Green Drink Weight Loss and Detox Recipes

green drink weight lossGreen smoothies can be one of the easiest and tastiest ways to lose weight. You can get all the nutrients you need through a straw, and they taste really good. The key to green drink smoothies is to incorporate them into your daily diet, and continue to do so forever.

Vegetables have a lot of water, which can boost your metabolism, along with a massive amount of nutrients and vitamins in their raw state. Green drinks are a great way to curb your appetite, so drinking them regularly will satisfy hunger, make you feel great, and help you lose weight in no time.

The following are a few green drink recipes that are designed to help you lose weight.

1. Metabolism Boost Smoothie

This recipe is great because of the protein in the almond milk. Protein can increase TEF or the Thermic Effect of Food due to the extra calories needed to digest. This can cause your metabolism to rise.

  • 1/3 cup of strawberries
  • 1 cup of raw spinach
  • 1 peeled orange
  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk

Place all the ingredients into a blender. Mix and serve

2.  Broccoli Pineapple Smoothie

This could be one of the best tasting smoothies I’ve had. Broccoli is one of the strongest and most effective vegetables you can get your hands on. It is loaded with vitamin K and C, along with potassium, fiber, and iron. Broccoli is also carries a good bit of protein, helping your metabolism even more.

  • 1/4 cup of pineapple
  • 1/2 cup of strawberries
  • 1 cup of broccoli florets
  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp of honey

Place ingredients in blender. Mix and serve.

3.  Passion Purple Green Smoothie

This recipe is full with antioxidants, thanks to the blueberries and strawberries. They are full of vitamin C, helping your metabolism, along with being an anti-inflammatory. This is great for after a hard workout. It opens up airways, decreases bloating, and even reduce the soreness in your muscles.

  • 1/4 cup of blueberries
  • 1/2 cup of strawberries
  • 1 cup of raw spinach
  • 1/4 cup of greek yogurt
  • 1 cup of water

Place all of the ingredients into your blender. Mix and serve.

Detox Green Smoothies.

Green smoothies can be a great way to flush out and recharge your system. As you know already, green smoothies are loaded with nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Blending up a bunch of vegetables is a great way to all of your daily nutrition as fast as possible, without having to cook or eat a giant salad.

The following are some of the ingredients you want to incorporate into your detox drinks.

Spinach – Rich in vitamins K, A, calcium, and iron. Spinach helps with your vision and skin. Being a rich source of iron, it can transport oxygen throughout your body and help to boost energy levels

Kale – a cup of kale contains around 33 calories, but packed with fiber so you feel full. There are high amounts of C vitamins to help boost your immune system, helping the iron in the kale to absorb much easier.

Collard Greens – Full of fiber to help you feel full. Collard greens, such as broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage are good for your heart, and cut down inflammation. Additionally can even help to prevent some cancers.

Avocado – Avocados are a great way to add a little creaminess to your detox smoothies. These tasty vegetables are loaded with the best fat you can ingest, and can help to regulate blood sugar. They can also curb appetite, making you feel full for longer.

1. Alkalizing Green Smoothie

  • 1/2 cucumber chopped
  • 1/4 cup of parsley
  • 1/2 of a peeled lemon
  • 1/2 of an avocado peeled and pitted
  • 2 cups of raw spinach
  • 1 cup of coconut water
  • 6 cubes of ice

Place all ingredients into blender. Blend until smooth, and enjoy.

2. Green Monster Detox

This recipe is packed with flavor. Lemon zest, tasty green veggies, and a little bit of cilantro and ginger, to help with your detox. This recipe will serve 6, and can be saved in the refrigerator for 48 hours.

  • 2 peeled lemons
  • 1 chopped and peeled cucumber
  • 1 apple chopped
  • 1 celery bunch chopped up
  • 2 romaine lettuce heads
  • a handful of cilantro/ half a bunch
  • 1 inch of ginger root ( this can be more or less depending on your preferred spice)

Place all of the ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth, and enjoy.

3. Raw Green Smoothie

In this recipe, kale and spinach are abundant. Kale is one of the healthiest leafy greens, that is loaded with iron and vitamin C. When detoxing you want to make sure you are getting an abundant amount of leafy greens.

  • 2 cups of kale leaves (chopped)
  • 1/2 of a cucumber
  • 2 cups of spinach
  • 1 avocado pitted and peeled
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp of coconut oil (raw)

Mix all the ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour and serve. (this recipe is 2 servings)

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