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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.

Fat burning green smoothie for weight loss

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.

Note, this recipe was outsourced. 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 from us on that!

As always, please consult with a physician before going on a diet. Personally, I drink this fat burning recipe because I love the taste of the green tea in it!

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Smoothie recipe is below!

Yield: 1

Fat Burning Green Tea and Vegetable Smoothie

Fat burning green smoothie for weight loss

A fat burning green tea smoothie to help blast calories. This green smoothie is a great weight loss tool.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 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:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 68Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 15mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g



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    1. 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.

      1. Hi carleen tanx for ur answers there great I just wanted to ask please am when would be best time of day to take this and also is it good to take every day thanks il look forward to your reply

        1. I recommend drinking this in the morning since it has caffeine. It is fine to drink daily. That is really up to you.

  1. 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

  2. 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.

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

      1. 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.

    2. 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

      1. 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.

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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!!!

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

        1. 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.

        2. 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.

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. There’s no need to add anything else, like ice or milk or something? (sorry very unfamiliar with smoothie making!) I’ve tried making a smoothie before but it was too chunky so it felt like I was just eating mashed up fruits!

    1. All smoothies need to have a liquid in them. This one uses green tea. All smoothies made with a blender also will have some texture to them since unlike juicing, it does not remove the pulp. If your smoothies come out too thick though, try using more liquid and less fruit and vegetables to make it thinner.

  7. Hi there. Is it ok to add others fruits to this smoother. I added Apple and orange. Will it still have the same affect? Thank you.

    1. Hi! The key ingredient in this is the Green Tea, so don’t swap that out. Otherwise, adding fruit is fine, but fruit also adds in more calories and sugars, which can counteract the benefit you get from the Green Tea in terms of using this smoothie for weight loss. It still is a generally healthy smoothie though with the fruit added. If you really want to add fruit, maybe try berries. Those tend to be a bit lower on the sugar and can add a lot of flavor without using too many of them. You also could add a no calorie natural sweetener such as Stevia if you simply want the smoothie to be less bitter.

    1. It is well known to boost metabolism. There are some reports of it having other health benefits such as improving memory. Basically you will find mixed reports on it.

      1. coffees and teas when drunk the caffeine in them assist in eliminating toxins from our body but the downside is that the calcium and magnesium levels deplete as the caffeine identifies it as toxins so if you have coffee or tea just have some dark chocolate before bed it’s better than any sleeping tablet… I found this info in an old homeopathic philosophy book from the 1940s …..green tea is marvellous I will be using this recipe for sure ?

    1. I tend to prefer to drink any smoothie within about 12 hours of blending. I do sometimes make them before bed for breakfast the next day.

      1. Thanks so much for the article I love reading all the feedback and getting some of the information needed for this for this drink. I will be starting it this week replacing it for my breakfast in the morning. You said I had Add a protein is it possible to blend the egg and the mix as well?

        1. It is possible to add egg. Some prefer not to add raw eggs to smoothies, in which case adding tofu, protein powder, or greek yogurt works well. I often add plain yogurt to my smoothies for protein.

    1. You could use banana, but banana is a higher glycemic index fruit, so it will increase the calories of the smoothie and take away from the fat burning potential.

    1. You can put a few ice cubes in the blender and/or use frozen Pineapple and that will cool it down while making the smoothie.

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