Four Ways to Drink Green Tea for Weight Loss

When you combine the diuretic and cleansing properties of green tea with other ingredients, you can achieve healthy weight loss while also fighting inflammation. Try it!
Four Ways to Drink Green Tea for Weight Loss

Last update: 07 November, 2020

Green tea is one of the most popular beverages in the world for weight loss. There have been many properties attributed to it and some say it could be an ally in any weight loss efforts.

Due to its diuretic properties, it’s a good remedy against fluid retention. Therefore, it could also contribute, in some way, to the deflation of the abdomen (which would make you think you’ve lost some weight).

Those who’ve been encouraged to incorporate this drink into their lifestyle in order to lose weight and improve their health not only consume it in its traditional form but also blend it with other natural ingredients to vary the flavor.

Today we’d like to share four interesting recipes that can help you lose weight when used as a part of a well-balanced diet.

1. Green tea and avocado smoothie

smoothie made of avocado and green tea for weight loss
Blending green tea with avocado provides your body with a high concentration of antioxidants, protein, and essential fatty acids. In addition to increasing your energy levels, this also speeds up your metabolism.

Due to their fiber content, banana and avocado are sating and thus, can control the persistent sensation of hunger, and, as if that weren’t enough, help improve digestion.

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 of a ripe avocado
  • 1/2 c. of water
  • 1 tbsp. of green tea

Preparation

  • Bring the water to a boil, add the tablespoon of green tea, and let it steep for half an hour
  • After that time, filter the liquid and process it in the blender with the avocado and banana
  • After you have produced a homogeneous beverage, serve immediately
  • Drink before breakfast

2. Plain green tea for weight loss

Plain green tea is one of the most recommended ways to get the diuretic and cleansing benefits of this beverage.

Its properties help your body burn more energy while also controlling blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

Ingredients

  • 1 c. of water
  • 1 tbsp. of green tea
  • 1/2 tbsp. of honey (optional)

Preparation

  • Heat the water and add the green tea as soon as it begins to boil
  • Then let it steep for 15 minutes, strain off the liquid, and add honey to sweeten it if you like
  • Drink in moderation, at least 45 minutes after a meal

3. Lemon-ginger green tea

green tea with lemon and ginger
When you combine the properties of green tea with the nutrients and antioxidants of lemon and ginger you get a great beverage for cleansing the body and promoting fat loss. You could also add other sources of antioxidants such as raspberries and berries.

Ingredients

  • Green tea
  • Water
  • The juice from half a lemon
  • 1 tsp. grated ginger 

Preparation

  • Boil the water and add the green tea and grated ginger
  • Next, reduce the heat to low for two to three minutes, then allow it to steep for 15 minutes
  • After that time, strain off the liquid and add the lemon juice
  • Drink in moderation

4. Green tea and mint

Apart from the benefits we have already told you about green tea, mint adds an interesting calming effect that would decrease the anxiety to eat and contribute to the health of the digestive system.

Ingredients

  • 1 c. of water
  • 1 tbsp. of green tea
  • Fresh mint 
  • Optional: honey (one tablespoon)

Preparation

  • Firstly, heat the cup of water to a boil and add the green tea and mint
  • Reduce the heat to low for five minutes, then remove from heat and wait for it to steep
  • Once it has cooled a bit, strain the liquid and sweeten it with the honey
  • Drink it in moderation

Green tea is rich in antioxidants and therefore great for weight loss

Are you trying to lose weight without compromising your health? You must try any of these green tea drinks if so. Surely they’ll help you feel sated between meals, reduce inflammation, provide you with extra antioxidants, and also motivate you to be disciplined in order to maintain your weight loss plan.

Keep in mind that green tea contains caffeine, so we advise drinking it in moderation and preferably in the morning.

Finally, keep in mind that you must seek the advice of a nutritionist to come up with the best plan for you if your goal is to lose weight without compromising your health.

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