Juicing vs Smoothing.

Yep, juices and smoothies play a big part in my life, and in the kitchen ! I would like to talk here about the difference between a  juice & a smoothie, their benefits, and of course my favourite combos !

Smoothie vs juice:

A smoothie is smooooooth, and the smooooooth comes from… milk, yogurt or almond / oats / soya etc drink bases. A juice only contains juices from raw fruit or vegetables, maybe a little water too, but that’s it.

A smoothie is made with a blender or bullet. Everything gets mixed, skin, seeds, pulp, juice etc. Smoothies are great as the fibre from the fruit provides sustenance, filling you up and it gets your bowels moving { Remember to wash all the fruits first }.

With juicing, the juice is extracted from the fruit or vegetable with a juicer, leaving the fibre in the pulp collector at the back of the machine, you are left with total goodness of 100% raw nutrients and vitamins. Note that our bodies absorb the nutrients with maximum efficiency as it doesn’t have to break down and digest any fibre meaning the nutrients are assimilated in a matter of minutes rather than hours.

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For my advice:

Drink a smoothie for a snack or breakfast as it will keep you full, and you get loads of raw vitamins and fibres.

Throw some refined oats and seeds too, let’s be fun. Play with texture of fruits, avocados, banana & mango make it creamy and thick, I would avoid mixing them 3 together. Same with tastes: Bananas, Pineapples, Apples and Pears are naturally sweet, use them to balance out Spinach, Avocado or Frozen Berries.

  • Coconut Milk, Banana, Spinach, Kiwi, Sesame seeds
  • Mango, Hemp Milk, Pineapple, Sunflower seeds, Bee pollen
  • Strawberries, Blueberries, Avocado, Rice milk, Manuka Honey

Drink a juice first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach. It will cleanse down your inside and you will get the best nutrients. Do not add artificial sweetners, only raw veggies & fruits.

Throw anything you like, make it colourful ! Remember, you can’t go wrong with juice, just know that Kale, Wheatgrass or Spirulina are not the best of taste but seriously good sh*t !Don’t forget your ginger to spice this baby up !

  • After a work-out: Apple, Beetroot ( Ratio 3 Apple to 1 Beetroot ), Ginger, Lemon
  • First thing in the morning: Spinach, Lemon, Ginger, Cucumber, Apple
  • Sunshine loving: Carrot, Ginger, Pineapple, Water Melon

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Peace & Love ♡

 

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