i'm newish to raw ('transitioning' for about 2 months . . . eating a mixture of raw and cooked still) but have been geekishly doing loads of reading and research.
i think i understand the whole juicing theory--pure nutrients, so drinking them on an empty stomach means your digestive system gets a bit of a rest--and the smoothie theory--we need fibre to flush out the colon and keep everything moving. both make perfect sense to me. everyone seems to strongly advocate one or the other, but nothing that i've come across yet really discusses which is better or how to combine the two into a raw lifestyle most effectively.
i LOVE greens. I love them more than i could possibly chew, so the idea of turning a whole load of greens into a juice or a smoothie is brilliant to me. i love green juice (don't even mind the 'green taste'!) and smoothies. but i want to do it right. should i have juice or smoothies or both as part of a regular diet? what about during a cleanse? should it be a juice fast? a smoothie fast? can i combine the two during a fast? if so, what's the smartest, most efficient way?
i'm after all the information i can get, so please be controversial if you need to be to get your 2 cents in! thanks!