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03-28-2011, 08:01 AM
I'm new at this and have been reading until my eyes cross and am sort of confused. I read that probably the easiest way to transition into the raw lifestyle is with green smoothies. So I was researching blenders However, I would eventually like to juice also.
Before I shell out the big money for a good blender, only to eventually buy a juicer, can a smoothie be made in a juicer? If so, I'll skip the blender and go right to the juicer instead of buying both.
03-28-2011, 02:26 PM
I'd go the opposite way of what you're thinking - get a really good blender, and it can be used for juicing, too (blend the juicing ingredients together and strain out with a nut milk bag or cheesecloth to get juice; you are left with just the pulp!). Juicers can't be used for blending.
A really good blender is your best friend! But something high-powered, like a vitamix. Best raw tool I've ever invested in! :throwhearts:
03-28-2011, 03:41 PM
If I had to choose I would get the blender.
03-28-2011, 04:01 PM
You can make juice with a blender but you can't make a smoothie with a juicer.
03-28-2011, 04:43 PM
Exactly what I was going to say Revvell ... :)
edditfebaury ...Invest in a vitamix if you can ... you'll have it for years and years and years ... well worth it. You'll be able to make smoothies, and juice-type drinks too ... and lots, lots more.
03-28-2011, 04:58 PM
Thank you everyone :dance:
04-09-2011, 11:06 AM
I have a different take. I own a Vitamix and love it. When I use the Vitamix, I have to add ice because the Vitamix heats the smoothie and it is too warm for me to drink.
I also own a Cuisinart Stick Hand Blender. I absolutely love using it. It's not as easy as drop the fruit in, cover, hit the switch and voila, but I love the texture, coolness and taste.
If you're looking to explore whether green smoothies are for you, this may be an option.
Just a thought.
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