All posts filed under: Metabolism Boosters Week

Little Liv’s Superfood Salad

My little sister is home from college for the Easter Holidays and wanted to get involved in metabolism boosters week, so she knocked up this Superfood Salad. What you see before you may seem to be an unusual combination of flavours, but each has its own health benefit and it makes for a very tasty lunch or snacking platter. 1/2 Avocado – boosts the metabolism by protecting the energy-producing part of cells according to Elle. Handful Blueberries – full of great antioxidants, which your body can use to clear free radicals. Handful Walnuts – These contain around seven grams of protein per ounce, making them the best choice for boosting the metabolism says Daniel Bartlett at Huffington Post. 1 Peeled Beetroot – Not a specified metabolism booster, but a certified superfood due to its ability to cleanse and aid digestion. 2 tbsps Pomegranate Seeds – Rich with vitamin A, B and C, all metabolism boosters. 2 Slivers of Cheddar – Cheese is never going to be a health food *sigh* but, calcium is a diet essential. Few Squares Dark Chocolate – Don’t …

Overnight Oats

As you’ve all been told at least twice a week your whole life, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. When it comes to metabolism, this is totally true. According to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center, eating breakfast can increase your resting metabolism by up to 10 percent. So, read below about why this recipe is convenient/fantastic/all you ever hoped or dreamed of and more and make sure you take heed. I am undeniably a night person. So this new (new to me, anyway) ‘porridge that you don’t have to cook and you eat it cold’ thing is pretty much perfect for ensuring I have something in the fridge to suit my grab-n-go routine in the morning. Trying to leave the house by 8:15am and remember my own name is enough of a challenge, so making adequate time to eat a breakfast worthy of the weetabix adverts is just never going to happen. This has been my first attempt at overnight oats and I just used some stuff I had in the cupboard, …

Green Tea, Melon and Ginger Cocktail

Before I begin with the details of this recipe, I will admit that I am not a fan of Green Tea, I tried it when the hype began and it just wasn’t my cup of tea (excuse the pun – actually don’t excuse the pun it’s a great pun.) So when approaching the task of creating this recipe I was somewhat apprehensive, but I promise hand on heart that this tastes fantastic. The reason I forced the challenge of green tea upon myself is, of course, this week’s theme: metabolism boosters. Having done a little research on ingredients that really get the metabolism in gear, I literally could not escape it, it appears everywhere you look. Countless studies have been made to work out what’s going on in that mug, it contains caffeine which in itself has been proven to increase metabolic rates, and the antioxidant catechin – those two working together appears to be what’s making the magic happen. You can learn more about the benefits of green tea from our beloved National Health …