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Metabolism Boosting Smoothie

This metabolism boosting smoothie will have you feeling energized on all levels.   This delicious green smoothie contains ingredients to help increase metabolism, reduce inflammation, and give you a vitamin boost too.  Give this metabolism boosting smoothie a try the next time you’re feeling less than energized!

Is it Possible to Increase Your Metabolism?

Yes, it is possible to increase your metabolic rate.  This can be accomplished through our activity level, changing body composition and of course changing the diet.  When it comes to diet, eating more protein will help increase your body’s thermogenesis or heat production.   Protein takes a lot of energy to burn and be utilized by the body, more energy than other foods of the same caloric value.  So just the process of eating more protein can help increase your metabolism.

Additionally, increasing protein in your diet can help increase your body’s lean mass composition, which in turn will also help increase your metabolic rate.  Including about 1 g per pound of bodyweight will help to maintain your lean gains in the gym.  This smoothie will deliver a shot of whey protein isolate.

Matcha and Metabolism

In addition to protein’s effect on metabolism, other natural ingredients can also have a metabolic effect on the body, including spicy foods like capsaicin, ginger and green tea!  Matcha or green tea contains the active components EGCG, this compound can increase your norepinephrine activity – the fat burning hormone.  Green tea allows norepinephrine to stay active for longer in the body, where it can help keep your metabolism active and higher when consumed.  Green tea also contains caffeine, which is a natural energizer – helping stimulate metabolism, but also helps with fat utilization by the body, decreasing hunger and even increasing focus.  Matcha will help give this smoothie, it’s energy and metabolic boost!

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What Ingredients Help Increase Metabolism? 

This smoothie blends up an assortment of fresh natural ingredients including lemon, pineapple, banana, mango, ginger root, matcha and whey protein isolate.  The fruit ingredients all provide a source of soluble fiber.  This fiber helps scrub the gut clean, picking up toxins as they slowly pass through the gut.  Soluble fiber also helps in the production of healthy bacteria, which in turn can keep our body utilizing energy at a stable rate.

Ginger will also provide some metabolism boosting benefits.  Ginger contains the active compounds Zingerone and shogaols, which help with suppressing appetite.  In one study, those who took ginger powder in the morning at breakfast in a hot drink, experienced reduced feelings of hunger and enhanced thermogenesis.

What’s in this Metabolism Boosting Smoothie:

This metabolism boosting smoothies packs a ton of healthy ingredients to help increase thermogenesis, plus it is also loaded in fiber that will help increase the balance of healthy gut bacteria, plus antioxidants to help with detoxification.

Lemon – is a natural diuretic that can help flush out water from the body.  It also contains vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps detox the body.

Pineapple – contains the digestive enzyme bromelian, which helps with food digestion.  It’s also high in fiber, which can also help scrub the gut.

Banana – will provide a creamy smoothness.  Bananas are also high in electrolytes, which can help flush the body from toxins and aid in hydration.  Bananas are also high in fiber that can help stimulate growth of good beneficial bacteria.

Ginger – is a root that contains an antioxidant known as gingerol, which has some appetite reducing properties.  It can also help calm the stomach.

Mango – bioactive compounds in the mango have been shown to suppress fat cells and fat related genes, indicating the fruit can help with weight control.

Matcha – provides a source of antioxidants that have been shown to help increase calorie burning in the body.  Choose an organic matcha – free from impurities.

Whey Protein Isolate – lean sources of protein can help maintain lean body composition.  They also deliver other factors that can support muscle metabolism and recovery.

Metabolism Boosting Smoothie: 

Watch the video below to learn more about this smoothie!

How to Make This Metabolism Boosting Smoothie:

Place all ingredients into the blender, blend on high for 20 to 30 seconds until fully blended. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

Metabolism Boosting Smoothie

Natural energy boosting smoothie, with delicious fresh ingredients!
Prep Time 4 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks, Protein Shakes
Servings 1
Calories 311 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup Pineapple
  • 1/2 Frozen Banana
  • 1/4 cup Mango
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Yoghurt
  • 1 scoop Protein
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 1/4 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1 tsp Matcha Powder
  • 1/4 cup Water

Instructions
 

  • Place all ingredients into blender for 20 to 30 seconds until blended smooth!
Keyword Bananas, Matcha, Protein Shakes, Vegan

 Lauren’s Tips:

  • Add a scoop of greens to up the fiber content, it will also help to improve the amount of antioxidants in the body and help get in your daily veg and fruit needs too!
  • Have some fresh mint?  Drop in a bunch, also good for digestion and adds a nice minty flavor that pairs great with citrus!
  • Not a fan of whey protein?  Make this a vegan smoothie by replacing the whey with a vegan protein source instead.
  • Can’t find coconut yoghurt?  Use silken tofu instead to add an extra creaminess, plus low in calories!

Until Next Time,

Be Fierce & Rule the World,

Lauren Jacobsen

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