The 5 Best Smoothie Recipes for Your Metabolism — Eat This Not That

If you are dealing with a slower metabolism, you will try anything to get it going faster. Exercising, changing your diet and breaking some old habits may be a solution. When it comes to eating certain foods, you are allowed to have some fun with it. It should be more than just eating a bowl of fiber or cutting out tons of sugar to get your metabolism kicking back into gear. For example, a smoothie is a great way to get a meal in while supporting your metabolic health.

Depending on the ingredients, certain smoothies may keep you satiated for longer. They can also help digestion and help your body convert energy faster. We have with The Nutrition Twins, Lyssie Lakatos, RDN, CDN, CFTand Tammy Lakatos Shames, RDN, CDN, CFTauthors of The Nutrition Twins’ Veggie Cure, about some recipes that can help speed up your metabolism and enrich your body as you do so. Read on to see what they are. Then check out 6 vegetable smoothie recipes for weight loss.

Metabolism promotes green smoothie
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This low-calorie smoothie comes in at about 200 calories and packs an ultra-satisfying combination of 18 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber. According to The Nutrition Twins, this macronutrient combination helps to keep blood sugar levels stable and prevent energy drops that lead to sugar cravings.

“When it comes to an efficiently running metabolism, eating to keep your body in the best working condition possible is key,” says The Nutrition Twins. “It has been shown that a superstar ingredient, green tea, which contains the antioxidant epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), increases brown fat (fat you actually want more of as it burns calories!) And promotes metabolism.”

Let’s not forget about the leafy vegetables in this smoothie. The Nutrition Twins suggest that kale and spinach pack extra nutrients and prevent cell damage. Meanwhile, Greek yogurt in the “good-for-your-gut” recipe provides bacteria and protein. The calcium also helps to turn on fat burning and shut down fat storage.

Get the recipe at The Nutrition Twins.

Blueberry lemon smoothie
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Another low-calorie smoothie (at only 225 calories), this one is very satisfying. It contains a whopping 20 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber.

“Thanks to its blueberries, this smoothie can improve fat metabolism as the phytochemical Cyanidin-3-glucoside (C3G) increases the production of adiponectin, while also increasing the appetite-suppressing hormone leptin,” says The Nutrition Twins.

Want to squeeze more lemon into your recipe? The Nutrition Twins suggest that lemon can help fight chronic inflammation. If left untreated, chronic inflammation makes it harder to lose weight and easier to gain weight. The polyphenols can also help suppress body fat accumulation and prevent obesity.

Get the recipe at The Nutrition Twins.

green smoothie in two glasses on wooden surface
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“The spinach in this smoothie works similarly to kale in that it can protect against the harmful metabolic effects created by a high-fat diet, while the flaxseed has been shown to increase metabolism and reduce obesity,” says The Nutrition Twins.

Avocados have also been found to prevent metabolic syndrome: a combination of three or more heart diseases and diabetes risk factors such as a large waist circumference, high blood pressure and high triglycerides.

“Nothing helps to help an efficiently working metabolism more than prevent chronic diseases,” says The Nutrition Twins.

In addition, according to research provided by the Illinois Institute of Technologyavocado can help keep you lean by suppressing hunger and increasing meal satisfaction without adding calories when used as a substitute for carbohydrates.

Get our recipe for Creamy Paleo Green Smoothie here.

Cold recharge smoothie ingredients
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“These vegetable and nutrient-packed smoothies are so low in calories that they can be added to any meal to help you fill up on fiber so you eat less of the heavier components of the meal,” says The Nutrition Twins.

According to the journal Public Library of Sciencekale has been shown to protect against the negative metabolic effects caused by a high-fat diet, including inflammation, which has been linked to obesity.

As for the ginger, spinach, lime, carrots and parsley, The Nutrition Twins suggests that they all contain powerful antioxidants that also act as anti-inflammatory compounds to also reduce chronic inflammation.

“Research shows that ginger in particular can have a significant impact on reducing body weight and belly fat,” they say.

Get the recipe at The Nutrition Twins.

Super Berry Smoothie
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Not only is this smoothie full of healthy ingredients, but dare we say it is berry delicious.

“This antioxidant-rich smoothie contains blood sugar stabilizing and weight loss benefits with a whopping 23 grams of protein and 10 grams of fiber,” says The Nutrition Twins.

This solid dose of fiber helps slow down digestion and promote fullness, which research shows can reduce the calories you eat throughout the day.

“Reducing hunger is the key to your metabolism, because if you are constantly snacking throughout the day, you are causing insulin surges that turn off fat burning,” recommends The Nutrition Twins.

According to The Nutrition Twins, strawberries and blueberries boast C3G which speeds up metabolism. The pea protein added has been found to help lose weight, even when calories are not restricted.

Get the recipe at The Nutrition Twins.

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