Question of the Week: To Blend or To Juice?

by Gena on June 14, 2009

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Hi everyone!

I hope, first of all, that you’ve had excellent weekends. It’s finally sunny in NYC; who knows if it’ll last, but I’m grateful while it’s here.

I’m so glad that the blended salad post was a hit! I hope to see some of the recipes in circulation soon :) The post led to an interesting question from my pal Diana, who asked:

“. . . you know how the juice stand at Coffee Shop has like a bajillion combos listed all over it? Most of the veggie ones are just listed under juice as opposed to the smoothie list, which is fruit heavy. It occurred to me that a smoothie of any of the juice combos might be tasty too – do you think the health benefits differ much between a juice vs. a smoothie made of the same things? (No added froyo or whatever.)”

This brought me back to a reader question from a few weeks ago, which read:

“I’ve been doing some research, and found that a lot of people feel that blending is superior to juicing. They point out that juicing removes the healthy fiber from the produce, which helps regulate blood sugar as the sugar from the fruits and veggies hits your system. They admit that for people with more severe digestive issues might benefit from this, but for everyone with normal digestion, blending might actually be superior . . .

On the other side, people argue that juicing allows the vitamins and other nutrients from the produce to go directly into the bloodstream without any work on the part of your digestive system. However, as I mentioned above, the anti-juicing people say this is actually a negative because the sugar in the fruits and veggies can cause a spike in blood sugar . . . This leaves me totally confused!”

The short answer here is that I don’t think that this is a contest, or a debate. Blending and juicing are both beneficial in different ways.

The purpose of juicing is to extract as much nutrition from vegetables as possible without activating digestion; that is, you’re enjoying a flood of nutrition without fiber. Isn’t fiber good for us, you’re thinking? Yes it is, and if you’re eating a plant-based diet, you’re getting plenty of it! Juicing enthusiasts don’t argue that fiber is harmful; they simply think that there are times when it’s desirable to get a rich flood of nutrition without the fiber. For example, people with very sensitive digestive systems often find it a relief to be able to snack on what is the equivalent of several cups of vegetables without having to stress about whether or not the high fiber content will be irritating.

The second way in which juicing and blending differ is volume. Unless you’ve got a tremendous appetite, you can’t eat all the produce that goes into a single serving of veggie juice several times a day! An average juice (for me) includes an apple, five large kale leaves, 1/2 a bunch of parsley, a large cucumber, eight large stalks of celery, and a knob of ginger. Or it might involve eight carrots, a beet, 1/2 a bunch of kale, an apple, a head of romaine, and eight stalks of celery. Get the idea? I could never devour that many veggies all at once, but I can juice them. Blending them would still allow me to consume a lot of vegetables more easily, but it wouldn’t be quite as efficient as juicing.

As you can see from my last post, I love blended salads, and consume them often. And now that summer’s here, you can bet I’m looking forward to plenty of fruit smoothies and coconut shakes, too! But they’re a different entity entirely from juice; I enjoy them both, and look to them for different reasons.

As for the blood sugar spike, that’s a reasonable concern. Juice that’s all apple or all carrot will give you a sugar rush or make you lightheaded: this is why it’s important to mix beets, carrots, and apples with a less sweet vegetables and greens. But properly made, juice should be high enough in celery, cucumber, greens, lemon, and other veggies to outweigh the sugar in apples or carrots (sugars that are, by the way, are perfectly suitable in reasonable amounts). And of course, I do not recommend juicing as meal replacement, which is where the real danger of blood sugar elevation lies.

If you have diabetes or a blood sugar imbalance you’ll want to speak with your doctor before you begin juicing frequently.

Bottom line? To compare blending and juicing is a bit like trying to evaluate the relative merits of yoga and marathon running. They’re comparable in that they’re both a form of exercise, but that’s pretty much where the comparison ends; juicing and blending are both a form of nutritional intake, but they’re as different as can be.

On that note, have a terrific Sunday evening! See you back here soon.

xo

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Briana in Tucson June 14, 2009 at 4:27 pm

First comment! Yes!

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Gena June 14, 2009 at 5:22 pm

Ha, congrats, girl :)

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kristin f. June 14, 2009 at 4:28 pm

Wonderful information! I don’t have a juicer, so I’m sticking to blended by default, but I appreciate your perspective and knowledge!

