Sip your way to flat, toned abs!
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!
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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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Odd question, who makes those jars.. so cute!
They’re mason jars ?
are all of these meant to be drank (drunk?) first thing in the morning?
Julie, Drink them through out the day.
They are mason jars, usually used for canning.
Can I drink these cold also?
Room temperature is best but cold will work. 🙂
Can i use one type or all of them?
Any of these drinks will help promote weight loss. You do not need to use all of them.
I would like to be using two methods,will it be ok?
Two methods should work fine!
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?
Yes. The taste may be a little different, but the detox properties will still be present. 🙂
hi is it possible that we can drink this only for the whole day to reduce belly fat and weight.
Yes, you can enjoy these drinks throughout the day, but also be sure to eat a well-balanced diet.
hello, when is it the best time to take the rosemary and grapefruit juice? morning or evening or just before meals?
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. 🙂
if I use hot water the will be a problem?
Room temperature is always best on the system.
Which one of those drink better for a diabetic
Angela, I would 1 & 3, which don’t have honey. 🙂
Thank you, will be trying these. I don’t have fresh rosemary, can I substitute essential oils?
Melissa, If it’s food safe. You can also use dried rosemary. 🙂
Can i drink it with emempty stomach and cold served?
You can, but it’s always better at room temperature, unless you’re having the smoothie.
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.
Drinking lemon everyday do not have side effect ?
Klaryce, Such a small amount of lemon should be fine. If you have concerns please check with your doctor.
How soon will I see the result?
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.
Can you drink these everyday? For example drinks 1,3 & 5?
Louise, These drinks are all healthy and can be consumed daily. They’re a great way to stay hydrated. 🙂
Can i use lemon juice rather than juice from a lemon?
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. 🙂
Can I use ground ginger instead of the ginger root?
Yes, that should work. I would use 1/2 teaspoon, and more to taste.
can i use lime instead of lemon to add to the ginger
Tovia, You can use lime if you like.
How long will it take if drinking it everyday 2weeks will results be seen faster
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. 🙂
Does the green tea have to be completely caffeine free ?
Akayla, That’s up to you, but a little caffeine should be fine. 🙂
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.
Shirley, Yes, the ginger provides loads of health benefits. 🙂
In the Philippines, we have two (2) types of ginger. The white and yellow one. Which is the most highly recommended.
Thanks for your question, Nancy!
Yellow ginger root is most commonly used in recipes.
Thanks for all the receipt you gave us I really going to try them thanks
Can i blend the ginger after boiling with the cucumber and the ginger water to drink
Yes, blending is fine. 🙂
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?
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.
Can I soak the blended ginger and lemon together over night?
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.
can i drink 1 &3 three times a day?
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.
Can i drink green tea empty stomach
That’s up to you. Green tea is nice as an afternoon pick-me-up.
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?
Tanya, Please feel free to email me directly at email@example.com. I’m really looking forward to reading your journey. 🙂
hello I am wondering if just lemon and water would work without the ginger
You can make the Lemon-Ginger Flat Belly Drink, however it will not have the same nutrient benefits and may not be as effective.
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
Pls I can’t get myself a lemon, can I use lime or oranges
Aity, Definitely, especially lime works great.
what are the ages for these can any age group consume them
Deyanna, These are all healthy drinks that aren’t age specific.
Please can I drink any of these while breastfeeding
Please check with your doctor.
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?
Helen, Just about any fruit & herb infused combinations are a win, win.
Do they have any side effects?
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.
Do we have to drink it everyday
Garima, you can drink these every day, but you don’t have to.
please can I make it in large quantity and refrigerate it
Doreen, they’re best when drunk fresh, but you can refrigerate them if you want to.
Hallows I’m from Namibia watch can I drink to get my Tammy fleet
We have tons of workouts and recipes. Please scroll through the site to find what works best for you. 🙂
Can I use ginger and grape fruit, for belly fat?
Yes, Jessica. Both ginger and grapefruit can help with digestion.
But what about the sugar? Don’t you want to avoid the sugar?
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.
Will all of theses work as a diet with no food
Athena, You still need solid, healthy food.
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
Tabi, Feel free to drink any of these recipes daily in conjunction with a healthy eating plan. 🙂
Have got a big tummy and I want to lessen fat in my body. How fast will this work?
Damilola, It depends on many variables, for example, your eating plan, exercise, etc..
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 ?
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.
how often can you drink the flat belly drink within a week
Regina, The ingredients are all healthy and are fine throughout the week.
Please the cucumber-ginger drink should it be taken only in the morning or I can use it as my drinking water everyday.
Hi, Hellen. You can drink it throughout the day.
Does this really work??
If you eat a healthy diet you should definitely benefit.
Can I drink this if I’m breastfeeding?
Please check with your doctor if you’re not sure if you should use any of these while breastfeeding. 🙂
For how long should one take any of the drinks?
For as long as you like. All these drinks are healthy and delicious, so drink up! 🙂
It is compulsory to used that glass jar? Can’t we used other vessel?? Plz reply
That’s fine, it’s a personal preference.
will these really work??
Hope, We always recommend these drinks in conjunction with a clean eating plan. Personally, I have one of these drinks daily.
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?
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/
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
Fresh is best, but preparing and consuming within a day or two, should be fine.
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?
Natalie, I often eat the fruit the next morning. I would recommend fresh water that the chia seeds have soaked in. 🙂
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??
Mariah, That would by a personal choice. These drinks are all healthy options. 😉
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?
Limes will work too. 🙂
Can I substitute honey with sugar?
I would not recommend using refined sugar.
Hi, will these drink will make me lose weight in all my body or only for the belly?
In combination with a proper diet and exercise routine, these flat belly drinks will help you shed excess fat from all over your body! 🙂
How do I make the lemon and ginger juice
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! 🙂
Can you make a weeks stock in one go and store it in the fridge?
Please the green tea and ginger, do I drink it anytime before meal or after meal
Deborah, Either is fine. I prefer this drink first thing in the morning.
Pls can I blend the ginger and the cucumber instead of slicing it, especially the cucumber?