Kick your metabolism into overdrive by preparing spicy breakfast dishes. Better Homes and Gardens explains that spicy foods — such as hot mustard, hot sauce, chili peppers, salsa, and spices — have the amazing ability to boost metabolism for hours after you’ve polished off a meal. By including a few of these spicy ingredients in your eggs, breakfast casseroles, and muffins, you can ensure that both you and your metabolism start your day on a healthy note. Here are seven easy breakfast recipes that will help you spice up your morning meals.
1. Avocado Toast With Chile Flakes and Crushed Pistachios
Avocado toast with chile flakes and crushed pistachios is a breakfast dish you’ll have time to make even on the busiest of mornings. The metabolism-boosting ingredient in The Bitten Word’s recipe is chile pepper flakes. SFGate explains that chile flakes are thermogenic, meaning they’re able to produce heat in the body and stimulate the metabolism.
- 2 pieces whole-wheat or multigrain bread
- 1 ripe avocado, halved, and pitted
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Red chili flakes
- 2 tablespoons chopped pistachios (optional)
Directions: Toast the bread, then scoop an avocado half onto each piece and smear with a spoon to cover the whole piece of toast. Drizzle olive oil over top, then sprinkle with salt and chili flakes. Add the pistachios, if using, then serve.