15 Best Weight Loss Drinks That Help You Lose Belly Fat

Delish low-calorie, high-fiber drinks you can whip up with fresh ingredients and relish guilt-free.

Medically Reviewed by Gabbi Berkow, RD, CDN, CPT
By Charushila Biswas, MSc (Biotechnology), ISSA Certified Fitness Nutritionist

You can benefit from adding weight loss drinks to your routine in many ways. It may seem impossible to lose 10 pounds in two weeks, but it is feasible. Most exercise and diet plans fail to show quick results. It is also impossible to avoid food cravings, especially during birthday parties or family gatherings. However, today we will expose how most fitness gurus and celebrities lose weight. Do not worry. It’s not complicated. You can easily lose weight by taking diet drinks, eating healthy foods, and exercising. These drinks, accompanied by healthy foods and workouts, can help make weight loss easier by boosting your metabolism (aka helping you burn calories). We have done a thorough research and made a list of the 15 best weight loss drinks that help boost metabolism, improve digestion, and are easy to prepare. So, without much ado, let’s jump right in!

Weight Loss Drinks – Top 15

1. Belly Shrink Citrusy Drink

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What You Need
  • ½ cup grapefruit
  • ½ cup pomegranate
  • 1 teaspoon organic honey
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 scoops of protein powder (egg white, pea protein, or a whey-casein blend)
  • Large handful of greens
How To Prepare
  1. Mix grapefruit pomegranate, protein powder, and water into Nutribullet or a blender.
  2. Give it a spin and pour it into a glass.
  3. Add honey and a pinch of black salt.
  4. Stir well before drinking.
Benefits

Grapefruit contains fiber to keep you full and avoid blood sugar spikes. Fiber helps improve insulin sensitivity and post-glucose insulin levels, which help lose fat (1).

Pomegranates help reduce inflammation, regulates blood pressure, lowers bad cholesterol, and reduce high blood sugar. All these directly or indirectly relate to weight loss (2).

Organic honey adds natural sweetness and reduces inflammation (3).

Protein powder is key for keeping you full and preserving muscle mass.

Spinach adds antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, and minerals, and veggies you can’t taste – so you stay full and get your health-boosting greens in!

2. Metabolism Boosting Pineapple Drink

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What You Need
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • ½ teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon powder
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice
  • Pinch of black salt
  • 2 scoops of protein powder (egg white, pea protein, or a whey-casein blend)
  • Large handful of greens
How To Prepare
  1. Toss in the pineapple into a blender and blend well.
  2. Pour the blended pineapple into a glass.
  3. Add cinnamon powder, lime juice, protein powder, and black salt.
  4. Stir well.
Benefits

Pineapple contains bromelain, which is a mixture of many enzymes that helps digestion, reduces inflammation, and prevents blood clots (4). It also contains fiber to keep you full and prevent blood sugar rises and falls.

Ceylon cinnamon can help to lower blood glucose, suppress appetite, and improves lipid parameters (5).

Limes are rich in vitamin C, have antioxidant activity, boost immunity, regulate satiety, and aid digestion (6).

3. Ginger And Lemon Gut Cleanser

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What You Need
  • 1 inch ginger root
  • ½ a lime
  • 1 cup cold water
  • ½ teaspoon roasted cumin powder
How To Prepare
  1. Chop the ginger and toss into a blender.
  2. Add cold water and give it a spin.
  3. Pour out the blended ginger water into a glass.
  4. Add lime juice and roasted cumin powder.
  5. Stir well before drinking.
Benefits

This drink really helps digestion and a healthy balance of gut bacteria, which are important players in weight loss. Pair this drink with a balanced meal that combines protein, fiber (fruit, veggie, or whole grain), and fat.

Ginger contains an active compound called gingerol that helps digestion and reduces various gut problems such as gastritis, diarrhea, stomach upset, irritable bowel syndrome. Ginger is also very anti-inflammatory, which can help to alleviate joint pain and migraine (7).

Limes are rich in vitamin C, have antioxidant activity, boost immunity, regulate satiety, and aid digestion (8).

Cumin has been found to have anti-diabetic, antioxidant, antimicrobial, anticarcinogenic, and diuretic properties. It can help control your blood sugar, reduce cell damage, improve gut bacteria, and kill cancer cells (9). Therefore it not only keeps your gut problems away, but also helps in weight loss and health.

4. Active Weight Loss Coffee

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What You Need
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee
  • 1 teaspoon ground flaxseed
  • ½ teaspoon grated dark chocolate
  • 1 cup hot drinking water
  • 1 cup of non-dairy milk(almond, coconut, flax, hemp, or pea protein milk)
  • 2 scoops of protein powder (egg white, pea protein, or whey-casein blend)
How To Prepare
  1. Put 1 teaspoon coffee in a cup and blend well with warm milk.
  2. Stir well and add the ground flaxseed.
  3. Stir well and top it off with grated dark chocolate.
Benefits

Coffee contains caffeine, which boosts energy and increases metabolism (10).

Flax seeds are rich in anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids and fiber, which aid weight loss by decreasing insulin resistance and inflammation (11).

