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Our 10 best smoothies and juices
17 May 2018
Have you ever wondered about the benefits of juices versus smoothies? Some people are diehard smoothies-for-breakfast fans, while others love a green juice to energise their day.
The main difference between juices and smoothies is the fibre content. With juices, you’re extracting the water and nutrients from the fruits and vegetables, but stripping the fibre and leaving it behind. Juices are very nutrient-dense (and can be high in sugar, depending on what fruits are added) however they do leave behind the nutrients that bind to the fibre.
For people who like to get their five-a-day in a single serving, or who need a quick energy boost, or who have trouble digesting fibre, juices are great. However, they do require a juicer (or a blender, nut-milk bag, and patience), and they can be quite expensive since they use a lot of fruit and veg for a single serving. Here are five juice recipes to try:
Smoothies, on the other hand, use the whole fruit or vegetable, including all the fibre – so they are more satiating than juices. Because of the high fibre content in smoothies, they also release their sugars into your system more slowly. They’re a great way to get a quick, healthy meal, and an opportunity to include several important foods (such as greens, berries, flax, and whole grains) in one go.
There are so many ways to make a great smoothie (or smoothie bowl). Here are a few options:
Happy juicing and blending!