Green smoothies & green juices have changed my life! I love chatting about them with any and everyone … I really get excited about it & hope you do too! In talking about them with folks, one thing I have noticed is how often people use the words smoothie & juice interchangeably, when in fact they are two very different beverages.
Both smoothies & juices are WICKED GOOD for us … they contain nutrients from fresh fruits & veggies, and who wouldn’t benefit from that? But there are a few simple differences.
A green smoothie is made with fresh greens, fruit & water (or other liquid) in a blender and ALL of the fiber from the greens and fruit is retained in the smoothie. Fiber is good for our bodies and helps push things through our digestive tract.
A green juice is made from fresh greens, veggies and fruit with a juicer. You push the produce through the juicer, and it extracts all of the fiber from the produce & leaves you with only the juice. Because juice contains no fiber, it is absorbed directly into the blood stream, giving our digestive system a break. It requires a lot more produce to make 1 glass of juice versus 1 glass of smoothie, which means a glass of juice does contain more nutrients than a glass of smoothie.
In my book, whether you choose to enjoy a glass of green juice or a green smoothie, you are doing your body good! Cheers to liquid sunshine! Check out some recipes here or order our “Smoothies Gone Raw” ebook here.