Sometimes the food we eat for dinner is hard to digest and disrupts our sleep. While we sleep, the metabolism slows down to resting rate, and if our food is not metabolized properly beforehand, it tends to turn into fat. Ideally, the last meal we eat would encourage the metabolism to burn fat.
With the right selection of ingredients, you can tell your metabolism to keep burning fat when it wants to slow down.
Smoothies are perfect for our last meal of the day as you aid your body in digesting the food so it can rest and you can sleep faster. A healthy smoothie that promotes fat burning is even better.
If you want to slim down and burn fat more efficiently, you need to combine a healthy source of protein with fiber.
A great way to add lots of fiber to your diet is through leafy greens. This smoothie contains fiber-rich leafy greens that will help you burn fat as well as nut-based protein.
Chard contains vitamins C, K, A and E as well as minerals that will promote faster metabolism and regulate blood sugar levels.
Flax seeds and almonds are a great source of healthy proteins and omega-3 fatty acids that won’t overwhelm your metabolism while you sleep.
Cayenne pepper will help your body continue burning fat while it rests. Lemon juice flushes out toxins, and cucumber helps your body stay hydrated and burn belly fat while you sleep.
Since the goal is to sleep faster and better, you will avoid animal-based protein at night, as it could be hard on the digestive system.
Thus, nuts and seeds are the perfect type of protein to add to your pre-bed-time smoothie.
This recipe combines the most powerful ingredients that will help you burn fat and sleep well. Because this smoothie is designed to burn fat while you sleep, have it as your last meal or after your last meal.
- 1 handful of chard, chopped
- ½ cucumber
- 1 tsp. ground flax seeds
- 1 tablespoon almonds
- Juice from ½ orange
- A squeeze of lemon juice
- 1 pinch of cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon coconut butter
- ½ cup coconut water (adjust to reach desired consistency)
- ½ cup ice
Blend everything in a blender until you reach desired consistency.
The smoothie can be modified by substituting spinach or kale for chard. Incorporate it into your evening routine for optimal health and fat burning capability.
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