3 Metabolism Boosting Smoothies

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.

Boost your metabolism

Strawberries

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.

Blueberries
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
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
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.

Kale
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.

Spinach
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!

Green smoothie recipe Metabolism Boosting Smoothies

Ingredients I use for 3 Metabolism Boosting Smoothies

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 freeΒ Organic Coconut MilkΒ 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.

Mixed Berry Metabolism Boost Smoothie

Serves 2
Prep time 10 minutes
This mixed berry smoothies is loaded with vitamins and nutrients.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Green Tea (Brewed)
  • 1/2 cup Blueberries
  • 1/2 Banana
  • 1/4 cup Strawberry Greek Yogurt (or flavor of your choice)
  • 1/4 cup Quick Oats

Directions

Step 1
Blend together in a blender
Step 2
Enjoy!

 

Lean Green Machine Smoothie

Serves 2
Prep time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Coconut Milk (or Almond, Soy, Cashew, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup Kale
  • 1/2 Banana
  • 1/2 cup Spinach
  • Lemon Juice

Directions

Step 1
Blend together and enjoy your smoothie!

 

Tropical Paradise Smoothie

Serves 2
Prep time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Banana
  • 1/2 cup Pineapple (diced)
  • 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Pineapple Juice

Directions

Step 1
Blend together and enjoy!

 

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13 Comments

  1. March 2, 2017 / 12:02 am

    I also love to make smoothies daily! Thanks for sharing some of your recipes! I’ll have to give those ones a try πŸ™‚

    XO-Lisa

    http://www.thatssodarling.com

    • March 2, 2017 / 3:49 pm

      Thanks Lisa! They are so good, and quick to make πŸ™‚

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Xx, Christine

  2. March 2, 2017 / 1:19 am

    I loved this entire blog and how detailed you were. I can’t wait to try the tropical paradise smoothie it sounds fantastic πŸ™‚ also loving the new style of your blog, it looks great!

    Xx

    • March 2, 2017 / 4:35 pm

      Thank you so much Whitney! I appreciate it!
      Really loving your blog, and excited to read more bout your travel destinations and advice!

      Xx,Christine

    • March 2, 2017 / 4:35 pm

      Thank you so much Whitney! I appreciate it!
      Really loving your blog, and excited to read more bout your travel destinations and advice!

      Xx,Christine

  3. March 2, 2017 / 5:14 pm

    These all sound delicious! Thank you for sharing your recipes πŸ™‚

    • March 2, 2017 / 7:47 pm

      You’re welcome! Thanks for stopping by Chelsea πŸ™‚

      Xx, Christine

  4. March 2, 2017 / 5:29 pm

    I would love to try that coconut milk, sounds delicious! Great post!

    • March 2, 2017 / 7:52 pm

      Thank you! It’s soo good, a must-try πŸ™‚

      Xx, Christine

  5. March 3, 2017 / 9:54 pm

    Great smoothie recipes. I haven’t tried one with green tea yet so thanks for posting that one. I must try it.

    • March 6, 2017 / 2:13 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy the green tea smoothie its so good! πŸ™‚

      Xx, Christine

  6. March 17, 2017 / 10:04 pm

    mmm smoothies/protein shakes are my favorite healthy treat. I really need to invest in a NutriBullet asap though. These all look and sound delicious!

    • March 20, 2017 / 1:15 pm

      Thanks Abby! They are so good! Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

      Xx, Christine

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