Happy Spring, Beauties! Smoothies are one of the best ways to reach a healthy, sustainable weight, so that you feel healthy, light and confident in your own beautiful skin. Not only is this recipe delicious, but my Carrot Grapefruit weight loss smoothie will help you slim down, reduce cravings and provide you with a healthy glow. It’s nutrient-dense and filling. Better yet, it’s loaded with hydrating grapefruit and coconut water, protein-rich chia seeds, and digestion-supporting ginger. All the amazing ingredients that you can never get enough of.
Sustainable Weight Loss
Think about this. In order to achieve your ultimate weight loss goals, you need your body to be processing foods as efficiently and effectively as possible. You can start by supplying it with the highest quality ingredients that you’ll find in my Carrot Grapefruit Weight Loss Smoothie.
This smoothie supports weight loss from all levels, and here’s how:
- It uses grapefruit to cleanse you from the inside out, allowing you to process foods more effectively and absorb all the nutrients you need
- This smoothie hydrates you with coconut water – Dehydration is often mistaken for hunger, so staying hydrated will help you avoid overeating
- It keeps you satisfied with fiber from pear and chia seeds, which will keep you full for hours
And then you can give this weight loss smoothie an extra boost with my Feel Good Digestive Enzymes. They help to effectively break down stubborn macronutrients in your food like protein, carbs and fat, which can reduce gas and bloating as well as improve nutrient absorption. Yes, please!
Weight Loss Warrior: Grapefruit
Grapefruit adds a zesty and sweet zing to this Carrot Grapefruit Weight Loss Smoothie. Grapefruit is an excellent source of vitamin C, to support your immune system, and it also contains pectin, a form of soluble fiber that has been shown to lower cholesterol.
In addition, the phytonutrients (called limonoids) promote the formation of a detoxifying enzyme called glutathione-S-transferase. What does this technical-sounding name mean for us?? It gives the liver a boost in excreting toxins in a more water soluble form for removal – and who doesn’t like the sound of that?! :) The more toxin-free we are, the more healthy, beautiful and slim we will be.
Plus, grapefruit is made up of 91% water (just below watermelon), making it one of the most hydrating fruits in the world. Full of important electrolytes, grapefruits helps prevent dehydration. Optimal hydration is key for keeping the pounds off, growing healthy, strong hair, maintaining supple skin, and a zillion other functions that keep us healthy. Because grapefruit is full of high water and fiber, it helps promote healthy digestion and ongoing cleansing, which are both key for weight loss.
Glowing Grapefruit Goodness
Only half of a grapefruit meets 64% of your vitamin C needs, 28% of vitamin A, 2% of calcium and 2% of magnesium. It also provides smaller amounts of vitamin E, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, potassium, phosphorus, manganese, zinc and copper. Did I mention we use a whole grapefruit in this weight loss smoothie?
What does that all mean for our health and beauty? It means that the antioxidant vitamin C (when eaten in its natural form), helps fight skin damage caused by the sun and pollution, reduces wrinkles, and improves our overall skin texture.
And again, only half a grapefruit give you a whopping 64% of your daily needs! Vitamin C plays a vital role in the formation of collagen (the main support system of skin), which the vitamin A and high amounts of hydration also foster. Beautiful skin, here we come!!! We are ready :).
Weight Loss Champion: Chia Seeds
The secret champion of this Carrot Grapefruit Weight Loss Smoothie is chia seeds! Because chia seeds have a high level of soluble and insoluble fiber (swelling up to 15 times their size when mixed with liquids and creating a filling gel), they provide long-burning fuel as they cleanse your digestive system. In short, this means they keep you fuller for longer, and cleanse your body of the toxic stuff that can weigh it down.
Providing nearly 11 grams of fiber per ounce (one serving contains the recommended fiber intake for the day), these little powerhouses help to balance insulin levels, digestion and regularity. Chia seeds create a gelatin-like substance in the stomach and can work as a prebiotic — supporting the growth of probiotics in the gut. And as we know, a healthy gut supports a healthy weight!
Chia seeds can also help reduce cravings and keep you on track with your diet due to being so nutrient-dense and filling. I eat them daily and keep some chia gel handy for my afternoon smoothies.
Detoxify & Glow with Carrots
I can’t sign off without singing the praises of carrots, which make this Carrot Grapefruit Weight Loss Smoothie so unique and effective. Carrots have cleansing properties that keep our bodies pure. These cleansing properties are an important aid in losing weight, transporting nutrients and nourishing our entire bodies.
Carrots help to boost your immune system, improve digestion and detoxify the body. These root veggies also provide loads of other vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, and adding this fibrous veggie to your beauty routines is just another great way to take the edge off of hunger, while still providing tons of nutrients.
Sip up these babies to help detoxify your body and ultimately get you glowing from the inside out! Your body will surely reap the benefits and leave you feeling the awesomeness that you already ARE!
Carrot Grapefruit Weight Loss Smoothie Recipe
- 2 Tbs. chia seeds
- 1 cup of coconut water
- 2 carrots, peeled
- 1 large grapefruit, juiced
- ½ inch fresh ginger
- 1 pear, cored
- Add the chia seeds to the coconut water and stir. Set in fridge overnight to allow chia seeds to form a gel.
- Add chia gel, carrots, grapefruit, ginger and pear into the blender. Starting the blender on a low speed, blend until smooth. If needed gradually increase to higher speeds and blend until smooth.
- Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!
Lots of love to you Beauty,