I know that green smoothies have wonderful portability – I put mine in a thermos and it stays cool and fresh as I sip on it during my first hour of work. Do you think that a blended salad would stay “fresh” tasting until lunch time? I don’t think my co-workers would appreciate me blending at my desk during lunch. :) (I do have access to a refrigerator.)

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Gena June 14, 2009 at 5:22 pm

I think they should keep for a few hours, Kristin — but not much longer! If you use non-stinky veggies (no onion!) you should be ok.

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earthmother June 15, 2009 at 9:01 am

Just wanted to let you know that you don’t have to miss out on the amazing benefits of fresh juice, just because you don’t own a juicer. You can still make your green smoothie each morning and then run it through a nut-milk bag to remove all the fiber. The difference being, you’d need to drink it prior to work (as opposed to sipping out of your thermos at the office), because it will oxidize rather rapidly.

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trilbydrew June 14, 2009 at 4:29 pm

That juice in the picture looks sooooo good.

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zucchini breath June 14, 2009 at 4:56 pm

Wonderful article. Thanks

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VeggieGirl June 14, 2009 at 4:59 pm

VERY interesting. I’ve always wondered the “true” difference between juicing and blending (in terms of nutritional benefits and such), so now I understand it all better :-) You never fail to inform, dear Gena! Thank you as always.

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Gena June 14, 2009 at 5:22 pm

So glad to inform!!

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sally June 14, 2009 at 5:14 pm

I found this lesson so incredibly informative (and a little more palatable than some previous tutorials that in my opinion occasionaly contradict the science.) I was wondering what your position is on fasting for a day or longer. Do you engage inand endorse true fasts or do you recommend juice fasts only? Perhaps this topic could be discussed at length in a separate post (pros, cons, etc.) Terrific work, Gena!

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Gena June 14, 2009 at 5:20 pm

Thanks Sally!

This topic demands a HUGE post, and I will deliver at some point when I’m really up for it! It all depends on who you are and what you’re eating. I do not recommend that people eating totally mainstream SAD diets suddenly embark on fasts that are longer than a day — or that anyone fast longer than three days without getting colonics regularly.

I personally enjoy 1-3 day fasts, and frequently fast till dinnertime on weekends, but I have not yet had any interest in a longer fast, for various reasons, both psychological and physical. (Such as the popular 92 day raw fast, or various 7-14 day protocols.)

I recommend juice fasting, rather than water.

Again, though, this is a truly complicated issue with many psychological and physical dimensions. There’s a lot of pressure to fast in the raw community, without lots of emphasis on personal readiness, so don’t feel pressured if you’re not prepared for it! Juicing for breakfast is a great way to “break” digestion without going nuts :)

Gena

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FoodsThatFit June 14, 2009 at 5:37 pm

Ahh, I totally get it! This makes a lot of sense, thanks for clarifying things. I know I have said this to you before, but you have an amazing talent for writing things in a way that makes sense to those (like me!) that are new to a lot of this. I have been juicing lately, and really enjoying it, but have wondered myself about the fiber issue. Thanks Gena!

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Shelby June 14, 2009 at 5:46 pm

Wow, I was actually just about to ask you about this!

I find that I get SO full from Green Smoothies. Its all the fiber and I can never finish without feeling bloated. Maybe juicing would be right for me. I like the idea of drinking greens but I hate that puffy feeling.

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Jane May 20, 2012 at 7:46 am

Hi Shelby, I was just researching this question about blending v. juicing and just read the following on the Raw Spirit site, which I thought perfectly answered your question about bloating when drinking smoothies. I know it’s already 3 years on, and you’ve probably already found the answer, but here it is anyway …
“Be diligent to chew blended foods. It can be tempting to quickly swallow blended meals because there is nothing solid to break down with our teeth. However, if there is any amount of fiber present in your meal, chewing is necessary to prepare the stomach for digestion. Neglecting this step can cause imperfect or partial absorption, not to mention gas and bloating. If you are going to blend, I recommend “chewing” each mouthful until it is thoroughly salivated and trickles down the esophagus on its own without you consciously swallowing.”

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Mich June 5, 2012 at 10:59 pm

Thanks for this bit of info, Jane. Makes perfect sense!

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vickey April 25, 2013 at 8:56 pm

Good advice. I wondered why I was so gasy and I had to chew a little fo the fiber. I don’t have a juicer so I will still do the smoothies but maybe add more liquids.

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Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) June 14, 2009 at 5:58 pm

Thank you for the great information! I have been wondering about that – I always blend because I don’t have a juicer but I might have to try a juice fast one of these days!

