Recipe: Metabolism-Boosting Arnold Palmer

by JJ Virgin on August 4, 2017

The Arnold Palmer – named after the champion golfer who helped make it famous – combines tea and lemonade for a fantastic thirst quencher.

The only issue is that traditional lemonade has about 10 grams of sugar per cup – even more if you add sweet tea. That’s bad news for your appetite, blood glucose, and ability to burn fat!

Meet the Metabolism-Boosting Arnold Palmer. This recipe does away with insulin-spiking sugar that can cause you to feel hungrier and helps control your appetite instead.

The secret is a combination of green tea and L-glutamine, a powerful amino acid that can help boost your health and crush cravings. (Read this article to find out more: Fight Cravings with L-Glutamine: the Ultimate Multitasker.)

I like to think Mr. Palmer would have appreciated a drink that tasted great and helped him stay on the golf course longer with even more energy!

Metabolism-Boosting Arnold Palmer


August 4, 2017

The classic Arnold Palmer drink is lemonade and tea. This metabolism-boosting version trades the sugar for L-glutamine and green tea to help crush your cravings!

Virgin Diet compliant: Cycles 1, 2, and 3
Sugar Impact Diet compliant: Cycles 1, 2, and 3

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Yields: 32 ounces


Zest and juice of 1 whole lemon

24 oz. cold organic green tea

8 oz. cold filtered water

1 tsp Glutamine Powder*

1/2 tsp monk fruit sweetener (or to taste)

1-2 tablespoons chia seeds

1/2 thinly sliced lemon


1In a pitcher, stir together the lemon zest, lemon juice, green tea, and water.

2Add the Glutamine Powder, monk fruit (if desired – use as little as possible), and chia seeds.

3Combine well, then gently stir in the lemon slices.

*You'll find Glutamine Powder here.

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