Smoothies for weight loss and body cleansing

Drinking "live" cocktails is called a detox diet. That is, the smoothie diet for weight loss also helps to cleanse the body of toxins and waste. Plus, eating this way will introduce you to new foods and recipes. But smoothies also have contraindications. . .

A healthy smoothie that removes excess weight and cleanses the body

The benefits of smoothies

  1. These drinksHelps you lose weight without giving up sweetsAnd switching to a strict, "bad" diet.
  2. There are many recipes (as well as flavors) for smoothies - you can choose one that suits your wallet, taste and body requirements.You can prepare it yourselfusing a blender.
  3. A thick smoothie will fill you up quickly, replacing your usual meal. They are consumed on the run (in the subway, while driving, while walking), so this type of nutrition pleases students, young mothers, and careerists. But: you shouldn't swallow a glass in one gulp - they drink the smoothie slowly.
  4. These drinks begin to be absorbed faster than solid food, so they do not overload the stomach, even when consumed late.
  5. The diet is suitable for vegans and raw food lovers.
  6. Lose weight up to 2 kg in 3 days with smoothies.

For whom this diet is not suitable: contraindications

  • Kidney and liver problems. During the smoothie diet, these organs are forced to work harder. If they can't handle it already, there's no need to risk it.
  • Disorders in the gastrointestinal tract(Frequent diarrhea, bowel disorders). Smoothies are mostly fiber. Drinking to cleanse the stomach and intestines will only aggravate the listed problems of the internal organs.
  • Pregnancy, breastfeeding. During this period of life, strict diets and sudden weight loss are contraindicated.
  • Allergy, intolerance to a certain product. If you are probably already familiar with some products, then "trendy" (spirulina, lavender, acai berry, bee bread) are the words that most people read for the first time. There is no need to use such products uncontrolled - start with a food allergy test (conducted in medical laboratories) orIntroduce the body to new products little by little.

Finally, drinking smoothies all the time makes dentists angry. Doctors say soHuman teeth need to chew solid food every dayAnd it is better to eat the same apple in its "native" form - in this way plaque will not accumulate on the teeth and the gums will receive a daily "massage". So you don't have to "live" on smoothies.

What are the principles of diet smoothie preparation?

It seems like it couldn't be simpler: put everything fresh that you love (or find in the fridge) into a blender and blend. Well, you can also consider the reviews of your friends.

Different smoothies for weight loss are made from fresh ingredients

But everything is not so simple!Cocktail recipes serve a variety of functions: Help fight stress or anemia, liver health, weight loss. Therefore, before preparing this or that drink, check how this composition will affect the body.

Besides,You should prepare only from fresh ingredients. You can also use frozen raw materials, but the freezing must be correct (shock, i. e. instant).

Three types of such drinks

wake up (morning)

A smoothie with a high content of juices and carbohydrates. Their task is to tone and run the gastrointestinal tract.

The recipe can include: banana, yogurt or cottage cheese, flax seeds, quinoa, steamed oatmeal.

Example recipe:

  • 200 ml of soy milk;
  • 1 banana;
  • 2 tablespoons of almond paste;
  • 40 ml of maple syrup or honey;
  • 40 ml of coffee (preferably espresso).

food (daily)

in fact,This is a full lunch.

To "destroy" hunger and give strength to the body until the end of the day: cabbage, spinach, spirulina, chia seeds, soy milk.

Example recipe:

  • 200 ml of pineapple juice;
  • 100 ml of coconut milk;
  • 1 banana;
  • 3 large strawberries.

relaxing (evening)

No extra calories, just fast-digesting food that won't weigh you down.

In such compositions, add: herbal preparations, coconut or almond milk.

An example of a recipe. Pour a glass of hot (at least 70 degrees) water:

  • sprig of fresh mint;
  • 2-3 stalks of lavender;
  • A slice of lime.

When cooked, puree in a blender and sweeten with honey.

What can be added to such drinks?

"Live" will be the basis of the cocktailvegetables(except potatoes)Fruits, berries, cereal flakes, nuts, low-fat yogurt.

The following components can enhance the detoxification effect of each smoothie, as well as make the taste of each drink interesting (thereby diversifying the diet menu for 5, 7 days):

  • Blue Spirulina(This mountain kelp will fill the cocktail with proteins and also give it an impressive heavenly touch);
  • pollen or pollen(You can find this source of vitamins in both pharmacies and beekeepers' markets);
  • Akai(a valuable antioxidant - berries from the Amazon, which can be used fresh or frozen);
  • Maple syrup or honey(a healthy sweetener, but check the ingredients before buying such a product);
  • ginger("immune enhancer", which will make the drink more spicy);
  • Poppy seeds(nourishing and soothing);
  • cocoa powder(source of caffeine, also "chocolate mood").

But adding salt and sugar is not recommended. Do not even get carried away with honey - it is still a high-calorie product.

Saving ready formulations

generallyMost smoothies can be stored in a clean, sealed container for up to 12 hours.. But - only in a refrigerator or a thermal bag that allows you to store food at a temperature of +7 degrees Celsius. That is, in the evening they often prepare a smoothie so that you can put a glass in the car and have breakfast on the way to work.

