If you’re trying to lose weight, little things matter — especially what you’re drinking. Soda, juice, and coffee-shop drinks can rack up hundreds of calories and tons of sugar in a day. While nothing beats water for helping the body stay energized and hydrated, these drink recipes all contain ingredients known to help boost metabolism, keep you feeling full longer, and end dreaded bloat. Cheers to that!
Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey Drink
Besides being rich in vitamins, apple cider vinegar (ACV) also helps with weight loss by slowing stomach emptying and lowering the glycemic index of high-carb foods.Start your morning with this sparkling ACV drink; the sweetness of the honey helps to balance out the tart vinegar.
Debloating Papaya Smoothie
If you’ve had a big night out or are just feeling a little overstuffed, wake up with this debloating papaya smoothie. Filled with enzymes to aid in digestion as well as potassium to help flush out excess sodium, this smoothie will help you start your day right and feel a little lighter as well.
Iced Green Tea Lime Cooler
There are so many health benefits of green tea, and weight loss is just one of them! Several studies show that green tea helps to suppress appetite and also boosts metabolism, so go ahead and kick back with our green tea lime cooler. Cooling and refreshing, we recommend making an entire pitcher to enjoy throughout the week.
Berry Chia Fresca
Because chia seeds expand when introduced to liquid, they can help you feel full for longer while also getting a hefty dose of omega-3s and fiber. This chia agua fresca is the perfect way to cool off on warmer days. Lower in sugar than traditional recipes, it’s also made with low-calorie, fiber-rich berries.
This filling flat-belly smoothie is a great way to kick off your morning after a few too many evening indulgences. Blueberries have been shown to help fight belly fat, and pineapple is known for its debloating properties.
Actress Nikki Reed’s energizing cranberry cooler harnesses the weight-loss power of ACV and lemon juice.
Pineapple Kale Smoothie
This 350-calorie smoothie is chock-full of nutrients as well as Greek yogurt and avocado, both known for helping with weight loss thanks to their high-fiber and high-protein content.
Low-Glycemic Green Juice
Skip the sugar-laden latte for this detoxing green juice instead. This recipe is made from an array of ingredients that have natural detoxing properties: watercress helps energize cleansing enzymes in the liver, and, like celery, it’s a natural diuretic. Spicy ginger also helps by aiding in digestion and boosting metabolism.
Apple Cider Cayenne Drink
This spicy ACV drink does wonders to relieve sinus pressure, and the cayenne also helps to boost metabolism.
The Glowing Green Smoothie
Kimberly Snyder, clinical nutritionist, recommends her Glowing Green Smoothie to all of her celeb clients (of which there are many). The filling drink is full of all-natural ingredients that help to clear skin, energize the body, and stimulate weight loss.
Apple Pie ACV Drink
A weight-loss drink that tastes like apple pie? Sign us up! Liquid vanilla stevia and cinnamon turn this healthy drink into a sweet, dessert-like treat.
Source – popsugar.com