“Should I juice, blend or eat my fruit and vegetables”
This seems to be quite a debate these days. As always at sortofameatlessmind, we like to use a little common sense instead of getting weighed down in “scientific studies” and the like.
Don’t get us wrong, certain studies can be really informative but they often contradict each other, leaving you eating grass and not much else.
Only a few years ago, we were told that eating too many eggs was bad for health, as the yolks are very high in cholesterol.
And now? Well it turns out the more cholesterol you eat, the less your body produces it.
So eat loads of egg yolks then?
No, keep it between 2-6 per week. (read more about eggs here)
The NHS informs us that there is no consumption on the number of eggs we should eat, and that high blood pressure is linked to saturated fats. (NHS, eggs and nutrition)
All we’re trying to get at is that guidelines are always changing, so if you’re in good health eat sensibly, and if you have a underlying medical condition. Then seek advice.
Okay back to blending, or juicing!
As a human being you defiantly have the ability to tell what’s good for you and what’s not, in most cases.
No matter whether you blend or juice your fruit and vegetables, it’s still much better than stuffing a cake in your mouth, or eating a 7am sausage roll at the train station (yes, people do!)
Personally, I don’t have much time to spare before work. So I just chuck my fruit and veg in a smoothie maker the night before, and then it’s ready to gulp down before I make a dash for the train. And by using a green veg -like kale or spinach – it helps to balance the high levels of natural sugar from the fruit.
(warning, if using beetroot be careful of the carpet and your work attire)
So after much deliberation, we think that while juicing may give you the nutrients quicker than blending, the fact is that you’ve chosen to consume fruit and veg, rather than that 7am sausage roll. And that’s a good start in our book.
If you agree or disagree we us, we’d love to hear your thoughts.
This smoothie was voted the best at sortofameatlessmind:
Beetroot, Spinach and Pineapple Smoothie
- 1 beetroot
- 1 orange (half squeezed, half into blender)
- 1/2 pineapple
- handful of spinach
- coconut water
- ginger (to taste)
Just throw it all in, waz it up (sorry Mr Oliver), and slurp!