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Metta June 14, 2009 at 6:33 pm

I’m with Shelby. I get too full, puffy and bloated on a green smoothies/monsters. Green juice just goes down easier for me, especially in the morning.

Great post as usual!

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Jess June 14, 2009 at 6:35 pm

Gena,

Thanks for clearing that up! I have been drinking more smoothies lately (gotta love summer!) … I’m still pretty heavy on the fruits, but am slowly adding more and more greens into it.

My question is this: what do you do with the pulp after juicing? Do you use it some other way? or compost? I almost think it’s a waste to throw it out :(

Thanks!
Jess

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Gena June 14, 2009 at 6:37 pm

Jess,

I’m obsessed with the pulp! I use it in crackers, I use it in my green guac (see my recipe tab) and I eat it on its own, with lemon and sea salt :)

Gena

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Katherine June 14, 2009 at 7:33 pm

thanks for another great post, gena! glad you were out enjoying the sun in the city today! i really enjoy juicing and am considering buying a juicer very soon. for now, i stick with blending (since i already have everything i need!) and i treat myself to a juice once or twice a week at a place near my office. i’d love to have more juices in my diet though!

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ttfn300 June 14, 2009 at 7:34 pm

another great post, I have been wondering about juicing, seeing it pop up all over the place. i dont’ think my budget can handle a juicer and all the produce i’d go through right now, but it’s definitely worth a treat now and again :)

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Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) June 14, 2009 at 7:44 pm

Thanks for the post Gena. I read Green for Life last summer and went crazy on the green smoothies. I’m enjoying them again now that it’s warm, and your explanation on how smoothies differ from juice makes total sense. Your posts are always so informative. Thanks again!

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Katrina (gluten free gidget) June 14, 2009 at 8:22 pm

Dude, I need a juicer! Would you mind emailing my husband and telling him to get me one for my birthday? :-)
Thanks for the comment on my blog! I would appreciate any referrals! Helping people is my passion in life. My consulting business is just another avenue toward accomplishing that passion.

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Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl June 14, 2009 at 9:18 pm

Gena, I love the way you answered this question. Great post! :-)

I do love me some smoothies–especially with spinach leaves–but there’s nothing like raw juices and juice fasting. It’s so wonderful and refreshing to allow my digestion to rest and experience the serenity of a fast. Love it!

*smiles*
Michele

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Cecilia June 14, 2009 at 9:24 pm

Can you believe my mum actually has a breville juice fountain tucked into some corner in the pantry!!! Wooo

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Melanie June 15, 2009 at 5:19 am

Very timely. I just bought a vitamix last night. Interesting and I guess I’ll have to invest in a juicer at some point too. For now it will have to be blended drinks. Thanks for the info.

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Kathleen June 15, 2009 at 6:12 am

My juicer is going on a trip today. Getting all packed up in it’s box and covered with brown paper to make the long journey back to New York. That is how attached to it I am – I ship it to wherever I am working!

I never got into smoothies because the fruit/greens combo always left me a little bloated. But I did make the zucchini soup the last few days. Yum!

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Anonymous June 15, 2009 at 6:54 am

Great post! As a type 1 (juvenile) diabetic I can vouch for both smoothies and juices being great for blood sugar control (although I always make my juice with a lot of green in it, not just fruit, as you mentioned). I have been doing green smoothies in the morning for over a year, and they are great for my blood sugar control. it is like a balanced meal in a glass, versus the starch and carb-heavy breakfasts most people eat, which always spike blood sugar and send me on a roller coaster of high sugar, correct with insulin, then go low… I also need about half the insulin i used to.

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Food and Loathing in the Steel City September 17, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Thank you for this comment! No one ever talks about type 1 diabetes, they only talk about type 2! But it’s true — juicing and blending both, when it is mostly veggies with only some fruit added for palatability, will greatly reduce your insulin usage and also will stop you from having to “chase highs.” That’s what I call it when you eat heavier foods and you’re forced to give yourself insulin, test in a half hour, give yourself more insulin, test in another half hour, give yourself more insulin AND SO FORTH, unitl finally your blood sugar goes low (and then I would usually have to drink some sugar).

Eating a plant-based diet and replacing at least some meals with juice or blends will definitely help you keep tighter control on type 1 diabetes, as well as type 2.

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Dori June 15, 2009 at 7:07 am

Another amazing post! I love the way you explain everything that leaves me with no questions at all. Now that I’ve started juicing myself (got the same one you have!) I can’t even believe how many vegetables it takes to get just 16 ounces of juice. It really is incredible.

