Best Homemade Juice Recipes for Weight Loss
by Healthy Homestead Team
3 weeks ago
Juicing for weight loss is not a new concept. In fact, it has been around for a while. But there is a difference between going to a full-liquid diet, and adding some fresh juices to your daily meals. Today, we will talk about the second concept. Drinking fresh juices is a great way to load up on minerals, vitamins, fiber, antioxidants, and other nutrients that speed up your metabolism and help you lose weight.
Benefits of detox juicing
Healthy diet is a must if you want to lose weight. Detox juicing is one way to contribute to a healthy diet. For many people, it is hard to get the recommended daily servings of vegetables and fruits. Detox juices for weight loss help you get the veggies you need. There are also other benefits of detox juicing:
- Improve nutrient absorption
- Lower cholesterol
- Detox your liver
- Improve good bacteria balance in the gut
- Improves athletic performance
With that in mind, here are a couple of juices you can try for weight loss.
Carrots are great for weight loss, because they are low in calories and high in fiber. And you do not have to add other ingredients to the mix. It is best to drink carrot juice in the afternoon or in the morning as breakfast. If you drink it as snack during afternoon, it will keep you full until lunch.
Carrots help speed up fat burning process. For a simple carrot juice, add carrots in a juicer, top it with some water, and juice. For a more potent carrot juice, add an apple, half an orange, and some ginger for a perfect weight loss drink.
Green Detox Juice
When you think of weight loss drinks and juices, a green detox juice is the first that comes to mind. We all know green vegetables are rich in vitamins and minerals, and other nutrients that you help you lose weight and improve overall health. This is one of the most popular recipes, and has a perfect balance of fruits and vegetables. Here is what you need for one batch:
- 2 green apples
- 3 stalks celery
- 8 leaves of kale
- 1 cucumber
- ½ lemon
- Mint leaves (optional)
You can add or subtract apples, depending on whether you like more or less sweet juice.
Cucumber is one of those vegetables that is extremely high in water content. And foods that are high in water are great for weight loss, since they are low in calories. In the same time, cucumber is rich in fiber, helping you keep you full for a longer period. For a refreshing cucumber juice, cut one cucumber into chunks, and then add to juicer. Add some water, and then add juice from half a lime. Grate ginger, and then strain the juice. If you want, you can also add some sugar to taste, but we recommend drinking it without sugar. After all, you want to lose weight.
Lemon Apple Juice
For those of you that are more into fruits than veggies, we have a perfect combination weight loss drink. It is surprisingly light, and ideal for drinking as breakfast in the morning. Here are the ingredients:
- 2 lemons
- 4 apples
- 2 cucumbers
- 1 cup of water
Drink in the morning on an empty stomach.
Pomegranates will improve the function of your kidneys and livers, and increase frequency of urination. Basically, you will be able to shed some water weight easily. In the same time, pomegranates help you get rid of toxins loading up in your body. They are also rich in antioxidants and polyphenols, two key ingredients that burn fat and boost your metabolism.
Put five pomegranates and two oranges in a juicer, and you have enough juice for two to three servings.
Light Green Juice
We said previously that green juices are best for weight loss. And while some can be bitter in taste, there are others that have a bit sweeter taste. Basically, a kid friendly green juice. Here are the ingredients:
- 2 oranges
- 1 lemon
- 1 green apple
- 1 leaf kale
- 1 cup baby spinach
The fruits here will do a great job of masking the bitter taste of vegetables. You get a drink that tastes well, and helps you lose weight.
Lemonade is a popular detox drink. We have one that not only helps you lose weight, but also provides energy. Rich in nutrients, and very low in calories, this drink is perfect for those who want to shed some belly fat.
- 1 cup of spinach
- 2 stalks of celery
- 4 leaves kale
- 2 apples
- 1 lemon
- 1 piece of ginger
Weight Loss Juice for Beginners
If you are just starting the juice for weight loss program, we suggest starting with something light. This recipe is a simple one, and it is more fruit based. With tasty and sweet ingredients, you get a detox drink that is easy to stomach.
- 4 celery stalks
- 3 carrots
- 2 apples