WW Recipe of the Day: 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 (affiliate link) and give another "celebrity juice" a try as we continue our Juice Fest 30 Days of Juicing Experiment. This time it was Dr. Oz's Green Drink Juice, which I found on JuiceRecipes.com.
According to the site, Dr. Mehmet Oz drinks this green juice recipe every morning, and so does Oprah. He says, "If you're feeling a little sluggish and slow on the uptake, you're not alone. Symptoms of peri-menopause include fatigue and memory problems, which may be due in part to fluctuating estrogen levels. For an energy boost that might also give you a cognitive spark, try a glass of the phytoestrogen-rich green drink I swear by."—Dr. Oz
How's that for a celebrity endorsement from a most well known doc?
What is in Doctor Oz's Green Juice/Drink?
There are many variations of Dr. Oz Energizing Green Drink floating around. Here are the ingredients listed on the Oprah website for 4 (8 ounce servings):
- 2 cups spinach
- 2 cups cucumber
- 1 bunch celery
- 1 tsp. ginger root (or about ½ inch)
- 1 bunch parsley
- 2 apples
- 1 lime
- ½ lemon
Combine the spinach, cucumber, celery, ginger root, parsley, apples, the juice of one lime, and the juice of half a lemon in a high powered blender (affiliate link). Mix until liquid.
Does Green Juice Help You Lose Weight?
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 juicing fresh fruits, vegetables and leafy greens, include consumption of important nutrients, vitamins and minerals, which are vital for good health
Which juice is best for weight loss?
If you're considering investing in a juicer (affiliate link) 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 as you'll see below.
Is it Okay to Drink Green Juice Everyday?
Most of us don't eat enough fresh fruits and vegetables. Drinking a green juice every day is an easy way to replenish the nutrients your immune system needs.
How Many Calories and WW 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)
To see your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, Click here!
Juicing for Weight Loss with Dr. Oz's Green Drink Notes
I used the recipe for Dr. Oz's Green Drink Juice from JuiceRecipes.com, which is made in a juicer (affiliate link) instead of a blender (affiliate link). I guess my taste buds are adjusting to the flavor of these healthy concoctions because I genuinely liked this green juice drink. I thought it was well balanced. Not too sweet and not "too green" if you know what I mean. Score another one for Dr. Oz.
If you are new to juicing, you may find this too "swampy" "earthy" tasting. If you do, try adding an extra apple or two or some pineapple 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 (affiliate link), I just squeezed it in at the end.
If you've made this Green Juice, please give the recipe a star rating below and leave a comment letting me know how you liked it. And stay in touch on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates.
Dr. Oz's Green Drink Juice
- 2 cups spinach
- 1 bunch parsley
- 2 medium apples, quartered
- 3 celery stalks
- 1 cucumber, peeled
- 1- inch piece ginger root
- ½ lemon, peeled
- ½ lime, peeled
- Wash everything well. Juice all the ingredients. Shake or stir and serve over ice.
*Points® calculated by WW. *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.
Can You Make Dr Oz Green Drink in a Blender instead of a Juicer?
Yes, you can make Dr. Oz Green drink in a blender (affiliate link) so it is more like a smoothie, as this video demonstrates. One benefit of green smoothies is the extra dietary fiber they provide.
In a high powered blender (affiliate link) such as a Vitamix (affiliate link) blend together the following healthy foods in this specific order:
- 1-½ cups filtered water
- ¼ cup parsley
- 2 apples, cored and chopped
- 1 cup of spinach
- ½ cup chopped cucumber
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- ½ inch of peeled fresh ginger
- 2 celery stalks, cut into chunks
- 1-½ cups ice
Dr. Oz Green Drink Recipe Made in a Blender Video
See more fresh juice recipes from our JuiceFest at 30 Days of Juicing
I'm using the Breville Juice Fountain Plus (affiliate link) for this little juicing experiment while Peter is using his Omega Slow Masticating Juicer (affiliate link)
Martha 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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Updated 1/2023 with new content, photos and video
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Love it, it’s fresh, light, not to green and very refreshing. It also holds up well and doesn’t get murky in refrigerator
How about juices for weight loss? it has worked well for me, especially making it easier as I get less cravings.
I’m sure you heard a number of times how vegetables and fruit are very important for your body, weight, and overall health. Alongside that, if you’re trying to achieve a summer body, you’ve most likely tried to change your diet, exercise, and cut out snacks and alcohol.
If anyone is interested, I recently wrote this article about best juices for weight loss: https://energeticlifestyle.com/best-juicer-recipes-for-weight-loss/
My pick is the Mixed Green Juice... The recipe:
· 1 bunch of chopped kale or spinach
· 1 large orange, lemon or lime
· 1 inch of fresh ginger or 2 tsp of honey
· 1 cucumber
· 2 Granny smith apples
· 4 whole celery stalks
I'm trying to stay extra healthy during the quarantine, so that means a lot more vitamins and fresh juices for me.
What is your favorite juice to make?
Take care everyone!
Easy going column that explains everything very simply. I really like the links, and other ideas as you read. I wanted to keep reading, and I will be sure to read other recipes that you have. Thanks
Why is this 6 points when every item is a zero point item on the blue plan? Just curious
Hi Christy, On the WW Plan when you blend fruits and vegetables into beverages/drinks, the Points Count. You can learn more here: https://simple-nourished-living.com/how-to-count-ww-smartpoints-for-fruits-vegetables-blended-into-drinks-smoothies/ ~Martha
Best green juice I’ve made. ??? Very refreshing!
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Alexandria Beth morris
Love this drink
My husband and I love this juice and have it every morning!!! I'm currently on WW, again, and it fits right in with their plan!!!
This was bit too "green" tasting for me but I haven't been drinking very many healthy juices so if you typically like green juices then it's a good recipe. The celery was just a little too prominent for me so if I try it again I will definitely cut that back a little bit.
Tastes great. Is it supposed to make so much juice. I think I got close to 32oz with this recipe. Is there a serving size?
jack D avis
How can you believe anything Dr. Oz says he has lied to us for years. He will make a good politician.
This Green Drink tastes good which is all I want in Green Juice, regardless of the source 🙂
Trying this out for the first time . But i do have a question how many time a day do you drink it ?