Spring has sprungand the fresh fruits and veggies will you soon be hitting your plate! I make smoothies frequently and I’m always looking for new combinations to try. These 3 metabolism boosting smoothies will kick start your metabolism and help you lose weight. If your in a rush then these quick and simple recipes are for you. They can be made in less than 10 minutes!
Start small by adding one of these into your daily routine. I like substituting my breakfast with one of these smoothies to quick start my metabolism first thing in the morning. So let’s get into a few key ingredients you can add that will help increase your metabolism.
This quick snack helps prevent the body from turning starch into sugar. A cup of strawberries contains only 50 calories, 7 grams of sugar and 3 grams of fiber. They help satisfy your sweet cravings and fill you up.
Berries such as blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries are full of nutrients and are lower in sugar than other types of fruit. Berries are a great fat-burning food and can help you achieve weight loss goals. The fiber in fruit helps slow down the digestion and absorption of fructose (fruit sugar). Plus, they are packed with minerals, anti-oxidants, and vitamins.
Apricots, are low in calories and high in fiber. This can improve your metabolic rate and keep you hydrated. This little fruit is great for clear skin, soft hair and strong bones.
Pineapple is high in vitamin C. Pineapple speeds up the digestion process with a compound called bromelain. This leads to a metabolism boost. It’s low in calories and high in fiber to help you feel full faster. It’s a great fruit to incorporate into a balanced diet.
One of the most nutrient-dense vegetables. Four cups of kale has 10 grams of fiber which will kick your sluggish digestive system into high gear. It is also has many added benefits, such as anti-cancer benefits, Vitamin K, rich in Iron, high in potassium and an anti-inflammatory food.
By incorporating spinach into your healthy diet, you are adding vitamin B, which leads to a more productive metabolism. It is also good for strength training and muscle recovering. This is great for burning more calories, even as you sleep!
I also like to add Organic milk to my smoothies to help keep me fuller longer. My favorite flavors are Almond, Soy, Coconut, and Cashew. If you like coconut milk, try dairy free Organic Coconut Milk by So Delicious.
So give these 3 metabolism boosting smoothies a try and let me know what you think! I’d love to hear your suggestions on key ingredients you like to add.
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