If you’re like most people, weight loss is an ongoing battle in our everyday lives. Trying to eat smarter and make better choices comes with great responsibility and dedication. Having a flat belly is the tell-tale sign that you’re in shape, lean, and care about your health.
Avocados have tons of health and weight loss benefits. With their proven ability to lower bad cholesterol, curb hunger pains, and even spot-reduce belly fat, avocados are a must-have food in your diet when trying to lose weight.
Below I have outlined five of the best avocado detox drinks that will help you achieve that flat belly you are looking for.
Avocado, Lemon, and Honey Batido
(Image Source: Mamas Latinos)
This delicious recipe I found on a website called Mamas Latinos that focuses on everything from entertainment, beauty, and healthy lifestyle choices. This recipe came from the National Honey Board, and it was specially created by holistic nutritionist Laura Termini.
I’m a huge fan of honey and its health benefits, so I included this avocado drink in the list today. Avocados are also found on many lists on foods to help flatten your belly because of their ability to make you feel full and satisfied due to their healthy fat content.
Avocado, Lemon & Honey Batido
Makes one serving
4 tablespoons of honey (divided)
1 small, ripe avocado (cut into 2)
1 bunch of parsley
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
1/2 cup of water
1. Wash and cut the avocado in half.
2. Discard the pit and cut the flesh in chunks. Reserve half of the pulp.
3. Wash parsley and finely chop it.
4. Put one tablespoon of honey, the lemon juice, half of the avocado pulp, parsley and water in a blender. Blend at high speed for 20 seconds or until the mixture is blended thoroughly.
5. Serve in a glass and enjoy!
Fat Burning Avocado Smoothie
(Image and Recipe Source: I Love Smoothies)
This avocado detox smoothie is one of my favorite recipes for the summer time. It is loaded with antioxidants from the berries that are in this smoothie. You can use any type of berry that you want. I typically use a combination of blueberries and raspberries when making healthy smoothies.
• 8-12 ounce of all natural coconut water
• 1 tbsp of chia seeds
• 1 cup of organic frozen berries
• 2-3 cups of fresh spinach
• Half of a large avocado or a whole small avocado
To make the Avocado Berry Smoothie put 8 ounces of all-natural coconut water into your blender, add 1 tbsp of chia seeds, 1 cup of frozen organic berries, 2 cups of spinach and half of a large avocado. Blend the combination for a full minute on high power or until it is well mixed to the right consistency.
In this recipe by I Love Smoothies, it goes on give you a way to make a lighter version of the smoothie by adding a few more ounces of coconut water to the mix. For a heavier consistency add a half or full tbsp of chia seeds.
I Love Smoothies, also gives some great ideas for variations of this drink such as using coconut milk, almond milk or almond-coconut milk in the place of coconut water. You can also add a ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon, 1 tbsp of honey, a scoop of protein powder, low-fat Greek yogurt, and ice to the mix.
(Image Source: Young and Raw)
This smoothie has so many wonderful flavors that blend together to make a unique and extremely delicious detox smoothie that this is sure to become one of your favorites. I found this recipe on Young and Raw, a website that focuses on living a healthy lifestyle.
4 leaves lettuce, chopped
2 celery sticks, chopped
1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
1 lime, peeled & chopped
¼ cup avocado (approx ½ a large avocado)
1 orange, peeled and chopped
2 dates, pitted
2 cups water (or more as needed)
Blend all ingredients together and serve.
Avocado and Pineapple Smoothie
If you love tropical drinks, you will love this pineapple avocado smoothie recipe by Davy And Tracy.
Avocados are a great source of B vitamins, potassium, and other vitamins. With all of the health benefits of avocados no wonder so many people are putting them in smoothies.
Combined with the health benefits of pineapple, you can’t go wrong with this smoothie.
1 cup pineapple, cubed
1/2 pear, cored
3 cups fresh baby spinach
2 tablespoons chia seeds, soaked for 5 minutes
4 to 5 ounces of unsweetened almond milk
Blend all ingredients together and enjoy!
Avocado Pear Smoothie
I love this avocado and pear smoothie because it is packed full of protein due to the greek yogurt in the recipe. Pears have so many health benefits including decreasing obesity, heart disease, and diabetes to name a few.
Combining avocados and pears in this powerful detox smoothie is sure to benefit your health in every way.
1/2 cup nonfat, plain Greek yogurt
1/2 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
1 ripe pear, cored and chopped
2 teaspoons raw honey
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Ice to chill
Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth.
Avocado Detox Smoothie Recipe
Last but not least is a simple, yet powerful combination of ingredients that can be enjoyed any time of the day.
Here is the recipe for the Avocado Detox Smoothie from Lose Weight By Eating:
1 1/2 cups apple juice
2 cups spinach or kale (stemmed and chopped)
1 apple (unpeeled, cored, and chopped)
1/2 avocado (chopped)
Combine all ingredients in a blender and enjoy!
Avocados are one of the best foods you can incorporate into a healthy lifestyle. Having them in smoothies makes it an easy, fun, and delicious way to get them into your diet every single day.
No matter what other fruits you would like to pair with them, mixing it up keeps it exciting and keeps you on track to hit your fitness and flat belly goals.