9 Best Homemade Appetite Suppressant Drinks That Will Help You Lose Weight

In this article, I will cover nine natural homemade appetite-suppressant drinks. Whether backed by science or just anecdotal evidence, all of them have been shown to be quite effective in helping to reduce appetite, eat less food, turn down food cravings, and increase feelings of fullness.

Here are the best 9 best natural homemade appetite suppressant drinks that help you reduce hunger and dip into those stubborn fat reserves instead.

1. Green Tea

appetite suppressant green tea

Green tea, especially Matcha Green Tea is rich in a particular component called ECGC, which creates an interesting chain reaction in the body. Upon drinking green tea, the ECGC breaks down certain enzymes, allowing two peptide hormones to thrive—dopamine and norepinephrine. 

Said hormones are catecholamines, responsible for activating the body’s sympathetic nervous system and reducing the desire to eat.

Beyond that, ECGC and other components in green tea boost metabolic rate and stimulate a process called thermogenesis—that is, creating heat and energy from burning fat.

How To Make Green Tea?

Boil the water, then allow it to cool down for a few minutes before using, as boiling water will make the tea bitter. Carefully pour the water into a glass or mug on the leaves. Let the tea steep for up to five minutes. If you really must add some sweetener like Stevia.

Read Also: 5 Herbal Detox Teas To Increase Your Energy And Boost Weight Loss Naturally.

2. Bulletproof Coffee

drinking bulletproof coffee to prevent hunger in the morning

Who hasn’t heard of bulletproof coffee by now? Many cultures worldwide have combined butter with their beverages of choice, which led to the current diet trend and that is for a good reason.

Bulletproof coffee is coffee with added fats and not just any fats. The best fats to use are MCT oil, coconut oil, and clarified butter (ghee). The result is a low-carb, high-fat drink that reduces appetite by being very fulfilling and giving you an energy boost to start the day. 

Bulletproof coffee is great for anyone following the Keto or any other low-carb diet as it promotes ketosis—the process upon which the body doesn’t have enough carbohydrates to burn for energy, opting to burn fat instead.

As bulletproof coffee contains plenty of fats and is quite rich, it can reduce your appetite and promote fat burning in one sip—win-win!

How To Make Bulletproof Coffee?

There are many methods and techniques for making bulletproof coffee, but they all come down to two basics: freshly brewed coffee and your preferred type blended with healthy fats like clarified butter, coconut oil, MCT oil, or any other alternative. 

Brew the coffee as you usually would and blend it in the blender with the oil and butter for about 60 seconds. Add any sweetener or spice you may like, (cinnamon stick is a good option), and enjoy!

Read Also: How To Make Bulletproof Mushroom Coffee? (Creamy, Rich, And Nutritious).

3. Vegetable Juice

beetroot, tomato and green juice

Alright, you got me—vegetable juice isn’t precisely a beverage, as it is instead a broad category. Anything can be vegetable juice if you’re brave enough, and the combination possibilities are endless.

What they all have in common, however, is that the right combination of vegetables can be low in calories and high in water, fiber and vitamins, and minerals. Since fiber creates bulk and takes longer to digest, it will keep you full for a longer time without adding calories.

How To Make Vegetable Juice?

The vegetables you use for your juice can be as varied as you’d like. Leafy greens like spinach or cabbage are high in fiber and low in sugar, making them an excellent choice to keep you full for longer and suppress your appetite.

All you need to do is clean your chosen veggies, chop them carefully, put them in the blender along with some water, and blend them. 

4. Electrolyte Drink

electrolyte drink that helps decrease appetite

Electrolytes are essential minerals—particularly sodium, potassium, magnesium, and many more—the body needs to function. You expel them through sweat and urine, so it’s easy to face an imbalance.

This is not a good thing. According to pharmacist James DiNicolantonio and nutrition expert Jorge Cruise, a disbalance of electrolytes in the body can create an imbalance that makes the body believe it is starving. [1]

Result? The body craves food to replenish the perceived imbalance—you get hungry and eat more. That is why an electrolyte drink can be an easy and fast hunger-busting solution especially if you are fasting.

Read more here: How To Make Electrolyte Powder For Fasting.

How To Make An Electrolyte Drink?

Any drink that combines essential minerals can be an electrolyte beverage. Coconut water is well-known for being rich in electrolytes, so incorporating it into your diet should be enough.

Pomegranate juice and lemon juice are also valuable sources—you can combine all three for the best results.

Read Also: How to make the most effective all-in-one electorate drink at home.

5. Ginger And Lemon Shots

ginger and lemon shots that will suppress appetite

Ginger shots have taken the world by storm, and it’s not a surprise—they boost the immune system and pack quite a punch thanks to their antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. 

