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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.

  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.

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