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5-Day Smoothies for Weight Loss

One of the main reasons why you should decide to lose weight with smoothies is the fact that your body needs detoxification as the first step in losing weight, and to remove toxic substances from the body. Toxins are stored in fat cells and it is very difficult to take them off  the body only with a weight loss smoothies.

smoothies for weight loss

The focus of the most effective weight-loss programs is on both fat loss and detoxification, which promote overall improved health and wellness. Once, you have finished the 5-day smoothie fast your body will be cleaned and will naturally crave for natural and healthy food.

The 5-day smoothie fast is consist of:

  • Two smoothies per day
  • One cup kefir per day (optional)
  • Snacks
  • Water/Tea

For full cleanse of your body remember this:

  • No duplicating fruit and vegetables in the same day
  • No grains, meat, seeds or nuts
  • No sweetener
Daily routine

– Begin every morning by drinking a few glasses of water. Continue to drink water through the day. It is recommendable to drink 8 glasses of water per day. You can also drink teas such as detox tea or herbal teas.

– Each day you should drink two smoothies. Remember to consume smoothies not juices, because smoothies are full of fiber and contain whole foods. All ingredients are raw, and you can use green leafy veggies, fruits and water. Because this smoothie fast is not so extreme, you can also add coconut water to the smoothie recipes. Smoothies should contain 40% greens and 60% fruit. Greens are great source of protein. To keep your metabolism high and if you feel you need additional protein, you can add protein powder (1 scoop of protein powder per day) to your smoothies that can make you feel full longer. Added fruits can be fresh or frozen. Remember to chew your smoothies as much as possible, to avoid bloating and gas.

Greens include: arugula, beet greens, carrot top leaves, Swiss chard, collard greens, dandelion greens, kale, lettuce or dark leaf lettuce, mustard greens, parsley, radish tops, spinach, sorrel, spring greens, turnip greens, watercress.

Fruits include: apples, bananas, blueberries, grapes (seedless), mango, mixed berries, peaches, pineapple, strawberries.

If you’re diabetic use low-sugar fruits: apples, grapefruits , lemons, limes, cherries, strawberries, cranberries, raspberries, goji berries, and blueberries;

Moderate-sugar fruits include peaches, oranges, pears, apples, pomegranates, and plums;

High-sugar fruits include apricots, melons, kiwis, mangos, papayas, pineapples, bananas, dates, figs, raisins, and grapes.

*Do not overdo fruits.

– Your daily snacks should include apples, celery, carrots, cucumber or any other crunchy vegetables.

*As mentioned above, because this is not extreme smoothie fast you can allow yourself a high protein snack such as unsweetened peanut butter, hard-boiled egg or only a handful raw unsalted nuts and seeds.

You may follow an unspecific plan for smoothie fast, and create your own, using the tips described above. If you think that you are not so creative, then here is a specific plan for weight loss. This 5-day smoothie fast has a list of smoothies you should drink every day, and also contains kefir which is a dairy product and is high in protein.

DAY 1: Morning Smoothie (369 calories)

  • 1 cup kefir
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 orange

Lunch Smoothie (263 calories)

  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 pear
  • 1/2 apple
  • 1 carrot

DAY 2: Morning Smoothie (362 calories)

  • 1 cup kefir
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1/2 orange
  • 1/2 cup pineapple

Lunch Smoothie (284 calories)

  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 banana
  • 1 apple
  • 1 cup broccoli

DAY 3: Morning Smoothie (378 calories)

  • 1 cup kefir
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 cup pineapple

Lunch Smoothie (307 calories)

  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 pear
  • 1/2 apple
  • 1 orange

DAY 4: Morning Smoothie (405 calories)

  • 1 cup kefir
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1/2 lemon

Lunch Smoothie (288 calories)

  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 banana
  • 1 pear
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 cinnamon sprinkles
  • 1 nutmeg, cloves, ginger and sprinkle (each one)

DAY 5: Morning Smoothie (396 calories)

  • 1 cup kefir
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 pear

Lunch Smoothie (272 calories)

  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 banana
  • 1 apple
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 cinnamon sprinkles
  • 1 nutmeg, cloves and ginger sprinkle (each one)
Detoxification Symptoms

During the first and second day you may feel hungry and irritable. That is why snacks are included for your body to adjust to less food. Eat snacks to get rid of the hunger and cravings. Remember no to overdo snacks, you will not lose as much weight.

Typical detoxification symptoms include headaches, nausea, pains, hunger and cravings, fatigue, muscle aches, skin rashes, and irritability. If those detox symptoms are too strong, here is an advice:

– Start with 30% greens to 70% fruit.

– Drink lots of water and teas to help with the cleansing process.

– Go slowly into the full cleanse – on your first day and second day eat snacks. Remember to still avoid sugar, meats, dairy products (you can use kefir), etc. By the third day, you should be ready to consume only smoothies all day.

Smoothie Fast Benefits
  • Body detoxification
  • Getting pure nutrition
  • Better digestions and regular bowel movements
  • Better sleep
  • Minimizing cravings for sweet
  • Clear skin
  • Increased energy

Get a doctor’s permission before following this smoothies for weight loss.


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  1. ahardy16 March 6, 2017 Reply

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