The Difference Between Juicing & Cold Pressed Juicing

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Written by: Lindsay Sibson

“Life is a matter of choices. And every choice you make makes you.” –  John C.  Maxwell

Green juice, fruit juice, juicing  methods – OH MY!

It’s nice to have options… but these options can become confusing when you don’t  know which one to choose.

What is what? Which is better? What should I do?

Let’s start by taking a look a the difference between juicing (at-home) and cold pressed juicing (purchasing bottles from cold pressed juice companies).

The Difference Between Juicing & Cold Pressed Juicing

The main difference between juicing and cold pressed juicing is in HOW it is processed, especially in the final step.

Your made-at-home juice needs to be consumed immediately, when it is in its best  state. Oxygen and microbes quickly spoil the benefits of freshly made juice. As a result, this type of juice can’t be stored effectively.

On the other hand, cold-pressed juice is bottled, sealed and put in a large chamber. This chamber fills with water and applies a tremendous amount of pressure to inactivate pathogens.

This process results in a juice that tastes crisp and vibrant and can be safe for a few WEEKS (instead of a few days). It also allows cold pressed juice brands to ship you raw organic cold pressed juice right to YOUR home!

Juicing Cold Pressed Juicing
  • There are different methods of juicing at home:
    • Masticating: grind and press the produce
    • Centrifugal: grate, shred and spin the pulped produce, extracting the juice through a fine screen
  • Applies heat – high level of oxidation
  • Must be drunk right away before the microbes and oxygen spoil the juice
  • Requires time and cleanup
  • The cold pressed juice process uses a hydraulic press to extract the juice from vegetables and fruits
  • 100% made from fruits and vegetables – with NO added ingredients
  • Made without pasteurization
  • No heat applied – low level of oxidation
  • Results in a juice that is flavourful, colorful and nutrient rich
  • Can be easily bought or delivered  to  your home

While juicing at home at is a great method for making your own fresh juice, it DOES require time, keeping your fridge stocked with produce, owning a juicer AND cleanup.

Therefore, many people find bottled cold pressed juice as a great alternative, because it can easily be purchased… and still has incredible health benefits!

Cold Pressed Juice Benefits

  • The safest and most beneficial juicing process
  • Extracts MORE juice than other types of juicers
  • Produces a supremely fresh and tasty glass of cold pressed raw juice
  • Helps you increase your consumption of fruits and veggies
  • Floods your body with nutrients, which are rapidly absorbed
  • Gives your body an instant energy boost
  • Helps optimize your body’s pH levels
  • Supercharges your immune system


Want Cold Pressed Juice?

You may be able to find a cold press juice bar near you by doing a quick internet search. Type in: “cold pressed juice bar,” “cold pressed juice market,” or “cold pressed juice near me” to find some.

Tips for selecting cold pressed raw juice:

  • Make sure the bottled says cold pressed OR high pressure processed (HPP).
  • Pay attention to the sugar content – even cold pressed fruit juice can be high in sugar!
  • Watch out for list ingredients you don’t recognize.


Otherwise, you can order cold pressed juice online. Here are a few companies to check out (U.S. based):


Have a cold pressed juice TIP that could help others on their juicing journey? Please  SHARE in the comments section below!

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Lindsay Sibson

Lindsay Sibson

Lindsay Sibson turned her lifelong dream of traveling the world into a reality when she first stepped on a plan in April of 2014. With the simple intention of learning more about this beautiful world, she stepped away from corporate America to explore an alternative lifestyle of long term international travel, volunteering, blogging and pursuing a blissfully happy and fulfilling way of life.

Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life. Connect with her on her website and follow her travels on Instagram (

Through her blog, Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life.
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