Metabolism-Boosting Cranberry, Almond and Granola Breakfast Smoothie

If you love starting your day with a bowl of granola but want a lower-carb option to support your weight-loss goals, you’ll fall head over heels for our Metabolism-Boosting Cranberry, Almond, and Granola Breakfast Smoothie.

We loaded this granola smoothie with nutraceutical ingredients proven to rev up your metabolism, improve digestion, and promote healthy weight loss. It’s a little bit tart, a little bit sweet, a little bit creamy, a little bit crunchy, and 100% good for you and your body.

  •  Servings: 1
  •  Ready In: 5 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup frozen cranberries

  • 1/2 cup frozen mango

  • 1/3 cup orange juice

  • 1/3 cup almond milk

  • 1 tablespoon MCT oil

  • 1 tablespoon almond granola

  • 1 tablespoon dried cranberries

Instructions
  1. Add 1/2 cup of frozen cranberries and 1/2 cup of frozen mango to your blender or food processor.

  2. Pour in 1/3 cup of orange juice and 1/3 cup of almond milk.

  3. Finish with 1 tablespoon MCT oil, 1 tablespoon almond granola, and 1 tablespoon dried cranberries.

  4. Blend until fully combined, and then enjoy!

Health Benefits
  1. Cranberries: the latest research validates this tart berry as a highly effective nutraceutical that can help correct insulin resistance, improve your plasma lipid profile, prevent diet-induced weight gain, and decrease oxidative stress. All these effects can be especially beneficial for individuals  struggling with metabolic complications.

  2. Mango: this sweet and juicy fruit contains high levels of polyphenols, which have anti-inflammatory properties. Studies show adding mango to your diet can reduce your risk of diabetes, decrease your blood pressure, and shift the balance of your gut microbiome in ways that could lead to improved nutrient absorption and boosted metabolism.

  3. Orange juice: upping your vitamin C intake can increase your body’s fat-burning capacity. One study found that upping your citrus fruit intake, for example, by adding orange juice to your morning smoothie, can lead to significant weight loss.

  4. Almond milk: if you’re trying to shed pounds, unsweetened almond milk is a great option for adding a dash of creaminess, since it averages 40 calories per cup yet still provides 50% of your daily recommended calcium intake.

  5. MCT oil: a key ingredient in this metabolism-boosting smoothie, medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) are a kind of fatty acid derived from coconut oil. Research shows they can actually speed up your metabolism, helping you to lose more fat—and stubborn belly fat specifically. They also curb appetite.

  6. Almond granola: the precise nutrition facts of the granola you use will determine its health benefits, but generally speaking, oats offer up generous doses of fiber and iron, while nuts add filling protein and healthy fats.

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