Juicing Recipes for weight loss are quite a bit different than most juice recipes you will find which are typically just designed with your taste buds in mind.
It is important to avoid high sugar content fruits and is best to stick with veggies and leafy greens. There are some low glycemic fruit exceptions to this rule but the more disciplined you are the easier you will begin melting the pounds away! No need to stress... your sweet tooth will do just fine with many deliciously sweet veggies. Juicing for weight loss can absolutely be a tasty and enjoyable way to shed those extra pounds!
Cornerstone Ingredients for Juicing for Weight Loss Recipes
Below are some key fruits and veggies that are the cornerstone to juicing recipes for weight loss. Have fun, be creative and let us know what your favorite slimming juice recipes are:
Carrot: This delicious juice will help add sweetness but still let you benefit from the incredible benefits of this amazing vegetable such as digestion stimulant, liver cleanser, and high levels of beta-carotene.
Cucumber: a base of choice for most recipes since they are water dense and relatively low calorie.
Celery: Is often reccomended in weight-loss programs as it is low calorie and water dense. Juice the entire celery stick including the chlorophyll rich green leaves.
Kale: This super green is alkalizing and nutrient dense. Different colors of kale offer various nutrient profiles, but all are low calorie and high in benefits.
Lettuce: dark-green lettuce types are nutrient dense and darker the lettuce the more alkalizing and mineral rich.
Cabbage: Powerful body-cleansing vegetable recommend often for weight loss. I'm sure you've heard of the "cabbage diet"
Beetroot: This is great vegetable that will add sweetness to your juice. Use sparingly.
Spinach: Rich in chlorophyll and minerals such as calcium, spinach is alkalizing and has numerous weight loss benefits.
Tomato: Helps reduce acid in body, and is beneficial for stimulating blood circulation, liver cleansing and blood purifying.
Watercress: Considered a powerful intestinal cleanser and toxin neutralizer and is good for the kidneys, bladder, blood circulation, cleansing the skin and said to stimulate fat burning.
Apple: This low glycemic fruit is known for a wide range of health benefits including supporting healthy blood-sugar levels.
Citrus Fruits: Grapefruits and Lemons in particular have gotten a lot of attention for it's role in weight loss support.
Berries: Strawberries, blueberries and raspberries are all great for juicing for weight loss. They are packed with antioxidants and are relatively low in sugar. Raspberries in particular have gotten a lot of attention lately for a natural compound called Ketones that help with burning fat.
To get you started here are a couple Calorie Burning Recipes:
For Weight Loss Related Juicing Resources:
TIPS: When creating your own metabolism boosting recipes, try to combine ingredients that will not create too high of a suger content. For example, if you are making a juice that has apple and carrot as the main ingredients, try to add some cucumber and celery in equal parts.
Typically, vegetable based recipes will be lower in calories and sugar overall than fruit based recipes. Some vegetable such as beets don't fall into this category, so use common sense when calculating the calorie loads.
To be safe, try using green vegetables as the main base, then adding additional "sweeter" veggies or fruit to add a touch of sweetness to the recipe. This will help optimize the flavor, reduce the calories and sugar, and rev up your fat burning furnace!