Metabolism Tea recipe that uses apple cider vinegar | Simple Green Smoothies

Metabolism Tea Morning Routine


Boost your metabolism naturally with our healing morning tonic recipe. This Metabolism Tea will keep your hunger at bay and kick start fat burn.

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Boost your metabolism naturally with this healing Metabolism Tea recipe. 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 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. 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:

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.

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.

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Metabolism Tea recipe that uses apple cider vinegar | Simple Green Smoothies

Metabolism Tea

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 4 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 10 oz 1x
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


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
  • 12 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


  1. Combine warm water with raw honey. 
  2. Add in fresh lemon juice and apple cider vinegar.
  3. Grate fresh ginger and add into mason jar.
  4. Add a dash of fresh cinnamon and cayenne pepper.
  5. Combine well with a whisk or adding a lid and shaking up.


Feel free to adjust measurements based on taste preferences.

Keywords: metabolism tonic

Which tea is 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.

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.

As the day goes on and you’re feeling hungry in between meals, sip this before you have a snack. Sometimes huger is actually your body telling you it’s thirsty (the wires do often get crossed in our minds).

What a healthy metabolism really means

 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— run a 5k, hike a trail, run the Grand Canyon (true story!) kayak 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 7-Day Cleanse program 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 fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and grains… and spices.


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  1. Cindy says:

    This tea tastes amazing, I have a hard time with the grated ginger when drinking the tea it’s a bit much. Is the tea supposed to be strained prior?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Cindy, you can definitely strain it if you like or you can use ground ginger in place of fresh.

  2. Nicole says:

    I LOVE Apple Cider Vinegar! I drink some diluted in my water everyday. The water might taste a little funny, but it makes me feel amazing! I am interested in this morning tea and going to start making it a morning habit. Thank you for the helpful healthy ideas!

  3. ChrissyFace says:

    I think I need a literal kick in the you know what but I’m going to give this a try! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  4. Caleb says:

    Does this help to burn fat?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      This Metabolism Tea will keep your hunger cravings at bay and also kick start the fat burning process.

  5. Anne DeArmon says:

    When I use this tea I also don’t have allergies that day. It is so wonderful because allergy medicine gives me migraines.

  6. Kathleen Kerr says:

    Can you make it the night before and the heat it up in the morning?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      You def can but I’d wait to add the cinnamon and (especially) the cayenne pepper until right before you drink it. I learned the hard way that the longer potent spices are allowed to sit in a drink, the more pronounced the flavor of that spice will be. I enjoy cayenne pepper but the taste was *so strong* I felt like it knocked out every one of my taste buds. 😮

  7. Shanna says:

    I am not a fan of spicy foods. Does the cayenne pepper make the tea to spicy?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Shanna, the cayenne will make it a bit spicy. There is a compound called capsaicin in cayenne peppers and capsaicin has metabolism-boosting properties, which is why it’s an important ingredient in this recipe. 🙂

  8. Nora says:

    Do you need to use fresh ginger ..can it be substituted for organic ground ginger

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Nora, fresh ginger is best for this recipe. If you don’t have fresh and have to use ground ginger, you’ll want to use 1/4 teaspoon for every tablespoon the recipe calls for because ground ginger is much more concentrated in flavor.

  9. Sharri Compton says:

    This is one of my favs! It really works! I have added fresh lime juice as well. My body thrives on this each day I awaken!

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      I am so happy that you you enjoy this morning tea so much! I feel the same way when I drink this in the morning too. It makes my whole day better!!

  10. Aminah says:

    Is this suppose to be done every morning?

  11. Donna says:

    I’ve been drinking the tea since Monday when I started the smoothie challenge.
    It’s hard to drink I can’t tolerate all the ginger…
    I’m loving all the smoothie…my kale is a bit strong….
    Also can’t find the app…
    Hugs and happy smoothie

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Donna,

      Try using less ginger and see how that works for you. You might need to slowly get use to it because we are all different. Same goes for the kale too! You can always switch it with spinach if you prefer.

      Hope that helps!

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