If you have issues with water retention, edema, and weights that fluctuate week-by-week, then you may need this epic cucumber banana spinach smoothie!
It is often the case that a majority of us hold onto excess water weight. This shouldn’t be confused with actual “fat weight,” which, unfortunately, it is typically blamed as. If you weighed yourself yesterday and weighed yourself today, and noticed a dramatic increase (or devastating loss), then you may suffer from water retention (whether from excess salt, carbohydrate-depriving, or other).
This smoothie can help alleviate excess water weight and edema by encouraging urination, and flushing out excess salt from the body. Cucumber helps reduce water retention in the body by acting as a natural diuretic, while bananas, which are rich in potassium, counteract sodium and help reduce edema and swelling throughout the body.
Cucumber Banana Spinach Smoothie Recipe
– 2 ripe spotty bananas
– 1 cucumber
– 2 celery stalks
– 2 cups spinach
– 2 pitted medjool dates
– 2 inches ginger root
– 1 tsp. cinnamon
Place all of the above ingredients in a blender, like the Vitamix, and enjoy!