Have you ever tried green juice for weight loss? This blog is going to show you why you should and how to make it!
Keep reading for more information on this nutrient-dense, low calorie and hunger satisfying juice and learn how to make green juice for weight loss!
Juicing for Weight Loss
Most of us feel the need to make changes to our diet. Maybe you have only a few pounds to lose or maybe you have a hundred pounds to lose.
We all know one of the most important aspects of weight loss is eating less. But, a mistake many of us make is cutting out nutrients along with calories and fat.
To most efficiently lose weight and more importantly keep it off, we need to take care of our bodies and provide ourselves with essential nutrients. When we don’t, our bodies don’t work as well as they should, and our weight loss efforts are in vain.
Juicing is a perfect way to cut back on calories and unhealthy fats, while still getting all of those essential nutrients that we need! Green juice and weight loss go hand in hand and today we will look at how to make green juice for weight loss.
Green Juice and Weight Loss. Why Does It Work?
Green juice gets its name from the ingredients, of which are primarily green vegetables. Fruit is added solely as a sweetener in these juices, meaning green juice is lower in sugar than fruit juices and a much better option if you’re watching your sugar intake!
Green juice has massive health benefits. These health benefits equal greater and more efficient weight loss. Why? Because when your body is fed well with nutrients it works more efficiently. When your body is working as it should, it is able to detoxify and shed those extra pounds.
Also, all those nutrients mean more energy and longer lasting energy. Part of any weight loss program includes exercise. Green juice gives you the energy you need to be able to exercise and gives you more endurance to exercise for longer periods of time!
The best part of all of this is that you get all the benefits of your recommended daily allowance of vegetables IN ONE GLASS! Seems like a win-win to me!
Not to mention, one glass gives you all of those nutrients, is easy to digest, energizing, suppresses your appetite AND reduces cravings for junk food and sweet! Continue reading to discover more about why and how to make green juice for weight loss!
When is the Best Time to Drink Green Juice?
You CAN drink green juice anytime throughout the day, but experts say the BEST time is first thing in the morning.
Drinking 1 glass of green juice for breakfast, on an empty stomach is best because it allows your body to absorb all of those amazing nutrients quickly and efficiently!
Also, you should wait at least 45 minutes before eating any solid foods. Okay, now on to how to make green juice for weight loss for yourself!
How to Make Green Juice for Weight Loss
For our Green Machine Fat Burner Juice recipe, you first need a good, high quality juicer.
The next step is choosing high quality ingredients like the following: kale, cucumbers, celery, mint, green apples, lemon, ginger, chili, turmeric and pineapple.
We’ve chosen these ingredients for our green juice recipe because of their nutritive properties. For example:
is high in fiber, which suppresses your appetite and contains a numerous number of vitamins and antioxidants that are beneficial for your health. It also alkalizes the body.
are extremely low calorie, nutrient packed foods that contain phytonutrients that lower blood sugar, as well as being high in water and fiber content, making you feel fuller, longer.
is also very low in calories and high in dietary fiber, while also being high in potassium and vitamin K.
stimulates digestive processes that turn fat stores into usable energy.
improve your overall gut health and help reduce your body fat with polyphenols, all while tasting delicious and being low in calories and high in fiber.
are very high in vitamin C, which has been shown to reduce the stress hormone, cortisol, that causes fat storage and hunger.
stabilizes blood sugar and reduces your appetite. It also suppresses cortisol production and is a stimulant similar to caffeine but is natural while still giving you some “get up and go.”
contains capsaicin. Capsaicin is a compound that helps increase your metabolism, burn body fat, lower glucose levels, suppresses your appetite, increases the amount of energy you burn and promotes overall gut health.
contains curcumin, an anti-inflammatory antioxidant that helps regulate insulin, blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
has several properties that are helpful for weight loss. First, it contains bromelain, which combats inflammation that is the link from obesity that contributes to metabolic syndrome.
Also, it’s high vitamin C levels turn fat into energy and manganese is a necessary compound for metabolizing nutrients into energy! All while being low in calories and high in fiber.
Wow! That is a LOT of benefits for weight loss and overall health.
Finally, here’s what you need to make your own green juice for weight loss.
Green Machine Fat Burner Recipe
4 kale leaves
2 celery stalks with the leaves
1 bunch mint leaves with stems
2 green apples
A piece of ginger root about the size of your thumb nail
1 chili pepper
A piece of turmeric about the size of your thumb nail
2 cups fresh pineapple
So, after all of that, I’m excited to have a glass of my own green juice for weight loss. I can’t imagine any reason for not giving this nutrient-dense, low-calorie, and high in flavor green drink a try.
We also have a Going Green juice recipe that doesn’t have as many ingredients and is quicker to make.
Keep this guide handy for how to make green juice for weight loss!