Hi there! I have both the Ninja and a juicer. I have found I prefer smoothies over juicing as it is much simpler and easier to clean up! I love the single cups for smoothies, so there is no clean up! I prep and freeze my smoothies into single portions (cubes), then just throw in the cup and blend in the morning with some coconut water. I also prefer my Ninja as it does blend carrots, apples, pears etc very smoothly, keeping all the fiber! Juicers don't keep the fibrous part of the fruit/veg. Many people will re-juice the fiber, but you still lose a lot of the food. Only high end juicers (400$ or more) will do a fine job of juicing and keeping most of the fiber. If you're looking for simplicity, go with the Ninja. And, you can make ice cream (controlling the ingredients) and hot soups just to name a couple of the great things it does.