Do You Juice or Do You Blast?

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Drinking your fruits and veggies these days is all the rage. These flavorful concoctions are a nutritious way to up your daily intake of produce, helping your body reap the benefits. Preparing freshly made drinks from fruits and veggies is a terrific way to enrich your diet.

But which drinks should you choose? Juices, pack a nutrient punch, but smoothies can be more filling. Though there’s a time and place when juicing is the right way to go, I’m here to tell you why I prefer extracting with my NutriBullet over any other option!

1. Juice is very concentrated.
The process of juicing removes the pulp from fruits and vegetables, leaving just the liquid. It requires a lot of fruits and veggies to fill one 8oz cup. Four to five apples for one glass of juice? That’s over 350 calories and 85 grams of sugar – YIKES! Juicing just greens? Not only will you need lots of them, be warned: consuming large amounts of greens on a regular basis can have some unpleasant side effects.

2. Juice contains no fiber.
The problem with removing the pulp is you are discarding the valuable part of the produce: the dietary fiber. Even though our bodies do not use fiber for its nutrition, it does play a vital role in proper digestion and elimination. It helps cleanse the digestive tract, removing toxins and improving our bodily functions.

3. Juice alone will not satisfy hunger.
Need another reason to keep the fiber? It helps satiate hunger, leaving you feeling full. While drinking a glass of juice may be tasty, it will go right through you, ultimately leaving you hungry. Fiber is a valuable part of the plant and it’s the part that will fill you up and leave you satisfied. That’s why extracting can be used as a meal replacement.

Benefits to Extracting

Extracting a fresh Blast in your NutriBullet is not only a super easy way to eat lots of fruits and veggies, it’s a great alternative to juicing. It’s much faster and less messy to toss produce into a tall NutriBullet cup and extract than using a complicated and expensive juicer. From start to finish, the entire process takes less than five minutes, including clean up. Plus, you get to keep the fiber that is beneficial to your health. Extracting also gives you the opportunity to use fruits and veggies you wouldn’t normally eat on their own. You can combine them with the ones you like and the drink will take on a whole new flavor. What could be better than tasty nutrition that does a body good?

Whatever you decide to do, the important thing is to add more produce to your diet. In my opinion, the benefits to having a daily NutriBlast far out way any fancy juice. It’s a fabulous meal replacement or snack and can be personalized to target your specific health needs. The drink combinations are only limited to your imagination.

Blast on!

Kim Pontius

 

 

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