Juicing Versus Smoothies

I often get asked, “Which do you believe is better– juicing or smoothies?” My short answer is…it really depends! Watch this video where I discuss the pros and cons of each. I hope to help you find the best solution to fit your lifestyle.

I also tried 3 raw cold pressed juices from Suja

DSC_5417GLOW: This one was my absolute favorite! It has a rich and deep flavor with just the sort of hint of sweetness I love. It has a ton of greens, but not not at all bitter or unpleasant in flavor. This gave me the best burst of energy.

PURIFY: If you are a fan of beets like I am, you’ll love this juicy and sweet drink. To me, carrot and beet were the dominate flavor.

FIJI: This one was yummy, but it was a bit anticlimactic after finding y favorite (glow). Apple was the dominate flavor here, and it did a little less to mute the flavor of the veggies, particularly the celery.

Metabolism Boosting Green Smoothie

Have you  noticed the green drink craze lately? I don’t know when it started, but I think people would juice everything in their fridge if they could! It’s not a bad craze, though since most people have a tough time getting their recommended amount of fruit and veggies each day. I personally do not have a juicer, just a blender. This works just great for me, and I can gain all the same benefits without missing the fiber.

Long ago when I discovered dark leafy greens could be added to blended drinks with no detected flavor, I was amazed! This drink is all about boosting the metabolism and detoxing. Kale is rich in vitamin A and C, and ginger has wonderful anti-inflammatory properties as well as the ability to fight the common cold and flu. Look up all the benefits yourself for more info. You will be amazed! You can tweak the recipe to be more to your liking, but I added no additional sugar to it. I was going only for benefits and not so much for a desserty-tasting drink. It was citrusy and creamy, since I added protein powder.

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Ingredients:

  • 6 to 8 ice cubes
  • Protein powder (optional)
  • 3/4 cup filtered water
  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • 1/2 cucumber (Peel unless you have a super nice blender)
  • 1 clementine
  • 1/2 grapefruit
  • 1 tbsp chopped ginger
  • 1/2 lime juice

It yielded about 20 oz, and was 153 calories with my unsweetened soy vanilla protein powder. Watch me make the smoothie here:

My philosophy: Eat like you love to live! ❤