Hey guys, I have been on the web and stumble on a great recipe for a smoothie on “http://freetheanimal.com/2011/10/guest-post-creamy-coconut-macacado-smoothie.html. I know, I know, a smoothie? But check it out.
Fat is fattening. It’s easy to think of it that way. However, as most of you probably are well aware, this is a complete joke. Fat provides energy, especially monounsaturated and saturated fat. Our body needs some polyunsaturated fat as well but we want to limit our intake. Thankfully the following smoothie has only 1.96 grams of omega 6 fatty acids. That’s pretty damn good for a total of 813 calories and 74 grams of fat.
* 1/2 Cup Water
* 1/4 Cup Ice
* 4 TBSP Avocado
* 1 Small Banana
* 3/8 Cup Macadamias (salted or unsalted)
* 5/8 Cup or 10 Tbsp Shredded Coconut
If you use a personal blender like the Hamilton Beach one that I love then the shredded coconut may not blend 100%. If you add more avocado then more of it will blend. Not too worry… This recipe is super thick and creamy. Enjoy it with a spoon if need be – it’s what I did. Around 20% of the calories come from carbohydrate which makes it low carb in my book. It has virtually no protein but sometimes your body desires that break from protein. We need our protein but consuming a bunch at every single meal for the rest of your life may not be the best idea.
I buy shredded coconut from Amazon at around $1.60 per package when I buy a 12 pack. I can buy the exact same stuff at a local health food store here in Hawaii for $3.99.
* Carbs: 44 grams (18 from fiber, 17 from sugar)
* Protein: 9 grams
* Fat: 74 grams (35 saturated, 32 monounsaturated, 2 polyunsaturated)
* Calories: 813 (76% fat, 20% carbs, 4% protein)
Some of you may freak out at the 44 grams of carbs. Relax. Realize that 18 of those are from fiber. Also realize that the total caloric intake is 813. Why not share this with one other person and enjoy some sunny side up eggs with it? Now that would be one hell of a low carb paleo breakfast.
Abundant in vitamins and minerals…
The entire smoothie has a lot of vitamin b6, magnesium, potassium, copper and manganese. Go here for the entire nutrition breakdown via NutritionData.com: