Juicing and Blending are totally different. I have a Blendtec and a juicer and they each have there place on my counter. The main difference is that the juicer extracts the pulp which is the fiber. By doing this your digestive system does not need to digest the drink, but just absorb it....instantly. It's much like a blood transfusion. The blender basically just chews the food up for you, but you must still go through the digestive process.