Getting Started

The Basics: Smoothies vs. Juice

There comes a time in every healthy journey when a person asks the internet, what’s better? Blending or juicing? What are the benefits of each? I’ve written about this in more detail in my post, Which is Better, Juicing or Blending? Green Juice vs. Green Smoothies. To sum up my own feelings about it, juicing is great but it’s much more time consuming and doesn’t produce enough calories to constitute “breakfast” on a normal day, so I have a green smoothie every single day and just juice on occasion. Read more here.

Equipment

Blenders

My prized possession – truly, my dessert island piece of kitchen equipment – is my Vitamix. Yes, they’re pricey. However, I use it every single day and have been using it every day since I bought it in 2011. Seriously. Everyone who owns a Vitamix will say the same thing. It’s an amazing piece of equipment and you’ll never regret the purchase. For more information about picking a blender, please read: How to Choose the Best Blender for Green Smoothies

Juicers

There are several kinds of juicers. What it really comes down to is that for the purpose of juicing leafy greens, only certain kinds of what are called *slow juicers* will do the trick. I have an auger slow juicer, the Omega 8006. I love it. Where with blenders you might be able to get by with various types of equipment, with a juicer it has to be able to extract the juice from the leafy greens or you’re going to be stuck juicing only carrots, cucumbers, and celery. For more information about picking a juicer, please read: How to Choose the Best Juicer for Green Juice

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Featured Post: Why Reishi is the Best Superfood in the World

Reishi mushrooms are a powerful superfood that have quite possibly saved both my husband and my father from fatal illness. In this post I’m going to look at the incredible reishi mushroom and why it’s the most powerful superfood in the world and how my family takes reishi every day to keep both my husband’s cancer as well as my father’s prostate and blood pressure problems at bay… Click here to read more about Reishi Mushroom.

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