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Fat Burning Green Tea and Vegetable Smoothie

This recipe is designed to burn fat, but it is also an antioxidant powerhouse. Green tea increases metabolism and broccoli and cauliflower have enzymes that reportedly help the body more efficiently burn fat.  Pineapple is added for a flavor boost and to provide vitamin C and antioxidants. Note that for fat burning properties caffeinated green tea should be used. If you just want the antioxidant benefits of green tea then using decaf is fine.

Fat Burning Smoothie


Tip: Try other fruits to vary the taste. Apple, Lime, or banana, are all good options.

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Fat Burning Green Tea and Vegetable Smoothie
Recipe type: Smoothies
Cuisine: Energy Building Smoothies
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Serves: 1
A fat burning green tea smoothie to help blast calories
  • 3 Broccoli Florets
  • 2 Cauliflower Florets
  • 2 Pineapple Spears
  • Green tea to the fill line
  1. Fill the Nutribullet
  2. Blend for 20-30 seconds
  3. Enjoy your veggie green drink smoothie!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 large cup Calories: 68 Fat: 0 Saturated fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 11 g Sugar: 7 g Sodium: 15 mg Fiber: 2 g Protein: 1 g Cholesterol: 0



  1. Can you be more specific about the green tea?

    • Sure. What would you like to know? I suggest any caffeinated green tea, used cold. You can brew it to your desired strength and refrigerate it, or buy premade from the store. In a Nutribullet, use that as your liquid to the fill line. In a regular blender, try about 1/2 cup to start and keep adding more as needed to get things blended. If you like an icy smoothie (I do) you could even freeze the tea in ice cube trays, but then you will need to add some as liquid as well.

  2. Hi thanks for this recipe.
    I was just what cup size would you recommend
    for this drink? Or is it just down to personal preference thanks again

  3. Hi Clare! The recipe is loosely based on the large cup size, but if you make it in the small, it will be fruitier and in the large more tea-like. Either way it is pretty low cal. It really is personal preference. I also often add apple to this one just for a bit more fruit flavor. I also tend to use the large cup.

  4. Can you use a product like pre-made “Arizona Green Tea”? Not sure if that is caffeinated or not. Thanks

    • You absolutely can use a premade tea like that. I think most premade green teas have caffeine, but check the label to be sure.

      • I would NOT use Arizona Green tea.. whats the point of the Smoothie if your going to use crappy ingredients.

        Just brew your own decaffinated Green Tea.

    • thats all sugar the green tea in that is a joke , i was going to ask the same quesion about green tea sourcing and i said lemme look arizona is just adding corn syrup and other garbage to the mix , i was going to brew my own green tea and store weekly unsweetend or with natural sweetner or honey

      • If using premade tea, I suggest purchasing an unsweetened tea. Many companies make a standard unsweetened variety without sugar or corn syrup etc. I would not recommend using a sweetened type, as that pretty much defeats the purpose and I do not recommend adding sugar to smoothies. I assumed the person asking was planning on using an unsweetened tea. I would maybe also avoid honey with this one too if dieting (although I like honey in smoothies). If sweetener is a must, I suggest Stevia.

  5. How many times a day do you recommend that you drink this?

    • If trying to lose weight, I recommend replacing one meal or part of one meal per day with this. Ideally if using it as a meal replacement, you would want to add some protein, so perhaps have something with it for that. So maybe drink it for breakfast and also eat an egg, some ham, or low fat cheese. You also could use it as your fruit/vegetable portion of more than one meal per day if you like.

  6. Can’t wait to try it!!!!!

  7. Should the vegetables be cooked first? Sorry if that’s a stupid question – I’m new to all this! :)

    • Hi! No need to cook anything. Just put them in raw! Let the blender run for a good minute or more to make sure that they blend fully.

  8. My wife and I have just got the nutriblast and have using it now for a week. Wow what a difference it has made to our life

  9. Thank you for your comments. Very helpful to my diet.
    I am very excited.

  10. Is it OK to used canned pineapple? If so how much is two spears equal to? I’ve been trying to find basic recipes to use in my Nutribullet and this one is perfect. Thanks!!!

    • You can used canned pineapple or if you like a frosty smoothie, look for frozen. I use frozen pineapple quite a bit in my smoothies. Two spears is pretty close to a half cup or so. I often tend to just toss a handful of frozen chunks in and call it good. If you use canned, you can also replace some of the liquid with the juice from the can if you like.

  11. Hi do you have to add any pineapple or any other fruit to this?

    • No, you can leave all fruit out if you like. If you do so, I suggest increasing the broccoli a bit or perhaps adding a more mellow vegetable such as cucumber or tomato. The fruit is there mainly to add a bit of sweetness to the taste.

      • Thank you. Its just the diet plan I follow you have to syn fruit if its been juiced.

        • If you find that the recipe is too bitter with no fruit, you can add a bit of a natural no calorie sweetener like stevia. Some people find that they need something to counteract the bitterness in all veggie smoothies. I often add honey to mine, but a lot of diet plans will say no to honey since it is a sugar.

        • Hi Sarah, I noticed you mention syns so am presuming you’re following Slimming World. If you are then you need to syn all blended fruit and veg, the reason being is that they say you’re likely to eat more of it if it’s blended. It isn’t too many syns though if my memory serves correctly and you could choose not to syn it but if your weight loss slows down start syncing it as it could be the cause.

  12. Hi can you use frozen cauliflower and broccoli? Or has to be fresh.

    • You can use frozen. The only difference you will notice with that is that the smoothie might have a thicker texture. Some like that and even prefer it while others prefer more smooth. If you use frozen and don’t want the frozen texture, thaw the veggies first, or blend longer (or twice) as blending warms the ingredients over time.

  13. How long till u start seeing a result.and if I have chunks of pineapple how many pieces do I use.thank you

    • About 6 larger chunks of pineapple is what I would use. By asking about seeing results, do you mean in terms of weight loss? That will depend on your overall diet and exercise regime.

  14. a lil ginger in there would be awesome

  15. I think this is what I’ll get for my wife about a new Fat Burning Green Tea and Vegetable Smoothie! I loved the explanations here and thanks so much for your articles. Now I need to choose one of them. the hardest job still. I’ll see what she likes.

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