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Weight Loss Drinks: 5 Best Homemade Recipes

The New Year is right around the corner and many of us are contemplating our weight loss goals. The new year is always a good time to assess and reset your health goals. If losing weight is one of your goals, then you have come to the right place! We have lots of delicious drinks that will help aid with weight loss.

Each of these drinks has different benefits and health advantages. They are all flavored differently as well. There is sure to be at least one or two drinks that you will enjoy on our list.

Before we dive into all the weight loss drink recipes, let’s talk a little bit about drink ingredients that help with weight loss and what you should look for in a good weight loss drink recipe.

Can Drinks Help You Lose Weight?

Healthy, nutritious drinks can help you lose weight. Drinks made with certain ingredients known to promote weight loss will definitely help you reach your weight loss goals. We will talk a little bit more about the ingredients you should try in the next sections. But first, let’s look at ingredients you should avoid.

Drinks That Make You Gain Weight

It is hard to believe that a drink could make you gain weight. Most people automatically look at what foods to eliminate from their diet to lose weight but certain drinks are also loaded with sugar, calories and other ingredients that will cause you to gain weight. You may not know that the soda you just drank had hundreds of calories or that the lemonade you sipped was full of sugar. Here are drinks to avoid when you are trying to lose weight.

  • Alcoholic drinks cause weight gain.
  • Sodas are full of sugar and unhealthy calories
  • Commercial fruit juice is often made with added sugar and corn syrup
  • Milkshakes are full of calories and sugar that will lead to weight gain.
  • Coffee with creamer or sugars can cause you to gain weight.

Lots of drinks may taste good but are actually very unhealthy. Avoiding unhealthy drinks is the first step toward losing weight.

Weight Loss Drink Ingredients

There are a surprising number of natural ingredients that can help with weight loss. Take a look at these spices, herbs and fruits that have been proven to help you shed pounds. You may learn something new!

Cinnamon– Cinnamon adds a lot of flavor to drinks and foods without adding any calories. Cinnamon has a natural spicy sweetness that will make your drinks quench your thirst and also curb and cravings for sweet foods.

Cayenne Pepper– Cayenne is another calorie free ingredient that has lots of flavor. Sipping on a drink with cayenne pepper will help you feel full. All that spice will curb hunger which can help you ultimately lose weight.

GingerGinger is a natural digestive aid. It can help boost your metabolism and also reduce bloating and gassiness. Not only will ginger help you lose weight, it can make you look more svelte in the process!

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Mustard Seed– Mustard seeds are full of a nutrient called selenium. Selenium encourages healthy thyroid function which helps regulate weight. Mustard seeds also have anti-inflammatory properties and can help keep your joints and muscles working well!

LemonLemon is a classic weight loss ingredient. Lemon adds a lot of bright flavor without adding any calories. Lemon water is much more satiating than regular water and can help you feel full.

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Cocoa Powder- The flavanols in cocoa powder has been shown to lower blood sugar and also decrease body fat. It is definitely a great ingredient to help with weight loss and it tastes delicious in drink recipes.

Ground Flaxseed– Flaxseeds can help you feel full and also add fiber to your diet. Just a teaspoon of ground flaxseeds will fill you right up. They also have a very mild taste and mix right into drinks.

There are a lot of amazing ingredients that you can add to your favorite drink recipes to improve weight loss. Try a few or try them all! Each one will help you in a different way and also add a unique taste to your weight drinks loss.

Drinks that are Good for Weight Loss

These top five drinks are amazing for weight loss. They will help you reach your weight goals and they also taste amazing! Take a look at each recipe and try them all. You may be surprised by how delicious a weight loss drink can be.

Carrot Detox Juice Recipe

Carrot Detox Juice

Our recipe for carrot detox juice is perfect for helping you meet your weight loss goals. The juice is made with ginger, turmeric and lemon, all ingredients that are known to promote weight loss. The strong taste of these yummy ingredients will help you stay full without needing a big meal.

Many of the ingredients in this detox juice are also anti inflammories. They help reduce inflammation in your muscles and joints, keeping you moving and your body functioning well.

Carrot detox juice is also very tasty. There is a lot of flavor in this glass of orange juice!


Spicy Green Monster Drink

Start your day with one of these amazing green monster drinks and you will be on the path toward weight loss. The spice of the ginger and the jalapeno will give your system a kick start. Both ingredients are known to boost metabolism and help improve digestion. All of this means your body will shed those pounds more easily!

Spicy green monster drink is also very tasty. Apples and cucumbers make a good base for the drink. Spinach is a very healthy green that will turn your drink a beautiful color. Sipping on this drink will also fill you up. No need for a big breakfast when you have a glass of this juice.

Green Monster Drink

Honey Lemon Barley Water

Drinking a lot of water always helps with weight loss. When you are well hydrated, you won’t be quite as hungry. However, drinking just water can get boring. We like to drink lemon barley water to switch it up a little.

Lemon barley water is flavorful and also healthy. Barley water can help regulate blood sugar levels and improve cholesterol levels. The small amount honey adds a nice natural sweetness. Sweetening drinks with honey is also much healthier than using corn syrup or processed sugar. Honey lemon barley water will help you stay hydrated, level your blood sugar and also fill you up!


Fresh Homemade Grapefruit Kombucha

Regular grapefruit juice is always touted for its healthy benefits. However, grapefruit kombucha is even better for you. Kombucha is full of probiotics that help improve your gut health.

When your digestive system and stomach are healthy and functioning well, you will be more likely to reach your weight loss goals. Your belly needs to be working if you want to process food efficacy!

Our homemade grapefruit kombucha is really incredible. It is made with all natural ingredients like fresh grapefruit juice, honey and a little rosemary for extra flavor. Give this delicious, bubbly drink a try and it very well may become part of your daily routine.

Fresh Grapefruit Honey Kombucha Recipe

Purple Power Juice

We love drinks that taste great, are healthy and also beautiful. This purple power juice is all three of those things! The bright purple color comes from shredded purple cabbage. Cabbage is a fantastic, healthy ingredient that has lots of health benefits.

Cabbage has lots of healthy fiber. Adding fiber to your diet will improve your gut health. Cabbage also has a high water content. It will keep you feeling full without having to consume lots of empty calories.

If you are wondering how a cabbage juice would taste, the answer is that it tastes delicious. Cabbage takes on the flavor of anything it is mixed with. In this case, the cabbage is combined with sweet, nutritious blueberries and apples making for a very tasty drink. You are going to love every sip!


It isn’t always easy to lose weight. Anything that can help you reach your weight loss goals is something you should try! These amazing drinks should definitely be incorporated into your weight loss routine. Give each one a try and see which you like best. They will all help you drop pounds while still enjoying yummy drinks.

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