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Diana (Soap & Chocolate) June 15, 2009 at 7:53 am

It is my pleasure to be your muse any time, Gena, haha! Thanks for devoting a whole post to this question! Of course it totally makes sense, now. I kind of feel like it’s the commercial factor that leads many people to equate juicing with smoothie-ing – just the fact that you can generally get either or at any given retail outlet. As my understanding of the reasons behind raw foodism deepens, the more I find makes intuitive sense, since most everything comes back to how it will be digested and therefore impact (or not…) the body.

On that note, I may or may not be currently engaged in a bidding war over a juicer on eBay. ;) Have a great week!

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Brooke June 15, 2009 at 8:14 am

So informative! I leave your blog bursting with new information. I want you to know that you influence my decisions a great deal. Thank you for investing so much time to help us all live healthier lives!

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Briana in Tucson June 15, 2009 at 8:25 am

Ok, now that I actually have the time to get over my excitement at being the first comment, I can sit down and actually type something. :)

I just got back from my vacation to Chicago and, although I had the best of intentions, I ended up not always eating the healthiest foods. When I’m home in Tucson, I easily eat 10-15 servings of fruit and veg a day. Fast forward to Chicago where I was eating what was served to me and getting maybe three servings of veg a day. Needless to say, I felt awful. Seriously. For the last four days I was there I was dizzy and constantly in danger of falling asleep in the middle of the day.

So I got home and all I could think about was getting as many healthy fruits and veg into my system as possible. I don’t have a juicer so I did it the old fashioned way: I whipped up all my fruit and veg in the blender, then poured/pushed the concoction through a fine strainer. Result? With two days of tasty green juices, I was back to my old self!

Ok, I know this comment is getting really long, but one last thing: Gena, I would love to see some of your favorite fruit and veg combos for juicing. All of your recipes are so good that I’m sure your juice recipes would be awesome, too. :)

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earthmother June 15, 2009 at 8:56 am

Amen amen and amen!

I juice. I blend. But, a quart of fresh green juice every morning remains the foundation of my diet. Nothing like those living enzymes! Mmmm.

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Elena June 15, 2009 at 9:04 am

Another great post, Gena. I used to be an all smoothie and no juice fan, until I really understood true benefits of both. Now I now and practice what you have talked about in this post: there is place for both in my diet!

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Charlene June 15, 2009 at 9:39 am

You must be telepathic! I’ve been thinking about this exact topic lately. I appreciate the information. And now I have even more reason to get a juicer!

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Michelle @ Find Your Balance June 15, 2009 at 9:49 am

That makes a lot of sense…the best answer I’ve heard to this question! My CSA starts this week and I can’t wait to juice the heck out of that box of veggies :-)

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Maria June 15, 2009 at 10:32 am

Great post, Gena! I love how you compared juicing and smoothies vs. yoga and marathon running. Two totally great but different things. You always have the best way of wording things so that they make sense in my head ;).

Hope you have a fantastic day!

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Diana June 15, 2009 at 10:58 am

Hi Gena! Great Post! Do you think vitamixing and then straining the mix through a cheesecloth comparable to juicing?

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Gena June 15, 2009 at 6:24 pm

Hey Diana,

It’s not as ideal as juicing, but it’s not a bad backup option!

Gena

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Jenna June 15, 2009 at 11:11 am

Gena,
this was a great post! and i’m still astonished you drink that many veggies!! So cool!

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Gena June 15, 2009 at 6:25 pm

Ha — it’s something, no??

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Gliding Calm June 15, 2009 at 12:46 pm

Wow! Thanks so much for this post!! Really interesting question, and your answer makes a lot of sense! I’m afriad I’ve been making my juices too sour though! I need to add more apple or carrots!

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Gena June 15, 2009 at 6:24 pm

I’m so happy it helped, dear GC!!

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Bianca- Vegan Crunk June 15, 2009 at 1:41 pm

Glad you addressed this. I used to juice daily with my breakfast (either a fresh veggie or orange or apple-carrot-ginger juice in addition to my solid foods), but I started reading all this stuff about not getting fiber with juicing and so I slacked off…my juicer hasn’t seen work in a few months now. I miss juicing, and this post is inspiration to start back at it. I think I definitely need to add more greens — and less fruit — to my juices as well.