In the cold half of the year, cocktails should not be cooled, but heated (but so that the temperature of the products does not exceed +50 degrees). The easiest way is to add boiling water to fruits and vegetables. Winter "immune" components will also not be superfluous: echinacea tincture, rose decoction, ginger, turmeric, royal jelly and other beekeeping products.

How to drink these drinks correctly

  1. This is the main food. Not dessert or compote. Therefore, do not drink soups and cutlets with a glass of smoothie.
  2. I was on this diet for a weekAvoid fatty, fried foodsAnd other tasty, but too high-calorie dishes.
  3. boiled and drank. "Live" cocktails should not be shaken for future use. Vitamins suffer from storage (and the drink itself can be dark).
  4. In order for the results of the diet to be impressive, you need to take care not only of breaking down fats, but alsoSaturate your body with clean water as much as possible. This will help to remove toxins and also tone the skin. Therefore, when losing weight, replace your usual coffee and tea with water - regular drinking water or non-carbonated mineral water. No, tea and coffee are not prohibited. But allow yourself no more than 2 glasses a day - but drink about 1. 5 liters of water.
  5. Smoothies can be prepared on a diet drink, but adding more liquid so that the cocktails are not washed down to a puree. Important: do not forget that the drinking diet is useful only during the first month - after the 30th day, such a diet can be harmful.

Can I drink on an empty stomach?

Nutritionists are sure:It is not worth. It is better to drink water with apple cider vinegar (lemon juice) on an empty stomach - it will "wake up" the body. And prepare a smoothie only after 30 minutes.

By the way, you won't need a solid breakfast after such a cocktail. In terms of calories and volume, a smoothie is a complete meal. But if you are not full, drink a "live" cocktail 30-40 minutes before eating (this applies to lunch and dinner as well).

Is it possible to have a smoothie at night?

Possible, but not advisable. It is a fact that the drink contains raw vegetables and fruits. This means that such food should be eaten in the first half of the day, when the activity of the stomach is maximum.

However, if you want, it is better to prepare such a cocktail yourself than to "sin" with a plate of cutlets.

7 day detox drink diet

An effective but unusual diet for our people.

Smoothies from vegetables and fruits in the 7-day detox diet

Some women who want to increase their results even more add diet to their modest diet.sports load. But remember: in this case, we are dealing with a reduced calorie diet - which means that it is important not to overdo it with fitness. Don't get tired of dumbbells or half an hour of lunges and squats. Allow yourself to ride a bike or take a walk in the fresh air. But you can limit yourself to daily morning exercises.


1. 5 liters of water and4 fruit and berry smoothies. It is better to divide the latter into 6-8 meals instead of 4. Choose fresh products, but frozen is also possible.

Avoid high-calorie sweeteners (honey, maple syrup). And, of course, without sugar.


4 fruit smoothies, 250 ml each.

But, in addition to honey, sweet dried fruit, grapes and bananas are prohibited on this day.


On Wednesday, you can prepare not only fruit but also vegetable smoothies.

You should choose the most "weight loss" vegetables - say, celery, cucumber. At the same time, you shouldn't try to "taste the pill" by adding salt to your food. Also, don't add hot spices that will make you want more.


The required 4 smoothies can be added to breakfast or dinner, which consists of:A handful of cooked rice, as well as baked or boiled vegetables.


4 cocktails +A portion of lean meat(veal, beef, chicken, turkey or rabbit). It is important that the meat is cooked properly, according to the principle of a healthy diet. Boil the piece (in water or steam) or bake it.

When cooking chicken fillets, many people fear that they will dry out too much in the oven, so they brush the chicken with oil - instead, it is better to wrap the fillets in baking parchment. So the soup will turn out - and without extra calories.


  1. Breakfast: Buckwheat or oatmeal (or steamed flakes).
  2. Dinner: light meat with vegetables. You can cook everything - beef slices with stewed cabbage, steamed chicken with steamed vegetables, fried rabbit.
  3. Dinner: a portion of sugar-free yogurt or cottage cheese.


Same dishes as on Saturday. However, cook it instead of meatfish. But it is worth buying a lean variety (hake, cod, pollock, white eye, pike).

You should gradually come off this diet. On the eighth day, allow yourself one forbidden food (or slightly increase the portions of permitted, low-fat, healthy foods).

Reviews about the smoothie diet

satisfied womenThose who tried to lose weight with "living" cocktails are proud:

  • This diet is delicious and satisfying;
  • It's chic, trendy, youthful (and Instagrammable too), and there's no shame in bringing a smoothie to class or work;
  • Colorful cocktails delight the eye;
  • You can cook from anything (even tomatoes with celery stalks, even strawberries with milk);
  • Cooking is easy - there is no need to stand at the stove (the dream of a career woman or student during a session);
  • Such a meal cleanses the body;
  • Throughout the diet there is a pleasant lightness in the body, bordering not on impotence, but on tone;
  • Such nutrition improves complexion;
  • You can lose 8 kg in 2 weeks.

However, not everyone's weight loss went smoothly. There are a few negative reviews, but they still exist. And here's what they write: in the off-season, such food is expensive (although you can't buy the same spirulina in the summer), and the recipes are not suitable for confident meat eaters - they will be. Suffering from severe hunger.