I had a conversation with a colleague the other day who had bought a juicer.
I had a juicer in the past, and I gave it away. Never really used it.
I suggested to her that I am no longer 1 (year old), and I prefer my food to be solid.
She made a good point in response. She said “I find it difficult to eat the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables every day.”.
Being vegan, I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, so her statement hadn’t ever really dawned on me.
We are not all vegan however (stating the obvious), and I imagine there are a lot of people in the world, just like my colleague, who find it hard to force down so many plant-based foods every day.
Our conversation gave me the idea to blog the pros and cons of drinking food.
Here’s what I came up with:
You can cram a lot more nutrients into one meal, without feeling like you are going to blow up.
You can prepare a traveler to drink when you are mobile.
It’s a quick meal when you are in a rush.
It's easy to consume when you are not feeling great.
Often the skin, which contains a lot of nutrients, is disposed of. Otherwise your drink can be a bit chunky.
What doesn’t become juice becomes compost. That’s expensive compost.
It’s a tad messy. Lot of cleanup. Not a fan.
You might forget how to chew. I don’t really believe that. I just couldn’t think of another con.
So, will you drink it or eat it? Comment below.