Metabolism Increasing Smoothie Recipes
Using metabolism boosting smoothies to speed up weight loss is an easy and healthy way to maximize on your efforts to get in shape. By giving your metabolism a boost with fruit smoothies between, or in place of, meals you keep your energy levels high. This will also help you to maintain an effective exercise program. Drink fruit smoothies for breakfast, as a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack, or before or after a work out.
Try this metabolism boosting orange and carrot smoothie for a snack that's packed with healthy nutrients:
Mix in a blender 1/2 a cup of chilled orange juice (with pulp), 1 cup of grated carrot, 1 cup of orange yogurt (low-fat) and 1 teaspoon of chia seeds. Blend on high for about 1 minute.
The green tea in this mango and vanilla smoothie recipe will also help to increase your metabolic rate:
Mix together in a blender 1/2 a cup of brewed green tea (cooled), 1/2 a cup of non-fat vanilla yogurt, 1 cup of chopped mango, 1/2 a tablespoon of honey and 1 cup of crushed ice. Blend on high for 1 to 2 minutes.
Adding whey protein powder to your fruit smoothies is another excellent way to give them an extra metabolism boosting kick. Try this recipe for an apple and coconut smoothie:
Put in a blender 1/4 of a cup of apple juice, a pinch of grated coconut, 1/2 a banana, 1/4 of a teaspoon of freshly grated ginger root (peeled), a couple of ice cubes and 1 scoop of whey protein powder. Blend for 1 to 2 minutes until it is of the desired consistency.
For a metabolism boosting smoothie that is also low in calories, try this strawberry and kiwi smoothie recipe. It contains less than 90 calories:
Place in a blender 1 1/4 cup of chilled apple juice, 1 sliced ripe banana, 1 sliced kiwi fruit, 5 frozen strawberries and 1 1/2 teaspoons of honey. Blend for around 1 minute.
Drinking fruit smoothies chilled makes your body work harder to keep itself warm, which gives it another metabolic boost. As well as using metabolism boosting smoothies to speed up weight loss, use metabolic cooking recipes for other meals, drink plenty of water and consume two or three cups of green tea each day. Also try to spread several small meals, or snacks, over the day instead of eating three large meals.