Want to flush out excess fat, toxins and parasites? This strawberry grapefruit smoothie will do just that! It contains ingredients that help your increase fat burning during exercise (like vitamin C), rev your metabolism, increase energy, and reduce water retention.
Citrus fruits are great for flushing out toxic fluids from your body, helping reduce water weight and waste products that are trapped in your tissues (especially fat cells). These toxins that are stuck in your fat cells are the main reason you can’t lose weight. Getting rid of them will help you lose weight, and cellulite! (This is also a reason why I recommend eating clean, and undergoing juice fasts or cleanses to help remove built-up toxins!)
Ginger also helps improve digestion, and speeds up metabolism (along with grapefruit), helping to increase calories burned and improve your body’s ability to properly absorb nutrients from food, which is crucial to help burn fat.
Cucumber is a natural diuretic, too, so any excess water retention you may have, will be quickly eliminated (most people carry around 10-15 pounds of excess “water weight” every day – mainly due to the excess sodium in their diet!).
Remember, that if you want to remove fat and toxins from your body, you need to move (aka. do some form of exercise) in order to break down and eliminate the fat more effectively. This smoothie will help flush out the broken down toxic waste matter and excess fat, as well as improve metabolism and digestion. It is also important to eat a nutritionally balanced diet (I recommend plant-based, high in the fruit and leafy greens!) so that your body receives all of the vitamins and minerals it requires to stay full and help battle cravings throughout the day.
Strawberry Grapefruit Smoothie Recipe
– 2 grapefruit, peeled
– 1 cup organic strawberries
– 1 orange, peeled
– 1 lemon, peeled
– 1/2 cucumber
– 2 inches ginger root
Combine the above ingredients in a blender, and blend until well combined. Enjoy!