There’s a big debate out there about which morning drink is better for you, smoothie or juice? One thing we know for sure is that both of them have a lot of nutritional benefits. We’ve outlined the pros and cons of each to help you make a decision.
As you know, veggies are very important for a healthy diet. But, because our schedules are so hectic, it can be hard to fit in a day’s serving of veggies. That’s where juicing comes in. It can be a great, quick option to get the nutrients you need. Juice is also usually concentrated, so even if you consume a small amount of it per day, you will most likely consume nutrient equivalent of several servings of fruits and vegetables.
The downside of juices is that the fiber is left behind, so they are less filling than smoothies. Also, juices usually contain more sugar because you need more quantity-wise of fruits and veggies than a smoothie. So, you need to be mindful about the portion. Also, if you’re looking for a breakfast to keep you full, juices might not be the best option because of the lack of fiber. And our least favorite part, the cleanup!
Smoothies are made by blending whole vegetables and fruits, therefore, all the fiber is staying in the smoothie unlike the case with juices. It is also much easier for your body to digest blended vegetables and fruits, instead of eating them as a whole. Smoothies are a great option for you if you're looking for something more filling and at the same time healthy. Splendid Spoon smoothies contain heart-healthy omega 3 acids from chia seeds and protein from nuts, like almonds and cashews. Our smoothies are also low in sugar and loaded with antioxidants and vitamins from strawberries and lemon. Therefore, they make a perfect breakfast meal or a satisfying snack. There are even more benefits for your body, like Blueberry Coconut and Raspberry Cacao smoothies contain coconut which helps to keep hair shiny and clears the skin. What is more, you can easily replace your morning coffee with Green Matcha Smoothie, containing matcha known for clean natural caffeine and spirulina, which researches suggest can enhance strength and endurance.
For a quick fix and natural vitamins, Splendid Spoon also offers Wellness Shots. They are different from juices, because they contain just a couple of ingredients, but are still nutrient-rich. If you would like to add vitamins and antioxidants to your diet, our immune-boosting shots are ideal for on-the-go.
Both, a juice and a smoothie are important for a healthy diet and contain lots of important nutrients. Now that you have all the necessary information to make an informed decision about which option is the best for you.
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