5 Flat Belly Drinks

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Holiday indulgences, lapsed gym memberships, and the perils of the office vending machine. These are just three of the many obstacles standing between you and the flat belly you’ve been dreaming of.

Of course, you know that there are a few changes you can make to your lifestyle in order to finally see those toned, flat abs. Portion control, clean and healthy ingredients, and regular exercise are all cornerstones of working toward a fit and toned body. But did you know that there are a few easy, delicious drinks that you can whip up to jumpstart your journey to flat abs? These flat belly drinks are low in calories, great for your digestion and metabolism, and are excellent at cleansing and detoxing the body. Cheers!

Lemon-Ginger Flat Belly Drink

1. Lemon-Ginger Flat Belly Drink
It’s amazing how a few simple ingredients can keep you fit and healthy. Why warm water? Because warm water aids digestion. Drink it first thing in the morning and get your digestive system off to a great start. Lemons are not only rich in vitamins, but also function in digestive and liver cleansing, which aids in weight loss. Ginger is a natural detoxifier and helps to kickstart the metabolism.

Combine 1 cup of warm (not hot) water with the freshly squeezed juice of half a lemon, and 1 knob of ginger, grated.

Yields: 1 servings | Serving Size: 1 glass | Calories: 6 | Previous Points: 0 | Points Plus: 0 | Total Fat: 0 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 1 mg | Carbohydrates: 1 g | Dietary Fiber: 0 g | Sugars: 0 g | Protein: 0 g |

Grapefruit & Rosemary Flat Belly Drink

2. Grapefruit and Rosemary Flat Belly Drink
This grapefruit and rosemary drink combines nutrients that are beneficial for your health. Freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice is a powerhouse containing vitamin C, which helps to detoxify the body and lower cholesterol. Rosemary helps to detoxify the liver, which improves digestion and increases blood flow.

Boil 1 cup of water with 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary needles (place in a tea infuser if available) and 1 tablespoon honey. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, remove the rosemary needles and allow to cool slightly. Combine the rosemary mixture with the freshly-squeezed juice of 1/2 grapefruit.

Yields: 1 serving | Serving Size: 1 glass | Calories: 27 | Previous Points: 1 | Points Plus: 1 | Total Fat: 0 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 1 mg | Carbohydrates: 6 g | Dietary Fiber: 0 g | Sugars: 0 g | Protein: 0 g |

Cucumber-Ginger Flat Belly Drink Recipe

3. Cucumber-Ginger Flat Belly Drink
Ginger has been used medicinally since ancient times. It has immune boosting powers, anti-inflammatory compounds, and relieves gastrointestinal issues. Cucumbers provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer benefits.

Boil 1 cup of water with 1 (1-inch) knob of peeled ginger for 5 minutes. Remove ginger and if desired, add 1 teaspoon honey, and allow to cool. Add a few slices of cucumber and ice if desired.

Yields: 1 serving | Serving Size: 1 glass | Calories: 26 | Previous Points: 1 | Points Plus: 1 | Total Fat: 0 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 1 mg | Carbohydrates: 7 g | Dietary Fiber: 0 g | Sugars: 6 g | Protein: 0 g |

Blueberry Carrot Smoothie Flat Belly Drink Recipe

4. Blueberry-Carrot Smoothie Flat Belly Drink
Two of the best sources of antioxidants in one rich drink? Start your day the healthy way with fresh fruits and veggies containing the vitamins and minerals that our bodies crave. To keep that slim waistline, use non-fat milk or yogurt.

Combine 1 cup of non-fat milk or yogurt in the blender along with 1/2 cup frozen or fresh blueberries,  1 small peeled carrot, and 2 tablespoons whole oats. Add 1 teaspoon honey if desired. Blend until smooth. Enjoy this delicious breakfast flat belly drink!

Yields: 2 servings | Serving Size: 1/2 of recipe | Calories: 125 | Previous Points: 2 | Points Plus: 3 | Total Fat: 1 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 2 mg | Sodium: 42 mg | Carbohydrates: 23 g | Dietary Fiber: 3 g | Sugars: 7 g | Protein: 7 g |

Green Tea with Ginger Flat Belly Drink Recipe

5. Green Tea with Ginger Flat Belly Drink
Green tea is a treasure trove of nutrients that help brain activity and lower cancer risk. Plus, green tea reduces the absorption of fat from the foods that we eat. Combine it with the nutrients and detoxifying benefits of ginger and you’ve got a delicious, healthy, and fat-reducing drink all-in-one.

