It’s common knowledge that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But there’s an extra way to boost your metabolism before you pour the milk into your cereal bowl.

Metabolism-boosting smoothie - Women's Health & Fitness

You have been fasting throughout the night, so a cleansing drink will help clear out the toxins and rehydrate your digestive system. Enzymes from raw food ingredients will kick-start your metabolism.

Ingredients (serves 1)

  • 1 stick celery
  • 1 carrot
  • 1⁄4 small beetroot (beet)
  • Small slice of ginger
  • 1 green apple, cut into quarters
  • 3 kale leaves (Tuscan cabbage)

Method

Juice all ingredients in a juice extractor and drink immediately. The enzymes begin to oxidise as soon as you juice, so it doesn’t store well.

Recipe from The Metabolic Clock Cookbook, $24.99.

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