The Great Debate. Smoothies vs. Juices


The variety of smoothie and juice combinations one can make are endless. When it comes to smoothies, you can increase the amount of protein in your beverage by adding high nutrient ingredients such as chia seeds, flaxseeds and nuts - cashews or almonds for example. In both juices and smoothies you can include various superfood powders such as; acai berry powder, cacao powder, wheatgrass, spirulina and moringa, for that extra boost of nutrients.

When it comes to detoxes, there is an ongoing debate. Which is better for you?  Some individuals swear by juices, because all the nutrients in the juices are absorbed into your body effectively and in greater quantities. Juices tend to send natural sugars straight into the bloodstream. However, others believe that smoothies are preferable, because they contain fiber, which enables nutrients to be released into the bloodstream more gradually and evenly, in addition to them being more filling. 

Whichever choice you make, be it juices or smoothies, it is important to be mindful of the sugar content - fruit sugar (fructose) at the end fo the day is still sugar. It is possible to get carried away and consume far more servings of fruits and veggies than your body requires in a day through both juices and smoothies.

Whether you are #TeamJuice or #TeamSmoothies, remember that both are a means of helping you increase your consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables in a convenient manner, especially those living life in the fast lane. You cannot really go wrong with either because most individuals lack an adequate amount of fresh foods intake on a daily basis. As long as your smoothies and juices are fresh, not preservatives, additives, dairy, you are on the right path.


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