Eating breakfast is one way to get your metabolism fires burning strong, but what you eat can boost your metabolism even more. With a quick whir of the blender, here's a smoothie recipe loaded with metabolism-boosting ingredients.
In this recipe, you'll find calcium-rich Greek yogurt, almonds, and broccoli, which has been shown to help the body break down fat. The almonds, cannellini beans, and yogurt also add a great deal of protein, and what's more, the zinc in the yogurt may increase the production of the hormone leptin, shown to improve metabolism and suppress appetite. The high-fiber strawberries keep you feeling full longer and are also packed with vitamin C. Pour in some green tea for caffeine, a natural metabolism booster, and top it all off with cinnamon, a warming spice that can temporarily boost metabolism. In the end, you've got a breakfast under 345 calories that offers over 30 grams of protein and 7.2 grams of fiber.
6 ounces vanilla nonfat Greek yogurt
1/4 cup broccoli florets, stems cut off
1 cup frozen strawberries
1/4 cup cannellini beans
3/4 cup iced green tea
1 teaspoon flaxmeal
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- Pour all ingredients into a blender and mix until smooth.
- Pour into a glass and sprinkle a dash of cinnamon on top. Enjoy immediately.
Makes one serving. See the nutritional info below.
Source: Calorie Count
- Smoothies, Drinks