God knows! Depends exactly how much you throw away I suppose - you wouldn't eat the kiwi skin anyway and do the grapes go in whole? So if you just thinly peel the apple and pear and cut out a tiny bit of core you get most of it.
Of course it would be better to eat the whole fruit (assuming no pesticides on skin of course!) but if you wouldn't eat that much fruit but will drink the juice then the juice has to be the best thing. I know in things about "5 portions a day" they say only one juice drink counts towards the 5 even if you drink a whole carton but it's got to help, hasn't it?
The main differnece is in the fibre content. I think that blending them breaks down some of the fibre that your body would have broken down. That said though, I am a huge fan of smoothies and make them regularly for the kids as well as buying hte INnocent ones for lazy days. We just got back from the local farmers market this morning and I had bought a punnet of plems. SOme were so over ripe that they needed using asap. SO i made them into a smoothie with a banana and the juice of one orange (We have a juicer). It was delicious.
Cool, cheers girls. Having a bluberry, strawberry, cherry and grape one next.
Twiglett - it's going really well, thanks for asking. Bit hormonal and D is being a lazy pain in the bum so not helping, in any way shape or form at the mo. But other than that I'm good, thanks.
We usually have one for breakfast each morning as DD thinks fruit in its natural state is an attempt at poisoning her!
Use apple juice as the base rather than milk.
This morning's was banana, mango and apple juice - yummmmm!