If you are looking to lose weight fast, you should eat healthy, exercise daily and drink a lot of water. In order to avoid gaining calories, you can also sip on herbal slimming tea. Ingredients in slimming teas or teatox as it is popularly called usually include a laxative such as Senna along with herbs like dandelion, licorice and green tea etc. You can always buy weight loss teas from health food stores. But this is completely unnecessary as there are many simple homemade weight loss drinks that you can make at home. Sip on these drinks between meals to feel full, detoxify the colon and prevent constipation.
Here are easy homemade drinks to lose weight in a week.
1. Homemade water, lemon and pepper drink
This is known as the Master Cleanse drink. It flushes out toxic waste and prevents bloating and constipation. Stanley Burroughs first promoted this drink in the early 1940s. Ingredients of this slimming drink are:
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/10th tsp Cayenne pepper
- 2 tbsp organic, pure Maple syrup
- 8 oz water
Drink 12 glasses of this homemade weight loss drink for 10 days. You ideally should not eat or drink anything else. This is an extreme diet which celebrities like Beyonce and Jared Leto are known to use from time to time in order to detoxify the system and lose weight quickly.
2. Fat burning vegetable soup to lose weight in a week
This is one of the most popular homemade drinks to lose weight in a week.
- 6 large organic carrots
- 1 bunch celery
- Large onion -1 or 6 spring onions
- 1-2 cans of organic tomatoes
- Bunch of kale or 1 large head of cabbage
- 2 cans of beans
- Green capsicums-2
- 1 packet of soup mix
Chop all vegetables finely. Place in a large pot and cover with water. Simmer for 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add soup mix and boil for few minutes. Eat this soup each time you are hungry. On day 1, eat all fruits (except banana) along with this soup. For day 2, eat all vegetables and 2-3 servings of this soup. On day 3, eat fruits, vegetables and soup (no baked potatoes). For day 4, drink this soup along with plenty of bananas and milk-avoid eating other fruits and vegetables. On the 5th day, add chicken to your soup. For day 6, you can have beef and plenty of green vegetables along with this soup (eat soup at least once this day). On day 7 add brown rice to the diet. You will lose weight with this diet.
3. Green tea recipe for weight loss
For this fat burning, homemade tea, Matcha green tea works best. Matcha is full of antioxidants and helps detoxify the gut, reduces constipation and bloating and jumpstarts metabolism.
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 2 tbsp each Matcha powder and Truvia sweetener
- Ice cubes (optional)
Blend everything in a blender. Enjoy fresh. Drink this homemade weight loss smoothie drink in the morning or in between meals to prevent unhealthy snacking.
4. Cinnamon tea
Cinnamon is a weight loss promoting spice. The following tea is very easy to make and you may drink it 1-2 times a day.
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon and one ½ inch stick of cinnamon
- 8 oz boiling water
In a cup, add the cinnamon powder and pour boiling water over it. Place the stick of cinnamon in the cup. Steep it for 15-20 minutes. Strain the tea and drink fresh.
5. Ginger green tea
Ginger is anti-inflammatory and also aids digestion. Taking ginger prevents nausea, bloating, gas and upset stomach. Green tea aids in natural weight loss and some studies also show that it can reduce belly fat.
- 1 tsp green tea leaves (or green tea bag)
- ½ tsp powdered ginger or peeled and grated ginger root (1/2 inch)
- 8 oz water
Boil water and add the green tea leaves and grated ginger. Steep the mixture for 3-5 minutes (or longer if you like your tea stronger). Strain the mixture. Sweeten it with honey or add a dash of lemon to it. Drink hot. Take this weight loss tea 3 times a day to boost metabolism, improve digestion and reduce belly fat.
6. Herbal slimming tea with sage and lemon
- 2 tsp dried sage or handful of fresh sage
- 8 oz boiling water
- Lemon juice (as per taste)
Pour boiling water over the sage leaves. Let it steep for 5 minutes. Strain the mixture. Add some lemon to taste if desired. Drink at least 2 times a day.
7. Healthy green smoothie for weight loss
You can follow a 3 day cleanse with this homemade drink to lose weight fast. Just drink this smoothie twice a day. Eat healthy meal and drink a gallon of water at least. Do this when you are feeling bloated.
- 1 banana
- 2 cups chopped green leafy vegetables (kale/spinach)
- ¼ cup pineapple
- 2 celery stalks
- 1 cup water
Blend everything in a blender.
Try these healthy homemade drinks to lose weight. Along with right diet and exercise, these drinks can enhance metabolism and reduce constipation. If you want to learn how to make herbal tea for weight loss at home, click here.