It matters what we put into our bodies. That includes the food we eat, the beverages we drink, the supplements, vitamins, medications we take, and the things we don’t eat, drink, or ingest.
Vfinity is a huge proponent of eating healthy and participating in a regular exercise routine, but that can look differently for each of us based on our varied interests, schedules, time constraints, and lifestyles. That’s why having healthy options that are easy to make and that you also enjoy are must-haves in your bag of tricks.
For example, this summer, we’re major fans of power smoothies and greens drinks! Not only are they easy to make and delicious to drink, but you can add in a variety of super healthy and fat-burning ingredients to pack that extra nutritional punch.
Choose one of these fat burning ingredients below and toss them into your favorite smoothie or greens drink.
17 FOODS THAT BURN FAT NATURALLY
Here are some foods you can blend into a smoothie if you’re trying to boost your metabolism and burn fat:
Nuts – whole, preferably raw and unblanched (almonds, walnuts, pecans); good fats and protein; almonds contain L-arginine (an amino acid) that, when used pre-workout, can help the body burn more fat.
Eggs – high in protein which helps boost metabolism; the body digests the protein and uses the fat and calories for fuel. Yes, some people genuinely do blend raw eggs in their smoothies— yet I never have!
Berries – low in sugar but still sweet, high in fiber, high in antioxidants; helps burn fat; can help to improve blood flow.
Apple cider vinegar – the acetic acid in ACV helps with blood sugar levels
Grapefruit –high in phytochemicals that stimulate the production of the hormone adiponectin, which allows the body to break down fat
Green and white tea – caffeine in tea gives a natural boost of energy; antioxidants in tea may help accelerate fat-burning by aiding the liver in converting fat to energy.
Chili peppers – capsaicin, the compound found in pepper, aids the body in converting food to energy and abdominal fat loss; it also works as a natural appetite suppressant.
Spinach + other leafy greens – chock full of vitamins and minerals and fiber
Whole grains – like oats and brown rice; high fiber; slow-burning to keep you fuller for longer and fuel the body
Coconut oil and olive oil – healthy fats that help you feel satisfied when consumed; coconut oil is easily digested for quick energy.
Avocado – healthy fats, fiber, and vitamins, particularly B6, which counteracts cortisol, a stress hormone that contributes to weight gain via belly fat stores
Flaxseed – high in omega-3 fatty acids – check out our organic, clean, specially formulated Protein Smoothie Boost with flaxseed.
Cinnamon – polyphenols (powerful antioxidants) boost the metabolism and help regulate blood sugar
Pears and apples – high in fiber plus pectin; helps keep you fuller for longer and naturally sweet.
Grapes – high water and fiber content
Celery – very high fiber, uses more energy to digest than it provides (i.e., negative calories)
Here are two delicious summer recipes using two of our favorite Vfinity products, V1 SMOOTHIE and V2 GREENS.
These two metabolism-boosting smoothies will help ramp up your energy and supercharge your weight loss results naturally!
V1 Green Apple Smoothie:
8oz unsweetened coconut milk
1 scoop V1 SMOOTHIE
1/2 green apple (cored and seeded)
4 ice cubes
Directions: Mix in your blender of choice until smooth and creamy!
V2 GREENS Super Clean and Green Smoothie
1 scoop V2 GREENS
1/2 green apple (cored and seeded)
3 celery sticks
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon flax seed
Directions: Mix in your blender of choice until smooth and creamy! Drink immediately while ingredients are freshly blended. f