There’s no secret here: to get your metabolism ramped up, you just need what we’ve always needed: rest, nutrient-dense foods and movement. This is how our bodies are meant to function and thrive.
When you get back to these basics, your body will respond and heal itself. Sometimes that means more energy, weight loss, clear skin, less aches, etc— but no matter what it’s going to be feeling better than it does right now.
Now, I know it’s waaaaay the heck easier said than done… and I struggle with this every single day. Yet I’ve had many break throughs over the years as I get older, which is why I’m here to share with you what works best for me in hopes that’ll it help you too .
Embracing simple food habits is where I’ve had the most success with my health. From a morning metabolism tea to a green smoothie— I have set the foundation to have the intention for the day of the body I want to have: strong, healthy & energetic.
WHAT FOODS BOOST YOUR METABOLISM?
Getting a healthy amount of greens, legumes, proteins, vegetables and fruits is essential to supporting the metabolism (1). Slow burning carbohydrates will help you maintain a stable metabolic rate and keep you active and nourished throughout the day. Stick with foods like:
- green apples + nut butter
- veggie bowls using a brown rice or quinoa base
- spicy roasted cauliflower and cashew cream
- hearty salad with nuts (or eggs)
- tacos packed with veggies
Refined sugars and simple starches do the opposite, spiking insulin production and throwing the whole system out of whack. This can cause the metabolism to slow down and to store sugar as fat rather than burning it as energy. Yet it’s not easy to say no to them, so I prefer the method of adding in more good stuff so it crowds out the bad.
Bottom line: a mostly plant-based whole foods diet is gonna do your metabolism some serious good.
To even get your body excited to head in this direction, you have to create simple habits that’ll get you craving these lighter, cleaner foods. And that’s where my Metabolism Tea comes into play.
Watch this video to see how I make it…
WHAT IS A METABOLISM TEA?
Activating your metabolism will help you burn more fat and give you more energy throughout the day. This is something we all want and can get! It can start with this tea recipe using plant-based ingredients that are high in nutrients that naturally activate your metabolism.
To train your body to crave the right foods, we have to set the foundation for that every single day. This morning tea uses a splash of apple cider vinegar, fresh lemon juice, cayenne pepper and cinnamon to wake up your metabolic system naturally. We’ve added some raw honey and ginger root to make it taste better and help your digestive system as well.
- Author: Jen Hansard
- Prep Time: 4
- Cook Time: 1
- Total Time: 5
- Yield: 10 oz 1x
- Category: beverage
- Cuisine: natural
Boost your metabolism naturally with our healing morning tonic recipe. This Metabolism Tea will keep your hunger cravings at bay and also kick start the fat burning process.
- 1 cup warm water
- 1–2 tablespoons raw honey
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated
- dash of cinnamon
- dash of cayenne pepper
- Combine warm water with raw honey.
- Add in fresh lemon juice and apple cider vinegar.
- Grate fresh ginger and add into mason jar.
- Add a dash of fresh cinnamon and cayenne pepper.
- Combine well with a whisk or adding a lid and shaking up.