Over medium-low heat, in a small saucepan, combine 1 cup water, 1-inch ginger root, peeled and grated, then bring it to a boil and allow to simmer for 5 minutes. Next, steep the green tea bag for 3 minutes in the ginger tea. Discard the teabag and drink while warm. Sweeten if desired with 1 teaspoon honey. For a cold tea, simply add ice and enjoy! 

*calculated with 1 teaspoon honey
Yields: 1 serving | Serving Size: 1 glass | Calories: 38 | Previous Points: 1 | Points Plus: 1 | Total Fat: 0 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 0 mg | Carbohydrates: 9 g | Dietary Fiber: 0 g | Sugars: 6 g | Protein: 0 g |

Note: If you are pregnant or breastfeeding consult with your physician before making any changes to your diet.

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126 Comments on "5 Flat Belly Drinks"

  1. Cindy  April 2, 2015

    Odd question, who makes those jars.. so cute!

    • ramla  January 26, 2016

      They’re mason jars ?

  2. Julie Lindstrom  April 3, 2015

    are all of these meant to be drank (drunk?) first thing in the morning?

    • SkinnyMs  April 7, 2015

      Julie, Drink them through out the day.

  3. Michele Gartrell  June 27, 2015

    They are mason jars, usually used for canning.

  4. Eunice  January 10, 2016

    Can I drink these cold also?

    • Gale Compton  January 10, 2016

      Room temperature is best but cold will work. 🙂

  5. Lexy  January 17, 2016

    Can i use one type or all of them?

    • SkinnyMs.  January 18, 2016

      Any of these drinks will help promote weight loss. You do not need to use all of them.

  6. Ramatu  January 24, 2016

    I would like to be using two methods,will it be ok?

  7. Cathy Ara  January 27, 2016

    here in the Philippines we dont usually have lemons (big and yellow lemon), we only have here lemonsito(the small green one, which is sour). will that suffice?

    • SkinnyMs.  January 28, 2016

      Yes. The taste may be a little different, but the detox properties will still be present. 🙂

  8. sonia  February 4, 2016

    hi is it possible that we can drink this only for the whole day to reduce belly fat and weight.

    • SkinnyMs.  February 5, 2016

      Yes, you can enjoy these drinks throughout the day, but also be sure to eat a well-balanced diet.

  9. Thato  March 6, 2016

    hello, when is it the best time to take the rosemary and grapefruit juice? morning or evening or just before meals?

    • Gale Compton  March 6, 2016

      I recommend the smoothie for breakfast for lasting energy, and, the lemon-ginger drink made with room temperature water, is ideal first thing in the morning. 🙂

  10. busy  March 12, 2016

    if I use hot water the will be a problem?

  11. Angela  March 24, 2016

    Which one of those drink better for a diabetic

    • Gale Compton  March 26, 2016

      Angela, I would 1 & 3, which don’t have honey. 🙂

  12. Melissa  March 26, 2016

    Thank you, will be trying these. I don’t have fresh rosemary, can I substitute essential oils?

    • Gale Compton  March 27, 2016

      Melissa, If it’s food safe. You can also use dried rosemary. 🙂

  13. cess  March 28, 2016

    Can i drink it with emempty stomach and cold served?

    • Gale Compton  March 28, 2016

      You can, but it’s always better at room temperature, unless you’re having the smoothie.

    • SkinnyMs.  March 30, 2016

      Yes, you can drink this on an empty stomach. We recommend serving it at room temperature, but if you prefer cold, that is okay, too.

  14. Klaryce  April 4, 2016

    Drinking lemon everyday do not have side effect ?

    • Gale Compton  April 4, 2016

      Klaryce, Such a small amount of lemon should be fine. If you have concerns please check with your doctor.

  15. Zebib  April 12, 2016

    How soon will I see the result?

