Looking to jumpstart your weight loss this New Year? Try this simple drink to help flush fat and boost your metabolism. I recently saw a similar drink recipe to this on Dr. Oz (oh how I love Dr. Oz!), but I tweaked it a little to suit my own taste preferences. Each ingredient in this drink has metabolism-boosting agents that will not only help trim your waistline, but boost your energy and mood! Try to drink three to four glasses a day for optimum benefits.

Each ingredient in this drink helps boost your metabolism for a supercharged fat burning punch:

Green Tea: Green tea has thermogenic properties to help fat metabolism.

Lemons: Lemons work to slow down the rate of digestion, helping keep you full longer and keep your blood sugar levels balanced.

Ginger: According to Livestrong.com, ginger can speed up metabolism by almost 20 percent!

Grapefruit: Full of vitamin C, grapefruits will help reduce insulin levels, which will help prevent overeating and aid in fat burning.

Mint: Mint helps to promote digestion, which can help ward off extra pounds.


  • Water and Ice
  • 2-3 green tea bags (depending on how strong you like it)
  • Sliced grapefruit (about ½ of a grapefruit)
  • 1 sliced lemon
  • 2-3 pinches of fresh grated ginger
  • Fresh mint leaves (about ½ cup)


Step 1. Fill a pitcher with water and ice and let green tea bags steep in water for 20-30 minutes.

Step 2. Take out tea bags and add sliced grapefruit, lemons, grated ginger and fresh mint leaves

Step 3. Refrigerate and drink 3-4 glasses a day for optimum benefits.