It’s a fact: your body needs fat. Not the kind packed into a pile of cheese fries, a deep dish pizza or triple-fudge brownie sundae, though. Healthy fats, found in nature’s perfect foods—nuts and seeds, fish, olives, soybeans—are nourishing and essential for many reasons, from putting pep in your step to keeping your skin youthful and glowing. Get your daily dose from two of the tastiest sources in this creamy, naturally sweet smoothie, loaded with healthy-fat superstars, coconut and avocado.
1 cup dairy-free coconut milk beverage (or almond milk)
1/3 ripe avocado
1 scoop soy-free, dairy-free vanilla protein powder
Optional: Raw cacao powder, to taste
Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender or food processor; blend until smooth.
“Mo’s Healthy Morsels”is written by Maura (“Mo”) Knowles, Board Certified Health Coach (A.A.D.P.), Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, member of the International Association of Health Coaches (I.A.H.C.), recipe developer and owner of Mac-n-Mo’s, a low-sugar, no-sodium, gluten-free, vegan baked goods company created by Knowles to help her dad, Mac, a diabetic, after he survived quadruple bypass surgery in 2010. Mo’s recipes for snacks, treats and other fun and healthy dishes appear every week here on the Vitacost blog.
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