Food and Nutrition

Dr. Oz's Green Giant Smoothie: Tastes Funky, Super Healthy

| by Fit Bottomed Girls

Dr. Oz  has publicized his now-famous green drink ever since his first season on Oprah. Always the healthy diet advocate, he’s constantly pushing superfoods to save us from the dreaded world of junk food and preventable ills…not that I mind. He’s THE Dr. Oz, my health food guru, so if he tells me to stick strawberries up my nose, I’ll probably try it at least once. Given that, it was only a matter of time before I tried his green drink. 

Truthfully, I was scared out of my mind to try the darn thing as I plopped green veggie after veggie into my blender. And then of course I took it upon myself to add more lime because that’s the stupid crap I do. The results: Two incredibly tarted out faces. My guy immediately sounded a “Wooooooo!” from the green punch it packs. I can’t look someone in the eye and say this is the most scrumptious drink I’ve ever consumed, but I will try it again—this time with the amount of lime it actually called for. Dr. Oz boasts it will improve skin and promote organic weight-loss. It’s low-calorie, high in fiber and packs enough iron to make you cackle like Popeye. I’ll gladly sacrifice my taste buds for some body TLC. 

The Green Giant Smoothie Recipe

2 c spinach
2 c cucumber
1 stalk of celery
1/2 inch or tsp of ginger root
1 bunch of parsley
Juice of 1 lime
Juice of 1/2 lemon

1. Place ingredients in a blender.
2. Add 4 oz spring water or a handful of ice cubes.
3. Puree for one minute. Makes two glasses. 

Have you tried the jolly green giant and felt the perks? —Tish