(Infographic) Juicing vs. Blending

Juice Vs. Blending

We are constantly asked if blending is the same as juicing. Infomercials and marketing campaigns may try to educate you falsely, so we created this infographic to show you the biggest differences between the two processes.

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  1. Sam C

    Steve,

    Good article on Juicing and Blending, so many people refer to blending as juicing and think it is critical to get the fiber. I’m not one of those. I both juice and blend. At one point I bought about 7 juices to try them out, I had money and interest then, I even bought a Norwalk. Anyway the Green Power was best for greens but so great for carrots. Now I like the Vert but can’t juice more than a quart before it starts leaking, I still put it through a net bag to filter after a strainer. I like the ease and cleanup of the vert and small footprint.

    OH yeah what do you think of cabbage for a base? Is it high glycemic?

    Thanks for the info on the HPP I always wondered about that effect on the juice. I was shocked to find they can be 3-4 weeks old.

    I was just in LA last weekend and love to visit the Beverly Hills Juice Club.

    Cheers,

    Sam

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  2. Wardie Ward

    I have owned a number of juicers, but found them all a little painful to use, so I shifted my focus towards a Vitamix and making green smoothies. After reading the advantages (above) of juices over blends, I decided to try a hybrid drink where the hard vegetables like carrots, celery and beetroot (and Ginger at times) are blended enough liquid (usually water, but I also use fresh coconut milk (the clear stuff), and when the mixture is suitably blended into mush, I put the vege juice into a nut bag and SQUeeeeeeZE. The resulting juice is as far as I can tell indescernable in taste from the juice out of a juicer and the pulp is very dry and fine.
    I then mix the juice with green leafed vegetables and any other additions I have in mind to make a Hybrid Smoothie- 1/2 pure juice, and 1/2 blended, kind of like a Toyota Prius. The carrots and beetroot do the sweetening, so fruit is not necessary but can be added if so desired.

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  3. Abigail Taylor

    Thanks for showing us the difference in blending and juicing. Some tell us that the real juicer blends up everything,and the fiber is not wasted, versus the juicer that separates the pulp, taking away a small percentage of necessary nutrients involved.
    What you explained about the juice without the pulp, being easily absorbed is quite interesting, a fact I had not known before. Thank you for all you do to help others.

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  4. Linda

    I didn’t know , although, if I thought about it, I should have known, that soluable fiber stayed in the juice . I’m so glad to hear that, because I still have a problem with tossing out the residual biproducts of juicing . I no longer have a compost pile, and I’ll not be starting another one.
    Thank you, Steve ! Peace, Linda

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