Nov 6, 2007

Updated! Dr. Oz and Oprah's Glass of Green "Fresh" Drink Recipe

Most accurate version on the web:

If you watched Oprah on Monday, Nov. 5th, you watched her drink a tall green glass of Dr. Mehmet Oz's 'Green Drink' and if you were like me, you tried to write down the recipe as fast as you could. Oprah's web page originally listed only the ingredients, and not the amounts and they had one ingredient wrong, besides! But, but I had a taping of the show, and being 'Sleepless in Salem" I rewatched it three times...and his exact recipe is as follows:

Dr. Mehmet Oz's Green Drink Recipe (as seen on Oprah)
4 stalks celery
1 large apple
1 medium cucumber
1 cup of spinach
1 sprig of parsley
1 lemon
1 lime
1/2" piece of ginger

This recipe serves 2.

Dr. Mehmet Oz's Green Drink Recipe (posted later:

2 cups spinach
2 cups cucumber
1 head of celery
1/2 inch or teaspoon ginger root
1 bunch parsley
2 apples
Juice of 1 lime
Juice of 1/2 lemon

After everything is combined in a blender, this recipe makes 28 to 30 ounces—about three to four servings

Dr.Oz's Cod Liver Oil Drink
Dr. Oz's second drink might not be as pleasant, but it's still important—a shot of cod liver oil. "First of all, cod liver oil has the right kind of vitamin D in it—vitamin D3. That's why people who live in the north lands who don't get any sun at all can still survive. It's got the healthy fats that you want in it," Dr. Oz says, about its benefits.

Dr. Oz drinks it every morning, adding a shot glass sized dose of cod liver oil with a squeeze of lemon. He drinks it along with his morning Green Juice Drink, every day, in the separate shot glass, on the side.

Oprah, took a sip of Dr.Oz's Green Drink recipe and was pleasantly surprised. "It's a glass of fresh!" she exclaimed. And she went on to continue her sipping for the rest of the show! Dr. Oz is currently proclaiming the benefits of his anti-aging lifestyle plan which can be found in his new book, simply titled "You".

Dr. Oz used the term 'blender' both on the show and on Oprah's web page. But to many people a blender is actually what is called a 'juicer'.

A juicer has a much more powerful motor than a typical blender and is able to handle raw fruits and vegetable, even with their skins on. Many people prefer the added health benefits and include the raw skins such as those of apple and cucumber in their juiced drinks. There is a higher concentration of vitamins and minerals in the skins.

Most people, prefer to only use the juice of a squeezed lemon or lime, however, as they can be quite tart. For additional sweetness, Dr. Oz recommends increasing the amount of apple or adding a peeled banana. He never advocated adding artificial sweeteners or drinks of any kind.

Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen encourage people to stay away from simple sugars like high fructose corn syrup . While sugar substitute (like aspartame, saccharin and Splenda) have not been proven to be dangerous, Dr. Oz says they also haven't been proven to promote weight loss.

"When you have a sugar substitute, your brain knows that you're not really taking calories in. It can't be tricked. At the end of the day, you're still going to get your calories," he says. "There's a lot of data behind this. Don't think that by taking a diet food that has a sugar replacement in it that you're actually going to be able to lose weight because of that. That's not how it works. Artificial sweeteners do not lead to weight loss, unless it's the only way to get you off the simple sugars that we have in our drinks all the time."

Dr. Oz encourages people to drink 100 percent fruit juice. Despite their high calories, these juices have valuable nutrients. "You're only going to be able to diet long-term if you aim at a hundred calories. Don't try to lose 500 a day," he says. "You can cut a hundred calories a day just by being smarter in what you eat." It's these healthy benefits of his green juice drink that is all part of his own daily plan for good health and a long life.

For a visual, check out Youtube....I made Dr. Oz's Green Drink!
Dr. Oz and Oprah

*It is considered a violation of blogging principles to copy a blogger's entire post, making their words therefore appear to be your own. Please feel free to copy the recipes but not my own words about the recipe and then link directly to my this post. Thanks!


Nellie's Needles said...

Thanks for the recipe. I don't normally watch Oprah but had been alerted by my DIL there would be information about fibromyalgia. Well that part was too brief, but I did find the show to be interesting.

Michele Bilyeu said...

Sorry that this is a duplicate to what I posted late last night. I had so many 'hits' at once, that I couldn't correct it or update it without interfering with Blogger's attempt to handle heavy traffic. So, I made the 'updates' in a new post edit. All of the comments are appearing in the previous version. My sincerest apologies, to those with blog readers! But hey, I gave you two chances now to copy down the recipe and actually try it :)

Holly said...

What I'd like to know is... have you tried it :)

Cher said...

we watched and I did the same thing, re-ran it until I had copied down the recipe. I think it is interesting the extra comments you added about blender/juicer etc...and a giggle over "head of celery"

Anonymous said...

I am pretty sure that when Dr. Oz said "blend" he did indeed mean to use a blender. If you use a juicer instead of a blender, you lose all the fibre from the drink (because the fibre is in the pulp). Using a blender, the drink is pretty thick but one way to deal with this is to add about 1 cup of cold water into the blender. This will help the blender blend everything up and will thin the drink out a little bit. The drink is very good...I use a granny smith apple and lately have added kiwi to the drink as well.

Anonymous said...

I have been making this dring every 3 days since the show ran. I too add water to help it to blend, and add the juice of one whole lemon instead of half. It is so good! I drink two small glasses a day with breakfast and lunch to suppliment my meals. It's an easy way to get your vegetable requirement for the day. I encourage everyone to try it!

Anonymous said...

article bout dr oz's green drink in jan 10th First mag. so thats where i saw the recipe. it is exact same recipe as posted here and does say blend. well i couldnt get it to blend even remotely to a "smoothie" consistency like it said. Thanks to the comments here i will next time add some water. I think i fried my blender, little bit of smoke was billowing from it lol..

Unknown said...

I have been drinking green juice for quite some time now. I first started by blending everything in my Vitamix. Now, I use a juicer. The blended juice was too thick and didn't sit well after a week or two....the green juice from the juicer is great. No problems. I am using the Huron juicer. It also juices wheat grass if anyone is interested.