There’s been some debate recently about which is better, juicing or blending?
Juicing has been popular with health seekers for decades. But many people are retiring their juicers and replacing them with blenders.
They’re both great for taking large servings of fruits, vegetables, and other healthy foods and turning them into an easy to consume liquid. But which is better?
Lets take a look at the specific benefits of both juicing and blending…
Benefits of Juicing:
- Juicing extracts almost all the nutrients from whatever you’re juicing and discards the rest. This means you can consume the essence of a couple pounds of fruits and vegetables in 1 glass of juice.
- It’s easy to consume juice. Even the best blender won’t be able to completely liquify fruits and vegetables in a way that a juicer can. If you’re not crazy about the taste of fruits or vegetables, but want to enjoy the health benefits of eating them, you will love juicing because you can gulp them down like you would a glass of water.
- You can get a quality Breville juicer for $150-$300. A quality blender, like a Blendtec or a Vitamix, will run about $400-$500.
Benefits of Blending:
- There’s no waste. Juicing discards all the fiber rich pulp found in fruits and vegetables. Blending keeps it in
- Blenders are easier to clean. Juicers have lots of parts that need to be cleaned after every use. Blenders just have the container and the lid.
- Blenders are a more versatile kitchen appliance. With a good blender you can make soup, salsa, sauces, and more.
For me personally, I prefer blending. My Blendtec blender does an amazing job of liquifying everything I put in it, so my smoothies are easy to drink, and packed with fiber. I still juice once in a while, but if I had to pick one, I would pick blending.
Here’s a helpful video that might help you decide.