Blender vs. Juicer: The Big Decision

My wife and I were standing in the aisles of Costco frantically scrolling through our iPhones to figure out the real difference between blending and juicing.

We would put the juicer in the cart and then take it out. Put the blender in and then take it out. I don't think our kids (4 and 2) were at all amused by our antics.

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In our harried search, we came across a great site, some-like-it-raw.com, that had a comprehensive but simple, post comparing juicing and blending.

Ultimately, we picked the high powered blender because:

  • A smoothie fills you up and contains more fiber, making it a satisfying and healthy snack or "dessert"
  • You don't leave so much of the fruit and vegetables unused
  • It's easy to clean

So far we have been really happy experimenting with all sorts of different concoctions in our blender. Maybe next year, we'll branch out and add juicing to the mix. As with everything, it's a personal choice and you really can't go wrong.

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Does anyone else prefer their blender over a juicer?

Can you recommend a great site/blog for green smoothie recipes?