To Juice Or To Smoothie: That Is The Question!

juices and smoothiesMany people are turning to juicing and making smoothies as a way to detox, slim down or improve their overall health. No doubt, there are a lot of good reasons to juice and make smoothies, especially if you don’t get enough vitamins and minerals in your everyday meals. Before you rev up your blender or juicer, check out the questions below to find out whether juices or smoothies are the right one for you!

Watching your Weight?

Replacing a daily meal or two with a high-protein green smoothie can bring you some great results—if you do it the right way. People tend to drink smoothies in addition to eating their regular meals, but this can backfire. Depending on the ingredients, smoothies can have more calories than the average meal and two to three times as much sugar as you might get on a normal plate. To counteract this, think of that smoothie as a complete meal. Find ways to balance fruits with veggies and add some protein to get your fill for hours.

Is “Hangry” Your Middle Name?

When you start juicing or making smoothies to replace meals, you might feel like something is missing. Juices especially are not likely to keep you full because you are missing out on all that fiber that keeps your stomach happy (and full). You can switch to smoothies and try to add healthy fats like natural peanut butter, nuts, or good old protein powder.