This green smoothie recipe for weight loss is packed full of nutrition and is fantastic for detoxing the liver. Nutritious fruits and vegetables are the best foods for weight loss as they are low in calories yet high in nutrients to detox the liver.
It is so easy to make this healthy green smoothie recipe for weight loss. Pop all the ingredients into a high-speed blender, pour into a smoothie glass, and enjoy!
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This green smoothie is cooling, zesty with the perfect balance between tart and naturally sweet. The mint adds a freshness that compliments a warm or cozy day.
The best foods for cleansing the liver and reversing insulin resistance are low calorie yet nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables such as kale, cucumber, celery, apple, mango, and mint in this green smoothie for weight loss.
Half a cup of grapefruit juice is used as the liquid to help blend this green smoothie recipe. Grapefruit juice slows down phase 1 liver detox, which can be a good thing for people with slow phase 2 detoxification pathways and a sluggish gallbladder.
Sunflower lecithin for weight loss
When it comes to detoxing the liver for weight loss, it is essential to open up the phase 3 detoxification pathway, which is why I added 1 tsp of sunflower lecithin powder.
It is therefore crucial that bile flow out of the liver and gallbladder is optimal so that toxins can get out of the liver.
Phosphatidylcholine found in sunflower lecithin helps to transport fats out of the liver as well. And reversing a fatty liver is crucial for weight loss. There are many health benefits of sunflower lecithin including lowering cholesterol levels.
The natural fibers found in this green smoothie recipe for weight loss keep the toxins bound in the intestines. Eating a high fiber diet also promotes healthy bowel movements for detoxification.
Benefits of this green smoothie for weight loss
Kale is one of the most nutritious superfoods high in chlorophyll for liver detox.
The addition of hemp seeds provides extra plant-based protein and the essential fatty acids, including the omega-three fats that are great for weight loss. Hemp seeds are also high in albumin to help transport fats and hormones.
Cucumber is cooling and hydrating for the body.
Celery is an excellent source of potassium, which is an electrolyte required for optimal hydration in the body. It is low in calories and full of fiber to help you feel satiated.
And as the saying goes, an apple a day keeps the doctor away!
For more smoothie recipes for weight loss, you may like this energizing matcha mango smoothie, berry beet smoothie, or you can learn how to make the ultimate smoothie for weight loss in a variety of ways!
Green Smoothie Recipe for Weight Loss
- High speed blender
- 1 apple (red or green)
- 2 tbsp fresh mint
- 1 cup kale
- 1 cup cucumber
- 1 stalk celery
- ½ cup frozen mango
- 5 ice cubes
- 2 tbsp hemp seeds
- 1 tsp sunflower lecithin powder (NOW Foods)
- ½ cup grapefruit juice
- Chop and de-core apple. cucumber and celery.
- Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend!
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