Green tea is one of the best fat-burning foods, thanks to EGCG, a compound that boost metabolism. Caffeine found in strong green tea is rich in antioxidant called catechin that stimulates your nervous system and increases fat-burning process.
According to one study, drinking 4 cups of green tea per day can help you lose more than 6 pounds in eight weeks.
This quick and fat burning smoothie provides all the nutritional benefits of green tea.
Spiced Green Tea Smoothie Recipe:
- 3/4 cup strong green tea (chilled)
- 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
- Fresh juice of 1 lemon
- 2 tsp. agave nectar
- 1 small pear (cut into pieces with skin on)
- 2 tbsp. fat-free plain yogurt
- 6-8 ice cubes
Put all the ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Serve cold.
Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 82; Fat: 0.2g; Sat fat: 0.0g; Protein: 1g; Carbs: 21g; Fiber: 3g; Sodium: 13mg; Calcium: 39mg.