Summer is around the corner and we’re all going to be trying to squeeze in those extra hours of working out, lest we need to squeeze into our summer clothes (and swimming costumes!) What if we told you, you could also squeeze some fruits and vegetables (literally) to help you shed those extra pounds? Here is a list of 9 healthy juice recipes to lose weight safely.
Lemony-Mint Cucumber Juice
Cucumbers are great for the summer, not only do they keep you cool, but the high water content in them ensures you stay full, without consuming too many calories! Apart from having high water content, cucumbers also are rich in fiber.
Start your day with a tall, cold glass of a lemony-mint cucumber juice. In a juicer or blender, mix together a few ice cubes, one cucumber, a few mint leaves and juice of a lime. If you prefer your juices a little sweet, add a dash of honey or a natural sweetener (avoid adding sugar!) and voila there is your power shot to start the day, or really just sip on at any time during the day.
Clear Your Tummy Cabbage Juice
Cabbage is known to have the tendency to increase gas in the body, when consumed raw. However, in a surprising turn of events, cabbage juice helps relieving stomach problems such as bloating and indigestion. It also clears your digestive tract and helps eliminate waste faster. Who knew? So the next time our tummy is feeling a little topsy-turvy, all you need to do is juice up some cabbage and knock it back. The taste may not be the best, but hey, you can bid tummy troubles goodbye in one gulp!
The Ultimate Detox Juice
This vitamin and nutrient packed juice is exactly what you need to help kick start your weight loss. The perfect balance of fruits and vegetables makes it one of the nicest juices to drink for weight loss. Trust us, even children will love it! To make this power packed juice blend 2 green apples, 1 stick of celery, 1 cucumber, a few spinach leaves, juice of half a lemon, 1 piece of ginger and a few sprigs of mint leaves together with some ice. Serve cold and enjoy!
Just Beet It
Beetroots are great for weight loss and are a great source of vital minerals and vitamins. Blend 2 beetroots, 2 carrots, 2 apples and the juice of 2 lemons and beat your weight loss woes with this delicious and healthy beetroot juice.
Fight bad cholesterol with this healthy (and delicious) punch. Not only is this juice a great source of minerals and vitamins, but it also contains omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants that will help you in your weight loss journey. Combine 2-3 Swiss chard leaves (you may have to order these online), 1 cucumber, 1 medium sized romaine lettuce head, 1 apple, few pieces of ginger and 1 navel orange in a blender, add crushed ice and blend away!
The Miraculous Carrot
Bugs bunny keeps chewing carrots and stays skinny throughout. Coincidence? We think not! Carrot juice is an excellent source of dietary fiber which helps increase testosterone levels, which in turn helps reduce fat! Carrot juice also helps boost your energy level, which makes it a perfect post-work out drink. To make this miraculous carrot juice, blend together 2 carrots, a handful of coriander leaves, 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and a pinch of salt! Voila your post work-out refreshment is ready.
The Bitter Truth
Yes, you knew this was coming. Blend one bitter gourd (peeled of course!) with a pinch of salt, close your nose and gulp it down. Folks, weight loss sometimes can be a bitter-sweet journey. The sweet news is that bitter gourd is rich in antioxidants that completely detoxify your body, improve digestion, increase metabolism, promote weight loss and prevent the accumulation of excess fat cells in the body!
The Calorie Burner
Looking to burn calories fast? Meet wheatgrass – the superstar of all fruit shots. Blend 1 cup of chopped wheatgrass with the juice of 1/4th lemon and a pinch of salt. Strain it and shoot! Wheatgrass is another great option for detoxification. It is great for weight loss due to the presence of large amounts of potassium, which helps burn calories effectively – and fast!
Great for your skin and hair, great for your metabolism, an instant energizer. Meet our all-round star – aloe vera juice who needs no introduction. Blend one aloe vera leaf, the juice of 1/4th lemon and a pinch of salt and say hello to a slimmer you and a glowing complexion. Talk about a feel good juice!
So, buy those fruits and vegetables, get those blenders ready and start losing weight today! Remember, while losing weight a clean and healthy diet is as important as at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise. Let’s get summer ready!