Plenty of studies determined that ginger can help reduce body weight and decrease hunger by promoting feelings of satiety for longer. Likewise, ginger also helps you burn more calories during digestion. [2]

Drinking lemon water on an empty stomach in the morning has already many benefits but is also great for adding flavor to the shot because it is low in calories, and is rich in antioxidants and flavonoids.

Instruction For Homemade Ginger And Lemon Shots?

It’s best if you use fresh ginger root and freshly squeezed lemons to make the shots, avoiding pre-made, processed options. 

To get the ginger juice, you can grate and extract it, blend it with the lemon juice and strain it or use a slow juicer. Here are 7 Homemade Wellness Shot Recipes With Bioavailability Enhancer.

6. Broccoli Smoothies

broccoli smoothie for weight loss

Broccoli can do it all—it is full of essential vitamins and nutrients, is a powerful antioxidant, and also help you suppress appetite and lose weight.

Rich in fiber and protein, broccoli is the perfect food to keep you full for long without increasing your caloric consumption. Better yet—when prepared as a smoothie, you can incorporate other valuable foods, such as leafy greens. 

A broccoli and spinach smoothie, in particular, would be excellent as an appetite suppressant, as spinach can increase satiety for over two hours. Combined with broccoli’s fiber, this beverage is nothing short of a superfood.

How To Make Broccoli Smoothies?

Much like vegetable juice, a broccoli smoothie can be anything you want. However, I recommend combining broccoli florets with fresh spinach, as it’s best to combine their benefits. 

For further metabolism-enhancing, consider incorporating some of these powerful fat-burning ingredients found in these 8 Broccoli Smoothie Recipes For Weight Loss.

7. Bouillon Cube Broth

stock cube broth to supress appetite

You may be surprised, but a study published by Appetite magazine in November 2007 discovered that consuming soup before a meal can “enhance satiety and reduce energy intake.” [3]

Best part? It made no difference which type of soup it was. Subsequently, bouillon cube broth has the same satiation effect, and it is an excellent strategy to reduce food intake and curb your appetite.

Read Also: What Are Bouillon Cubes? (15 Little Known Facts About This Cubed Flavoring).

How To Make Bouillon Cube Broth?

Regardless of the type of bouillon cube you use, they all work the same way. Mix one cube with one cup of boiling water, and mix until completely incorporated. 

Prepare your broth and drink it at least half an hour before your meal, as the brain takes at least 20 minutes to realize you’re full.

8. Apple Cider Vinegar And Garlic Drink

Apple cider vinegar weight loss drink

Apple cider vinegar may be a champion for weight loss. Its main active component—acetic acid—can improve metabolism, burn fat, and reduce fat storage. Likewise, some studies speculate it may suppress appetite as well.

As for garlic, the evidence is still in its first stages. However, there is some evidence that garlic supplements reduce waist circumference, body fat, and total cholesterol levels.

Combined? You get twice the benefits with minimal effort and caloric intake!

How To Make Apple Cider Vinegar And Garlic Drink At Home?

Keep in mind that you’ll need to prepare your drink in advance, but there are a few methods you can follow. 

Pour the apple cider vinegar and peeled garlic gloves together in a jar, then close it and store it in a dark place. Let it rest for a couple of weeks before drinking. Alternatively, blend all ingredients until smooth, then pour into a glass jar and let it settle for at least a week.

Before drinking, remember to dilute it—apple cider vinegar can damage tooth enamel. 

Read Also: How To Make An Effective Apple Cider Vinegar Drink (Also known as The German Magic Potion).

9. Psyllium Husk Water

filling psyllium husk water for weight loss

Psyllium is a plant from Asia, and the husks of its seed are incredibly rich in soluble fiber. Since the digestive system does not break it down, it passes through the small intestine at ease, absorbing water and creating bulk. 

The fiber in psyllium can act as an appetite suppressant and aid weight loss. It is very slow to digest, which means you remain full for longer with fewer calories. In fact, a study determined that taking psyllium before breakfast reduced hunger and desire to eat.

How To Make Psyllium Husk Water?

All you need to do is combine psyllium husk—ideally just one tablespoon—with a glass of water, juice, or coconut water. Since it is mostly fiber, it is essential to remain well-hydrated as you incorporate these homemade appetite-suppressant drinks into your diet.

Read Also: How To Add Psyllium Husk To Baking Recipes (5 Delicious Examples).

About Jen Evansy

Nutritionist, researcher, avid home cook, and writer interested in everything nutrition and food-related. Striving to inform, encourage, and inspire all the readers to make healthy and informed choices when it comes to cooking, food, diet, and nutrition.