If you’re searching for a way to shed weight, check out these juicing recipes for weight loss! In a recent article published by Yale Medicine, it was learned that not only did many individuals gain weight during the quarantine but some gained as many as 30 pounds. For everyone looking to jumpstart their weight loss and take off the quarantine pounds gained, we have a list of juicing recipes for weight loss to help. But the best part is, these juicing recipes for weight loss can be done in a blender. A juicer isn’t required.
Health Benefits of Juicing
There are many health benefits to drinking pure, unadulterated vegetables, and fruit juices. And by unadulterated, we mean “not store-bought.” Store-bought smoothies often contain high amounts of sugar that negate the “health” aspects customers are looking for. Among the many benefits of juicing, Healthy Kitchen 101 referenced numerous, small scale studies that looked at diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s. In each study, juicing revealed proven benefits. Adults who consumed apple juice decreased their risk of coronary artery disease. Pomegranate juice lowered insulin resistance, and there’s even evidence that consuming fruit and vegetable juices can delay the onset of Alzheimer’s.
Healthy Kitchen 101 also mentioned that consuming 150 ml of vegetable and fruit juice per day will give adults one of the five recommended servings needed. If you’re a picky eater and find eating fresh fruits and vegetables non-palatable, juicing them might the ideal way to sneak your servings in.
Pros And Cons of Juicing For Weight Loss
The Bariatric & Metabolic Center of Colorado is one of many resources to check out when trying to decide if using juicing recipes for weight loss is right for you. Some of the benefits they mentioned included that consuming nutrient-dense foods as smoothies could yield weight loss at an average of one pound per day because of the reduced caloric intake; and because the vegetables are still being consumed raw, more of the essential micronutrients are being left intact.
Very Well Fit has provided a number of considerations when exploring juicing and juicing recipes for weight loss. One such consideration is that while you will lose weight when only consuming fruit and vegetable juice, some people might experience an increase in stress levels because they’re hungry and not eating. This can drive some people to binge eat once their juice fast is over. Another consideration is the increased sugar intake. Many fruits have high amounts of sugar and consuming sugar in high amounts can increase insulin, making people feel hungry and also contributing to insulin resistance which can cause type two diabetes.
How To Juice With A Blender
Some experts such as those at Healthline recommend that some of the best juicing recipes for weight loss are done using a blender instead of a dedicated juicer. The reason for this is that when you use a juicer, the juice is being separated from the pulp that contains a rich amount of fiber as well as other antioxidants. Consuming fiber is what will make people feel fuller for longer. The trick with using a blender for juicing recipes is to pick the right fruits and vegetables for the job. Oster has a list of the best fruits and vegetables for blending. The fruits mentioned include berries, avocado, and bananas. The vegetables listed include spinach, squash, and kale.
Best Juicing Recipes For Weight Loss
Now that you know which fruits and vegetables will work best in a blender, we’ve found a few recipes you should try. Woman’s Day has an extensive list of juicing recipes for weight loss and from their list, we picked a few we think you’ll really like.
Culinary Hill has our first of several juicing recipes for weight loss. This smoothie has all the summer feels! Made with strawberries, ginger, bananas, and more, it’s the perfect berrylicious drink. You won’t feel like you’re trying to lose weight while you’re drinking this.
Next up is the Basic Blueberry Smoothie by Cookie + Kate. If you’re collecting juicing recipes for weight loss you’ll definitely want to add this one to your list. In addition to the yummy blueberries, it’s also made with almond butter and your choice of oatmeal or flaxseed. These three ingredients will give you a boost of protein and fiber that will keep you feeling full for longer.
Sometimes it just makes you feel better to know there’s something green on your list of juicing recipes for weight loss. For those people who need a little green to feel good, this next recipe is going to hit the spot. The Real Food Dieticians made this recipe super-easy for us by using only five ingredients that include your choice of a leafy green, avocados, and protein powder. Using protein powder can be a bit tricky because not every kind of protein powder is the best kind for weight loss. Care/Of recommends choosing a whey protein isolate powder like NOW Sports Nutrition Whey Protein Isolate for weight loss.
The name pretty much says it all. Love & Zest packed some pretty awesome ingredients like chia seeds and ground flax both of which are high in fiber. The berries and bananas give it a tasty kick and the spinach hidden inside of it will make you feel good knowing you had a healthy dose of fruits and vegetables. This recipe needs to be on your list of juicing recipes for weight loss.
Instead of grabbing a pumpkin spice latte, try fixing this smoothie by SkinnyMs. instead. This last smoothie on our list of juicing recipes for weight loss will keep you on track during the holidays. It’s made with pumpkin puree and sweetened with pure (no sugar added) maple syrup. Plus, Woman’s Day took the time to remind us that pumpkin puree has many health benefits like assisting with blood pressure, and reducing the risk of diabetes. That makes this smoothie the perfect addition to your list of juicing recipes for weight loss.
