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3 Green Smoothies to Help Supercharge Slimming, Reverse Brain Aging, and More

Looking to naturally flush out any toxins in your body and burn fat? Well, these three creamy, dreamy leafy green smoothie recipes are perfect to whip up if you’re looking to supercharge slimming. Plus, these have additional health benefits for warding off brain aging and eliminating bloating!

How Leafy Greens Guarantee Great Health

Supercharge slimming: Leafy greens are brimming with lipoic acid, a unique compound that turns blood sugar into fuel before your liver can convert it into fat. The effect is so powerful that UCLA researchers say it can help you slim 40 percent faster if you enjoy one cup daily.

Reverse brain aging: Enjoying a daily dose of greens can help your brain function like it’s six years younger, report scientists in Finland. The credit goes to anti-aging nutrients like folate and beta-carotene, which have been shown to heal and repair brain cells.

Banish belly bloat: The vitamin K, folic acid and magnesium in leafy greens shuttle toxins and trapped fluids out of the lymphatic system, according to investigators from the University of Connecticut. The result: You’ll effortlessly eliminate 3 pounds of bloat in six days if you eat leafies daily.

Kale Coconut Contentment

Kale Coconut Contentment
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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • 1⁄2 cup mango chunks
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley
  • 3 pitted dates

Directions:

In blender, puree all ingredients with one cup ice. Divide between 2 glasses. Makes 2 servings.

Apple Arugula Power-Up

Apple Arugula Power-Up
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Ingredients:

  • 2 Gala apples, cored, chopped
  • 2 cups baby arugula
  • 1⁄2 cup almond milk
  • 1⁄2 avocado, pitted, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Directions:

In blender, puree all ingredients with one cup ice until smooth. Divide evenly between 2 glasses. Makes 2 servings.

Spinach Banana Bliss

Spinach Banana Bliss
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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup chopped pineapple
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1⁄2 cup almond milk

Directions:

In blender, puree all ingredients with 1⁄2 cup ice until smooth. Divide evenly between 2 glasses. Makes 2 servings.

This article originally appeared in our print magazine, First For Women.

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