You know that fruits and vegetables are good for you. But getting your daily recommended allotment of fresh or frozen produce? That’s another matter entirely. Sometimes schedules get in the way, or bad habits, or routines. But there’s a way to boost your intake of fruits and vegetables in one fell swoop: juicing or blending.
Juicing or blending are two versions of almost the same thing, although there are pros and cons to each. Blending, for example, is easy to add additional good-for-you ingredients such as nuts, nut butters, protein powders, and more. It’s also more filling, thanks to the fiber of peels and flesh, and costs less. However, the nutrients are more diluted, and root vegetables work less well. Juicing, on the other hand, has more veggies per serving while also being easier to digest. The machinery is harder to clean and costs more.
There are great combination tips that can help you juice or blend more easily. It’s also best to drink your recipes while they’re fresh. A few recipes can help you get started, and you’ll find them and more information on this health trend in this graphic.