SmoothieSo it’s been a great morning, you’ve finished your workout and you’re psyched!  Headed to grab a fresh smoothie and call it a successful start to the day.  Wait, not so fast.  Your choice in smoothie has a huge effect on your metabolism for the next several hours.  The right supplement will have your body humming like a well-oiled machine, burning energy efficiently and maximizing the effect of your workout.  Choosing the wrong smoothie could cause that churning metabolism to almost grind to a halt, virtually reversing the effect of your workout.

It should come as no surprise that a drink loaded with sugar can work against you, but even an all natural, organic, plant-based smoothie with no sugar added could slow your metabolism and prevent fat loss.  The key is understanding the metabolic effects of the various macronutrients.  Ideally, the right supplement will kickstart your metabolism into high gear.  You’ll burn fat and become a leaner version of yourself with more energy and productivity.  If weight loss is desired, choose a supplement high in protein and low in carbohydrate (natural or otherwise), and remember that fat is not your enemy when it comes to metabolism.