    • Gale Compton  April 13, 2016

      Results vary depending on many factors, including current weight, sex, belly fat, etc.. Please be sure to eat healthly clean foods that are conducive to losing extra belly fat.

  16. Louise  April 17, 2016

    Can you drink these everyday? For example drinks 1,3 & 5?

    • Gale Compton  April 17, 2016

      Louise, These drinks are all healthy and can be consumed daily. They’re a great way to stay hydrated. 🙂

  17. Michelle  April 26, 2016

    Can i use lemon juice rather than juice from a lemon?

    • Gale Compton  April 27, 2016

      Michelle, I highly recommend freshly squeezed lemon juice rather than the bottled version. Most nutrients are destroyed when the processing takes place. However, you can use the bottled version if you choose, I just don’t recommend it. 🙂

  18. LaShawn  April 28, 2016

    Can I use ground ginger instead of the ginger root?

    • Kym Votruba  April 28, 2016

      Yes, that should work. I would use 1/2 teaspoon, and more to taste.

  19. tovia  April 30, 2016

    can i use lime instead of lemon to add to the ginger

  20. Shameka  July 14, 2016

    How long will it take if drinking it everyday 2weeks will results be seen faster

    • Gale Compton  July 14, 2016

      Shameka, Provided you are eating healthy and doing workouts. You can find tons of effective meal plans and fitness programs that are great companions of the flat belly drinks. 🙂

  21. Akayla Green  August 6, 2016

    Does the green tea have to be completely caffeine free ?

    • Gale Compton  August 7, 2016

      Akayla, That’s up to you, but a little caffeine should be fine. 🙂

  22. Shirley  August 17, 2016

    I have a huuuge piece of ginger & decided to check for a healthy ginger lemon drink. Do I drink/chew the grated ginger? Thank you.

    • Gale Compton  August 17, 2016

      Shirley, Yes, the ginger provides loads of health benefits. 🙂

  23. nancy petrache  September 23, 2016

    In the Philippines, we have two (2) types of ginger. The white and yellow one. Which is the most highly recommended.

    • Nichole  September 24, 2016

      Thanks for your question, Nancy!

      Yellow ginger root is most commonly used in recipes.

  24. chrishy  October 7, 2016

    Thanks for all the receipt you gave us I really going to try them thanks

  25. uju  October 27, 2016

    Can i blend the ginger after boiling with the cucumber and the ginger water to drink

    • Kym Votruba  October 27, 2016

      Yes, blending is fine. 🙂

  26. Nyanakes  November 4, 2016

    thank you for the receips they really are easy to make by the look of things,I guess for me to see quick results i need to exercise 5 times a week and eat low calory diet especially fat free diet,what types of protein can i try for quick weight reduction and a flat belly? Which fruits can i eat and which ones must i avoid?
    From Banyana

    • Gale Compton  November 5, 2016

      Remember there is no quick fix. Losing weight and getting a flat belly requires planning and commitment. If you’re asking solely about fruit, I would suggest eating mostly berries and half an avocado, daily. However, I eat one mini banana every morning in my oatmeal or grain-free cereal (which I make with raw nuts and goji berries). I would suggest eating loads of fresh veggies, especially green leafy ones, and berries more than fruit. Portion control and a clean eating plan is Key! 🙂 So, berries are great and 1-2 small pieces of fruit daily are fine.

  27. Hope  November 18, 2016

    Can I soak the blended ginger and lemon together over night?

    • Nichole Furlong  November 19, 2016

      Yes – keep in mind the longer the lemon and ginger soak the more flavor! Sometimes lemon and ginger can pack quite the punch! If you enjoy these flavors it shouldn’t be a problem.

  28. Menna  December 3, 2016

    can i drink 1 &3 three times a day?

    • Gale Compton  December 4, 2016

      Menna, These are all healthy drinks. Drinking the water based drinks several times per day is fine. Be sure to eat a diet rich in nutrients, in addition to drinking water(s). Replacing fruit juice, sodas, and other sugary drinks with these drinks is a great idea.

  29. Shruti gulati  February 4, 2017

    Can i drink green tea empty stomach

    • Gale Compton  February 5, 2017

      That’s up to you. Green tea is nice as an afternoon pick-me-up.

