When Dr. Oz was on Oprah on November 5, 2007, discussing anti aging, he made his “green drink” for Oprah.
When Oprah tasted the green drink, she commented, that it tasted like a glass of “fresh”.
The drink intrigued me, so I decided to try it.
The recipe is as follows:
Dr. Oz’s Green Drink Recipe:
Two handfuls of fresh spinach
1 apple, remove stem, and core, do not peel
1/2 cup of fresh parsley
Fresh ginger, peeled, 2-3 slices
1 cucumber, do not peel
4 Stalks of celery
The juice of one fresh lemon
Wash the fruits and vegetables.
Place all ingredients in a blender.
Blend until smooth.
Do not strain the drink. Many nutrients are in the fiber/pulp.
When adding the ingredients to your blender, cut them in chunks.
Do not place all ingredients in your blender at one time. “Puree” one or two ingredients, then add another. Continue pureeing, until all ingredients are added.
I had a problem with my blender pureeing the ingredients, so I added 1/2 cup of water. More or less water can be added, based on the desired thickness of the drink.
I did not have fresh ginger, so I used “pureed” ginger, which I buy in the supermarket. It comes is a tube, and I find it in the produce section. I used one tablespoon of the pureed ginger.
The drink made approximately two cups.
I drank one cup, and refrigerated the other, for later.
My review: The drink is very pleasant tasting. The apple adds enough sweetness, therefore, additional sugar isn’t required
None of the ingredients are overpowering.
If you are one who does not consume enough fruits and vegetables, this is a great way to add fruits and vegetables to your diet.
Dr. Oz’s green drink is something I will definitely make often.
I like the fact that it is very healthy, and the ingredients are fairly inexpensive.
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