5 Springtime Weight Loss Drinks

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It may not feel like it if you’re still buried under snow. However, the clock is ticking on how long you can disguise your figure with layers without growing uncomfortably toasty. The warm season is just around the corner. 

If you want to accelerate your diet efforts, the right beverages can help. They can start your day off right or substitute for other meals, providing valuable nutrients. They can also boost your energy levels and help you burn fat. Why not try one of these five springtime weight loss drinks to jumpstart your progress? 

1. Metabolism-Boosting Green Smoothie 

Green drinks are all the rage for many good reasons. They’re chock-full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients. Many also contain a healthy dose of filling fiber, making them the ideal morning meal replacement to keep you satisfied until lunch. 

This recipe requires just four ingredients:

  • 1 peeled orange
  • ⅓ cup strawberries
  • 1 cup raw spinach
  • 1 cup almond milk. 

All you have to do is toss these ingredients into a blender and mix to the desired consistency. A few ice cubes make a thicker drink. 

Oranges contain vitamin C. It’s beneficial to get a sufficient intake of this vitamin every day to avoid dreaded spring colds that can derail your progress. It can shorten the duration, but only if you have it in your system when germs first strike. 

Spinach is a nutrient powerhouse. It contains plant-based protein and oodles of iron. Remember Popeye? It’s particularly beneficial for vegans, who might not otherwise consume enough of this macronutrient or mineral. 

2. ABC (Apple-Beet-Carrot) Juice

If you want to lose weight, it’s as easy as A, B, C. You can serve this drink in your favorite cocktail glass to make it feel like an end-of-the-day indulgence that won’t cloud your judgment or make you too lazy to get to spin class. 

You only need the following five ingredients:

  • ½ large beetroot
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 large apple
  • ½ inch piece of ginger
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Put these ingredients in a blender. Adding ice will help you reach the desired consistency. 

Put this springtime weight loss drink on your menu to take better care of your ticker. Beets are high in nitrates, shown to protect your heart

3. Ginger, Cayenne, Lemon Wellness Shot

Here’s a healthy shot you can take to improve your digestion and accelerate weight loss. You’ll feel the energizing difference from this blend — it also benefits your immunity. 

Make a big batch ahead of time and keep it in the fridge. You need the following ingredients:

  • 2 medium lemons
  • 1 ½ cups chopped ginger 
  • ⅔ medium apple
  • 1 ½ teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper

Juice the apple, lemon and ginger and stir in the maple syrup and cayenne. Ginger is one of the most frequently used Ayurvedic herbs to speed digestion and ease bloating. Cayenne heats your body, accelerating your metabolism. 

4. Spring Celebration Layered Smoothies 

Do you want a layered smoothie that feels like a spring birthday celebration in a glass? Look no further than this recipe that’s laden with wholesome ingredients:

Layer One

  • 1 heart of romaine lettuce
  • 1 granny smith apple, cored and chopped
  • 1 peeled and frozen banana, chunked
  • 2 dates, pitted and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • Juice from one lime

Layer Two

  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup rhubarb
  • 1 peeled and frozen banana, chunked
  • 2 dates, pitted and chopped
  • 5 ounces vanilla yogurt
  • ½ cup orange juice. 

The recipe makes two servings, so pour one layer at a time into two separate mugs. Use a clear Mason jar for a striking presentation — the colors remind you of a springtime celebration. The ingredients are full of antioxidants, phytonutrients and filling fiber, making these treats an ideal meal replacement. 

5. Raspberry and Coconut Breakfast Smoothie

Sometimes you want something that seems more like a milkshake than a green drink to start your day. Turn to this recipe that only requires six ingredients:

  • 1 ¼ cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 cup coconut yogurt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 Weet-Bix, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flakes

Blend everything but ¼ cup of the raspberries and the coconut flakes. Use those two items to top your smoothie. Some people believe that the MCTs in coconut help boost your weight loss efforts. However, you can also start your “cheat” day right with this nourishing and delish treat. 

Springtime Weight Loss Drinks 

It might not feel like it if your temperatures remain in the single digits. However, warmer weather is on the way, meaning it’s time to shed those layers. 

Accelerate your fat burning with one of these five springtime weight loss drinks. They’re a delicious way to help you reach your goals. 

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