Smuice: The Healthiest Drink You're Not Drinking

What is smuice? And why should you be drinking them? I'm glad you asked. It's kind of like a combination between a smoothie + a juice. In my humble opinion, smuices are healthier than juices and smoothies. I'm not a health expert, doctor, or nutritionist so what do I know? I am a nurse, if that helps. I know a lot of people saying drinking juices is really good for you, but logically I can't really understand that. When you are a juicing a fruit or vegetable, you are ending up with all of the sugar from the fruit without any of the fiber. The problem with smoothies for me is that in order for me to like them, I have to add a lot of higher carb fruits. You can certainly make healthier smoothies, so I'm not knocking them all together.
So in come smuices or smoothie juice, if you like the sound of that better. With a smuice you are blending the entire fruit or vegetable- skin and all- so you are keeping all the fiber. In order for this to work you have to have a high powered blender. We use the Vitamix and LOVE it.
There is not only one way to make a smuice. I basically just blend fruit, veggies and water together. (This is Sav's favorite way to eat veggies.) This way you get all the health benefits of fruits and vegetables but it's not thick like a smoothie. My core smuice recipe involves aloe vera juice (anti-inflammatory), ginger, turmeric, apples, oranges, lemons, kale, spinach, carrots, cucumber, and some kind of frozen fruit.  I use a little frozen fruit because the Vitamix can make whatever your blending warm, so I do this to keep the drink cool. You could just add ice but I think this waters down the flavor. 
Again, I am not health expert, so please take what I'm saying with a grain of salt. But when you compare the net carbs of a smoothie or juice to a smuice, the smuice is gonna win every time. My goal for this year is to add more vegetables and less fruit to my smuice so it has even less sugar/carbs.
General Smuice Recipe
(4 Servings)

- 1 Whole Cucumber
- 2 Apples
- Juice of 2 Oranges
- Juice of 1 Lemon
- 4 Stems of Kale
- 1.5" Peeled Ginger
- 1 Cup Frozen Fruit
- 1 Cup Water

1. Put all the ingredients in a high speed blender and blend for 1 minute. Store for a few days in the fridge.

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