Metabolism-Boosting Iced Teas

I love ice tea – solar is my favorite! Here are some yummy looking ice tea recipes from Dr. Oz that he says will speed up your metabolism – cool!

Metabolism-Boosting Iced Teas
It’s hard to beat iced tea. It’s one of the most refreshing summertime drinks. This summer, you can cool off with any of these 4 varieties. They’re not only easy to make, they’re delicious and can also help boost your body’s metabolism to help you lose weight more easily. What’s not to love?

Oolong-Cinnamon Iced Tea

Oolong has a catechin and caffeine combination that ignites your body’s fat-burning furnace, and your metabolism is raised for up to 2 hours after drinking it. The cinnamon has properties that help your body use sugar more efficiently.

Ingredients

    • 4 cinnamon sticks
    • 4 tbsp loose oolong tea or 12 oolong tea bags
    • 3 cups water

Directions

Bring the water to a boil. Turn off the heat and let the tea and cinnamon soak in the boiling water for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags or leaves and pour the concentrated tea into a jug. Fill the rest of the jug with cool water. Put the tea in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours to chill. Then enjoy!

Iced Ginger-Green Tea

Both green tea and ginger have fat-blasting properties. The green tea contains nutrients that help block fat absorption. And both the tea and ginger help raise metabolism and help your body utilize carbs more efficiently.

Ingredients

    • 12 quarter-inch slices of fresh ginger
    • 4 tbsp loose green tea or 12 bags
    • 3 cups water

Directions

Bring the water to a boil. Turn off the heat and let the tea and ginger soak in the boiling water for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags or leaves and pour the concentrated tea into a jug. Fill the rest of the jug with cool water. Put the tea in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours to chill. Then enjoy!

Grapefruit-Mate Tea

Mate is an herbal tea that comes from the South American rain forest. It’s rich in xanthines – which fire up metabolism and speed up fat-loss. And grapefruit is full of vitamin C which can help break down fats. 

Ingredients

    • 1 whole grapefruit, chopped
    • 4 tbsp loose mate tea or 12 mate bags
    • 3 cups water

Directions

Bring the water to a boil. Turn off the heat and let the tea and grapefruit soak in the boiling water for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags or leaves, and pour the concentrated tea into a jug. Fill the rest of the jug with cool water. Put the tea in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours to chill. Then enjoy!

Pear-Infused White Tea

White tea contains antioxidants, including ECGC, that prevents new fat cells from forming and fights signs of aging, like wrinkles. Pears contain pectin, which lowers your blood sugar levels so your body has to work harder to get energy from fat stores.

Ingredients 

    • 2 whole pears, chopped
    • 4 tbsp loose white tea or 12 white tea bags
    • 3 cups water

Directions

Bring the water to a boil. Turn off the heat and let the tea and pear pieces soak in the boiling water for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags or leaves and pour the concentrated tea into a jug. Fill the rest of the jug with cool water. Put the tea in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours to chill. Then enjoy!

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