Dark chocolate can increase satiety and has antioxidant benefits. Therefore dark chocolate is a great way to satisfy chocolate cravings while trying to lose weight. Look for at least 60% cacao (12).

Protein powder is key for keeping you full and preserving muscle mass. Non-dairy milk provides calcium for strong bones and healthy fats to keep you full.

5. Slimming Green Tea And Mint

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What You Need
  • 1 tablespoon green tea leaves
  • 1 cup water
  • 5 mint leaves
How To Prepare
  1. Add mint leaves to a cup of water and bring it to a boil.
  2. Let it boil for 5 more minutes.
  3. Add green tea leaves and let it soak for 5 minutes.
  4. Strain and pour the boiled water into a cup.
  5. Stir before drinking.
Benefits

Green tea contains a catechin called epigallocatechin (EGCG) that aids weight loss by mobilizing fat (13).

Mint helps to reduce spasms in the gut, which aids digestion and can help prevent gastritis irritable bowel syndrome, and also has antioxidant properties, prevents allergies, and can protect from the common cold (14).

Enjoy this drink after dinner since we’re less active after our last meal for the day.

6. Drop A Size Fenugreek Drink

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What You Need
  • 2 teaspoons fenugreek seeds
  • ½ cup cucumber
  • Pinch of black salt
  • ½ cup water
How To Prepare
  1. Soak the fenugreek seeds overnight in half a cup of water.
  2. Throw in the cucumber into a blender and give it a spin.
  3. Strain the fenugreek seeds out and pour the water into the blender.
  4. Give it a spin and pour into a glass.
  5. Add a pinch of black salt and stir well.
Benefits

Fenugreek can improve glucose and fat metabolism, increase insulin sensitivity (blood sugar control), and has antioxidant properties (15).

Cucumbers aid hydration as they comprise 96% water along with vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber. That helps to flush out toxins from the body and keeps you full on little calories (16).

Pair this drink with a balanced meal that combines protein, fiber (fruit/ veggie/ whole grain) and fat.

7. Fast Weight Loss Coconut Water Drink

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What You Need
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • ¼ cup pineapple
  • ½ teaspoon ground fennel seeds
  • Pinch of black salt
  • 2 scoops protein powder (egg white, pea protein, or whey-casein blend)
How To Prepare
  1. Juice the pineapple using a blender.
  2. Add the coconut water and ground fennel seeds and give it a spin.
  3. Pour the delicious coconut drink into a glass.
  4. Add ice before drinking.
Benefits

The blend of carbs, electrolytes, protein, and anti-inflammatory compounds in this drink makes it a great post-workout option!

Coconut water is a great source of potassium, which helps your body flush out sodium and therefore reduces excess water weight. Potassium also keeps your heart and muscles healthy and supports proper kidney function (17).

Pineapple contains bromelain, which supports digestion, reduces inflammation, and helps prevent excess blood clotting (18).

Fennel seeds stimulate digestion, which helps prevent bloating, heartburn, and nausea. A clean colon helps in proper absorption of nutrients for energy and helps to flush out toxins (19).

The protein powder keeps you full and supports muscle mass and recovery.

8. Negative Calorie Celery Drink

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What You Need
  • ½ cup celery
  • ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup water
How To Prepare
  1. Blend the celery using a blender.
  2. Add a cup of water to the blender and give it a spin.
  3. Pour the celery juice into a cup and add apple cider vinegar.
  4. Stir in the freshly ground black pepper before drinking.
Benefits

Celery is a “negative calorie” food, means the body uses more energy to digest and absorb the vegetable than the calories celery contains. That can help weight loss by increasing calorie burn. The fiber in celery also aids in weight loss by improving fat metabolism and lowering bad cholesterol levels (20).

Apple cider vinegar helps with digestion, blood sugar control, and heart health (21).

Piperine is an active component of black pepper, which can help speed metabolism and by prevent the spread of fat cells (22).

Pair this drink with a balanced meal that combines protein, fiber (fruit/ veggie/ whole grain), and fat.

9. Tomato And Lime Fat Burner

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What You Need
  • 1 cup of diced tomatoes
  • ½ lime juice
  • Pinch of black salt
How To Prepare
  1. Toss the tomatoes into a blender and blend well.
  2. Pour out the juice into a glass.
  3. Add lime juice and a pinch of salt.
  4. Stir well before drinking.
Benefits

This drink is an easy and tasty way to get additional veggies and antioxidants while supporting your digestion! Tomatoes are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that help prevent diabetes, obesity, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease (23).

Limes are rich in vitamin C. They boost antioxidant activity, immunity, and aid digestion (24)

Pair this drink with a balanced meal that combines protein, fiber, and fat.

10. Morning Honey And Lemon Detox

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What You Need
  • 1 teaspoon of organic honey
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup water
How To Prepare
  1. Heat the water to a temperature where it is warm enough but not too hot.
  2. Add lime juice and honey.
  3. Stir well before drinking.
Benefits

The combination of lemon water and a little honey is a great way to get your digestion and metabolism going for the day (25).

Limes support digestion as well and are loaded with vitamin C, which helps to boost the immune system and flush out toxins (26).

