Recipes for Belly Fat Burning Smoothies and Drinks
Eager to learn how to mix delicious smoothies that are low in calories and rich in nutrients that help promote fat loss around the abdominal area? The smoothie recipes and other drink recipes presented below rely primarily on low-calorie vegetables and fruits that are overflowing with abdominal fat fighting vitamins, minerals and fiber.
Tip: Before you get your Vitamix or NutriBullet out and start whipping up these belly fat burning drinks, you might want to check out the section Diet Plan for Burning Abdominal Fat as well as the section Foods That Burn Abdominal Fat. These sections provide more general nutritional advice for people who are looking to reduce midriff fat.
In Scandinavia, blueberry soup is a popular treat that can be served warm as an appetizer or chilled as a dessert. But the benefits of blueberry soup extend far beyond its culinary use. Blueberries are rich pectin, a type of dietary fiber that limits the amount of fat our cells absorb and that can therefore help you maintain your ideal weight. Pectin is also known to make you feel fuller and for a longer time, so you will eat less during the day.
Good news for chocolate lovers: Pure cocoa powder, like the one used in this hot chocolate recipe, contains phytochemicals that suppress appetite. The cayenne pepper featured in this hot chocolate not only adds a spicy peppery twist, but it also promotes weight loss. Cayenne pepper contains capsaicin, a phytochemical that is well known for its ability to increase the rate at which the body burns energy, making it an excellent weight-loss aid.
A smoothie doesn't always have to be sweet. This refreshing sugar-free smoothie is perfect for hot summer days and an excellent choice of drink for anyone wishing to lose abdominal fat. While low in calories, this delicious smoothie is packed with calcium and iodine, a stellar mineral combo for fighting excess fat around the waistline.
Pears are rich in iodine which helps prevent an under-active thyroid, one of the most common causes of weight problems. The ginger in this drink acts as an appetite suppressant and helps rev up you metabolism and calorie burning. In one animal study, ginger increased the metabolism of the test animals by 20 percent.
In recent years, green tea catechins have received a tremendous amount of attention for their ability to help burn body fat, particularly abdominal fat. This belly fat-burning drink recipe uses loose tea leaves (instead of bagged tea) and advises a relatively long brewing time, both of which improve the release of catechins from green tea leaves. Lemon juice, rich in vitamin C, further improves the availability of catechins.
This delectable smoothie is low in calories while rich in calcium and iodine, two super minerals for fighting excess fat around the waistline. It's also super-easy to make: you just throw the ingredients into your Vitamix – or whatever blender you're using – and blend until smooth.
For more recipes that can help you lose abdominal fat, go to the main recipe directory of HealWithFood.org's Guide to Losing Abdominal Fat.