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Juicer or blender?
The most common question our customers ask in the consultation is whether it is better to have one Juicer or blender to use. First of all, of course, juicers and blenders are completely different kitchen appliances. The comparison between a juicer and a blender is like asking if jogging is healthier than playing tennis. They are both sports and of course you benefit from every movement.
Juice is pressed with a juicer, the pomace (the fibers and the pulp) is separated from the juice for the most part. With a mixer, fruit is processed into a smoothie with a little water, depending on the desired consistency, i.e. a rather thick drink that contains all the fruit components, such as peel, pulp and seeds, i.e. all fiber.
With the juicer, it should be a device that rotates slowly, i.e. not a centrifuge that swirls in as little oxygen as possible during the juicing process and thereby preserves the micronutrients such as enzymes and heat-sensitive vitamins. Dr. In his book "Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Juices", Norman W. Walker recommends e.g. the champion juicer from the USA.
When it comes to the production of really fiber-free smoothies and green smoothies, you should make sure that the blender rotates at around 30,000 revolutions per minute - like the Vitamix or Bianco, for example - so that the fiber (fiber ) break open accordingly. In particular, the cellulose fibers of green leafy vegetables, herbs and wild herbs are very robust and cannot be broken down effectively by a normal kitchen mixer. As a result, the smoothie is difficult to digest and most people also find the consistency in the mouth not pleasant.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of the juicer and blender?
I have been drinking freshly squeezed juices regularly since 1996, and (green) smoothies almost every day since 2008. I love freshly squeezed juices because they not only taste delicious, but also provide the body with concentrated vital substances. They are really easy to drink and very easy to digest because the fibers (dietary fibers) have been separated from the juice in the form of the pomace. The consistency is clearly an advantage of freshly squeezed juices for me. A disadvantage is the time it takes to make juices compared to smoothies. It takes about 10-15 minutes to squeeze a liter of juice with a gentle juicer. During this time, I cut the fruit and vegetables into small pieces so that they fit into the feed chute of the juicer. With most juicer models, the material to be pressed must then be pressed in with a pusher so that, depending on the juicer model, the press screw, the press rollers or the cutting unit can process the fruit and vegetables. Then the juicer separates the solid substances from the juice, the juice runs out of one opening - filtered through a sieve - and the pomace comes out of the other opening (i.e. components of the pulp, skin, seeds, core). The juices - prepared with the juicers recommended by us - are strong in color, they contain only minimal amounts of whirled-in oxygen and they are not heated. These are the quality criteria for high-quality juices, which is why we do not offer centrifuge juicers in our range, because these not only whirl in a lot of oxygen, but when the juice passes through the microfine sieve pores, it is heated, which destroys and enzymes thus greatly minimizing the value of the juices. Juices from centrifuge juicers settle just a few minutes after being pressed and are frothy. Please take a look at this picture, Left do you see the carrot juice from one Centrifugal juicer and right with a gently working juicer (Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer).
It usually takes less than five minutes to prepare a liter or two of green smoothies with a blender. Divide the fruit into coarse pieces, the core and kernels can be left on the fruit when mixing in a powerful mixer (e.g. Vitamix). The bowl should of course be processed with a smoothie, just like when squeezing juice. What is meant is the skin of apples or pears and not the skin of pineapples or citrus fruits. Then add one or two handfuls of dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach or some herbs or lettuce and a dash of water to the blender and mix for about 30-45 seconds on the highest level. That's it. The blender jug can be rinsed out with water in a few moments and is ready for use again. With the juicer, on the other hand, the attachment or attachment consists of many individual parts that have to be assembled and disassembled accordingly and of course also individually rinsed and brushed after juicing. When it comes to time expenditure, the mixer is clearly ahead of the juicer. In terms of volume, the juicer wins over the mixer. A high-performance mixer runs for less than a minute to make a smoothie, but it does so at a very high volume.
From a nutritional point of view, smoothies have the advantage over juices that no ingredients are disposed of. We drink the fiber with the smoothie. As the name suggests, dietary fiber is nothing superfluous, but is of elementary importance for intestinal health. They also ensure that the sugar from the fruit is metabolized more slowly and more gently than with juice freshly squeezed with the juicer. The saturation after a smoothie or green smoothie is accordingly longer than with a juice. The advantage of juice is that almost no digestive energy is required, which is why freshly squeezed juices are often better tolerated than smoothies if the digestion is weak.
Numerous doctors, such as Dr. Max Gerson * therefore also use freshly squeezed juices as part of their therapy. Anthony William also uses celery juice as a holistic method for anti-aging, weight loss and - according to countless experience reports - also for numerous health problems.
- highest possible concentration of vital substances
- higher intake of vital substances possible
- easy to digest
- recommended for a disturbed or weak digestive system
- ideal for detoxification / purification / detox
- Relief of the digestive system
- Supportive with therapies, e.g. according to Dr. Max Gerson
- instant energy boost
- Suitable for almost all types of fruit and vegetables (beetroot, carrots, celery), dark green leafy vegetables, sprouts and grasses (e.g. wheatgrass)
- pleasant drinking consistency because it does not contain any fiber or pulp
- the fibers support the digestive system and positively regulate the stool volume
- the fibers are able to bind toxins and waste materials and excrete them through the stool
- the fibers ensure that sugar is absorbed more gently into the blood
- Smoothies fill you up longer than juices and can replace a meal
- making smoothies is significantly more time-saving than juicing
- the blender jar is rinsed very quickly
- Due to the time savings, the blender will certainly be used more often than the juicer
- Numerous other things can be prepared in the mixer, such as soups, sauces, vegetable milk, dressings, pestos, nut butters, raw ice cream and much more.
Juicer or mixer - the bottom line
I like to drink both juices and smoothies. Due to the chronic lack of time as a working person, the smoothies always win for me, at least during the week. At the weekend I like to devote myself to the juicer and always love to try out new juice creations. In my opinion, anyone who neither owns a gentle juicer nor a high-performance mixer should definitely start with the mixer, because the mixer can be used to implement a wide variety of healthy recipes. In addition to the probably most common use for smoothies and green smoothies, the blender can also be used to make soups, salad dressings, nut butters, vegetable milk, pestos, raw ice cream and much more. Such high-performance mixers have a really wide range of applications. The next purchase in a health-conscious household should be a juicer on the shopping list. This is a great addition to the blender, because you need a juicer and cannot do this with one to juice vegetables such as carrots, celery or beetroot, a pure wheatgrass juice, a ginger shot or a multi-day juice treatment for detox purposes Cover the mixer.
So who is wondering "Juicer or blender“, I definitely recommend a powerful mixer. Anyone who quickly realizes the health benefits of increased consumption of fruit, vegetables and chlorophyll will certainly sooner or later consider buying a juicer.
We hope that our comparison helped you decide whether you need a juicer or a blender. Let us know your personal opinion, what do you find more important or more practical, the juicer or blender?
Simon Bodzioch has been dealing with the topics of "natural health" and raw vegan food since 1998. The PGS® Blog offers you free tips, recipes, videos and informs you about new products. Find out how you can increase your fruit, vegetables, raw vegetables and chlorophyll content in a manageable amount of time and thus achieve better health and more well-being.
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