5 Breakfast Smoothies that Rev up your Metabolism
Smoothies are a fantastic way to fit more vitamins and nutrients into your daily diet. They make for a convenient (and filling) breakfast and are perfect snacks during the day. And by including the right ingredients like bananas, berries, and protein, you can even jumpstart your metabolism.
1. Mocha Smoothie
I love this smoothie because it tastes amazing, is low in calories and fat, and is a wonderful alternative if you love a Starbucks frappuccino! The coffee and protein powder really jumpstart the body. Plus it’s a great way to get your breakfast and coffee in one delicious serving.
1 cup cold black coffee
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
Pour the coffee into ice trays and place in the freezer overnight. In a blender, add the coffee ice cubes, protein powder, almond milk, and cocoa powder. Blend until smooth, adding more almond milk if necessary.
2. Breakfast Fruit Smoothie
This is packed with vitamins and antioxidants that nourish the body while kickstarting the metabolism. The blueberries in particular are rich in Vitamin B. B vitamins are said to be helpful in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1/2 cup blackberries
1/2 cup blueberries
Blend together, and enjoy!
3. Ginger Citrus Smoothie
The ginger in this smoothie kicks it up a notch, while giving your body a nice boost of energy.
1 medium banana
1 ½ cups diced pineapple
1 Tbsp. fresh ginger
1/2 cup Greek yogurt – any flavor will do
1/2 cup fresh pineapple juice – you can also use water if you want
Feel free to sub out the pineapple for another citrus fruit like orange or clementine. Blend together and serve.
4. Banana Cinnamon Smoothie
The inclusion of cinnamon not only makes the drink taste decadent, but cinnamon is actually very helpful in metabolizing glucose (sugar) in the body. Not to mention, also, that bananas are packed with B vitamins and magnesium, the latter of which assists in fueling energy for the body.
1 cup almond milk
1/2 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
2 medium-sized bananas
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Ground nutmeg, for garnish
Blend the almond milk, yogurt, bananas, and cinnamon together. Sprinkle a little nutmeg on top.
5. Vanilla Berry Smoothie
Berries are high in fiber and water content, which makes you feel fuller faster. This smoothie can make a beautiful breakfast or a filling snack – blend it up before you leave for work and pop it in the fridge in the break room at work.
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 cup frozen berries
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
1 tsp. flax oil
1 Tbsp. chia seeds
Blend all ingredients until smooth.