Metabolism Boosting Smoothie

Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 1 smoothie

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A healthy breakfast or snack to boost your metabolism and fill you up! You’ll never guess my secret ingredient 😉

purple metabolism boosting smoothie in glass with two blueberries on top

How is that for your typical January 6th recipe post, hey? Not just a smoothie, but a metabolism-boosting smoothie!

This is not some miracle smoothie that will magically undo all the Christmas cookies, candies, chocolate, gravy, etc. And no, I don’t know (nor do I care about) the amount of protein or calories in it. I’m not going to make you a bunch of promises about how if you drink this smoothie 14 times a week you will lose 10 pounds.

Before I had kids, I was really into nutrition (I know, right?! You think that’s totally weird!). I soaked up all the information available on the internet and health magazines, and loved it all.

But man, I am too busy to care about the exact number of whatever that is in everything I’m eating. What I’ve taken with me, though, is the knowledge of what’s good for me.

And sure, I completely ignore it sometimes (have you seen my December?!). But that doesn’t mean I don’t eat pretty well most of the time so that I can enjoy the things I want to enjoy in moderation the rest of the time.

So although I’m not really big on smoothie recipes (I just throw a bunch of good stuff in a blender and go!), there is one thing I’ve been adding to my daily smoothies for quite some time, and I think of it a bit as my Secret Weapon.

Green tea.

close up image of metabolism boosting smoothie with blueberries and bananas in the background

I know, it’s not that radical. But in most smoothie recipes I see, milk or juice is used as the liquid, and not that those things aren’t good for you (well, milk in particular), but I love using tea as my blending liquid because it is a big metabolism booster! And because I actually really dislike tea.

You don’t taste the tea (at all — I promise! Unless you want to and you add more), but I know it’s great for your health and boosts metabolism (and because coffee doesn’t go so well in smoothies…). I usually pick out a berry-flavored green tea with ginseng, and it pairs well with whatever fruit and yogurt you want to add.

Along with the tea, I throw in banana (potassium and fiber), berries (antioxidants and fiber), low fat Greek yogurt (protein and calcium), and quick oats (fiber and protein), but honestly? As long as the things I’m throwing in are good for me, I don’t really pay close attention to what and how much.

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Metabolism Boosting Smoothie

4.80 from 5 votes
A healthy breakfast or snack to boost your metabolism and fill you up! You’ll never guess my secret ingredient ?
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Cuisine American
Course Breakfast
Servings 1 smoothie
Calories 210cal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup strong brewed green tea
  • 1/4 cup low fat Greek yogurt whatever flavor!
  • 1/4 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup mixed berries

Instructions

  • Combine ingredients in order listed and blend until smooth.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 210cal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 368mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin C: 7.1mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 0.9mg

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My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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  1. amber says

    hello,
    im very interested in trying out smoothies. i came across this one am wondering do you make the tea the day before..do you make it right before and its hot? could you do a batch of cold tea and put it in the fridge to use? what is meant when it says strong brewed tea? is it how long you soak the tea that makes it strong? and is green tea the best to use to help metabolism?

    • The Recipe Rebel says

      Hi Amber! You can make the tea whenever, but it does need to be cold. Strong tea means not anything like an english breakfast tea which tends to brew lightly. Any other directions for the tea, you can follow them listed on the tea box. Hope you enjoy the smoothie!

  2. LaShara says

    Hi, thanks for sharing. This is my very first time having a homemade smoothie and I must say leaving all the extra added sugars out is a plus. I bit different for my taste buds but I know it’s for the healthier version of me.

  3. Heather Jackson says

    It’s looks wonderful and I’m about to make it, was wondering what else can I use besides Greek yogurt?

    Thank you

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