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Difference between Green juices and Veggie & Fruit Smoothies

The difference between Veggies and Fruits Smoothies and Green juices.

What’s the difference between green juices and smoothies?
Smoothies are virtually liquefied food. All the ingredients go into a blender and get liquefied until it’s a smooth pasty consistency and you drink the whole concoction slowly. It’s important to add some oils to help in digestion and to maintain the gut microbial balance.
In the case of juices, it is filtered, sieved, or strained in a cheesecloth and you only drink the juice without any fibre.

The alternative methods are using a high speed juicing machine that automatically separates the vegetables and fruits fibre and juices by first grating the ingredients into tiny bits than employing the centrifugal force of the spin, at an average speed of 3600 rpm to expel the pulp while gathering the juice separately. Due to excessive speed of extracting the juice inevitably gets more air mixed into the fluids which can cause rapid oxidation. You will see this happen when allowing the liquid to stand for few minutes. The dense part of the fluid tends to separate from the lighter part of the extract, and you will see the clear liquid remains below. Now, this does not mean the juice has gone bad. It’s a process of separation of the pulp. You can mix them up again and drink slowly mixing it well with your saliva before you swallow, which will assist the system to ingest all the nutrition effectively.

There is also slow juice extractor called masticating extractors which run at 80 rpm and slowly squeezes out the juice from the fruits or veggies. This kind of fluid extraction prevents less oxidation and drink can remain in the fridge for 72 hours below 4-5 Âșc.

The difference is significant indeed regarding energy dispersed by the body to extract nutrition from the smoothies and remove toxins. The cellulose or fibres in the smoothies play a crucial role in removing toxins by binding to them and extracting from the places its lodge. By consuming smoothies, the fibres aid the body to digest the sugars efficiently and eliminate the toxins permanently from the system as well.

Fundamental differences are when you are in a state of wellness or illness. When in a state of wellness you feel full of powerful energy, lightness of being and gay, clarity of mind and cognitively alert, inspired to do, whatever that needs to be done with total enthusiasm. When in a state of illness, we feel the lack of vigour, fatigue, unenthusiastic, pain and aches all over the body, lack of clarity and no cognitive power, sluggishness. Everything is difficult, you feel dense and disillusioned, uninspired, not wanting to do anything. A general sense of dullness and apathy.

When you drink
1. Juices without the fibers in the liquid there is a powerful boost of energy from the juice which goes directly into your system without much need for digestion the nutrition are ingested directly and immediately which the cells needs for the body to maintain balance and to generate energy.
2. There are the 80/20 phenomena which take place in the body. The body has to utilize 80 % of energy to extract 20 % of nutrition for use to sustain itself. Energy from the food that we consume is for maintenance, cleaning, building and to produce energy.
3. When we drink the liquids from the juice, the body can absorb until 95 % of the fluids potential vitality giving nutrition with an outlay of 5 % energy in absorbing and discharging waste from the body.
4. The most significant difference between juices and smoothies is when illnesses afflict the body is that the body needs to conserve as much energy to recuperate from illness. So Juices are the most efficient during the recovery period. Once recovered smoothies ultimately play a greater role in providing full nutrition. When the body is efficiently working and full of energy, there is an optimal performance of systems within the human structure all is well, the body can function proficiently without significant exertion.

What does the body need to sustain itself in an optimum state? The answer is the fuel. The human body needs oxygen, nutrition, removal of toxins to maintain itself.


Green juice and Smoothie

Print Recipe
Serves: 3 Cooking Time: 30 mins


  • Green Juice
  • 1/4 pineapple
  • 2 celery sticks
  • 3 leaves of kale
  • 2 apples with skin
  • 1 thumb sized ginger
  • 1 whole lemon with skin
  • 1 small cucumber with skin
  • 10 sprigs of fresh coriander leaves
  • Smoothie
  • 1/4 pineapple
  • 2 celery sticks
  • 2 leaves of kale
  • 1 apple with skin
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 thumb sized ginger
  • 1 small cucumber with skin
  • 10 sprigs of fresh coriander leaves
  • Cut all ingredients into small pieces and blend until smooth. You can keep this smoothie in the refridgerator and drink during the day.

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