How to Make a Pineapple and Celery Smoothie to Aid Weight Loss

Thanks to the diuretic properties of pineapple and celery they help prevent fluid retention and promote healthy weight loss.
How to Make a Pineapple and Celery Smoothie to Aid Weight Loss
Elisa Morales Lupayante

Written and verified by the pedagogue in physical education and nutritionist Elisa Morales Lupayante.

Last update: 10 July, 2022

A pineapple and celery smoothie is a really refreshing drink that also helps to prevent fluid retention. That’s because its two main ingredients are rich in water and, therefore, have diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties.

As these two foods help to expel retained fluids and reduce inflammation, mainly in areas such as the abdomen and legs, they’re also considered to aid weight loss.

Smoothies as supplements for weight loss

Nowadays, there are many complementary methods that can help improve the effects of a weight-loss diet.

These don’t involve adopting ‘miracle’ plans or the like. However, some foods, like pineapple and celery smoothies, can be useful to complement your diet in a healthy way. In fact, they can provide a ‘boost’ to your metabolism.

Fruit and vegetable smoothies are delicious complements to a healthy diet. They’re simple, natural, low-calorie drinks that keep you feeling fuller for longer and stop you from consuming processed foods and drinks.

Below, we’ll share a recipe with you for a pineapple and celery smoothie so you can enjoy it whenever you want.

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Pineapple and celery smoothie, a delicious drink to aid weight loss

Combining the properties of pineapple with those of celery, you can obtain a healthy and light drink that helps expel retained fluids, reduce swelling, and to a certain extent, aid weight loss.

These ingredients have diuretic properties that contribute to the relief of fluid retention and any associated discomfort.

The benefits of pineapple for weight loss

Sliced Pineapple

Pineapple is a delicious tropical fruit that’s become popular as an aid to weight loss. This is not only due to it being low in calories but also because it’s satisfying and promotes the elimination of toxins retained in the body.

  • Its flavor, between sweet and sour, goes really well with other ingredients and it reduces sugar cravings.
  • It contains a digestive enzyme known as bromine, a natural anti-inflammatory substance that improves protein digestion. In fact, it facilitates the decomposition of amino acids.
  • Pineapple contains water, vitamin C, and essential minerals that support excretory organ functions, more particularly, the kidneys.

The benefits of celery for weight loss

Dished Celery

According to data from the Spanish Nutrition Foundation (FEN), “after cucumber, celery is the vegetable with the lowest energy value“. Celery is a food that provides protein, potassium, and flavonoids. However, it stands out for its high water and dietary fiber content.

Like pineapple, this food has diuretic properties that help fight fluid retention, a disorder that triggers inflammation and metabolic problems. For this reason, it’s been chosen as an ingredient in the following smoothie.

You might be interested to read: Natural Treatments for Fluid Retention

Recipe for pineapple and celery smoothie

You can drink this pineapple and celery smoothie as part of a weight-loss diet, as long as you consume it in moderation. In other words, drink it as a complement to your diet and never as a substitute for main meals.

This drink can help control food cravings and prevent you from snacking on unhealthy foods.

Its properties boost the elimination of liquids through the urine, thus helping to reduce swelling and aid weight loss. 

Ingredients

  • 2 pineapple slices.
  • 2 sticks of celery.
  • 1 cup of water (150 ml).
  • Juice of ½ a lemon.
  • Fresh parsley or lemon slices for decoration (optional).

Method

  • Cut the pineapple slices into several cubes and the celery into smaller pieces.
  • Mix with a cup of water.
  • Blend for a few minutes until you have a smooth and well-mixed drink.
  • Serve immediately and add the lemon juice.
A runner getting ready for a run while drinking a green smoothie.

Does the smoothie have immediate effects?

It’s important to bear in mind that the weight-loss effects of this smoothie may vary depending on your lifestyle and your metabolism.

If you maintain good lifestyle habits in general, you’ll notice the benefits far more than if you have a poor diet and live a sedentary lifestyle.

Remember that if you have any doubts concerning how to follow a healthy diet to achieve your goals, you can always consult your doctor, as well as a nutritionist.

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