Naked Juice Copycat Recipes
Naked Juice drinks are some of the most commonly found health drinks sold in stores. But, they can be expensive to drink. For people who love these beverages, we’ve found some copycats that you can add to your list of juicing recipes for weight loss. The best part of these recipes is that there aren’t any added sugars.
This recipe hack is courtesy of Skinny Kitchen. Its ingredients include broccoli, spinach, and pineapple juice. When choosing a store-bought pineapple juice, we recommend looking for something with no sugar added like Dole 100% Pineapple Juice. The only ingredients listed are pineapple juice, ascorbic acid, Vitamin E, and Vitamin A, making this particular pineapple juice one of the healthier choices.
This flavor-filled smoothie includes bananas, apples, and grapes. It also calls for using cranberry-pomegranate juice. Once again, we recommend looking for a no-sugar-added juice like Ocean Spray 100% Cranberry Pomegranate juice. All of the fiber in this recipe makes it a great choice to add to your list of juicing recipes for weight loss.
The last copycat recipe on our list of juicing recipes for weight loss calls for mangos, bananas, and an assortment of fruit juices. As long as you stick with no-sugar-added juices, this smoothie will be a guilt-free, delicious treat!
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What To Do With The Pulp
We don’t want anyone to feel left out, that’s why this next section is dedicated to anyone using a juicer to make their juicing recipes for weight loss. The only thing wrong with using a juicer is all of the pulp that’s being discarded after. The Globe And Mail discussed this very issue, reminding us that the pulp is rich with fiber, and a healthy dose of daily fiber can be beneficial to weight loss as well as controlling blood sugar. So if you have a juicer, keep reading! We’ve got some recipes that will make use of the leftover pulp.
Nothing is better on a cold winter day than the smell of bread baking in the oven. For people who use juicing recipes for weight loss, try this recipe by Fitting It All In. The author of this recipe proudly boasts that this is the healthiest bread in the entire world and we think that’s reason enough to try it. She modified this recipe for zucchini bread, using green pulp juice instead of shredded zucchini, swapped out applesauce for butter, and used a banana in place of eggs.
Baked bread isn’t the only yummy solution for a cold day. This next recipe uses pulp to give this gluten-free, dairy-free chili a healthy kick. According to the author of Daily Forage, the pulp dissolved into the tomato sauce, creating a smooth chili. In case you’re curious Daily Forage includes the juicing recipe and it’s listed below the chili recipe. It calls for beets, carrots, broccoli, and more. Daily Forage advised that as far as juices go, this one wasn’t that tasty by itself. Instead of tossing it, she froze it and plans on using it for soup broths later.
To the untrained eye, this looks like a delicious batch of cornbread. It’s not. This cake recipe is courtesy of Body Compass Discovery. She used the juice pulp from sweet potatoes, beets, and oranges to make this delicious cake. It’s recommended that the dry ingredients are added to the pulp in small batches so everything mixes together.
What could possibly be better than a slice of cheesecake? How about some carrot cake? Better yet, why not combine the two together? That’s what the author of Joybilee Farm did. It’ll probably come to no one’s surprise that the pulp she used was from carrot juice. Joybilee Farm also recommends that if you want a smoother texture to your cheesecake to blend all of the ingredients in your blender before baking.
Last on our list of pulp recipes is this crunchy treat by One Green Planet. These crackers are both gluten-free and vegan. In addition to using juice pulp, these crackers are also made with chia seeds and flax meal. Instructions for using a food dehydrator as well as an oven are included with this recipe.
When it comes to finding juicing recipes for weight loss, there is an infinite number available on the internet. For people who might prefer to have all of their recipes in one spot, we have a list of books for you to start with. When searching for juicing recipes for weight loss, pay close attention to the description of the cookbook. Some cookbooks are for blenders. Others are for juicers. All of the cookbooks listed below have juicing recipes for weight loss that can be made in a blender.
This recipe book has a five-star rating across the board. Reviewers love it because all of the ingredients are easy to find at local grocery stores. For people trying to lose weight, this book also includes a 10-day kickstart challenge as well as a shopping list.
Super Blend Me is another awesome choice! Not only does it contain juicing recipes for weight loss but most – if not all – of the recipes use healthy sources of protein like nuts and greek yogurt, which will help you feel satisfied and full for a longer duration. For those champions who want to try the smoothie challenges mentioned in the book, there’s an app available on Android and iOS to help you master it.
Last on our list of cookbooks is The Healthy Smoothie Bible. Packed with over 100 juicing recipes for weight loss, this comprehensive book gives everything you need from how to get started to how to stay motivated while you’re healing your body. Reviewers love the high-quality content and simple recipes.
Whether you want to find juicing recipes for weight loss or you want to include healthier options in your diet, we hope you found this information useful. We would love to know what you think of these recipes. Please feel free to tag us on Facebook or Instagram and don’t forget to tag the food bloggers as well!
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