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Smoothie or Juice? What’s the difference?

by bonsen kitchen on July 21, 2021

Whether you are looking to improve your health or just looking to quench your thirst, smoothies and juice are a great choice. Both drinks are incredibly popular at the moment, but aren’t they the same thing? Well, no. While smoothies and juice might look very similar, there are key differences between how they are made and how our bodies digest them.


What is the difference between juice and smoothies?

Liquid nutrition is incredibly popular at the moment, and many of us now drink juices and smoothies as part of our day-to-day life. However, they are two very different drinks, and the first major difference is how they are made.

A juice is a liquid that is extracted from fruit and vegetables, with users needing to typically use a special juicer that discards all of the pulp. This leaves a completely clear drink and allows the user to quickly consume a large amount of nutritious fruits and vegetables. On the other hand, smoothies are usually made in a blender and combine everything, including the pulp, into one creamy and thick drink.


The different methods of creation mean that the drinks offer various nutrient levels. As a smoothie blends the entire fruit or vegetable, including the pulp, it contains a higher amount of fiber. This is an important part of your diet and can help slow your digestion, ensure you feel fuller, and also stabilize your blood sugar.

However, that is not to say that juice does not have any advantages. As juice removes all of the pulp, it ensures the drink can contain more fruits and vegetables in comparison to a smoothie, ensuring you can maximize your nutrient intake.

When drunk in consideration, both drinks are a fantastic addition to your diet and can help to improve your health.


Looking to create your own juices or smoothies?

Want to create your own delicious drinks? Here at BonsenKitchen, we offer a huge array of juicers and blenders to ensure you can create the ultimate nutritious drinks. Two of our most popular include our BL8001, which is fantastic for making smoothies, and the MJ8901, which can create tasty juices!


The BL8001 smoothie blender comes in a sleek and stylish design, while its 400W powerful high-speed blender is capable of turning vegetables, fruits, and ice cubes into a smoothie in a matter of seconds. The compact size also ensures that it is suitable for every kitchen, no matter the size.

The powerful stainless steel blades are able to effortlessly break down any ingredients you want to use, while its 1.5L capacity ensures you can create multiple drinks to get you through the day. The BL8001 also offers two speeds and a pulse function, ensuring you can enjoy the perfect consistency with every smoothie. It is also incredibly easy to clean, while the ETL-approved device is packed with advanced safety features to enhance your experience.

However, if you are looking to create the perfect juice drink, then our MJ8901 Slow Masticating Juicer Extractor is a fantastic option. The innovative device offers an 80RPM slow masticating process, with seven segment spirals helping to extract up to 90% more juice and nutrient while minimizing foaming and oxidation.

Suitable for both hard and soft fruits and vegetables, the two-speed juicer can extract the maximum amount of juice from whatever you place in it. The device also features a reverse function to help reduce food residue, while it is also incredibly easy to clean and dishwasher safe. The MJ8901 is very easy to assemble and disassemble, while it also registers at under 60 decibels when in use, ensuring you can enjoy a quiet environment.