I know I've been there. How about you? Too little sleep, too much sugar or stress, too little activity. Next thing I know, my metabolism starts to slow. And the scale starts to change. That's why I love this Metabolism Boosting Tea. It's a gentle, daily way to get my metabolism back on track. It will naturally suppress hunger and kick start the fat burning process.
There's no secret here. To get your metabolism ramped up, you just need what we've always needed: rest, nutrient-dense foods that boost your metabolism 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, fewer aches, etc— but no matter what it's going to be feeling better than it does right now.
The Weight Loss Struggle is Real
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. Baby steps. Progress over perfection. From a morning metabolism tea to a green smoothie— I have set the intention for the day to achieve the body I want to have: strong, healthy & energetic.
On a side-ish note...Something that really helps me personally stay motivated and on track is our Rawk the Year Meal Planner. I get to plan my week's meals (using any of our 400+ healthy, plant-based recipes), print out personalized shopping lists and get rawkstar-level support from an amazing community of people. Worth checking out!
What foods increase metabolism and burn fat?
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 food 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.
What drinks boost metabolism?
Healthy beverages can be a great partner when it comes to getting your metabolism on track. Let's be honest. When you're first getting started, it's much easier to incorporate something new to drink each day to rework your habits than it is to cook new meals!
There are three key players when it comes to metabolism boosting :: green tea, apple cider vinegar + protein.
Green tea in a metabolism boosting tea like the recipe below contains special types of antioxidants called catechins that have been particularly proven to boost metabolism and help burn fat. These rawkstar antioxidants are found in higher concentrations in certain types of green tea, like matcha.
Apple cider vinegar - or ACV to it's closest friends - contains something called acetic acid. While research is still being done to see how this is helpful, initial studies show that acetic acid reduces insulin levels, which in turn ramps up your metabolism.
Protein helps kick your body into gear by helping you to feel full longer. There's a reason why I can add a serving of my Protein Smoothie Boost (10 g of clean protein!) to a daily 16 oz. green smoothie and have the energy needed to go for hours without stopping to refuel again.
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 my tea recipe using plant-based ingredients that are high in nutrients plus naturally activate your metabolism.
A metabolism tea is any type of tonic that is created using the best in those
metabolism boosting ingredients we mentioned above.
The morning tea recipe below uses a splash of apple cider vinegar, fresh lemon juice, cayenne pepper and cinnamon to wake up your metabolic system naturally. I've added some raw honey and ginger root to make it taste better and keep your tummy happy as well.
A fresh start, every morning
The best time to have this is upon rising as it will activate your digestive system and help relieve any bloating or digestive concerns. Once the tonic settles in, it'll get your metabolism burn happening as well.
We have lots of rawkstars ask if they can make this in larger quantities and drink it throughout the week. And while I'm the first person to look for ways to save time in the kitchen, I'd say to avoid that here. Making a large amount of this metabolism boosting tea at once can lead to slimy results down the road.
Instead, we'd recommend that you mix those larger quantities of the recipe's ingredients together - minus the water - and freeze into ice cube trays. Then in the morning, pop one cube into your mug and pour hot water over to melt. Doing this will set you up for that success you crave and get you on the road to lower weight + increased energy.
Why is this tea the best for weight loss?
When trying to shed a few pounds, I encourage you to drink this Metabolism Tea 1-2 times a day. It has all the fresh, natural ingredients to activate your metabolic system at a SUPER affordable price. I'm all about making a healthy lifestyle affordable.
As the day goes on and you're feeling hungry in between meals, sip this before you have a snack. Sometimes hunger is actually your body telling you it's thirsty (the wires do often get crossed in our minds).
Setting intentions + goals
I hope I’ve inspired you to try this simple morning routine to kick start your weight loss journey. Yet what I hope for even more, is that you don’t focus on the numbers on the scale, but more on what being lighter will allow you to do.
Set goals beyond pants size or pounds— running a 5k, hiking a trail, run the Grand Canyon (true story!) kayaking with your kids, dancing with your loved ones— allow your weight loss success to just be a launching pad to a more active energized version of you.
If you’re looking for more support with how to make healthy choices, check out our Seasonal Cleanse to help you lose weight naturally. No diet pills…. No expensive potions— just recipes you can make from your local grocery store using lots of fresh, nutrient dense foods that boost metabolism - fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and grains… and spices.
To train your body to crave the right foods, I have to set the foundation for that every single day.
Stir + sip this metabolism boosting tea and let me know in the comments below how it's working for you!
Metabolism TeaRate this Recipe Print Recipe
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 tablespoon honey (raw )
- 2 tablespoons lemon (juice)
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (raw)
- 2 tablespoons ginger root (grated)
- ground cinnamon
- 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.
- Feel free to adjust measurements based on taste preferences.