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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Dr. Oz's Green Tea Recipe-A Metabolism Booster

I saw this on Dr. Oz.  I think it's worth a try.  This comes straight from his website:

For a powerful metabolism-boosting drink, try Dr. Oz’s Tangerine Weight-Orade. It contains: green tea, shown to boost metabolism 12% by drinking just one cup; tangerine, with a chemical composition that increases sensitivity to insulin and stimulates genes that help to burn fat; and mint, a calorie-free flavor enhancer.

Tangerine Weight-Orade
In a large pitcher, combine:
  • 8 cups of brewed green tea
  • 1 tangerine, sliced
  • A handful of mint leaves
Stir this delicious concoction up at night so all the flavors fuse together. Drink 1 pitcher daily for maximum metabolism-boosting results.

So, I've been making the tea and really like it. I add a little agave nectar to sweeten it... not much though. I haven't been drinking a pitcher a day but I'm drinking it instead of Diet Coke. I'm sure it's healthier. I hardly ever get a chance to see Dr. Oz but I did see this.  I thought I'd share the info, just incase!
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59 comments:

  1. I certainly must try this! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Looks yummy! I will have to try it!

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  3. I have been told to stop drinking Diet Coke because it is eating the enamel off my teeth. This would be an awesome substitute... With benefits!

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  4. I drink Arizona diet green tea. Could I use that or do I have to brew the green tea?

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    1. You really should brew your own green tea for best quality and pure ingredient. Premade teas often have added sugars or other ingredients.

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    2. Anything with fake sugar is horribly bad for you. There are tons of chemicals in canned "diet" drinks-even green tea. Steep your own.

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  5. Can you substitute another citrus for the tangerine I can't find tangerines in the grocery store in Georgia

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    1. I live in Michigan and fresh tangerines are rarely available, but canned tangerine segments are readily available not only in groceries but also at the dollar stores and very reasonably priced.

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    2. I live in Georgia and tangerines just came out yesterday at Kroger. I made mine last night.

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  6. THANK YOU for putting this here! I can never find anything easily on Dr Oz website, and he never has "lists"... you hafta watch the whole episode! Thanks again, trying this today!

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  7. I'm having a hard time finding tangerines because they aren't in season...does anybody know of a solution?

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    1. Instead of canned (chemicals added) try an orange, or a little fresh squeezed tangerine juice from Trader Joe's or a Farmers Market.

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  8. I saw a Dr. Oz episode where they made a similar drink with grapefruit and cucumber slices with mint leaves, also left to soak overnight.

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  9. sounds good but doesn't that seem like a lot of caffeine for one day?
    I guess I'll try it and find out

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    1. Different types of green teas have varying caffeine contents. http://www.naturalnews.com/034227_green_tea_caffeine.html

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    2. Has anyone lost any weight that had tried this?

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    3. green tea is generally caffeine free.

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    4. green tea is not caffeine free.

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    5. But you can buy decaffinated

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  10. Is this ok for diabetics? I use Lantus insulin at night, so I check on things like this. I love to watch Dr. Oz.....his show is so informative.

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    1. I would like an answer to this as well. Both my husband and I are diabetic.

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    2. There is natural sugar from the tangerine-but for a diabetic it would be very minimal and it's natural-

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  11. How many tea bags for the 8 cups anybody knows..Thanks.

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    1. Most teas use 1 bag per cup.

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    2. I made a gallon at a time and used 4 bags. Thats what the box said. So 1 bag per quart. But it may depend on the brand.

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  12. Stay away from agave, it is not as good for you as you would think. Try stevia, not Truvia, regular stevia with no additives.

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  13. Stevia is chemically based from what I have heard. Agave is organic, isnt it?

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    1. Yes agave is organic so completly natural and Dr. Oz suggested this on a show I watched as a natural sweetener. I do not use artificial sweetners and I love agave.

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    2. Stevia is a plant. it is not a chemical. agave is only organic if it is labelled as organic. otherwise, it is not organic...

      agave spikes your blood sugar about as much as regular sugar. Stevia does not.

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  14. I just made this with orange slices as we have no tangerines here yet. I did add a little Splenda for some sweetness. Will see how it tastes in the morninig.

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  15. Agave may be organic, but it is heavily processed. Honey, date sugar, real maple syrup or stevia are better alternative.

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  16. I love this and do agree on the Honey, date sugar or real maple syrup. Just put it in when you steep your tea so it is well blended.

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  17. I am going to try this. Will decaffinated green tea work? Caffeine really keeps me up at night.

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  18. Is this working for anyone, more energy or weight loss?

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  19. I brewed my own green tea decaf, sweetened with a little honey, and the tea was great....great taste and a great alternative to drinking plain water..

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  20. Agave has a ton of calories so not good for weight loss. Stevia is a natural herb sweetener...
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stevia
    It must be pure Stevia not an ingredient in an artificial sweetener like Truvia.

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  21. Has anyone lost any weight from drinking this daily? If so, how long did it take to see results?

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  22. Weight loss anyone?

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  23. Going to try this with rooibos or red tea!

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    1. just an FYI...rooibos is not a true tea. The point of this drink is the benefits of the green tea.

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    2. O course rooibos is a true tea! What are you talking about ??

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  24. Anyone lost weight or notice any positive changes lately after trying this. Not seeing any progress posting.

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  25. I am going to try this for two weeks and post back with results of weight loss or more energy results....

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  26. Enjoyed this recipe, sharing with my facebook and website fans. Shared here: http://chatmoms.ning.com/photo/boost-your-metabolism-with-tangerine-weight-orade-from-dr-oz?context=user

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  27. I made this up last night. I used 1\3 cup of honey to sweeten. This is wonderful and refreshing.
    Thanks Dr. Oz

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  28. Does anyone know whether this works 'at all' with decaf green tea, because I can't do the caffeine.
    If there really is no effect, then I won't bother....

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  29. I drink regular brewed green tea daily. I have lost approximately 40 pounds in about 6 months. I have noticed a major change in my energy levels. I will definitely be trying this one. I discovered that using Splenda I was continually having headaches, so I switched to agave, love it! I now use true Stevia because I noticed with the agave I was using a lot more of it to sweeten things with and Stevia for me is much cheaper. ($3.49 per bag at Aldi's) These are just my experiences, I hope this helps answer some of your questions.

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  30. RMC

    I've been doing this "Green Tea Thing" for approx. 5 days now & have seen my energy level soar wonderfully!!! I also have issues with caffeine so I used 4 regular green tea tea bags & 4 decaffeinated green tea tea bags per 2 1/2 quart pitcher with 1 orange (sliced), a teaspoon of ginger-(can be fresh or I used puréed ginger I had bought) & like 3 sprigs or so of fresh mint-(u can take the leaves off & just drop them in the pitcher if you would like- I've done it both ways). I've also added some fresh lemon slices, peach slices or apple slices sometimes ( try to stick to the original recipe though!!). I have not recently weighed myself within the past 5 days, but do know what my weight was before I started & will weigh myself after I have done 10 days of drinking the green tea mixture! I have NOT had as many headaches as I used to have; actually, I can't recall any disruptive headaches at all within these past few days!! I DID NOT ADD ANY SUGAR AT ALL!! Drank the mixture only with the natural sugar of the orange & what not. ( I personally love unsweetened tea anyways--much BETTER FOR YOU!!). I will keep everyone posted on my standings of this drink & within the next 5 to 6 days will post if there has been any weight differences.

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  32. Were could I get done brewed tea

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  33. Can I use lemons instead of tangerines

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  34. I wonder if this drink is good for people with acid reflux? anyone know?

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