Smoothie vs. Juice
What’s the difference between a smoothie and a juice? A smoothie involves using a blender to break down all of the ingredients into tiny pieces that make it easy to drink. A smoothie still contains all the fibre, making it slower for your body to digest and absorb.
A juice involves using a juicer to separate the pulp from the liquid (juice) found in fruits and vegetables. This means the juice itself contains no fibre, so when you drink it on an empty stomach, it passes through your digestive system very easily and its nutrients are absorbed and utilized by the body more quickly. This is definitely an advantage if you’re feeling like you need a nutrient boost – fast.
Juices and smoothies are both fantastic and it’s good to switch it up between the two when you can.
Not Your Typical OJ
This juice is packed with a variety of immune-boosting ingredients and a delightful sweet, tangy flavour with a gingery kick.
Carrots: Beta carotene, lycopene, lutein, zeaxanthin (high antioxidant conent)
These are crucial for improving immunity in the body, defending the body from free radical damage, harmful bacteria, viruses and inflammation.
Oranges: Vitamin C
Stimulates white blood cell production, and helps immune system function properly.
Lemons: Vitamin C
Stimulates white blood cell production, and helps immune system function properly. Helps kickstart the liver and detoxification by getting it to produce bile.
Contains anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties. Helps protect the body from free radical damage and strengthen the immune system.
Anti-inflammatory properties, anti-fungal properties, antimicrobial potential against pathogens and anti-tumor effects on the cells.
Each one of these ingredients also happens to be a powerhouse for your skin health as well. The antioxidant content helps fight damage from free radicals caused by sun and pollution, reduce wrinkles and improve overall skin texture. The vitamin C helps assist in collagen production in the skin.
Super Immunity Orange Juice
raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free
Makes: about 4 cups
- 3 large carrots, trimmed
- 4 oranges, peeled
- 2 lemons, peeled
- 2 inches fresh turmeric root
- 2 inches fresh ginger root
Wash all ingredients and cut into pieces that will fit in juicer.
Pass all ingredients through juicer. For pulp-free juice, strain using a fine mesh strainer.
Drink immediately or store in airtight containers in the fridge. Keeps for 1-2 days.