Dairy Free. Gluten Free. Soy Free. Low Carb. Low Sugar.
I'm enjoying one of these as I write this blog today! This is a very filling smoothie that I like to use when a sweet or specifically chocolate craving hits. It tastes like dessert but I'm getting lots of healthy fats, protein, and fiber to keep me feeling full and satisfied. Plus, it only has 4.1 grams of sugar and is under 10 grams of carbs per serving. If you can't do chocolate, leave it out and just do Coconut-Macadamia Smoothie:)
Macadamia nuts are a great source of monounsaturated fat, the same type of fat found olive oil and avocados. Monounsaturated fats are hailed as one of the best types of fat to prevent heart disease and several studies show that these healthy fats can also help improve insulin resistance and reduce the risk of diabetes.
Stay tuned tomorrow when we share all about the health benefits of monounsaturated fats on our "What's That?! Wednesday post" plus give you a couple new recipes to help you incorporate these into your diet with ease and deliciousness.
Chocolate-Coconut Macadamia Smoothie (PRINT RECIPE)
2 scoops unflavored, vanilla, or chocolate flavored protein powder of choice*
Heaping 1/3 cup raw, unsalted macadamia nuts
1 heaping tablespoon raw, organic cocoa powder or raw cacao nibs
1 teaspoon ground organic cinnamon
2 tablespoons raw coconut butter or raw coconut manna (different from coconut oil)
OR 1/2 cup of raw, frozen coconut chunks or shavings
1-2 tablespoons chia seeds (optional) for extra fiber boost
2 cups unsweetened non-dairy milk of choice (Coconut, Hemp, or Almond)
1-2 cups ice cubes depending on how thick & cold you like it
*Check out our blog, How to Choose a Protein Powder. And if you like recipes like these, check out our 10 Day Sugar Detox eBook - a 10 day clean eating guide to help you incorporate healthy foods and reduce your sugar and simple carb intake.
Billie Shellist, FDN-P
I practice functional nutrition, an approach that allows me to look at your entire health history and help you find the "root causes" of your chronic health complaints.
This cuts out the trial and error process and helps you get real symptom relief and resolution!
Food is medicine and knowledge is power -I hope you enjoy my anti-inflammatory recipes which are gluten, dairy, and soy free as well as very low grain and sugar.
If you'd like to heal from the root cause(s) of your chronic symptoms, try starting with a complimentary 15-minute consultation. Click here to request your free session.