I have been making smoothies for decades now. I first started making smoothies when I purchased my first “Magic Bullet” in the 1990’s. My boys as they got older, learned how to make their own smoothies with their own ingredients and after a few years of continuous use, that hard working “Magic Bullet” finally bit the dust when the motor burnt out. That didn’t end my passion for making smoothies. I bought another Magic Bullet and when the “Nutri Bullet” came out, I graduated to that machine. I have also purchased various juicing machines throughout the years and occasionally I will juice my vegetable. Juicing has its place but if I were to choose between the two, I personally prefer making smoothies as I know that I would receive the fiber along with the juice. Fiber is so important to a “mature” person if you know what I mean. Making smoothies is only a personal preference. Each person will need to experiment and come up with their own choice as to how they would like to consume their own whole foods in liquid form.
As a side note, if a person prefers to juice their fresh fruits and vegetables and they have a composter in their garden, don’t let that pulp go to waste. Deposit that unused pulp in your composter. It will be a good addition to making great composted soil for your garden.
I admire the undertaking that Joe Cross took when he went on the journey to regain his health through Juicing. I watched his movie Fat Sick and Nearly Dead and saw what an incredible change that juicing make in his life. I would never go to the extreme length that Joe took in his journey but he did get the results he was looking for and that was the best path for him to take at that time. If anyone wants to know Joes’ “Mean Green Juice”, I found a link on You Tube where he shows people how to make it.
I don’t have any particular recipe when it comes to making my smoothies. I generally add ¼ to 1/3 portion of fruit, add the rest with vegetables, add some nuts and add either unsweetened almond milk, whole milk or water. My smoothie recipes always depends on what kind of fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables I happen to have in my fridge that day. I have discovered what combinations go well together in my experimentations. The main thing that I learned is to not be afraid to try new combinations.
Making smoothies and juicing helps a person to get all the micro nutrients that they need in a day and it is an excellent way to help a person to get their recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables. The more a person consumes whole, fresh, raw food, the more their body is able to utilize the nutrition they receive to keep themselves healthy.
The only criticism that I have in regards to the majority of these appliances is that they can be a bit on the noisy side. I have solved the problem to my satisfaction however. I keep ear plugs close at hand and quickly pop them in to my ears prior to using my machines. My motto: Fresh juice a day, keeps the doctor away!