Using celery and pineapple in a smoothie does not seem like science fiction, yet it immensely improves the detoxification of your body of harmful toxins. Moreover, it contains loads of vitamins, and as such, it can help you significantly in your weight battle.
Nevertheless, the smoothies themselves are not the end-game when it comes to healthy living. Having an overall nutritious diet that contains whole foods is of utmost importance, as is being regularly active. And with the risk of sounding a little bit cliché, your diet must never leave you starving, since your body will fight back and punish you for having it refrained from enough food source and energy.
How to create the perfect smoothie to help you on this journey
The following recipe creates a great weight loss snack, with the results being visible in no more than 2 to 3 weeks.
What you need is:
- 2 cups of water
- 2 cups of chopped pineapple
- A stalk of celery
- One squeezed lemon (lemon juice)
Preparation: Rinse and chop the celery into small parts, and then make a blend together with lemon juice, pineapple, and the 2 cups of water. The blend should take a few minutes until you get a solid homogenous mixture. Pour it into your favorite glass, and voila, your delicious snack is ready.
Now, let’s explore the benefits of each ingredient individually
The pineapple is a South American native fruit and a great cherished part of the Hawaiian medicine. This fruit contains the enzyme bromelain and is one of the richest sources in the world to do so. The enzyme is composed of several endopeptidases and compounds and is used widely as a natural remedy to treat everything from allergies to indigestion and anti-swelling. If you try to go for a more thorough approach in the scientific literature, there are more than 1500 articles that evaluate multiple medicinal benefits of the bromelain. The treatments it has been used for include:
- Sprained ankles
- Autoimmune diseases
- Connective tissue injuries
- Surgical trauma and slow healing of skin burns
When it comes to consuming vegetables for weight loss, there is no better than celery. It contains a very high percentage of water and electrolytes that prevent dehydration, as well as compounds that act as a diuretic and thus reduce any bloating that may occur in your body. Moreover, it is extremely low in calories, and at the same time has vital nutrients that help regulate the lipid metabolism.
Celery is one of the most refreshing veggies, so, with all the benefits you get from it, it’s a flavour and health 2-for-1 package, so be smart and make sure that you start adding it in your daily morning breakfast smoothie.