Secret Ingredient Metabolism-Boosting Smoothie That Really Works
Having breakfast regularly 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.
Apples are among the widely known ingredients to speed up your metabolism. Rich in fiber and vitamins, they should be your every day friend in winning the battle over slow metabolism.
Research performed by the State University of Rio de Janeiro found that women eating three small apples daily boosted metabolism significantly more than women who did not. Organic apples are one of the most widely available organic fruits and they aren’t expensive either.
Lemon is rich in vitamin C which is a great ally in flushing the toxins out of the system and turn the digestive processes into motion.
Frozen lemon will give additional help for creating rich creamy texture of the drink without too much of the citrus flavor.
Flax seeds give extra boost to the digestive system and help the body remove all the toxins accumulated in the bowels over time. Keep in mind that having slow metabolism is the reason for accumulating poisons and toxins in the digestive system which further complicates the health condition and leads to development of diseases or skin problems. Having proper digestion keeps the body on track and helps it properly use all the nutrients consumed through the food.
The secret ingredient in this recipe is the probiotic yogurt. A research published in the Journal of Functional Foods states that overweight healthy adults were given about 1/2 cup of probiotic yogurt at dinner night for six weeks. They managed to improve their metabolism by 30 % during that period and lost 4 % body fat thanks to the probiotic-enriched yogurt.
Probiotics boost the beneficial bacteria in the GI tract, which researchers believe trigger metabolism and may promote fat burning as well. To ensure your yogurt delivers a decent amount of probiotics, look for one that carries the “Live & Active Cultures” seal (that means it contains about the same amount of probiotics that had fat-burning benefits).
Mix these metabolism boosting ingredients and consume this smoothie whenever you like, but it recommended to drink it either for breakfast or for dinner time. Don’t eat or drink anything else in the next 2 hours in order to fully benefit from the active compounds in this probiotic recipe.
1 red apple
1 yellow apple
1/2 frozen lemon
1/2 cup probiotic yogurt
1 tbs. ground flax seeds
Take a spoon and remove the content of 1/2 frozen lemon (first you need to keep the frozen lemon at room temperature for 1 hour). Then add the apples, chopped into chunks, and at the and add the probiotic yogurt and the flax seeds. Blend the mixture on maximum for 2 minutes.