Flat tummy smoothie By Stepy on November 27, 2012 Drinks, Drinks, Healthy Living, Smoothies, Weight Loss 53 A flat tummy for you: This smoothie is a cross between a juice and a smoothie, so you get double the benefits. Try to make this 4 to 5 times a week for breakfast or lunch: Greens are power-packed with Antioxidants and will help boost your immune system. The high fiber content of this smoothie will help with bowel movement. You will also feel full fast and will eat less! (Constipation creates bloating and your tummy will look bigger). A medium Apple contains around five grams of fiber. Compare this to bran cereal which has about seven grams a serving. Cucumber will rehydrate you as it is full of water and is low calorie. Spinach is a low calorie food and has ONLY 7 calories per 1 cup of raw leaves, yet it offers twice as much fiber as other greens and it will fill you up. Cilantro and parsley will help you cleanse and detox. They will stimulate digestive assimilation and relieve constipation. One-fourths cup of cilantro has only 1 calorie. Lemon juice is one of the top fat flushers by boosting your body’s detoxification process. It may help you lose weight but it isn’t a miracle cure. It is one component of a healthy weight-loss plan. Avocado is highly nutritious fruit and will help you get all the nutrients and will help you manage your weight. Cayenne pepper and Turmeric: eventhough you probably don’t think of spices as weight-loss enhancers, cayenne and turmeric show promise in reducing appetite and increasing energy. Apple, cucumber and cilantro smoothie: Blend: 1 green apple 1 cucumber 2 cups fresh baby spinach 3/4 cup cilantro loosely packed ½ cup parsley loosely packed 1 small avocado ½ cup lemon juice 1 cup filtered water 1 tsp cayenne pepper 1 tsp turmeric a dash Himalayan salt Make sure all the ingredients are organic. Enjoy! As always: Check with your health practitioner before you change your diet and see if this is right for you. This drink is not meant to replace any treatment or drugs you are taking.