We all know that the foods we eat play a massive role in eliminating excess fat, preventing weight gain and maintaining a healthy weight. Our bodies naturally store toxins in our fat cells, and the only way to eliminate them is to flush the fat cells and remove the toxins through detoxification. Therefore we need to ensure we’re eating foods which promote cleansing as these are also the very things that promote weight loss.
Fruit has unique astringent qualities that support the ability of the body to release toxins, while tender vegetables contain the roughage to move the toxins through the digestive tract and eliminate them. So, eating one raw, fruit-based meal a day ensures you’re eating cleansing foods on a daily basis which support your body in the release of toxins stored in fat cells and prevent weight gain.
The combination of ingredients in this smoothie work together synergistically to cleanse and flush toxins from the body while providing the nutrition you need to feel full and energised. For best results I recommend drinking this smoothie at least 4 times per week as your breakfast or lunch meal.
Bananas are a great source of prebiotic fibre which feeds healthy gut bacteria. This suppresses the appetite and leads to more efficient fat oxidation. Bananas are also a great source of potassium which helps diminish water retention which causes your body to look puffy.
Dates are a rich source of fibre, antioxidants and minerals. They are high in healthy natural sugars such as fructose and glucose which supply the body with instant energy and help stop the ‘emotional’ craving for unhealthy food. Dates contain nicotine which treat digestive problems, increase good bacteria and aid in digestion, helping in weight loss.
Celery is 95 percent water, and high in fibre, helping to keep you satisfied and full. It is also very alkaline, helping to counteract an acidic body (which inhibits weight loss), so it helps to bring your body back into balance and therefore increases weight loss. It combines perfectly with just about any food, improving digestion, and also the elimination of bad bacteria and toxins.
Cucumbers are also 95 percent water, so they take up room in your stomach while satisfying you and not weighing you down. They are rich in vitamins and minerals which nourish your body on a cellular level, while thoroughly cleansing the digestive tract and freeing it from harmful toxins which contribute to weight gain.
Spinach is rich in thylakoids which has been shown to elevate the satiety hormone cholecystokinin, producing a feeling of satiety. They act as natural appetite suppressors. This means eating spinach helps to prevent cravings for snacks and other unhealthy foods.
Ginger is a thermogenic food which means it raises the temperature of the body. This increases metabolism and energy expenditure. Ginger also strengthens and stimulates digestive functions assisting in the elimination of waste in the body. This makes ginger the perfect and healthy addition to your everyday diet.
Green Smoothie to Eliminate Excess Fat
- 2 frozen bananas
- 4 dates
- 1 cucumber peel if not organic
- 1 stalk celery
- Thumb length piece of ginger
- 1 cup baby spinach leaves
- 2 cups filtered/spring water
- Blend until smooth and creamy.
- Add extra water to achieve desired consistency, if necessary.