Whether you’re looking to speed up your metabolism, boost your energy levels or shed some unwanted weight, why not give some of these smoothies a go. They are packed full of nutritious foods that will have you feeling healthy, energized and happy!
The certain foods included in the below smoothies will incise your metabolism thanks to their amino acid compound, ‘good’ monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fats, and thermogenic properties which will heat up your body and boost your metabolism.
Add these incredible smoothies to your diet and see the change in your metabolism, and reap the many extra benefits they have to offer.
5 Smoothies to Speed Up Metabolism:
➀ Mango and Ginger Smoothie
If you haven’t already heard, ginger is a miracle food! Ginger can speed up your metabolism by increasing body temperature and raises metabolic rate by up to 20 percent after consuming. Not to mention it aids digestion and has powerful anti-inflammatory properties. This smoothie is light and refreshing, ideal for first thing in the morning to wake up your body and rev up your metabolism.
Mango and Ginger Smoothie
- ½ Mango cut into cubes
- ½ cup Milk of Choice coconut milk works wonderfully in this!
- 1 tbsp Agave
- 1 tbsp Fresh Grated Ginger
- 1 tbsp Coconut Flakes
- 4-5 pieces Ice
Cut ½ of a mango into cubes, peel and grate a thumb sized piece of ginger and add the remaining ingredients all into your blender. Whizz for 2 minutes until you have the perfect mango and ginger smoothie, sip and enjoy!
- Carbohydrates: 40g
- Fat: 11g
- Protein: 3g
➁ Tropical Grapefruit & Pineapple Smoothie
Grapefruit is a delicious way to pack in a dose of vitamin C and A into your day. Studies have shown fresh grapefruit can improve insulin resistance, keeping your blood sugar levels steady and effectively help in weight loss. The addition of Green Tea gives you a subtle caffeine hit and will directly boost your metabolism due to its thermogenic effect meaning your body will burn more calories from heat. Pineapple will also help reduce bloating and lift your energy. Swap this smoothie for your usual breakfast and notice the metabolism boosting effects for yourself!
Tropical Grapefruit & Pineapple Smoothie
- ½ cup Organic Green Tea strongly brewed
- ¼ cup Milk of Choice
- 1 Banana green, peeled and frozen
- 1 Grapefruit peeled, frozen
- 1 cup Pineapple chopped, frozen
- 4-5 pieces Ice
Brew ½ a cup of strong organic green tea for about 3-4 minutes. Roughly chop one frozen banana, grapefruit and one cup of pineapple and throw into your blender. Then remove the tea bag, add the brewed green tea, milk and ice and blend. Enjoy your tasty tropical smoothie!
- Carbohydrates: 73g
- Fat: 4g
- Protein: 5g
➂ Green Metabolism Booster Smoothie
This green smoothie is a great way to load up on metabolism boosting green foods such as avocado and spinach. Avocado is full of good fats, research shows how the vitamins in avocados improve metabolic rate. They also keep you feeling fuller for longer and providing you will some essential nutrients, ensuring your brain is functioning at its most optimal level, so you no longer have those afternoon energy slumps. Thanks to the high nutrient content of vitamin B, spinach is a wonderful leafy green that will directly boost your metabolism. Gulp down this Green Smoothie and benefit from all its amazing benefits!
Green Metabolism Booster Smoothie
- 1 ¼ cup Milk of Choice
- 1 Avocado ripe
- 1 Peach
- 2 cups Spinach
- 1 tbsp Agave or Honey
- 1 tbsp Chia Seeds
- 4-5 pieces Ice
Peel and slice the whole avocado and peach before adding the milk, spinach, honey, and ice and blend until smooth. Serve up and sprinkle chia seeds on top for an added extra boost of protein and fiber!
- Carbohydrates: 58g
- Fat: 37g
- Protein: 11g
➃ Creamy Vanilla and Kiwi Smoothie
This thick and creamy smoothie will kick-start your metabolism, it is packed full of nutrients and vitamins thanks to the fresh cucumber and kiwi. Oatmeal is a key ingredient to boosting your metabolism, due to its high fiber content your body will use calories to break down the oats, not to mention it tastes wonderful in this drink making it smoother and richer in flavor.
Creamy Vanilla and Kiwi Smoothie
- 1 cup Filtered Water
- 2 tbsp Vanilla Extract
- ½ cup Spinach
- 2 Kiwifruits peeled
- ¼ Cucumber
- ½ cup Oatmeal
- 4-5 Ice Cubes
Peel and slice the kiwifruits, add all remaining ingredients and blend for 2-3 minutes until you achieve a smooth and creamy consistency. Add more or less water, depending on how thick or thin you'd like your smoothie to be.
- Carbohydrates: 49g
- Fat: 3g
- Protein: 9g
➄ Chocolate and Almond Smoothie
Cacao powder is chocolate in its purest form. Did you know, cacao is one of the best foods to increase your metabolism? Cacao has vitamins and minerals that boost the functioning of the brain and body raising your energy levels, focus and can also prevent anemia– no wonder chocolate is so addictive! Raw, organic, unprocessed cacao powder also offers the same benefits as drinking a cup of coffee, just without the caffeine meaning your body can benefit from the increase in calories being burned to make it a great way to raise your metabolism.
Chocolate and Almond Smoothie
- 1 scoop Organic Protein Powder
- 1 tbsp Chia Seed
- 3 tbsp Unsweetened Raw Organic Cocoa Powder
- 1 tbsp Almond Butter
- ½ cup Unsweetened Milk of Choice
- ¼ cup Full Fat Coconut Milk
- 4-5 pieces Ice
Throw all ingredients into blender and whizz until smooth, enjoy your healthy chocolate shake!
- Carbohydrates: 22g
- Fat: 28g
- Protein: 29g
These are some of the tastiest, refreshing and healthy smoothies to help boost your metabolism and if you enjoyed the benefits – let us know! We’d love to hear from you in the comments.
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