Caffeine and Green Tea are both metabolism boosters. I have seen some reports that caffeinated green tea is akin to a negative calorie drink because it is calorie free yet will make you burn other calories faster. Thus, the idea behind fat burning smoothies is to include it in the ingredients and then also include healthy additions that won’t go to the waistline. Ideally that would be more vegetable based to avoid any sort of sugars as seen in our Fat Burning Green Tea and Vegetable Smoothie Recipe, but there have been requests for a fruit based version, so here it is. Leave the carrots out if you want all fruit. This recipe also includes a good dose of Vitamin C and antioxidants.
Note: This recipe was outsourced. Based on a user comment (which you can see from Mike below), please do your own research on the benefits or lack thereof of Green Tea and whether you wish to use higher glycemic index fruit or not (I suggest substituting berries for a lower index or go to all veggies if you want to lower the glycemic index). There is debate on all of these things, with varying views, especially when it comes to fruit in the diet. I personally don’t think using Green Tea will hurt you, and it adds a nice taste to the smoothie, but it may or may not meet up to the claims. No promises on that!
This fat burning nutriblast recipe uses green tea and fruit for a metabolism boost. Brew the green tea first. Using frozen fruit, you can still use the tea warm if need be, but I prefer to chill it first for a truly ice cold and frosty smoothie.
- ¼ cup frozen pineapple chunks
- ¼ cup frozen mango chunks
- ½ apple sliced with seeds removed
- 3-4 orange slices
- 4 baby carrots
- Caffeinated Green Tea to the fill line
- Prebrew the green tea
- Add all ingredients to the Nutribullet
- Blend and Enjoy!