11. Slimming Kale And ACV Drink

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What You Need
  • 1 cup kale
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar (ACV)
  • Pinch of black salt
How To Prepare
  1. Toss in the kale into the blender.
  2. Add water to the blender and give it a spin.
  3. Pour the kale juice into a glass.
  4. Add apple cider vinegar and a pinch of black salt.
  5. Stir well before drinking.
Benefits

Kale is a rich source of antioxidants, dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It helps to reduce blood sugar levels, keeps you full on very few calories, has vitamin K for strong bones and a healthy gut, is rich in folate for heart health and neurotransmitter function, and keeps your body cells healthy. Therefore, it’s good for your overall health and can help prevent obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes (27).

Apple cider vinegar helps with digestion and blood sugar control (28). The combination of kale and apple cider vinegar therefore provides an awesome blend of nutrient-rich fiber and digestive support.

Pair this drink with a balanced, protein rich meal.

12. Wheatgrass And Grape Fat Mobilizer

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What You Need
  • 1 cup wheatgrass
  • ½ cup grapes
  • 1 cup water
  • Pinch of black salt
  • 2 scoops protein powder (egg white, pea protein, or whey-casein blend)
  • A pinch of liquid stevia or monk fruit
How To Prepare
  1. Chop the wheat grass and then toss into Nutribullet.
  2. Add the grapes and water and give it a spin.
  3. Pour the juice into a glass.
  4. Use a sieve to strain the juice if you use a regular blender.
  5. Add a pinch of black salt and stir well.
Benefits

Wheatgrass is a great source of fiber to keep you full, lower bad cholesterol, and flush out toxins (29).

Grapes have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anticancer, and anti-aging properties. They are rich in the antioxidant resveratrol, which can keep your heart healthy, and have fiber to keep you full and prevent blood sugar spikes (30).

Protein powder helps you keep you full and preserves muscle mass.

13. Toning Whey Protein And Chia Seed Drink

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What You Need
  • 2 scoops protein powder (whey-casein blend, egg white, or pea protein).
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 cup warm non-dairy milk (unsweetened almond, coconut, flax, hemp, or pea protein milk)
How To Prepare
  1. Add milk, whey protein, and chia seeds into a blender or Nutribullet.
  2. Give it a spin until the texture is smooth, and pour into a glass.
Benefits

Protein powder is key for preserving and building muscle (31). This helps ensure weight lost is fat (not muscle) and supports a toned look.

Chia seeds are rich in omega 3 fatty acids and fiber, and can help you lose weight by reducing inflammation and keeping you full. They also reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome (32).

14. Weight Loss Lemonade

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What You Need
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Pinch of salt
How To Prepare
  1. Squeeze out the juice of a lemon into a glass.
  2. Add maple syrup and cayenne pepper.
  3. Stir well before drinking.
Benefits

Lemons are rich in vitamin C , which helps strengthen the immune system, keeps tissues firm, and keeps your cells healthy. Limonoids, an active compound found in lemon, have anticancer properties (33).

Organic maple syrup doesn’t spike your blood sugar like other syrups. It can even improve liver function, and support your nervous system (34).

Cayenne pepper helps to reduce weight by boosting metabolism (35).

Pair this drink with a balanced meal that combines protein, and fiber (fruit/ veggie/ whole grain).

15. Skinny Cinnamon And Papaya Drink

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What You Need
  • 1 cup papaya
  • ½ teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon
  • 1 cup cold water
  • Pinch of black salt
  • 2 scoops of protein powder (whey-casein, egg white, or pea protein)
How To Prepare
  1. Blend the papaya using a blender.
  2. Add the cinnamon, protein powder, and cold water into a blender and give it another spin until smooth.
  3. Pour out the papaya drink into a glass.
  4. Add a pinch of black salt and stir well.
Benefits

Papaya aids weight loss by improving gut health and lowering cholesterol levels in the blood and is a rich source of antioxidants (36).

Cinnamon helps to regulate blood sugar levels, has anti-clotting and antibacterial properties, and can even improve brain function (37).

Protein powder helps you keep you full and preserve muscle.

We hope that you enjoy these drinks to support your weight loss journey. You can even make your own versions! Just a reminder, keep working out and follow a balanced, protein rich diet plan, and use these drinks to supplement your digestion, nutrient needs, and metabolism. All the best!

Frequently Asked Questions

Does warm water burn fat?

It may. A study showed that drinking water before meals helps burn fat and switching to warm water increases the chances of weight loss as it increases the metabolic rate (1).

Does lemon water burn fat?

Drinking 2 liters of water can increase energy expenditure, thus promoting weight loss (1). Adding lemon to water does not have any additional weight loss benefits. However, lemon water is a healthy substitute for high-calorie beverages and the best way to get your vitamin C.

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Charushila is an ISSA certified Fitness Nutritionist and a Physical Exercise Therapist. Over a span of 5 years, she has... more

Gabbi Berkow

(MA, RD, CDN, CPT)
Gabbi Berkow is a Registered Dietitian, exercise physiologist, certified personal trainer, Pilates instructor, and dancer. She specializes in weight loss,... more

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