Lose Weight Healthily With Fruit Drinks

· 20th May 2015

Is there a special occasion that you want to look your best for? Perhaps a wedding or an exotic holiday? You may feel that the occasion will be ruined if you don’t look you best and start scouring diet websites for inspiration.

Don’t just focus on what you eat. Think about what you drink as well. Here are healthy recipes for all-natural fruit drinks that you can add to your calorie-controlled diet.

Fruit juice recipes for your diet

Grapefruit and watermelon juice

Take one cup of grapefruit juice and one cup of diced and seeded watermelon and blend with a dash of water. Drink a glass of this first thing in the morning. The juice will quench your thirst and make you feel less hungry.

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Pineapple, melon, and papaya juice

Take one cup of diced pineapple (remove skins), 1 melon slice, 2 diced papayas and half a glass of water. Wash the fruit well. Place it all in a blender and drink immediately without straining. This juice has loads of vitamin C and fibre which makes your body digest fats and helps you lose weight.

Strawberry, orange, and parsley juice

Take 1 cup of strawberries, the juice from an orange, a few parsley leaves, honey and water. Blend into a homogenous consistency. Drink a glass in the morning three times a week for one month. The drink has depurative and diuretic properties which prevents fluid retention.

Pineapple, tamarind, and papaya juice

Take 1 cup of diced pineapple, half a cup of tamarind juice and 1 slice of papaya. Extract the juice from the pineapple then blend it with all of the other ingredients. Strain and drink immediately. This juice prevents fluid retention, rids the body of toxins, rehydrates tissue and speeds up the metabolism.

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Pear, pineapple, and yogurt juice

Take 1 pear, 1 pineapple slice, 1 tablespoon of natural sweetener (like stevia), 1 cup of flavourless, low fat yogurt, and half a tablespoon of vanilla extract. Peel the fruit and blend all ingredients for 30 seconds. Drink immediately.

Banana, soy milk, and linseed juice

Take 1 banana, 1 cup of soy milk, 1 tablespoon of natural, low fat yogurt, half a tablespoon of linseed (flax), half a tablespoon of honey, half a cup of frozen cranberries. Blend all of the ingredients and drink a cup before meals. It will help you to feel full so you eat less.

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Fruit and vegetable drinks for weight loss

Apple, cucumber, and ginger juice

The ingredients are rich in pectin, which allows the body to rid itself of the accumulation of toxins in the digestive tract. Blend a slice of ginger (approximately 2.5 cm) with a peeled cucumber and the juice from an apple. Drink everyday on an empty stomach.

Watermelon and spinach juice

Watermelon is over 90% water so this is a great diuretic. It also contains vitamins A and C and potassium, which regulates blood pressure. Spinach burns fat and aids the transports of oxygen. Peel, cut and de-seed the watermelon and wash the spinach. Blend well and drink without straining in the morning.

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Orange, carrot, and parsley drink

Oranges deliver folic acid, vitamin C, and potassium, whilst carrots are rich in vitamins B, C, D, E, and K, as well as folic acid. This aids your overall metabolism and helps satisfy cravings for sugar. Parsley contains vitamin C and K, which helps the absorption of calcium and prevents hardening of the arteries. Make a smoothie from the ingredients and drink every day.

Broccoli and pear juice

Broccoli is one of the super foods – a great source of vitamins A, C, K, folic acid, and calcium. Calcium has been shown to play an important role in weight loss. Simply wash the broccoli and pear, peel and cut into pieces, then put in a blender. Drink before meals and it will stop you from eating so much as it satisfies hunger.

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Carrot, beet, celery, apple, and cucumber juice

The ingredients in this weight loss juice are 5 carrots, half a beetroot, 1 celery, 1 apple, and half a cucumber. Peel and dice all of the ingredients, wash well and put in the blender. To add extra spice you can add a small slice of ginger.

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