With spring finally here after a tough winter, we’re looking forward to all those fresh drinks that taste great for this part of the year. It’s even better when a spring green smoothie comes with added benefits. Today we’re going to show you a coconut oil-ginger smoothie that may sound unusual, but is tasty and beneficial for your health.
It’s a great idea for anyone dealing with weight gain. Thanks to the properties of both ingredients, the smoothie will help you shed pounds better than ever before. Ginger is an amazing remedy for all kinds of digestive issues, while coconut has been praised for its cardiovascular benefits and the ability to boost weight loss.
A combination of both has dozens of benefits for your overall health and is the ultimate fat buster this spring.
- ½ a banana
- ½ a cup of chopped cucumber
- ½ cup frozen mango chunks
- ½ cup of water
- 1 ½ cups of kale
- 2 teaspoons of coconut oil
- 2 small pieces of ginger
- ¼ cup coconut milk (full fat)
- 1 juiced lime
- A few ice cubes
Just throw all the ingredients in a blender or smoothie maker and pulse until done.
How Does it Work?
If you’re wondering how the smoothie works, the key is obviously in the combination of ingredients. Ginger, for example, has thermogenic compounds that can accelerate fat burn. It can relieve all sorts of digestive problems and bring your digestive system in balance. With a healthy gut you can do anything including shedding more than a few pounds.
The second most important ingredient in this fat-busting smoothie is the coconut oil. It is full of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) that has fantastic benefits for our health. Aside from helping us shed weight, coconut oil can also protect our cardiovascular system and brain. It’s a great fighter against free radicals and can balance your mood, energy levels, and electrolyte count.
Lime is a great fat-busting ingredient too. It can relieve constipation and is full of vitamin C like other citrus fruits. Lime contains a lot of fiber too which is very important for the optimal function of your digestive system.
Mangos are a delicious exotic fruit full of vitamins and minerals. They also contain zeaxanthin, an antioxidant that prevents age-related macular degeneration. Thanks to the rich fiber and water content, mangos are great for your digestion as well.
Thanks to the combination of all these ingredients in this delish spring smoothie, you will start losing weight faster than ever.