9 Great Drinks for Your Metabolism

Looking to speed up your metabolism? These natural, healthy drinks can help! 
9 Great Drinks for Your Metabolism

Last update: 28 February, 2019

If you’re looking for a natural way to lose those extra pounds or just to detox your body, take a look at these drinks for your metabolism. They’re perfect for speeding up your metabolism and will help you out in your weight loss journey.

1. Drinks for your metabolism: mint tea

A cup of mint tea.


  • 7 tablespoons of loose-leaf green tea
  • 7 cups of water
  • A handful of fresh mint leaves
  • 1 or 2 lemons


  • Firstly, prepare the green tea to make the base of this metabolism-boosting drink.
  • Then heat the water in a pot, and, once boiling, add the 7 tablespoons of green tea.
  • Let steep for 10 to 15 minutes, strain, and pour into a jar. Set aside and chill.
  • Finally, add the mint leaves and lemons, and cut into slices.

How to consume

  • Let the ingredients marinate for a few hours.
  • Then put the jar in the fridge overnight and let sit until the next day.
  • In the morning, it will be ready. Drink a cup every day for a week on an empty stomach, and you’ll see the difference.

2. Strawberry smoothie

Due to its many nutrients, this smoothie will provide the protein you need and keep your muscles healthy. In addition to that, the strawberries make it one of the best drinks for your metabolism, and will help to speed it up.


  • 2 cups of skim milk
  • 1 cup of strawberries
  • 1/2 cup of oats
  • 1 cup of natural low-fat yogurt
  • 1/4 cup of linseed


  • Add all ingredients to a blender and process until all lumps are gone.

3. Fruit smoothie

Thanks to nutrient-rich ingredients like grapefruit, this smoothie is great at getting your metabolism going.


  • The juice from 2 grapefruits
  • 2 slices of pineapple
  • 1 cup of raspberries
  • 1/2 cup of water


  • Firstly, add the grapefruit juice along with the slices of (previously washed) pineapple and raspberries to a blender.
  • Then add the half cup of water to help with the blending.
  • Process everything for a few minutes and then it’s ready to enjoy.

4. Apple smoothie

A glass of apple smoothie

Apples are perfect at cleansing your body and helping to burn extra fat. With this smoothie, you’ll be strengthening your muscles and burning any fat that your body doesn’t need.


  • 1 cup of natural low-fat yogurt
  • 2 cups of skim milk
  • 1 apple (if organic, you can leave the peel on)
  • 1/2 cup of almonds
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • Cinnamon (to taste)


  • Firstly, add the yogurt and skim milk to a blender.
  • Then cut the apple into pieces, remove the seeds, and add to the blender.
  • After that, put the almonds into the blender as well and process for a few minutes until well-mixed.
  • Finally, add the honey and cinnamon, if you like, and process until smooth.

5. Chocolate smoothie

Is there anything more delicious than chocolate? Well, now we know that it can also help speed up your metabolism! This drink is also ideal for consuming more natural protein. If you mix it with coffee, you’ll be getting your metabolism moving.


  • 2 cups of skim milk
  • Powdered cocoa (without sugar)
  • 1/2 cup of oats
  • 1/4 cup of amaranth
  • 1 teaspoon of instant coffee
  • Honey (to taste)


  • Process all ingredients until smooth.

6. Spice tea

A selection of spices.

This is one of the best drinks for your metabolism. The best herbs and spices you can use are green tea, pepper, and cinnamon. They will create a metabolism-boosting tea, and, if you add honey for sweetness, you’ll also be detoxing your body.


  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon of loose-leaf green tea
  • Honey (to taste)
  • 1 pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of powdered cinnamon


  • Firstly, prepare the green tea as usual, and pour into your mug
  • Then add the honey, and the cayenne (but in a smaller amount than the honey)
  • Finally, add the cinnamon, mix well, and consume

7. Spicy mango mandarin smoothie

This spicy smoothie made with mangoes and mandarin oranges is a perfect combination for speeding up your metabolism.


  • 1 cup of mango
  • 2 mandarins
  • Cayenne pepper (to taste)


  • Process the mango and mandarins in a blender until well-mixed, and then add the cayenne.

This mixture of fruits is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals and goes wonderfully with the cayenne.

Remember that cayenne is great if you’re looking to get your metabolism going. The amount you add will depend on whether you want to highlight the spice or the flavor of the fruit.

8. Blueberry smoothie

A glass of blueberry smoothie.

This blueberry smoothie is high in antioxidants and will help detoxify your liver, as well as being one of the best drinks for your metabolism. Blueberries contain a significant amount of amino acids that you body needs and will also help fight fluid retention.


  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • 1 cup of milk


  • Process both ingredients until well-mixed.

One way to mix it up when making smoothies like this is to switch out the blueberries for other berries like raspberries or cherries. You can also use almond milk in place of conventional milk.

9. Watermelon juice

Watermelon is high in arginine, one of the amino acids your body needs to get your metabolism moving and burn fat. It’s great for summertime.


  • 1 slice of watermelon, seeded


  • To take advantage of the goodness of watermelon, all you have to do is remove the seeds and process for a few minutes in the blender.
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