  30. Tanya  February 12, 2017

    I completed a 3-day cleanse last week. I was very pleased with the results and how I felt overall. I wanted to do another round but it was just too expensive. I am hoping that I get the same results from your juices. I love ALL the ingredients so it won’t be hard to adjust at all!!! I’m on my way to the store right now so that I can get started THIS morning. Is there a link where I can share my journey with you and your readers?

  31. Rosie  February 26, 2017

    hello I am wondering if just lemon and water would work without the ginger

    • Nichole Furlong  February 26, 2017

      Hi Rosie,

      You can make the Lemon-Ginger Flat Belly Drink, however it will not have the same nutrient benefits and may not be as effective.

  32. dede  March 10, 2017

    All your drinks seem very easy to prepare. Thanks for the heads up. I need drink specifically for my tummy fat. my general body is fine… just the tummy

  33. Aity  March 25, 2017

    Pls I can’t get myself a lemon, can I use lime or oranges

  34. Deyanna  April 13, 2017

    what are the ages for these can any age group consume them

    • Gale Compton  April 14, 2017

      Deyanna, These are all healthy drinks that aren’t age specific.

  35. Theodora  April 17, 2017

    Please can I drink any of these while breastfeeding

  36. Helen  April 25, 2017

    Hi, I’ve read that mixing the lemon, cucumber, ginger, and parsley is the way to go. Can I get your input on this? Better with lemon and ginger alone? Or is it more beneficial to mix them.all?

    • Gale Compton  April 25, 2017

      Helen, Just about any fruit & herb infused combinations are a win, win.

  37. PATIENCE  April 27, 2017

    Do they have any side effects?

    • Emilia Horn  April 27, 2017

      They’re made with natural, whole ingredients, so as long as you don’t have any allergies or sensitivities to the ingredients, there shouldn’t be negative side effects.

  38. Garima  April 29, 2017

    Do we have to drink it everyday

    • Emilia Horn  April 29, 2017

      Garima, you can drink these every day, but you don’t have to.

  39. Doreen Obeng  May 17, 2017

    please can I make it in large quantity and refrigerate it

    • Emilia Horn  May 17, 2017

      Doreen, they’re best when drunk fresh, but you can refrigerate them if you want to.

  40. Ocean  June 4, 2017

    Hallows I’m from Namibia watch can I drink to get my Tammy fleet

    • Gale Compton  June 5, 2017

      We have tons of workouts and recipes. Please scroll through the site to find what works best for you. 🙂

  41. Jessica  July 11, 2017

    Can I use ginger and grape fruit, for belly fat?

    • Emilia Horn  July 12, 2017

      Yes, Jessica. Both ginger and grapefruit can help with digestion.

  42. Becky  July 19, 2017

    But what about the sugar? Don’t you want to avoid the sugar?

    • Emilia Horn  July 20, 2017

      You can definitely leave out the honey, Becky! A little raw (not processed) honey, though, is a natural sweetener that is healthier than processed sugar and contains antioxidants.

  43. Athena  July 23, 2017

    Will all of theses work as a diet with no food

  44. Tabi  July 29, 2017

    Hi, just to ask you how many days should I drink to get some results? I want to trim just 3 inches of belly fat. Thanks for sharing

    • Gale Compton  July 30, 2017

      Tabi, Feel free to drink any of these recipes daily in conjunction with a healthy eating plan. 🙂

  45. Damilola  August 18, 2017

    Have got a big tummy and I want to lessen fat in my body. How fast will this work?

    • Gale Compton  August 18, 2017

      Damilola, It depends on many variables, for example, your eating plan, exercise, etc..

  46. Ella  September 16, 2017

    Should i blend the cucumber or should just cut and drop in the warm water. And how long should it take before I start drinking it ?

    • Nichole Furlong  September 17, 2017

      Hi Ella, you can sliced the cucumber and place it in the warm water. You can cool the water to your desired temperature. Personally, I prefer to cool mine to room temperature and pour over ice.

  47. regina  September 17, 2017

    how often can you drink the flat belly drink within a week

    • Gale Compton  September 18, 2017

      Regina, The ingredients are all healthy and are fine throughout the week.

