7 Metabolism-Boosting Drinks You Can Sip All Day Long
Just like our internet, makeup routine, and drive-thru order, we like our metabolism to be as fast as possible. However, just as we have limited control over the assembly of our cheeeseburger, the same goes for the speed of our metabolism. For the most part. As it turns out, there are some strategic tweaks to our diet that can actually rev up our metabolism (at least temporarily) so that we’re not only more energised, but more efficiently burning calories. Sounds good, no? Even better, you can effectively kick your system into over-drive by simply drinking your favourite beverage. To make your life just a little bit easier, we rounded up some of our favourite superfoods (in the form of powders, oils, and elixirs) that are not only tasty, but totally great for your metabolism. All you have to do is add them to your drink of choice—from a big glass of lemon water to a post-workout smoothie. Keep reading to discover our favourite metabolism-boosting bevvies.
Moon Juice Maca Powder ($32)
As a buzzy member of the adaptogen family, maca root powder is having a serious moment in the health and wellness sphere. It's known for increasing stamina, improving hormone and adrenal health, and even surging your libido--all of which are a directly correlated to a healthy metabolism.
Pair it with: coffee, teas, or smoothies.
Gaia Herbs Golden Milk ($19)
To naturally speed up your metabolism, ditch sugar, artificial sweeteners, and other foods that encourage inflammation (like fast food and other highly refined ingredients), and replace them with warming spices like turmeric which have the same metabolism-revving effect as cayenne and ginger.
Pair it with: smoothies, or warmed almond and coconut milk.
Cacao + Cinnamon
Sun Potion Organic Anandamide 'Bliss Alchemy' ($33)
As seen on the feeds of food bloggers, wellness experts, and even celebrities, this holy-grail powder is the ultimate tonic of superfoods. Raw cacao (known for supporting a healthy metabolism) is the star ingredient, but other divine additions like cinnamon, turmeric, cayenne, and black pepper enhance the benefits even further.
Pair it with: water, smoothies, coffee, or warmed almond and coconut milk.
Vital Proteins Collagen Beauty Water - Melon Mint ($63)
Loaded with protein, collagen encourages lean muscle mass and boosts metabolism by helping your body with the conversion of essential nutrients. In English: it improves your body's ability to convert your food to energy—aka more productivity, less fat storage.
Pair it with: water, smoothies, and teas.
Bulletproof Brain Octane Oil ($53)
We're big fans of MCT oil here at Byrdie HQ and talk about its benefits frequently. Our favourite perk: the oil's ability to burn fat like no other. We like to take the metabolism-boosting effects one step further by adding a tablespoon to our morning coffee drink or tea.
Pair it with: coffee and smoothies.
Sunfood Organic Matcha Powder ($33)
Health experts applaud matcha for many a benefit (hello, antioxidants), but especially love on it as a fabulous, metabolism-boosting alternative to coffee. Essentially, the caffeine kicks your system into overdrive sans the jitters and crash associated with your daily cup of joe.
Pair it with: hot water, smoothies, or warm almond and coconut milk.
Apple Cider vinegar
Bragg Organic Raw Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar ($11)
Honestly, what can't apple cider vinegar do? We've had a love affair with the stuff for awhile now, but we took our relationship to the next level after discovering it can seriously boost our metabolism. According to Dr. Axe, apple cider vinegar contains a specific organic acid (called cetic acid) that's been shown to rev up a sluggish system. Our advice: it's a far cry from apple juice, so make sure you dilute it.
Pair it with: warm water and lemon, smoothies, and teas.
Next up, check out these 6 Things You Should Never Do for a Healthy Metabolism.