If there’s one surefire way to boost your metabolism without fuss and fanfare it’s by enjoying a nutritious, delicious high-protein smoothie.
Protein fills you up and suppresses your appetite, plus it gives you the energy and nutrients that you need to build lean muscle mass and burn more fat. And whipping up smoothies with good, quality ingredients and protein sources is an excellent, low-maintenance way of getting your nutrition on — even when you’re in a hurry.
Here are four high-protein smoothie recipes nutritionists say speed up your metabolism instantly.
Want to really rev up your engine in the morning? The caffeine and protein in this coffee protein shake will boost your metabolism big time, and provide the energy you need to get going on groggy mornings.
The ingredients you’ll need are:
Vanilla protein powder
Vanilla almond milk
Antioxidant-rich açaí berries, which also have an abundance of fiber, meet the protein goodness of peanut butter and whey protein in this creamy shake.
Frozen unsweetened acai puree
Vanilla whey protein
Natural peanut butter
There are so many antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients in this smoothie that it’s difficult to know which to highlight first. With a list that includes blueberries, kale, probiotic-rich yogurt, banana, protein powder, oats, and chia seeds, you’re getting a balanced mix of protein, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and healthy fats.
Chia seeds are chockfull of nutrients like protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber. This smoothie keeps things simple with just four ingredients that are all highly nutritious: