There are certain times when we just want to look and feel great. What do we eat before a big event or a day on the beach?
My Bikini Ready Smoothie won’t make you drop tons of weight or get a six-pack overnight. We both know only good nutrition and exercise can do that! But this recipe CAN help get rid of a little extra water weight and puffiness you might be carrying from a less than perfect diet.
I’ve recommended this to clients and friends; most see and feel a difference the next day. I whipped one up for a snack on Tuesday since I have a ton of fresh mint on hand. Sure enough Wednesday morning I felt a little lighter!
Are you ready for the “magic” ingredients? They’re not magic…just healthy fruits that can make you a little slimmer the next day!
The two main ingredients (mango and coconut water) are SUPER high in potassium. Potassium balances out the sodium in your body and as a result can flush out some of the extra water you’re carrying.
Another ingredient, turmeric, is well known for helping with digestion and bloating. Pineapple is a good source of potassium and also contains bromelain, a digestion promoting enzyme. The last ingredient, mint, helps relax the muscles of the digestive tract. All of these ingredients alleviate bloating and can help you fit into your skinny jeans again!
Other side effects from this smoothie include glowing skin and optimistic mood. Rough…I know.
A quick tip: drink this as a SNACK or a MEAL, but not WITH a meal. Fruit digests better on it’s own…mixing it with starches or protein might cause the opposite effect and promote digestive issues.
Did you feel or notice a difference? Make sure to leave a comment below with your results, I love hearing from you!
- 1 cup organic coconut water
- 1 cup organic frozen mango chunks
- ½ cup organic frozen diced pineapple
- 10 small fresh mint leaves
- ⅛ tsp turmeric
- Blend all ingredients on high in a blender. Enjoy!