5 Flat Belly Drinks

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!

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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Rowena Dumlao-Giardina

Rowena is a recipe developer and food & travel writer/photographer from Italy with Asian roots. Creating healthy dishes in her own kitchen is priority. She believes there is nothing more satisfying than knowing that her family is eating natural & nutritious meals.

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126 Comments

  1. 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?

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

    1. 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. 🙂

    1. 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.

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

    1. 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.

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

    1. 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. 🙂

    1. 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. 🙂

  3. 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.

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

  5. Hi
    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

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

  6. 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?

    1. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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?

    1. 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.

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

    1. 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.

  9. 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

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

  10. 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 ?

    1. 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.

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

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

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

  12. 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?

    1. 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/

  13. 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

  14. 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?

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

  15. 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??

  16. thanks
    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?

    1. 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! 🙂

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