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Dr. Oz’s Green Drink (Juicing For Weight Loss)

WW Recipe of the Day: Dr. Oz’s Green Drink
(110 calories | 6 6 6 myWW *SmartPoints value per serving)

(30 Days of Juicing Day #11 – Dr. Oz’s Green Drink)

Since I had such great success with Blake Lively’s Juice the other day, I decided to rev up my juicer and give another “celebrity juice” a try. This time it was Dr. Oz’s Green Drink Juice, which I found on JuiceRecipes.com.

According to the site, Dr. Oz drinks this every morning, and so does Oprah. How’s that for a powerful celebrity endorsement?

Can you lose weight by juicing?

It depends. If you do a “juice diet” or “juice fast” which limits solid food and significantly restricts calories, you may experience weight loss, at least in the short term. The fewer calories you take in while juicing the more rapidly you’ll lose weight. But weight loss isn’t necessarily the same as fat loss. It’s usually water loss. And you will likely gain the weight back as soon as you go back to your normal eating pattern. Even if you don’t lose weight the health benefits of a juice cleanse include consumption of important nutrients, vitamins and minerals, always a good thing.

Which juice is best for weight loss?

If you’re considering investing in a juicer and trying out a juice cleanse or some juicing recipes for weight loss, these five fresh juices are worth considering:

  • Grapefruit juice which may keep hunger at bay and speed up metabolism.
  • Kale juice because it’s packed with B-complex vitamins and minerals, which actually help you derive energy from other nutrients.
  • Celery juice which is actually a great post-workout choice because it’s a good source of natural organic sodium, which replaces the electrolytes you lose when you work up a sweat.
  • Cucumber juice which is refreshing and a natural diuretic.
  • Watermelon juice because it has been found to help reduce sore post workout muscles.

Which juice will reduce belly fat?

Juicing can be a good thing, but if your goal is to lose your belly fat, you may want to stick with fresh juices that are lower in sugar. That means creating fresh juice recipes that are heavy on the vegetables and light on the fruit. Good low-sugar vegetables for juicing include cucumbers, spinach, celery and kale. Also, try to limit the amount you drink to one 8-ounce glass a day. Or you can make a veggie-focused smoothie to get the benefits of both the juice and the fiber.

Juicing for Weight Loss with Dr. Oz’s Green Drink

I guess my taste buds are adjusting because I liked this one. I thought it was well balanced. Not too sweet and Not “too green” if you know what I mean. Score another one for the celebrities.

If you are new to juicing, you may find this too “swampy” “earthy” tasting. If you do, try adding an extra apple or two to sweeten it up. Or try something a little more gentle, like this Beginner’s Juice.

Instead of peeling the lemon and lime and running it through the juicer, I just squeezed it in at the end.

How Many Calories & Weight Watchers Points in this Green Juice?

According to my calculations this has about 110 calories and 

6 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
6 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
6 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
3 *PointsPlus (Old plan)

Enjoy!

Dr. Oz's Green Drink Juice

This is supposed to be the recipe for Dr. Oz’s Green Juice, which sources say he drinks every morning. It’s tasty and well balanced as Green Juice goes.

  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 2 medium apples (quartered)
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 1 cucumber (peeled)
  • 1- inch piece ginger root
  • 1/2 lemon (peeled)
  • 1/2 lime (peeled)
  1. Wash everything well. Juice all the ingredients. Shake or stir and serve over ice.

Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (entire recipe): 110 calories (I’m only counting the juice from the apples to calculate calories and WW Points. I’m not concerned about the negligible calories from the cucumber and greens.)

6 *SmartPoints (Green plan)

6 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)

6 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
3 *PointsPlus (Old plan)

*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan’s ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.

Source: JuiceRecipes.com

See more fresh juice recipes from our JuiceFest at 30 Days of Juicing

I’m using the Breville Juice Fountain Plus for this little juicing experiment while Peter is using his Omega Slow Masticating Juicer

Martha McKinnonMartha is the founder and main content writer for Simple-Nourished-Living.

A longtime lifetime WW at goal, she is committed to balancing her love of food and desire to stay slim while savoring life and helping others do the same.

She is the author of the Smart Start 28-Day Weight Loss Challenge.

A huge fan of the slow cooker and confessed cookbook addict, when she’s not experimenting in the kitchen, you’re likely to find Martha on her yoga mat.

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Originally published 11/2014; Updated with new content and myWW Points information 1/2020

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