5 Amazing Green Detox Juices for Weight Loss

Fresh green juices make you feel better all around. They reduce cancer risks, lower blood pressure, lower the bad cholesterol levels, normalise digestion time, support retinal health and vision, fight harmful free radicals and improve the overall immunity of the body. Apart from this, green juices have excellent healing and detoxifying properties. Fresh green juices are healthy but not necessarily very tasty. Well, not anymore. Here are five amazing green detox juices which taste really good and assist you in weight loss

1. Cucumber Juice

cucumber juice

Ingredients

  • One large cucumber
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • Small pieces of ginger
  • 1 tsp spice mix
  • Some water
  • 1 tsp honey (optional)
  • Fresh mint or coriander leaves

Instructions

  • After washing, remove both ends of the cucumber
  • Taste the cucumber, it should be bitter
  • If the cucumber is home grown, no need to remove the peel
  • Cut the cucumber into small pieces
  • In a grinder or blender, blend the cucumber and the ginger
  • Add the balance ingredients and blend again

Your fresh and tasty Cucumber Juice is now ready !!

Nutritional Facts
Calories – 17
Vitamin C- 8% of the RDI (daily requirement)
Vitamin K – 30% of the RDI
Magnesium – 5% of the RDI
Potassium – 7% of the RDI
Manganese – 5% of the RDI

Benefits of cucumber juice

  • Very high in nutrition and low in calories
  • High in anti oxidants
  • Reduces bloating and soothes stomach
  • Eases constipation
  • Keeps you hydrated
  • Supports kidney functioning
  • Lowers blodd sugar
  • Good for brain, dental health and bones

2. Bottle Gourd Juice / Lauki Juice

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peeled and chopped lauki
  • 1.5 tsp mint powder (or use 3-4 sprigs of fresh mint)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • Pinch of black pepper powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Water a s required
  • Lemon (optional)

Instructions

  • Blend the pieces of lauki with mint first without any water
  • Once blended nicely with no chunks add rest of the ingredients
  • Blend once again

Your Bottle Gourd Juice is now ready !!

Nutritional Facts

  • Calories – 14
  • Contains folate, vitamin C
  • Also contains moderate amounts of thiamine, vitamin B3, B5 and B6
  • Contains minerals such as calcium, iron, zinc, potassium, manganese and magnesium

Weight loss benefits

  • Bottle gourd juice is good for digestion
  • It’s low in calories
  • It has a cooling effect on the entire body
  • Helps in good sleep
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Keeps you hydrated

Other benefits

  • It’s good for the kidneys
  • Improves then heart functioning
  • Helps treat urinary problems
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Cures diabetes
  • Prevents grey hair and dandruff
  • Reduces stress and is good for skin

Word of caution

  • Avoid mixing with any other fruit or vegetable juice
  • Taste a small piece to see if it’s not bitter (bitter bottle guord can cause side effects)
  • Pregnant women and breast feeding mothers should avoid this juice
  • Should be consumed in moderation

3. Moringa Juice

moringa juice

Ingredients

  • 4-5 sprigs of Moringa or use 1.5 tsp of moringa powder
  • 3-4 slices of pineapple
  • 1-2 tsp honey (optional)
  • Water as needed

Instructions

  • Blend the pieces of pineapple with moringa first without water
  • Once nicely blended with no chunks left, add rest of the ingredients
  • Blend again

Your Moringa Juice is now ready !!

Nutritional facts

  • Contains 7 times more vitamin C than orange
  • 4 times more calcium than milk
  • 2 times as much protein as in milk
  • 4 times more vitamin A than carrots
  • 3 times more potassium than banana
  • 3 times more vitamin E than spinach

Weight loss benefits

  • Rich in fat fighting anti oxidants
  • Rich in fiber
  • Anti inflammatory
  • Boosts metabolism
  • Helps build hormonal balance

Other benefits

  • Helps hormonal balance
  • Helps with PCOD / PCOS
  • Increases the blood haemoglobin
  • Reduces high sugar levels in the blood
  • Lowers blood pressure, reduces bad cholesterol
  • Good for skin and anti aging
  • Good for thyroid and breast feeding mothers

Who should avoid

  • People on blood thinning medication
  • Pregnant women
  • People with stomach problem
  • Should be strictly consumed in moderation

4. Spinach Juice

spinach juice

Ingredients

  • 2 handful spinach
  • 1/2 or 3/4 cup chopped mango
  • Honey as per taste
  • Water as needed

Instructions

  • Blend the pieces of mangoes with spinach first without any water
  • Once blended nicely with no chunks left, add the rest balance of ingredients
  • Blend again

Your Spinach Juice is now ready !!

Why add mangoes to spinach juice

  • Adding any citrus fruit to spinach juice increases your body’s ability to absorb nutrients in spinach
  • Enhances taste, bones health and heart performance

Nutritional facts

  • Calories – 67
  • Contains iron, calcium, potassium, vitamin A and C

Benefits in weight loss

  • Rich in fibre
  • Contains rich anti oxidants
  • Keeps you full for long
  • Promotes gut health
  • Boosts immunity and fights bad cholesterol
  • Promotes digestion

Who should avoid

  • People with kidney stones
  • People with liver problems
  • Excess may lead to coarseness in teeth
  • People with gout problems
  • People with stomach disorders

5. Bitter Gourd (Karela juice)

bitter gourd

Ingredients

  • 1-2 bitter gourd
  • 230 ml apple juice
  • Water as required
  • 2 tsp lemon juice

Instructions

  • Wash, peel and deseed one or two bitter gourd
  • Cut them into pieces and blend without any water
  • Once blended nicely with no chunks left add rest of the ingredients
  • Blend once again

Your Bitter Gourd Juice is now ready !!

Benefits

  • Loaded with vitamins and minerals
  • Purifies blood
  • Maintains blood sugar level
  • Lowers bad cholesterol
  • Good for skin and hair
  • Rich in anti oxidants
  • Cleanses lever and boosts immunity
  • Helps burn fat

Who should avoid

  • People with kidney stones
  • People with liver problems
  • Excess consumption may lead to coarseness in teeth
  • People with gout problems
  • People with stomach disorders

1 thought on “5 Amazing Green Detox Juices for Weight Loss

  1. Can we replace with our meals,?
    Also can u mention kale juice or smoothies ,
    N other green leafy vegetables juices, for a lactating mother.

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