The Benefits of Smoothies

• Smoothies keep longer in the refrigerator than juice does. Smoothies contain all of the fiber that the fruits and vegetables naturally have. Because everything is still in the drink itself, you can actually store smoothies but must drink it within 24 to 32 hours.• The fiber  is also good laxative. Since smoothies still contain all of the fiber from the fruits and vegetables, the fiber cleanses the colon as it passes through. It will help keep you regular, and cleanse your body on their way out. • Sugar is absorbed slower because of the built-in fiber.  Green smoothies allow you to have fruit without experiencing the aftermath of a sugar spike and crash. The fiber will keep the flow of sugar regular as your body digests it and it enters the bloodstream. Fruit smoothies will have the same effect as eating whole fruits, so you may experience fluctuation in sugar levels, but nothing compared to fruit juice. • Blenders are easy to clean. Because blenders are so easy to assemble and clean a lot of people tend to use the blender instead of juicing. Also the blender can be used for other things and if you stop making smoothies you will still have a good blender for everyday use. • You can easily add supplements and nuts into smoothies. When you’re making a smoothie you can add a spoonful of hemp protein powder, spirulina, flax seed. You wouldn’t necessarily add these supplements to a glass of juice, either because of the taste or the texture.