detox smoothie recipe for weight loss

Mahbuba Hoque / August 16, 2018

Detox smoothie recipes for weight loss- what to use and what not

Detox smoothie recipes for weight loss are a great tool for weight loss because you can control the ingredients in it. They make perfect drinks for relatively low-calorie but full of nutritious ingredients. These detox smoothie recipes for weight loss are capable of keeping you full for a long time and control your appetite.

The best thing is that by combining the right ingredients, you can create smoothies that taste great and at the same time help you drop pounds. If you learn what to use and how to make the right combinations you can make great detox smoothie recipes without adding empty calories for quick weight loss.

What is a Detox Smoothie?

Weight loss detox smoothies are an effective, easy and delicious way to flush your body of toxins and help lose weight fast. Most of the time they contain fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs, yogurt etc and can be easily made with an ordinary kitchen blender.

Detox smoothie recipes for Weight Loss is full of vitamins, antioxidants, fiber, and other healthful nutrients. They give your body a detoxifying flush instantly and you can watch the difference within 3 to 5 days. They also contain large amounts of fresh water, coconut water, milk or fruits juice which hydrate your body and boost your metabolism. (1)

All you need just learn the right process and how to make detox smoothie recipes for weight loss. You should know the basic ingredients and what you can add or what not in a detox smoothie.

detox smoothie recipe for weight loss

Detox smoothie recipes for weight loss:

In the smoothies, you can include powerhouse ingredients that make up the nutritional value of your smoothie without adding extra calories. You can also include those elements that enhance your weight loss by boosting your metabolic rate.

There are certain things you can put in your smoothie that will boost your weight loss by different means.

What to use in detox smoothie recipes for Weight Loss:

Avocado: 

They are used for weight loss smoothie as a thickener or as an ingredient that provides that smoothie creaminess. They supply healthy fat, which keeps satiated and satisfied until the next meal. They are full of health-promoting vitamins and minerals. So use avocado in your detox smoothie recipes for Weight Loss.

Cayenne pepper: 

This spice contains capsaicin which boosts weight loss process. Studies proved that adding this pepper to our early breakfast can reduce consumption of fat and carbohydrates all day long.

Berries:

You can add any kind of berries like strawberry, blueberry, blackberry, and raspberry to your smoothies.  They will add delicious flavor to the smoothie without adding extra calories or sugar. The good thing is that they are high in fiber, which helps to keep us full, and supply antioxidants.

Chia seeds: 

Chia seeds are popular for weight loss. They are full of fiber and protein to keep you feeling full and satisfied. They also contain a lot of nutrients like calcium, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids. They can absorb toxins from your digestive tract and slightly easier to digest. You can use chia seed or chia seeds gel in your smoothies.

Cinnamon: 

They regulate our blood sugar levels by improving the metabolism of glucose and reduce excess blood glucose that can be stored as fat. Belly fat or abdominal fat is more sensitive to this than any other organs fats of the body.

Coconut oil: 

The predominant fats available in coconut oil are used by the body for energy instead of stored as fat. Use organic virgin coconut oil in your detox smoothie recipes for weight loss.

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Healthy fats: 

Totally avoiding fats is not a good way to lose weight. Consuming good and healthy fat is an integral part of any weight loss diet plan. Add good fats to your detox smoothies by using avocado, coconut oil, or nuts or peanut butter.

Leafy greens vegetables: 

Greens leafy vegetables like kale, spinach, broccoli, coriander leaves, dandelion, and romaine lettuce, are rich in phytonutrients. They are low in calories. but full of fiber. They can create variation with flavors in your smoothies.

Unsweetened Greek yogurt:

Yogurt is used in weight loss smoothies as a source of probiotic bacterias. Probiotics are known as a kind of good bacteria which is found in certain live cultures and yeasts. They help to avoid all kinds of digestive disturbances. Unsweetened Greek yogurt and probiotic protein powder is a great source of probiotic bacteria.

Pulp from fruits: 

Add fruits pulp to your detox smoothy recipes for weight loss as they are a natural source of fiber.

Lemon:

They are low in sugar but full of nutrients and are known as detox divas. Lemons are rich in antioxidant vitamin C, antibiotic phytonutrients, and B vitamins.

Lemon peels are full of antioxidants, so use some lemon zest into your smoothies for adding a big amount of nutrition and flavor.

Stevia:

Stevia is a natural sweetener gree leaf which is free from any side effects and possible risks of artificial sweeteners.

Tea or  coconut water: 

To avoid adding extra calories to your detox smoothies use tea or coconut water as a liquid to get the right smoothy. You can use herbal tea and green tea which are a good substitute for juice.

Coconut water is low in calories and carbohydrates, and completely fat-free. The water match better with the most fruits and veggies. This natural energy drink is rich in electrolytes that keep you hydrated all day long.

detox smoothie recipe for weight loss

Ingredients to avoid in detox smoothies for weight loss:

Canned fruits or vegetables:

Canned fruits and vegetables are full of preservatives or sweeteners that add extra calories. Fresh fruits are always better than canned fruits in nutrients value.