  48. Hellen  October 26, 2017

    Please the cucumber-ginger drink should it be taken only in the morning or I can use it as my drinking water everyday.

    • Jennifer Hanford  October 26, 2017

      Hi, Hellen. You can drink it throughout the day.

  49. Pooja  November 19, 2017

    Does this really work??

    • Gale Compton  November 25, 2017

      If you eat a healthy diet you should definitely benefit.

  50. Zandy  December 1, 2017

    Can I drink this if I’m breastfeeding?

    • Nichole Furlong  December 4, 2017

      Please check with your doctor if you’re not sure if you should use any of these while breastfeeding. 🙂

  51. Ishtar  February 4, 2018

    For how long should one take any of the drinks?

    • Gale Compton  February 5, 2018

      For as long as you like. All these drinks are healthy and delicious, so drink up! 🙂

  52. Sayali  February 17, 2018

    It is compulsory to used that glass jar? Can’t we used other vessel?? Plz reply

    • Gale Compton  February 17, 2018

      That’s fine, it’s a personal preference.

  53. Hope  March 19, 2018

    will these really work??

    • Gale Compton  March 21, 2018

      Hope, We always recommend these drinks in conjunction with a clean eating plan. Personally, I have one of these drinks daily.

  54. Nikki  May 3, 2018

    Hi these look delicious, silly question though;I’m currently 130lb and I’m trying to get to 138lb. So therefore; I’m attempting to gain weight but only loose in my waiste and stomach. Will these drinks make me loose weight all over or do they just target the waist and stomach?

    • Gale Compton  May 4, 2018

      Nikki, If your goal is to gain weight but reduce only your waist and belly, it’s important to realize that when weight comes off, or on, it’s over your entire body. I recommend doing some of our ab routines in order to tone and tighten the entire abdominal area. Here’s one of my all time favorites: https://skinnyms.com/fabulous-abs-in-30-days-challenge/

  55. I-tee  May 21, 2018

    I have a question
    is it that I’ll prepare this Lemon-Ginger drink freshly everyday or I can prepare a specific amount that can last me for about 2-3days

    • Gale Compton  May 21, 2018

      Fresh is best, but preparing and consuming within a day or two, should be fine.

  56. Natalie  August 18, 2018

    Can I eat the fruit out of my fruit infused water and will the fruit have the same nutrient value, after being in water overnight? Can I drink the water that my chia seeds soak in or do I have to get ( fresh) water to make my chia drink?

    • Gale Compton  August 21, 2018

      Natalie, I often eat the fruit the next morning. I would recommend fresh water that the chia seeds have soaked in. 🙂

  57. Mariah  August 26, 2018

    Hi, thanks for sharing this incredible recipe….they’re all very easy to do and they don’t take up that much time, however I would like to ask if it would be ok for me to take these drinks as well as guava tea??

    • Gale Compton  August 28, 2018

      Mariah, That would by a personal choice. These drinks are all healthy options. 😉

  58. princess uzor  October 13, 2018

    but can I make use of small lime instead of leamons since I can hardly find them here
    can I also soak the ginger in warm water then add the lime juice together?

  59. Pheona  December 2, 2018

    Can I substitute honey with sugar?

  60. Jessanna  March 17, 2019

    Hi, will these drink will make me lose weight in all my body or only for the belly?

    • Erin Milller  March 18, 2019

      Hi Jessanna!

      In combination with a proper diet and exercise routine, these flat belly drinks will help you shed excess fat from all over your body! 🙂

  61. Okoye courage  July 30, 2019

    How do I make the lemon and ginger juice

    • Erin Milller  July 30, 2019

      Hi there,
      If you scroll down under the title you’ll see the instructions in italics, but here’s a direct link to the recipe and instructions: Lemon Ginger Detox Drink. Hope that helps! 🙂

  62. Boco  November 19, 2019

    Can you make a weeks stock in one go and store it in the fridge?

  63. Deborah Williams  March 22, 2020

    Please the green tea and ginger, do I drink it anytime before meal or after meal

    • Gale Compton  March 22, 2020

      Deborah, Either is fine. I prefer this drink first thing in the morning.

  64. Hillary  April 8, 2020

    Pls can I blend the ginger and the cucumber instead of slicing it, especially the cucumber?


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