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Slimming cocktails – How to lose weight

Many Hollywood stars, when asked how they manage to stay slim, talk about miracle diets and slimming cocktails. It is unlikely that ordinary women who do not have their own nutritionist and trainer will be able to use their experience. After all, in order to lose weight, you need to make serious changes in your life: go in for sports, completely abandon harmful foods, add healthy foods to your menu, get rid of bad habits, start looking at the world optimistically. Unfortunately, there is no quick way to get rid of excess weight for a long time, without damage to health. However, we can make our task easier with specially formulated drinks. Delicious and healthy slimming cocktails will support during the diet, help to pacify appetite, give vigor, provide the body with missing vitamins and minerals and get rid of toxins. It is very simple and interesting to prepare slimming cocktails – by replacing ingredients, adding new products for you, you will get a new taste every time.

Slimming cocktails can be divided into 2 groups: detox cocktails, which improve digestion and help get rid of toxins, and nutritious protein shakes, whose task is to quickly satisfy hunger without unnecessary calories and replenish the supply of proteins and carbohydrates used during training. Detox cocktails usually use juices, fresh or frozen berries, fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, and tea. These are peculiar salads in liquid form. But they are distinguished from salads by the ease of assimilation and the ability to eat much more healthy foods than in general. If you find it difficult to eat, for example, a whole beet or a bunch of parsley, turn them into a smooth puree using a blender, dilute with your favorite juice, yogurt or fresh berries, mask the unusual taste with honey and drink to your health. After the blender breaks down the tough cell membranes, vitamins and trace elements from plants are absorbed much better. It should be remembered that detox cocktails can contain strong acids and other active substances that stimulate digestion, so drinking them on an empty stomach is dangerous, the best time for acidic detox cocktails is 20-30 minutes after a meal. If the cocktail contains no acids, you can drink it before meals. In any case, detox cocktails cannot be substituted for meals. These drinks have no fat, very little protein, and carbohydrates are mostly non-digestible fiber. Losing weight on such a diet will work, but you will have to pay for it with health.

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Vegetable cocktailAnother group – nutritional shakes, as a rule, contain proteins, fats and complex carbohydrates. They are prepared from various dairy products, nuts, seeds, avocados, bananas, vegetable oils. They also serve as an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, but unlike detox cocktails, they perfectly saturate and satisfy hunger for a long time, which is very important for those on a diet. Do not be afraid of the high calorie content of these drinks. If you use high-quality natural products for their preparation, and before using such a cocktail, go for a jog or do an intense fitness session, all the calories will be beneficial – for building muscles, for nourishing the brain and internal organs, for renewing skin cells. These cocktails are missing the worst enemy of losing weight – empty calories that go straight to body fat. That is why protein shakes can be considered slimming cocktails – they saturate better than sweets and fast food, and at the same time do not contain anything harmful. Even the most high-calorie protein shake made from milk, bananas and nuts is much healthier than a low-calorie carbonated drink with chips. Recall again: protein shakes help you lose weight quickly only in combination with exercise.

Detox cocktail Ayurveda

Ingredients:
1 liter of water
1 tsp green tea,
1 tbsp fresh grated ginger,
1 tsp turmeric,
1 tsp fennel or dill seeds,
1 tbsp lemon juice

Preparation:
Place the grated ginger, turmeric and fennel seeds in a jar. Put the tea in a heated teapot, fill it with hot water, and immediately drain the water into a jar with spices. Pour the water over the tea again and pour into the jar. Cover the jar with a lid and cool to room temperature. Drink the cocktail several times throughout the day, 20-30 minutes after meals, adding a little lemon juice.

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Healthy slimming cocktailGreen detox cocktail

Ingredients:
1 bunch of herbs to taste: parsley, dill, green basil, cilantro, arugula,
1 banana
1 glass of orange juice

Preparation:
Rinse the greens, dry, grind with a blender along with the twigs. Add banana and juice, chop again. Drink right away, don’t prepare this shake in advance.