Dairy: 

Dairy products like milk, ice cream, or frozen yogurt used in smoothies, but they are rich high calories. Raw milk and plain, full-fat Greek yogurt are good and high in protein but most full-fat dairy should be avoided.

Fruit juice: 

Fruit juice is always made with too much sugar and calories but low in nutritional value. Most of the canned juice has lost the fiber of the whole fruit. They will increase your total (bad) calorie intake. So always use fresh sugar-free fruits instead of canned juice in your smoothies.

Sweeteners:

Try to avoid artificial sweeteners in smoothies. Use honey and maple syrup if you like it or feel a craving for sweets.

Too much sweet fruit: 

Fruits are a natural way to add flavor, nutrients and a little sweetness to your smoothies. But a lot of fruits in one smoothie can increase your blood sugar level and cause digestive problems. Try to stick to avocados and berries for a variance. If you use sweeter fruits like banana, apple, mango, and pineapple it’s ok, but you have to keep those to a minimum.

How To Make The Best Detox Smoothie for weight loss

Whenever you are going to make a smoothie, it needs to satisfy this three basic characteristics.

1. It needs to look mindblowing: Usually, we eat first with our eyes. If it is not looking delicious you will not feel satisfied and nobody wants to drink a swamp water like drinks.

2. It must be delicious: A smoothie which is not delicious to taste, you will never take this again no matter how good it was.

3. the smoothie needs to be nutrient-dense

Here I share some detox smoothie recipes but you can add more ingredients or skip any ingredients that you not like.

1. Metabolism Booster Green detox smoothie recipes for weight loss

What You Need

  • 1/2  of an avocado fruit
  • 1 kiwi fruit
  • 1 celery stick ( fresh and washed)
  •  sunflower seed powder 1 tablespoon
  • A handful of mint leaves
  • Freshly ground peppercorns
  • Salt

Metabolism Booster Green detox smoothie recipes for weight loss

How To Prepare

  1. Cut the avocado into medium-sized cubes and place in a blender
  2. Peel the kiwi and add it with the avocado cubes into the blender.
  3. Cut the celery stick and add into the blender.
  4. Add mint leaves, sunflower seed powder, and a pinch of salt.
  5. Spread some freshly ground peppercorn before you drink.
  6. Blend all the ingredients. You can add coconut water or simply cold water to make a smooth creamy texture.
  7. Serve in a glass with the ice cube or you can blend the ices with the ingredients at the same time.

 

2.Coconut Water & Berries detox smoothie recipes for weight loss:

What You Need

  • 1 glass of fresh coconut water
  • 1/2 cup of chopped fresh coconut
  • 1 cup of  fresh strawberries
  • 1 medium-sized of gooseberry or Amla
  • 2 blueberries
  • Mint leaves
  • Ice cubes

Detox smoothie recipes for weight loss

How To Prepare

  1. Wash all the ingredients
  2.  Add coconut, strawberries, blueberries, and mint leaves, gooseberry into a blender.
  3. Add the coconut water into the blender and blend it until it became creamy and smooth drink.
  4. Pour it into a glass with crushed ice and serve.

3. Ginger & Fruits Detox smoothie recipe for weight loss

What You Need

  • 1/2 inch of ginger root( cleaned and pilled off)
  • 1 orange ( pulp and juice)
  • one kiwi fruit (pilled off and sliced)
  • fresh green grapes( washed and seeds are removed)- 1 cup
  • Fresh Mint leaves
  • A pinch of black salt

Ginger & Fruits Detox smoothie recipe for weight loss

How To Prepare

  1. Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend all the ingredients. blend until smooth.
  2. Pour the smoothie into a glass, add a pinch of black salt and stir well.
  3.  Serve with crushed ice or you can blend the ice cubes with the ingredients.

4.Detox Dynamite Smoothie for quick weight loss

What You Need

  •  raw coconut water or normal fresh water( you can use chilled water) 1 cup
  • green apple (one)
  • A small red beet
  •  frozen strawberries – 1 cup
  •  frozen pineapple 1 cup
  • 1/2 of a small avocado
  • fresh baby spinach 1 cup
  •  fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup of frozen  broccoli (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of lemon zest (optional)

detox smoothie recipes for weight loss

How To Prepare

  1. Blend all the ingredients in a blender very well until it gets a texture and smoothness of a delicious smoothie.
  2.  Serve in a glass with crushed ice and lemon zest.

5. Fruit & Nut Detox Smoothie for weight loss

What You Need

  • 1 cup of green apple
  • 2 dates
  • 4 almonds, soaked in water
  • ½ cup of  fat-free milk or sugar-free yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder

detox smoothie recipes for weight loss

How To Prepare

1.  Chop the apple and dates finely and add all the ingredients in a blender.
2. Blend them and serve in a glass or jar with crushed ice.
3. Dust the cocoa powder on the top of the smoothie.

6.Detox Green Smoothie with Chia Seeds

What You Need

  •  Ripe banana (one big)
  •  pineapple chunks 1 cup
  •  baby spinach 1 cup
  •  Almond milk, unsweetened 1 cup
  • 1 tbsp  of Chia seed

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How To Prepare

  • Blend all the ingredients in a blender until smooth and creamy.
  • Serve in a glass. You can add crushed ice.

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