Guest Post withLizzy Swick
If you’re following a ketogenic lifestyle, it’s easy to focus on one thing: fat. While this is a wonderful thing, don’t forget about all the other nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins and trace minerals that come from eating real and whole foods.
The key with ketogenic diets is that you don’t want to rely on carbohydrates as your main fuel source. It’s not that all carbohydrates are bad. You do need some. And which kinds make all the difference. Net carbohydrates will tell you what you want to know when it comes to helping you determine if what you’re about to eat supports your body in reaching ketosis. Net carbs give you the total carbohydrate amount after the carbohydrates from fiber have been subtracted. Fiber is incredibly important as it will provide healthy food for the beneficial bacteria in your microbiome and it helps to add bulk to your stool, keeping your digestion running smoothly and efficiently. We need to have healthy digestion; if things move too fast you risk losing all of these healthy nutrients. If things move too slow, you aren’t detoxifying and releasing unwanted metabolic breakdown products and environmental toxins. So choose smoothies that have a healthy dose of fiber, like the Chocolate Covered Macadamia Creemie and the Clean & Green Smoothie.
Chocolate Covered Macadamia Creemie.
For A Fat – Fueled Lifestyle
Yields: about 1 1/2 cups
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 2 tablespoons macadamia nuts
- 1 teaspoon MCT oil
- 1 tablespoon coconut butter
- 2 tablespoons chia seed
- 1 tablespoon cacao
- 1 serving of high-quality collagen peptides
Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth, about 1 minute. Best enjoyed cold
Nutritional Analysis Per Serving (1 smoothie): Calories: 460 Fat: 41 g Protein: 10 g Carbohydrate: 22 g Fiber: 14 g Net Carbohydrate: 8 g