The Blender Battle Of The Century: Juice VS Smoothies
Do you think cold-pressed juices are still the order of the day, or is it time smoothies blitzed their way back to the top? Sip on the undiluted truth about healthy drinking.
50% – Percentage of your daily intake of Vitamin C in a bottle of Woolworths’ Cold-Pressed 100% Fruit and Vegetable Juice Blend
Science Says: “Juices are packed full of quick-absorbing vitamins and antioxidants. However, purging the pulp means the lack insoluble fibre” – Australian National Measurement Institute
- Fast-Access Energy
- Healthy Hydration
- Tastebud Friendly
Hidden Extra: Flavanoids
Known for their antioxidant properties, these compounds – found in fresh apple juice – are proven to put the squeeze on body fat.
- High Sugar Content
- Won’t Combat Hunger
With a low speed squeezing system that ensures no heat is generated, the Pressima preserves the vitamins and antioxidants from the fruit, giving you the best in freshly squeezed goodness. R 2770, Faithful To Nature.
4.2g – Amount of fibre in a 350ml Mango Berry Smoothie from Kauai. That’s around one third of your recommended daily intake.
Science Says: “Roughage-crammed smoothies won’t just curb cravings – two daily hits of a fibrous fruit blend can slash cardiovascular disease risk by 9%” – University of Leeds
- Regulates Blood Sugar
- Longer Ingredient List
- Nothing To Waste
Hidden Extra: Naringin
You should drop half a peeled grapefruit into your next smoothie mix, then drink it post-gym to sample the nutrients’s DOMS-beating powers.
- Crammed with Kilojoules
- Less Photogenic
- Slower To Digest
This 1000-watt Nutri Ninja has a razor sharp shuriken that blends fruit, nuts, ice, you name it. R2200 at NinjaBlenders.
The NutriBullet uses a cyclonic action to break foods down into their most easily digestible and absorbable state; this nutrient extraction helps your body get the best possible nutrition with every serving. R1995 at Faithful to Nature.
The MH Verdict
Smoothie Wins! While de-fibred juices may be chock-full of vitamins, smoothies offer a better blend. Using the whole fruit boosts satiety and slows the release of sugar. It’s a smarter way to get your greens on the go. Filtered fruit has been beaten to a pulp.