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We recently bought a juicer and have been using it daily for fresh juice. To determine calories we add all the fruits/vegetables together and divide by the glasses we pour. My question is whether or not you use the entire calorie count for each fruit/vegetable used since the juicer only extracts the liquid and discards the rest? thanks for your help.

The calories for an entire fruit are going to be different than the calories from only the juice of a fruit. A smoothie’s calorie content, however, that is created with whole fruit, could be calculated using your method. Remember that while consuming 100% juice is nutritious for you, it is also important to consume whole fruit and vegetables to ensure you are getting adequate fiber. Try our Strawberry Banana Smoothie, it contains 100% juice and whole fruit!
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