Smoothies vs Juice: What Shreds Fat Faster?

There are two things we are often told we should do when we are on a healthy diet: juice and make smoothies. In fact, the smoothie and juice industry has seen a boom in recent years, with juice and smoothie bars bringing in more than $2 billion every year.

According to the CDC, most Americans don’t get enough fruits and vegetables in their diet. They also recommend that the average person should get 1 ½ to 2 cups of fruit every day and 2-3 cups of vegetables. Adding them into a smoothie or juicing them can help us make sure that we get the full recommended amount every day, if not more (1).

What’s The Difference Between Juicing and Smoothies?

The difference between juicing and blending your fruits and vegetables together really comes down to what is and isn’t left over afterward.

When you juice your fruits and veggies you remove everything but the juice. This means that you remove the fibrous material so that all that is left is the liquid. On the other hand, when you blend everything into a smoothie, you are leaving in all the fibrous material, causing it to be a thick liquid.

When it comes to nutritional value and what is better for you, things get a little more complicated, as each preparation has different benefits. Juicing your fruits and vegetables hold more nutrients because you consume it in such a concentrated amount. It takes more fruits and vegetables to make an 8oz cup of juice than it does to make an 8oz smoothie.

However, when you blend your fruits and vegetables together, you maintain all the fiber, which is great for healthy digestion. Blended fruits also tend to have a higher concentration of phytochemical (cancer-fighting antioxidants) due to the inclusion of the pulp (2).

Are Smoothies or Juice Better for Fat Loss?

When it comes to losing weight and whether you decide you want to add juicing or smoothies to your diet, the one thing you need to remember is to consume them in moderation. Both juices and smoothies, with all of their benefits, still contain a lot of sugar in them and so this needs to be considered. Even though it is naturally occurring sugar, it is still sugar and can work against your fat loss efforts if over consumed.

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When consuming in moderation, smoothies can be more beneficial to your fat loss and get you closer to your goals, not just because of nutritional value, but also because they help to keep you fuller, longer. This can help keep you from overeating because you are hungry. Plus, you can even add a couple of scoops of Organic Vegan Protein Superfood to your smoothie, adding flavor and nutritional value.

When it comes to fat loss, it is best to supplement with smoothies rather than juicing. Although juicing can help provide additional servings of vegetables, smoothies will help you consume fewer calories overall and can make for a great breakfast substitute, especially when you add in a serving of Organic Vegan Protein Superfood.

To make sure you’re getting in enough fruits and vegetables, and without over or under consuming them, you can get on a Custom Meal Plan. These plans are designed specifically for you. Everyone’s body is different and so they need to be consuming different amounts of food. This will ensure that you are getting exactly the right amount of food, whether it is protein, fats, or fruits and vegetables. We even include smoothies on the plans. These plans take these foods and portions them out for you so what you eat works towards your goals, not against them.

Remember, the best way to fight fat is through eating clean and maintaining an active lifestyle.

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