Butyrate, a short-chain fatty acid, helps the body burn fat for fuel. And these smoothie add-ins boost butyrate and are rich in slimming nutrients that melt fat as you sip.
To flush toxins, add celery.
Celery can help you stay energized even on your busiest days, thanks to its rich stores of phenolic acids. These plant compounds help the liver excrete energysapping toxins.
To banish bloat, add kefir.
The probiotic strain Bifidobacterium lactis in kefir has been shown to prompt the release of trapped fluids, and UCLA researchers say enjoying six ounces of kefir per day can help you shed 4 pounds of “false fat” every week.
To beat hunger, add hemp seeds.
Hemp seeds contain a slow-digesting fiber that promotes long-lasting satiety. According to USDA scientists, women who enjoy hemp seeds effortlessly consume 10 percent fewer calories the rest of the day.
The Smoothie That Delivers All 3
In a blender, combine 1⁄2 cup of water, 1 cup of spinach, 2 stalks of celery, half of a cucumber, 1⁄ 4 cup of chopped parsley, 1 Tbsp. of flavored MCT oil. and 1 Tbsp. of hemp seeds.
This article originally appeared in our print magazine.