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A vibrant green metabolism boosting smoothie shown garnished with grapefruit.
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Metabolism Boosting Smoothie

This combination of ingredients is sure to kick-start sleepy metabolisms. Packed with fiber, water, and protein, and tons of nutrients proven to aid with weight loss. It's a delicious combination that makes a healthy metabolism boosting breakfast!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 smoothies
Calories: 228kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup strongly brewed green tea
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk canned, full fat
  • 2 cups spinach fresh or frozen
  • 1 banana green, peeled and frozen
  • 1 grapefruit peeled, frozen
  • 1 cup pineapple chopped, frozen
  • 4-5 pieces of ice
  • 10 grams whey protein isolate

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a blender, starting with liquids and greens, and adding frozen fruit, ice, and protein powder to the top.
  • Blend until ultra creamy. Add extra green tea or water if you like a thinner smoothie.
  • This recipe makes 2 smoothies, because I have found it is easier to blend 2 portions rather than just one in my blender. If you don't have someone to share it with, freeze half and drink it the next day. I find the texture is still great if I let it sit out for about an hour before I drink it, and stir well.

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Notes

If using a protein powder in this recipe, be sure to buy one that is sugar free and also free of chemical sweeteners. The one I recommend is Whey Protein Isolate, which means it's just protein, no carbohydrates or fats. It's also from a grass-fed source, making it a higher nutrient source. Protein powders are not always great for you! Be picky.
Green bananas are simply unripe bananas. If you've never used green bananas before and are used to sweeter drinks start by freezing your bananas when there is just a little green left on them, and then gradually start buying them more green and freezing them earlier. Bananas are high in resistant starch before they fully ripen, which is a beneficial fiber that our bodies don't fully break down, making them lower in sugar and calories and better for gut health.
I often make 2 of these smoothies (the recipe is for 2 servings), and freeze 1. The next day I let it sit out for 30 minutes to an hour, give it a stir, and drink it while it's still partially slushy.

Nutrition

Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 753mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 4440IU | Vitamin C: 92.9mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 2.7mg