Most people think that they are juicing when they are actually blending. What the difference anyway and which one is better for you? Simple answer is both. Both are two different healthy ways of nourishing and detoxing your body. The main differences between the two are:
Juicing is a process which extracts water and nutrients from produce and discards the indigestible fiber. Without all of the fiber, your digestive system does not have to work as hard to break down the food and absorb the nutrients. In fact, it makes the nutrients more readily available to the body in much larger quantities than if you were to eat the fruits and vegetables whole. This is very helpful if you have a sensitive digestive system or illness that prevents your body from processing fiber optimally. Juices restore the body at a cellular level.
Unlike juices, smoothies consist of the entire entire fruit or vegetable, skin and all and contain all of the fiber from the vegetables. The blending process breaks the fiber apart (which makes the fruit and vegetables easier to digest ) but also helps create a slow, even release of nutrients into the blood stream and avoids blood sugar spikes if your drink choice is heavy on sweet fruit. Smoothies tend to be more filling, because of the fiber, and generally faster to make than juice, so they can be great to drink first thing in the morning as your breakfast, or for snacks throughout the day.