Watermelon, Green Tea and Lemon Grass Smoothie
100ml Green Tea
1 tbsp Chopped Lemongrass
A squeeze of Lime Juice
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I like to make a large quantity of this in the morning and keep it in the fridge, to refresh me throughout the day and keep my metabolic rate active.
Green tea contains a plethora of bioactive compounds including polyphenols such as flavonoids and catechins, which function as powerful antioxidants, and drinking green tea regularly promotes fat-burning by boosting your metabolic rate. Try to choose a high quality organic green tea to maximise the benefits.
Lemongrass promotes digestion, fights colds and flu, and in studies, a component called citral has been shown to kill cancer cells without affecting healthy cells.
Steep the lemongrass in the green tea for 5 minutes, leave to cool.
Once cool remove the lemongrass and blend the green tea together with the watermelon.
Add a squeeze of lime juice for extra zing.