in the fiber of the fruits and vegetables, which is necessary for efficient digestion.
In my experience, blenders are easier to clean than juicers.

A good idea would to freeze individual serving packs with your favorite low carb fruit and veg mixes and take them out when needed.

Juicing

Juicing needs a lot more fruit and vegetable bulk than blending to make up a glass. This makes it more concentrated, filled with vitamins and minerals and other nutrients that give you a quick boost of energy. It has more punch because it enters the bloodstream more quickly!

Juices, especially vegetable juices, can be used to target specific nutrient deficiencies more effectively. Green juices which contain green vegetables such as kale and spinach are linked to less risk of developing cholesterol problems and diabetes.

Juicing is fantastic for detoxing your body. Too much green juice, on the other hand, can adversely affect those with kidney problems, so check with your doctor.

Care should be taken when combining fruit and vegetables, as it can affect how well your digestive enzymes function. Vegetables, such as broccoli, zucchini and beetroots don’t mix well with fruit because of their high starch content.

It has been well documented that a juice fast boosts detoxing and weight loss. I would consult with a medical practitioner and have them monitor you if you decide to do that.

Juicers normally have more parts to them than blenders, so they are less practical and messier than blenders, making them harder to clean.

See our blenders versus juicers review here.

 

Which would you prefer, a blender or a juicer? If you can afford it, why not have both! Can you think of any other pros and cons?

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