Let us be clear: We’re not advocates of purely liquid diets for weight loss. Most juices are missing fiber and protein—both of which are key to feeling satisfied and dropping pounds.

That said, enjoying a juice with a meal or as a snack can help you downsize—particularly if you’re sipping on one that contains weight loss-promoting ingredients.

To maximize the weight-loss benefits, we recommend making “a blender juice,” which involves adding all of the ingredients called for in any juice recipe to a blender and adding some water before mixing them together. Blender juices have the bonus of all that good-for-you fiber that cold-pressed juices are missing, we also recommend keeping juices vegetable-heavy to keep calorie counts reasonable.

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Collard Cooler

Using apples eliminates the need for added sugar.

2 leaves collard greens
2 1/2 medium apples
1/2 medium cucumber
2 stalks celery
1/2 medium lemon, peeled
1/2 medium lime, peeled

Combine all ingredients in a juicer. Alternatively, you could also combine them in a blender and add water to make a blender juice.

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Blake’s Go-To Drink

This is one of the favorite juices. The parsley and beets act as a natural diuretic, helping to eliminate excess fluid from the body.

1 cup kale
2 leaves Swiss chard
1/2 cup parsley
1/2 small beet
1/2 cup pineapple
2 medium green apples
1 sprig fresh mint
1/2 medium lemon, peeled

Combine all ingredients in a juicer. Alternatively, you could also combine them in a blender and add water to make a blender juice.

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The Lift-Off

Dark leafy greens are rich in calcium, which has been associated with weight loss. The ginger may also help keep your hunger in check.

2 leaves Swiss chard
2 leaves collard greens
1 cup kale
1 cup spinach
1/2 medium cucumber
1 inch fresh gingerroot, peeled
1/2 medium lemon, peeled

Combine all ingredients in a juicer. Alternatively, you could also combine them in a blender and add water to make a blender juice.

 

 

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