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6 Detox Smoothies You Should Make This Week To Lose 4 Pounds Fast

April 13, 2019 by Lisa Fogarty
shefinds | Food

Lose weight, feel great — and all without spending hours prepping meals. Healthy, nutritious smoothies that are low in sugar and rich in protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals provide an easy, low-stress way to get your daily dose of nutrition without breaking the calorie bank.

Here are six detox smoothies you should make this week to lose six pounds fast.

blueberries

Blueberry Smoothie


Containing a wealth of antioxidants that fight cell-damaging free radicals and prevent illnesses and disease, this blueberry smoothie is healthy, low in sugar, and free of dairy.


You’ll need just six ingredients:


Fresh or frozen wild blueberries

Banana

Frozen cauliflower florets

Avocado

Water

Lemon juice

banana orange smoothie

Orange Julius Smoothie 


The best way to make a healthy banana orange smoothie that isn’t loaded with sugar is to swap orange juice for real oranges. This delicious drink is packed with potassium and vitamin C and will give you a boost on sluggish mornings.


You’ll need:


Oranges

Banana

Almond milk

Ice cubes

Whey protein powder

Vanilla

guava smoothie

Guava-Pineapple Smoothie


The anti-inflammatory benefits in this guava-pineapple smoothie are off the charts. With high levels of fiber and potassium, guava is the sweet fruit that you may not be eating (yet), but that will do wonders for your health.


You’ll need five ingredients for this recipe:


Guava fruit

Pineapple

Strawberries

Coconut milk

Xanthan gum (optional)

cauliflower

Cauliflower Smoothie


Who says your smoothies have to be fruit based? This cauliflower smoothie makes excellent use out of the healthiest veggies around (with a few fruits thrown in for sweetness) and it’s rich in vitamin C, fiber, and potassium.


You’ll need:


Frozen riced cauliflower

Banana

Coconut or almond milk

Kale

Frozen pineapple

Chia seeds

smoothie

Lemon Raspberry Smoothie


Fresh and healthy, this raspberry and lemon smoothie cleanses your digestive system and contains calcium, protein, and vitamins A and D.


Grab these ingredients from the grocery store:


Kemps Probiotic Milk

Frozen raspberries

Lemon yogurt

Honey

Lemon juice

Lemon zest

smoothie

Veggie Cocktail Green Smoothie


This anti-inflammatory green smoothie is perfect for anyone who doesn’t have a sweet tooth and prefers a slightly salty,  savory smoothie with a bit of heat, courtesy of red pepper.


Here’s what you’ll need to make this incredibly healthy smoothie:


Kale

Chopped tomatoes

Celery rib

Scallions

Garlic

Lime

ground red pepper

Salt

Author:

Lisa Fogarty is a lifestyle writer and reporter based in New York who covers health, wellness, relationships, sex, beauty, and parenting.

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