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Difference Between Green Juices and Veggie Fruit Smoothies

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Difference Between Green Juices and Veggie & Fruit Smoothies

Green Juices and Veggie Fruit Smoothies

Smoothies are virtually liquefied food. All the ingredients go into a blender and get liquefied into a smooth pasty consistency, and you drink the whole concoction slowly. It’s important to add natural 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 fiber.

The alternative juicing methods use a high-speed juicing machine that automatically separates the vegetables and fruits fiber and juices by first grating the ingredients into tiny bits and then 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 the excessive speed of extraction, the juice inevitably gets more air mixed into the fluids, which can cause rapid oxidation. You will see this happen if you let the juice stand for a 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 digestive system in ingesting all the nutrients effectively.

A slow juice extractor called masticating extractor runs at 80 rpm and slowly squeezes the juice from the fruits or veggies. This kind of fluid extraction has less oxidation, and the drink can remain in the fridge for up to 3 days below 4-5 ºC.

The difference between juices and smoothies is significant regarding energy dispensed by the body to extract nutrition from the smoothies and flush out toxins. The cellulose or fibers in the smoothies play a crucial role in removing toxins by binding to them and extracting them from the places they lodge. By consuming smoothies, the fibers aid the body in digesting the sugars efficiently and eliminating the toxins permanently from the system.

Fundamental differences also depend on whether you are in a state of wellness or illness. When in a state of wellness, you feel full of powerful energy, lightness of being, you have clarity of mind, and cognitive alertness, inspired to do whatever needs to be done with total enthusiasm. When in a state of illness, you feel a lack of vigor, 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 make anything—a general sense of dullness and apathy.

When you drink
1. Juices without the fibers in the liquid, there is an instant injection of nutrients into your bloodstream from the juice, which goes directly into your system without much need for digestion. The nutrition is ingested directly and immediately, which the cells need for the body to maintain balance and generate energy.
2. There is the 80/20 phenomenon that takes place in the body. The body has to utilize 80 % of energy to extract 20 % of nutrition to sustain itself. Energy from the food that we consume is for maintenance, cleaning, building, and producing energy. When we drink the liquids from the juice, the body can absorb 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 illness afflicts the body as the body needs to conserve as much energy as possible to recuperate from illness. So Juices are 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 system performance 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 fuel. The human body needs oxygen, nutrition, removal of toxins to maintain itself.

Green Juice and Smoothie

Juices & Smoothies Dadaji Fusion Recipes
Serves: 3
Prep Time: 30 min Cooking Time: 0 min Total Time: 30 min

Nutritional Benefits: Green juices contain more alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, vitamin C, and potassium than green smoothies, while green smoothies contain more calcium and fiber than green juices. Green juices are very beneficial when it comes to helping your body heal or detox, while smoothies are a great way to nourish your body. The difference in a lower concentration of nutrients in smoothies comes about from the dilution that takes place in the blending process and over-processing that can denature some of the nutrients.

Ingredients

  • Green Juice
  • 1/4 pineapple
  • 2 celery sticks
  • 3 kale leaves
  • 2 apples
  • 1 thumb-sized ginger
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 10 sprigs fresh coriander leaves
  • Smoothie
  • 1/4 pineapple
  • 2 celery sticks
  • 2 kale leaves
  • 1 apple
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 thumb-sized gingerroot
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 10 sprigs fresh coriander leaves

Instructions

Juice:

1

Rinse all fruits and vegetables and run them through a juicer. Serve.

Smoothie:

2

Rinse all fruits and vegetables.

3

Cut all ingredients into small pieces and blend until smooth. You can keep this smoothie in the refrigerator and drink it during the day.

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