Cucumber cocktail with celery

Ingredients:
1 cucumber,
1 stalk of celery
100 g of cranberries or lingonberries,
1 apple,
1 bunch of spinach
Kefir or mineral water – to taste

Preparation:
Cut the vegetables into cubes, cut the core of the apple and cut the flesh, rinse and dry the spinach. Grind all ingredients with a blender. If desired, dilute the cocktail with kefir or mineral water. Drink immediately after preparation.

Tea cocktail

Ingredients:
1 tsp powdered matcha tea or finely crushed leafy green tea,
1 banana
1 kiwi,
1 glass of grape or apple juice

Preparation:
Chop the banana and kiwi at random, sprinkle with tea and mash with a fork. Pour in juice, mix well. This cocktail can be prepared in advance and taken with you to your workout.

Beetroot cocktail

Beetroot cleansing cocktail

Ingredients:
1 raw beetroot, medium
1-2 carrots,
1 small radish
1-2 cloves of garlic,
1 bunch of parsley
1-2 tbsp lemon juice
honey to taste

Preparation:
Cut the peeled vegetables into cubes, put in a blender, add the parsley and chop well. Season with lemon juice and honey if necessary. Drink fresh, just before meals.

Protein shake

Ingredients:
1 cup almond or cow milk
0.5 cups walnuts
1 tbsp flaxseed or flaxseed flour,
2-3 pitted dates,
1 frozen banana
ice optional

Preparation:
Place all ingredients in a heavy duty blender or chopper and smooth into a smooth puree. Drink after exercise or to calm hunger before bed.

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Nutritious date cocktail

Ingredients:
8-10 large pitted dates,
1 soft pear
1 tbsp sunflower or pumpkin seeds,
1 glass of yogurt or kefir,
1 glass of apple juice
1 pinch of cinnamon
mineral water if necessary

Preparation:
Use a blender to puree all the ingredients. If it is too thick, dilute with mineral water. This shake is a post-workout rejuvenator and can be used as a hearty breakfast while dieting.

Slimming Vegetable Shakes

Cherry and spinach smoothie

Ingredients:
1 handful of raw almonds
0.5 cups of water
1 cup frozen pitted cherries
1 frozen banana
0.5 cups orange juice
1 cup fresh spinach
nuts, seeds for decoration

Preparation:
Soak the almonds for a few hours, or better overnight, rinse, transfer to a blender, fill with fresh water and chop. Add the slightly thawed cherries and the frozen banana, chopped into pieces, and chop again. Add washed and dried spinach and orange juice, chop again. Pour cocktail into glasses, garnish with nuts or seeds. Drink for breakfast or afternoon tea.

Cashew berry cocktail

Ingredients:
100 g raspberries
100 g blueberries
100 g strawberries
100-200 ml unsweetened yogurt,
50 g raw cashews
1 tbsp lemon juice

Preparation:
Pour cashews with water for a day, rinse, put in a blender, pour with lemon juice and puree. Add berries, fresh or lightly thawed, and purée again. Dilute the shake with yogurt to the desired consistency.

Diet cocktailsBlueberry Avocado Smoothie

Ingredients:
1 avocado,
100 g blueberries
1 banana,
1 kiwi,
1 tsp cocoa powder
1 glass of kefir, yogurt or yogurt

Preparation:
Grind all ingredients in a blender. You can do without it and mash the flesh of avocado, kiwi and banana with a fork. Add berries and cocoa, cover with kefir and mix well. Drink for breakfast, for dinner, instead of an afternoon snack, after a workout.

Carrot cocktail with cream

Ingredients:
1-2 carrots,
1 large apple
50 ml cream
mint for decoration

Preparation:
Peel, chop and chop carrots and apples with a blender. Add cream, stir, pour into glasses and garnish with fresh mint. Drink right away.

Slimming cocktails prepared with soul and imagination will certainly work!

Olga Borodina

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