Here’s a drink recipe to lose weight and stay healthy! Kiwi Detox smoothie is simple, easy and full of flavor. A perfect way to start your morning routine!
First post of 2019! Woohoo! First, Happy New Year to all you reading this! I am so glad you chose to come here today. The fact that you are here could mean either of the two things – either you L-O-V-E smoothies and/or you are here because you take your new year resolution very seriously. You want to shed all those extra pounds you have probably gained in December last year (ssshhhhh, its our little secret!) and you secretly wish to go back to your old jeans that you have hiding from your partner who is insisting to throw it away! We all have been there. I think January is the only month which sees so many resolutions w.r.t to staying fit and healthy. Towards December, everyone is in a chilled out mood but come January, you realize that simply fun in life is not enough and that you need to take care of your health as well. Did you know the month of January also witnesses the highest number of gym sign ups! But I have noticed that the same enthusiasm seems to die down as the year goes by.
I tried to analyze this and realized that we are nothing but a sum of our habits. If we diligently stick to our good habits, we will proceed towards our goal. If my goal is to lose weight in order to stay fit, I need to take some serious steps to achieve that and not falter from my routine. I began working towards my goal to reach my correct body weight 3 months before the new year began. Like we all know, there are 2 main aspects to achieving any goal w.r.t our body – Food and Exercise! For the exercise bit, I joined Pilates and I think it was the best decision ever! I have tried walking, jogging, gyms, Zumba for ions now. The problem is consistency. I always tend to skip these activities sighting some excuse or the other. Apart from brisk walking and Zumba, I never really enjoyed working out but Pilates is something else! I love it so much that I do it everyday and I can happily say that it has yielded results and how! My old clothes fit me again, I feel light, energetic and confident. Now Pilates has smoothly become a part of my routine which I hate to miss! I have finally found the thing for me that works!
I am not saying you only need to try only Pilates, all I am saying is do what connects with you the most and then it will not require any extra effort from your end to keep continuing it. I really hope and pray that you find your true calling and make that your habit. I assure you, results will follow. Now coming to the food aspect which is a HUGE part of our lives. There is one section of people who eat to live and then there are people like us who live to eat. We take our food very seriously. This is the primary reason why diets don’t work on us. We love good food a bit too much and cannot compromise on the taste and flavor. Salads are a big NO NO for me. I need my food to have spices and lots of flavor in them. Luckily I do not have a sweet tooth so I am not at all tempted. I also lead a clean lifestyle by choice and not by force. I do not smoke, hate Sodas, am an occasional consumer of fried foods and alcohol. I mainly had to take care of eating the right foods and of course portion control cause everything else was in control.
That is where my weekly meal planning came to my rescue. I diligently got down to plan our weekly menu, balancing the super-foods, working on different flavors and keeping it nutrient dense. I plan on dedicating January month as the month to kick-start our journey together towards good health. For this, I have an interesting line up of some super delicious and nourishing recipes in the coming weeks. I sincerely would urge you to keep coming back to check these recipes out. These dishes will not make you hate diets but give you the required flavor and the results! Let’s first begin with this delicious Kiwi detox drink that I created. Here’s the recipe to lose weight and stay healthy with this fruit detox! In a blender add water, chunks of cucumber. I have peeled it before chopping. Then add chia seeds and cut kiwi. Next add orange wedges. No additional sugar is required. It tastes just fine. Blitz to make a juice. You can choose to strain the juice or consume it without. Serve this Kiwi Detox Smoothie chilled in these glasses. Lastly, I hope you find your calling and are able to stick to your routine in order to work towards your goal of a healthy lifestyle.
Having this Kiwi Detox drink will surely keep you in good shape! If you do try this recipe, please do share it with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. This will keep me motivated to develop more interesting recipes. Click a pic and post it with the hashtag #cookiliciousveg — I would love to see your pictures on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!
Kiwi Detox Smoothie
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cucumber
- 1 kiwi
- 1 orange
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- Here's the recipe to lose weight and stay healthy with this fruit detox! In a blender add water, chunks of cucumber. I have peeled it before chopping. Then add chia seeds and cut kiwi. Next add orange wedges. No additional sugar is required. It tastes just fine. Blitz to make a juice. You can choose to strain the juice or consume it without. Serve this chilled.
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If you enjoyed this Kiwi drink, then here are some other smoothie recipes that may be of interest to you – The Ultimate Immune Boosting Sunshine Smoothie!, Healthy Pear & Plums Breakfast Smoothie, Dairy Free Mango Figs & Apricot Power Smoothie, Dairy-Free Blueberry Pancake Smoothie, Raspberry Mango Sunrise Smoothie, Vegan Coconut Water Berry Smoothie, Vegan Mango Avocado Smoothie, Ice Cream Smoothie, Rambutan Rose Lassi, Rainbow Smoothies, 4 Berry Chia Seeds Power Smoothie, 5 Varieties of Banana Smoothie, Cantaloupe Sweet Lassi, Raspberry Apple Lassi Recipe and Indian Watermelon Cooler.