Longing for a flat tummy and head-turning bikini look after a winter of sweet indulgence? You’re in the right place. Lumitea serves you 5 natural flat tummy drinks to die for.
Busy schedules, lapsed gym memberships and those indulging moments when you give in to your inner demons and devour a half kilo ice cream tupper at one time are only three of the reasons why you don’t have the flat stomach you’ve always wanted.
Lemon & Ginger Flat Belly Drink
1 cup of warm water;
Juice from ½ lemon (freshly squeezed);
1 knob of grated ginger;
Honey (to taste).
Mix the water with the lemon juice together, add the ginger and the honey and mix until completely dissolved. Ready! Sip up!
Note: Drink this first thing in the morning to kickstart your digestive system. Rich in vitamins, phytonutrients and antioxidants, lemons promote a proper digestive function and liver cleansing, which assists with weight loss. Ginger is a potent detoxifier and boosts metabolism.
Grapefruit & Rosemary Flat Belly Drink
1 cup of boiled water;
1 teaspoon of fresh rosemary needles (fresh);
1 tablespoon of honey;
Freshly squeezed grapefruit juice from ½ grapefruit
Boil 1 cup of water with 1 teaspoon of rosemary needles (use a tea infuser if possible) and the honey. Turn the heat down and simmer for 5 minutes, then strain the rosemary and allow it a few minutes to cool off. Add in the grapefruit juice.
Note: This powerhouse drink is rich in vitamin C and other nutrients that help detoxification and reduce cholesterol levels. Rosemary is a potent liver cleanser, which supports digestion and improves blood flow. So if apart from belly bloat you also suffer from circulatory issues, this drink is definitely a must for you.
Cucumber & Ginger Tea
1 cup of boiled water;
1 1-inch knob of peeled ginger;
1 teaspoon of honey;
A few slices of cucumber (2-3).
Boil the water with the ginger for 5 minutes, the remove the ginger and add the honey stirring until completely dissolved. Allow it a few minutes to cool down at room temperature. Add the cucumber slices and ice if you wish.
Note: Ginger is a potent anti-inflammatory agent and relieves from gastrointestinal symptoms, while cucumbers are known for their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. Drink up and stay healthy!
1 cup of low-fat milk or yogurt;
½ cup of frozen or fresh blueberries;
1 small, peeled carrot;
2 tablespoons of whole oats;
1 teaspoon of honey (for sweetness if desired).
Blend the yogurt or milk with the blueberries, the carrot, the whole oats and honey together until smooth. Enjoy it in the morning!
Note: Rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber this delicious drink will keep you energized all day long. For a slim waist line use low-fat yogurt or milk.
Sweet Kale, Pineapple & Blueberry Flat Belly Smoothie
3 ounces of vanilla Greek yogurt;
1 tablespoon of almond butter;
½ cup of frozen blueberries;
½ of frozen pineapple;
1 cup of kale;
¾ cup of water.
Directions: Add all the ingredients to a blender and mix until smooth. Enjoy immediately!
Note: Greek yogurt is a rich source of calcium and protein, which can also support weight loss. Blueberries are rich in phytochemicals, which promote digestion and reduce belly fat. Pineapple on the other hand abounds in an enzyme that stimulates digestion and prevents bloating, not to mention that its sweetness almost covers the taste of kale, which is full of constipation-busting fiber and calorie-free water, which promotes detoxification.
You can try any of these recipes or if you wish quicker results, try the Skinny Tea from Lumitea. Mixing oolong, yerba mate and lotus leaf in an appetite-tempering blend, this tea helps fight off the damaging action of free radicals, while lotus acts as a fat buster. To spice it up and beat the scales, add a few dashes of ginger! To maximize the detox effect of the Skinny Tea, combine it with the Colon Cleanse, which combines senna leaf, lotus and oolong that gently promote body cleanse from inside out. The Skinny Tea and the Colon Cleanse brought together create a potent detox duo that help you manage your weight in the long term.
Need more convincing? Women who used these recipes and mixes would not change their weight loss and weight management for anything. Whether you’re preparing for an important event in your life such as a wedding and want to look absolutely breathtaking, are slowly recovering after an indulging holiday season or have simply put your healthy diet and workout regime on the back burner for a while, this is the way to go towards your flat belly goal.
Additionally, all the ingredients in these drinks count among the so-called “high-volume” foods that nutritionists recommend as part of any healthy and balanced diet. High-volume foods are generally low in calories, but rich in fiber and water (e.g.: fruits, veggies and leafy greens), which is why they have the ability to feed the body while helping it cleanse at the same time.
Try any of these recipes and you will be able to see the results in the mirror in just a few days. Don’t believe us? Take a cup, boil some water and sip up!