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Gena June 15, 2009 at 6:23 pm

Yay! Glad to get you back into juicing, B :)

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Nicole June 15, 2009 at 3:45 pm

Thank you for all this information! I have been so curious about this subject. I have a juicer but I always seem to forget about it. I’ve got to get back on the juicing wagon :)

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Gena June 15, 2009 at 6:23 pm

Definitely do, Nicole! Juicing rocks :)

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RunToFinish June 15, 2009 at 6:58 pm

very very helpful! I have been sticking to smoothies because I wanted the bulk, but now for the first time I see why juicing could be good for me

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emily June 15, 2009 at 8:57 pm

This was very timely, I just got back from purchasing a juice with a friend! I just wanted to comment on how much I appreciate the thought you put into your posts/explanations. I don’t comment often but I feel like I learn so much every time I visit.

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Gena June 17, 2009 at 6:06 am

Aw, thanks so much, Emily!

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Justine June 16, 2009 at 1:23 am

I have a juicer but it’s a pretty cheap one (though so is my blender). I recently started drinking protein shakes (w/ brown rice or hemp powder) and am going to start making green smoothies now. I’m still iffy on the juicing though, it’s so good but so much work to do it everyday (lots of cleaning)! Plus I’m a student, and I’m usually just grabbing something on the go. But there’s a juice bar that’s right by the Whole Foods I go to so I stop there pretty often.

Someday I’d love to juice daily or at least more often. This blog has definitely inspired me to when I can! :)

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Gena June 17, 2009 at 6:05 am

So glad that your interest in juicing is growing, Justine!

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glutenfreeforgood June 16, 2009 at 3:57 am

Good morning. I’m so glad I ran across your blog! Great information, great photos, great attitude. We’re on the same page with this! Your green juice looks wonderful!

Melissa

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Gena June 17, 2009 at 6:05 am

Thanks Melissa! Welcome to my blog!

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sally m June 18, 2009 at 10:32 am

Gena – I’m SURE this question have been answered before but I couldn’t find it on the FAQ tab: what juicer do you use? Basic really, but I’m looking for a quality product and I would love a recommendation, if you fall like you can give it…

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Gena June 22, 2009 at 6:46 am

Hey Sally,

I recommend the Breville Juice Fountain Plus!

Gena

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Anita October 8, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Hi,
Just found your blog. Haven’t bought a juicer yet, but I thought that a masticating juicer is better than the Breville one which is centrifugal and doesn’t handle the greens as well. But you feel it handles all your greens just fine?

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Kristen's Raw June 18, 2009 at 9:39 pm

Excellent post! I’m thoroughly enjoying everything you write. Thanks for taking the time to share so much knowledge.

Cheers and Hugs,
Kristen

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Hayley June 29, 2009 at 11:05 am

This is such a fantastic post! I’ve never even known what the issues with pulp were and why they needed to be strained out, but it makes so much sense. Perhaps this has answered my question about whether or not to get a juicer! I haven’t been a big fan of the blended green monsters, but maybe juicing will taste better. Thank you!

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wherewithal May 8, 2010 at 3:56 am

Great post. FYI I like juicing and blending too, but prefer blending because I do it differently than what you’re describing. My blender sees combos like these:
1/2 head of romaine, 1 bags of mixed greens or watercress, an apple, a handful of blueberries, a handful of pineapple, a slice of ginger, a handful of seaweed and maybe a little healthy oil
Personally, I only use a juicer for vegs. I don’t blend (broccoli, zucchini, etc.) But both are great!

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April May 23, 2010 at 3:32 am

I really appreciate you answering this question. They simply just are not the same, is the bottom line and both have their place in your routine diet.

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Niki August 22, 2010 at 12:30 am

Great way of explaining this topic.

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Douglas Gray January 5, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Dr. Max Gerson, the famous cancer healer used about 12-13 glasses of raw juice in his therapy. He thought blended would be better, but found from experience that he didn’t get the same result. As Gina so ably explained, the juicer extracts the nutrients for you. Juices are very condensed, wheras the blended stuff, because of the fiber, is not as concentrated, and requires energy to digest and also, as she mentions, keeps the appestat going. When juice fasting, the idea is to get the appestat to turn off after 3-4 days, which you can’t do with smoothies.

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leah June 28, 2011 at 6:49 am

LOVE this post. THANK YOU!

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Pamela July 13, 2011 at 10:19 pm

I hope it’s not too late to ask a question about smoothies and juices. I have found that most recipes have banana and or strawberry as an ingredient. I am allergic to both and am unable to use them. I was wondering if there is an alternative best used in place of those to replace the specific nutrients lost by simply leaving them out?

