Energy Drink Slashes Belly Fat by 77%

Forget Red Bull, Monster, Rock Star, and the other so-called “Energy Drinks” that line the refrigerators at every convenience store these days.  Not only are they loaded with stimulants, most are usually packed with artificial ingredients and sweeteners.  If you’re looking to be the rock star with the enormous gut and bad teeth, the high fructose corn syrup found in many energy drinks, is sure to help.

One of my Facebook fans, Kate Morgan, asked me to provide a healthier energy drink option.  (Connect with me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/drmichellecook).  So here’s my solution:  Super Fat-Busting Green Tea Lemonade.  Not just any green tea lemonade will do though.  I’ve included my recipe at the end of this blog for my—a sneak preview from my upcoming weight loss book.  I created this recipe because I couldn’t stand the taste of green tea but wanted to reap the health benefits of drinking it.  My Super Fat-Busting Green Tea Lemonade takes minutes to prepare, is all-natural, super healing, and delicious!

Keep reading to learn how green tea slashes belly fat by 77%…

Not only does green tea give you an energy boost, research shows that it protects your body against colorectal, lung, and prostate cancers, slows wrinkling and skin damage linked to aging.  But, there’s another great reason to drink green tea.   Green tea contains a potent plant nutrient known as epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG, for short.  Multiple studies that EGCG seriously targets belly fat.

Research at Tufts University indicates that EGCG in green tea, like other catechins, activate fat-burning genes in the abdomen to speed weight loss by 77 percent.  New research published in the Journal of Nutrition found that overweight adults who drank four to six cups of green tea daily lost at least seven percent more abdominal fat than those who didn’t drink green tea.

Fat-Busting Energy Drink recipe on page 3…

Dr. Michelle’s Super Fat-Busting Green Tea Lemonade

Now you can reap all the fat-busting benefits of green tea lemonade without the excessive amounts of calories.  This tea is sweetened with stevia—an herb that is naturally sweet.

6 green tea bags

1quart or litre of pure alkaline water

4 lemons, juiced

10-20 drops of liquid stevia (or to taste)

Ice

Fresh mint (optional)

Bring the water to boil.  Add the 6 green tea bags and let steep for about 5-10 minutes.  In the meantime, juice the lemons and add the stevia.   Add ice to the green tea and allow to cool before adding the lemon juice-stevia mixture.  Stir until mixed and enjoy served over ice.  Garnish with a sprig of mint if desired.

Subscribe to my free e-newsletter World’s Healthiest News to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more.  Adapted from the upcoming book by Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD. Copyright Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD.

602 comments

Veronica B.
Veronica B.16 hours ago

So good green tea lemonade!!!

Elizabeth Brawn

healthy and safe

Jo S.
Jo S.2 days ago

Thank you.

L Sekhr
L Sekhr3 days ago

did you know that in Japan people use green tea as s gargle when they have s cold? There are many many benefits to green tea. When you make it, don't steep it for long because it becomes very bitter. Japanese usually make it in small quantities and don't leave it to steep like westerners steep herbal or English teas. Try loose tea too as it is much tastier!

Lynn Lyster
Lynn Lyster5 days ago

I don't like green tea but maybe with lemon . . . I'll definitely try it to loose belly fat. I use powdered stevia. Thanks.

Mary F.
Mary F.6 days ago

Thanks! With summer here, we will have to give this drink a try. However, I will substitute Truvia for the liquid stevia.

sandy Gardner
sandy Gardner9 days ago

Thanks!

Ian P.
Ian P.11 days ago

Great, I love green tea anyway.

Deborah S.
Deborah S.12 days ago

Thanks just lost a lot of weight on greentea, mint and lime. Great stuff

Brenda Towers
Brenda Towers12 days ago

Thanks! but be prepared to visit the loo frequently!!