View Full Version : Juicer Vs Blender
10-23-2010, 02:01 PM
I have recently gotten into the raw diet. I am a few days in and so far i really like it. I have always liked to cook and its fun learning how to uncook!
I have a cheap blender from walmart that seems like its holding me back on a lot of recipes. I would like to get a higher quality blender. At the same time I keep hearing about the wonderful benefits of juicing. I dont currently own a juicer.
So my question is do you think a juicer or a new blender would be a better investment? My blender just cant handle somethings but i would really like to have some glasses of fresh juice:confused:
What kind of juice? I love to make lemonades and orange juice but make other juices less often ~ just me.
A citrus juicer that'll whip through a lot of OJ is only about $15 or so (if that).
As for the blender you already have... chop your food a lot more before adding... add enough ice to buy you some time if needed... and it might just get you through until you are ready for whatever other piece of equipment you might enjoy.
Hope that helps!
10-23-2010, 02:51 PM
i highly recommend the blender!!! green smoothies are sooooooo good for ya and you can always strain your blended juices to get the pulp out!
get a vita-mix... they rock!
10-23-2010, 03:59 PM
I agree with Aleesha! The two best blenders on the market are Vita mix and the BlendTec. You will Love the green smoothies!
10-23-2010, 04:41 PM
ive seen 100's of raw foodies say get blender over juicer
ive both and only use juicer for fasting
10-24-2010, 06:57 PM
I have both, but I'd take the blender over the juicer if I had to choose.
Another vote for blender over juicer (I've got both). *Ü*
10-25-2010, 07:31 PM
Thanks for all the replies!:D I really only wanted the juicer for fasting and green juices but i think a blender would be put to alot more use and green smoothies are probably even better since they keep the fiber huh. Well cool! Thanks again
Any blender suggestion that are a little bit cheaper than a Vitamix. Im a poor college student:o
Please know though that with a high speed blender - you can actually juice with it.
Just blend all your produce and strain through a nut milk bag - easy peasy!! *Ü*
10-25-2010, 09:12 PM
Blender blender blender!
You can do so much with it. When I'm time poor (a lot of the time) my Champion juicer sits there gathering dust on the bench while my blender is still used every day.
As Deb says, you can use it to make juice as well. I used to do this before I got the jucier and in fact still do it sometimes as it's a lot quicker.
10-25-2010, 09:33 PM
I got lucky and maybe you can too. Went to lowes and was walking around and saw a clearance section in the kitechen area.
Got a 700watt oster for 35.00$ was a pretty sweet mark down.
Im sure its the same all over for stores like that,how many people go to lowes thinking Im buying a blender ,not usually on the list for the hardware store and now that winter is comming you might get lucky with a decnt markdown, it's worth a shot.
Also try walgreens(Ive seen some there marked down) or another pharmacy , any off the wall places sometimes have that stuff marked down because no one really buys it,yet they stock a few.
Also local flea markets and yard sales, I scored a B&D food processor for 3.00$ Dollars at one,"I dont know what I would have done without it,use it everyday",and have been steady watching craigs list for an excalibur dehydrator.
One more place if you dont already know is QVC you dont have to have a credit card just aATM card and your aproved for any of there easy pay-payment plans,sure you can find a nice blender there and they just came out with the vitamix.
Wishing you all the best in your pursuit of health :)
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