One of the main principles of our Tone It Up Nutrition Plan is eating lean, clean, and green. This means dining on whole, unprocessed foods, and this way of eating has some major body-loving benefits. One of the best perks: a faster metabolism! Three (totally natural!) compounds help rev your metabolism: protein, capsaicin, and caffeine. Each one affects your body in a different way to give you more energy and help you reach your fit goals! Check out our three fave recipes using these powerhouse, metabolism-boosting compounds.
Your daily cup of coffee can actually boost your metabolism. Caffeine has been known to give you that extra buzz in the morning and help with mobilizing fatty acids in your bod to use for energy. Lattes from grab ’n’ go places can get really sugary really fast, which offsets the positive perks of caffeine. Try our clean Vanilla Latte version HERE, instead! It uses dates for an added hint of sweetness. Dates are high in fiber, so they give you sustained energy and prevent that afternoon crash.
Banana Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
Protein requires a li’l extra work to break down in your bod, which means your body has to burn extra calories just to use it. Hello, faster metabolism! That’s why we always suggest having protein at every meal. Not only does it boost your metabolism, but it also increases your satiety level, which helps keep you from reaching for those chocolatey snacks! Try our Banana Peanut Butter Overnight Oats recipe HERE. It uses our organic, plant-based Perfect Fit Protein, so you know you’re getting the good stuff!
Spicy Cauliflower Wings
We love cauliflower because it’s so versatile and pairs well with essentially any flavor combo. We baked it with capsaicin-rich chili powder and cayenne. Capsaicin increases your body’s internal temperature, which means your energy system pathways are burning extra calories! Pair this dish with some sriracha or hot sauce and you’ll get even MORE perks. Grab the recipe HERE.
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