Juicing Versus Blenders for Making Organic Superfood Drinks – Which Is Best?
Green Juice Smoothie
What are organic superfoods?
What are organic superfoods? There are many foods that are classified as superfoods, but they typically are fruits and vegetables that have extremely high nutritional value to our bodies. You can make your own organic superfood drinks. They make wonderful meal replacements on the go as well. Consider trying them for a natural energy boost, instead of a coffee rush.
List of Superfoods
Here are a few examples classified as superfoods, but the exhaustive list is actually very long:
Blue Green Algae
It’s best to buy or grow organic as much as possible to avoid the pesticides and other chemicals’ side effects that may effect our health negatively.
It is generally believed that juicing or blending fruits and vegetables is a very effective method to get the highest capacity of nutrition into our bodies from those superfoods. It’s also a very fast way to get the nutrition into our bloodstreams for our body’s use.
Juicing or Blending?
However, which method is best? Juicing or blending? What’s the difference, if any?
Basically, juicing is using a machine to extract the fruit or vegetable juice out of the pulp, leaving the fiber behind. It usually takes a fairly large quantity of organic produce to make even a glass of juice. Conversely, blending (smoothies) is using a heavy duty blender to liquefy both the fruit and vegetable juice and pulp, so it is rich in fiber and more filling than juicing alone. The fiber also helps offset the sugar spike that can occur in juicing higher sugar content fruits and vegetables such as apples and carrots.
In his book “Natural to Super Natural Health,” David Herzog writes, “Juice goes down quickly, is digested quickly, and is absorbed into the blood stream quickly. As a result, you become hungrier more quickly. Since smoothies contain fiber, you will feel full longer. High fiber content means it will take longer to digest, meaning you won’t become hungry as quickly. Further, since juicing requires many fruits and vegetables, the juice – ounce for ounce – is higher in calories and sugar than a smoothie made in a blender.”
Experiment with both methods to find your preferred one for your goals, but any way you slice it, organic superfoods are a nutritional powerhouse for our bodies.
Here are a few superfood drink recipes to try at home, adding a bit of ice in your juicing or blending adds an extra special touch to drinks.
Mango Fruit Medley
- 1 mango
- ½ cup peaches
- ½ cup of pineapple
- 1 tablespoon honey.
- 1 teaspoon of ginger
- ½ cup of blueberries
- 4 ounces of fresh berries, any kind
- ½ lemon juiced
- 1 banana
- 1 tablespoon honey
Jicama Carrot Parsley Mix
- 5-6 carrots
- 1 (1 inch) slice of Jicama
- Handful of parsley