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
Elisa Morales Lupayante

Reviewed and approved by the pedagogue in physical education and nutritionist Elisa Morales Lupayante.

Last update: 08 July, 2022

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 to a decrease in your abdomen (which would make you think you’ve lost some weight).

Those who’ve been encouraged to incorporate this drink into their lifestyle 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 shake

smoothie made of avocado and green tea for weight loss

Blending green tea with avocado provides you with a high concentration of antioxidants, protein, and essential fatty acids. In addition to increasing your energy levels, this beverage also speeds up your metabolism.

Banana and avocado are satisfying due to their fiber content 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 (125 ml.)
  • 1 tbsp. of green tea (10 g.)

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 the banana
  • After you have produced a homogeneous beverage, serve immediately
  • Drink before breakfast

2. Plain green tea for weight loss

One of the easiest ways to enjoy this traditional drink is with a touch of honey. Not only does it hydrate, but provides comfort during cold days.

Ingredients

  • 1 c. of water (250 ml.)
  • 1 tbsp. of green tea (10 g.)
  • Optional: honey (a teaspoon)

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 cleansing beverage that can promote weight loss. You could also add other sources of antioxidants such as raspberries and berries.

Ingredients

Preparation

  • Boil the water and add the green tea and grated ginger
  • Next, reduce the heat to low for two to three minutes and 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 health benefits of green tea we mentioned above, mint adds an interesting calming effect that decreases the anxiety to eat and contributes to the health of your digestive system.

Ingredients

  • 1 c. of water (250 ml.)
  • 1 tbsp. of green tea (10 g.)
  • Fresh mint (a few leaves)
  • Optional: honey (a 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’s 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 drink it in moderation — 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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