"Should I buy a Blender or a Juicer?"
We receive this question frequently, and our answer is an unequivocal... BOTH!
Because Blenders and Juicers have different functions it's easy to make a case for both. But if your countertop (or your budget) only has room for one, let's compare them to help you decide what's best for you.
First, congrats on your interest in purchasing either! Both Blenders and Juicers offer a fantastic means to increase your intake of fruits and vegetables, guaranteeing better health almost immediately. Whichever you decide, you are committing to a path of increasing wellness for yourself.
Do you like smoothies and shakes to fill you up and keep you full longer? Then you want a Blender.
Blended fruits and vegetables are commonly called smoothies. You can throw in the entire fruit or vegetable, add any additional amendments, and blend together to create a thick, filling drink which is easier digest than if you were eating the same foods whole.
Blenders are ideal for fruits and softer vegetables. Their design (a central spinning metal blade that breaks up and blends the fibers and liquids) is difficult for tougher vegetables, and not ideal for leafy greens - unless you add a liquid such as water, juice, etc.
Also, Blenders produce more volume of liquid from the same amount of fruits and vegetables than a Juicer does. This means your cash outlay for produce is less than if you were Juicing. And with a Blender, you've got the fun factor - you can add items to create your very own designer drink which suits your mood for the day.
Finally, the wide open top on Blenders makes it easy to toss in foods without much chopping. Your prep-time is fast (5 seconds to create an 8 Ounce drink!), and cleanup is easy.
Do you prefer a pure juice drink rich in concentrated nutrients, which is easy to digest, cleansing and rejuvenating for your body? Then you want a Juicer.
Juicers are recommended in nearly all serious health regimes because they maximize the ingestion of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, while minimizing demands on your digestive system.
Because it doesn't need to be processed through the digestive tract, juice flows into your bloodstream rapidly, minimizing the digestive work normally required by your stomach. Note: if you juice fruits and vegetables high in sugar content, then freshly squeezed juice can result in a blood sugar spike - so best to juice low-sugar produce or opt instead to blend a smoothie.
Juicing machines are more expensive than blenders, and also cost more for produce as they require a larger volume of produce to create an 8 Ounce drink. But if your goal is to metabolize larger nutritional value, and to enjoy the associated health benefits, Juicers are ideal.
Lastly, Juicers have smaller feeding tubes, so prepping time will be longer than Blending. The juicing process also takes longer, as does the clean up. And they require more countertop space.
While Juicers cost more in time and money, to any serious health aficionado, there's no question that they are well worth it!
Blenders are more popular, less expensive, and easier to use. They are wonderful for thick, pulpy fruit juices or for smoothies loaded with add-ons for a nutritious meal-substitute that leaves you satisfied longer.
Juicers are more expensive, take up more countertop space, have more parts to disassemble and clean. But they extract the most power-packed, easily digestible bio-nutrients from a wide range of fresh foods, including hard-to-juice grasses and leafy greens.
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