Juicing was the first step I made to a plant based diet. Watching documentaries and reading a lot about the great nutritional value, detoxing and healing power of green drinks, convinced me to get a juicer and after a couple of weeks I was using it everyday. Adding more fruits and vegetables to my diet made it easy to make the change to plant based. Nowadays I normally drink around 1.5 litres of smoothie a day!
There is a tremendous amount of confusion about whether something is a juice or smoothie, so let's clear up this confusion. When you blend you take a whole piece fruit or vegetable, and you basically outsource the work of chewing, that's what you call a smoothie. When you put the piece through a juicer, it breaks down the plant, extracts the water with all the vitamins, minerals and nutrients and separates the pulp, that's a juice.Read More