Thank you for your help!

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Gena July 14, 2011 at 7:44 am

Alas, Pamela, they’re two of my favorites, so I tend to use them in everything and don’t have many alternate ideas! Mango can be creamy like banana, and blueberries or other berries can always replace strawberries.

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Pamela July 14, 2011 at 3:49 pm

I appreciate your reply. They are my favorites too, right up until they started making me wheeze, have trouble breathing, itch from head to toe and get hives. No brainer there :(. I will have to try the mango and see how that works out. Thank you!~

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Karl August 16, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Gena,

Read the post and almost all responses but I still have question: why do you not want to activate the bodies digestion?

Thanks

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Anonymous November 20, 2011 at 11:41 pm

I was wondering the exact same thing…. Answer, anybody?

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Anonymous June 11, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Blender is the way to go

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mrs,williams July 1, 2012 at 1:46 pm

I was woundering how long should i clense with juicing in raw do mean i can eat still salad right after i cleanse.im a beginner

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AshleyL January 17, 2013 at 9:12 pm

For someone who has experienced that dizzy/lightheadedness you talked about, would you recommend drinking juice with some kind of protein like nuts or avocadoes or seeds? or continue to drink it on it’s own?

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Nancy A March 21, 2013 at 10:56 pm

Thank you so much for this article! I’ve recently began making green smoothing a but some people tell me that juicing is better. I don’t own a juicer and I cannot afford to purchase one. So I was hoping the benefits were almost the same; I’ll keep on having my smoothies then :)

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Christy April 13, 2013 at 7:16 am

Hi all ~

Ok, so I am really late to this post…sorry :( Just now catching on to the juicing buzz. I really am interested in the juice fast but reading this article it seems that longer then 3 days is frowned upon?? Maybe? I could have missed something but want to make sure where I start (besides getting a juicer (: ), and what I should watch out for.

I do not have any medical issues except a small rise in sugar now and then. I have just recently started doing smoothies in the blender but they have a high fruit content, which by reading this post I am seeing this is not the best (Thank you for that info btw).

Can anyone give me some ideas on where to start (if I should ease into a fast, receipes, things to add to diet i.e vitamins, etc.)? Wondering if a fast as documented in Fat, Sick, and Nearly dead is really achieveable.

Thank you everyone
Christy

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Christy April 13, 2013 at 7:18 am

Sorry…email address was not submitted properly in last post. Corrected here.

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Gay May 9, 2013 at 12:34 am

HI i have read all the posts very interesting, but no one has said anything about loosing weight. Im very overweight and have been juicing for 8 days now and have lost 5kgs. Im wondering if blending would be the same if I did some blending as well as juicing. My blood presure has also gone down, I have cut out half of one of my tablets. I dont know how long to do this for, before I add some other raw foods, has anyone any siggestions. I feel good except for day four and five feeling a little light headed, but think that was the low blood preessure before i reduced the medication. Id like to start eating some fruit and vegis, but I also want to keep loosing weight, and wonder if I eat the fruit and vegis if I will still continue to loose weight, I want to add this is the only thing I have done over twenty years that i have been able to loose weight on, Gay

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linda July 26, 2013 at 10:24 am

Can you recommend a heavy duty blender and juices that is also easy to clean ? pls also email the answer to me, if you can. The juicer we bought was supposed to be decent but broke down after a couple of months’ use and not as easy to clean. My son’s callouses/plantar warts mostly disappeared after almost a month of juicing greens –he adds apple or beets, ginger, sometimes onions. peppers, garlic, turmeric etc., Those warts were horrible looking and they grow —he had been treated by Podiatrists with medication, scraping and even burning them to no avail for years. We would like to invest in something that we could use for years. Thank you.

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linda July 26, 2013 at 10:26 am

Correction to my previous comment: I think he said freezing the warts instead of burning.

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Ana February 4, 2014 at 3:02 pm

I agree that it is not a contest. Juicing is obviously better, there is no competition! lol j/k.

It’s true that blending and juicing both have their benefits, I just really don’t like blending veggies because they taste terrible with all that pulp!

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Matt K February 5, 2014 at 5:40 pm

I’ve been doing a lot of juicing lately, but have been reading about the benefits of blenderizing your veggies and taken them that way….. which got me thinking, everybody talks about making fruit smoothies, why not make veggie smoothies?

I’ve got to check out your blended salad post!

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