I have a new love in my life…. his name is Coconut.
I have had some digestive issues recently so I talked to my acupuncturist about it (she is the best). Things are going great with the gluten free business but I have had a hard time with my belly as of late. She has always told me I need to consume more fat but my problem has been finding a food that is low in calories but high in good fat. Well ladies and gentleman, my problems have been solved.
I told her what I was putting in my shakes and she suggested I add coconut oil. God bless her heart. Coconut tastes amazing and is the perfect solution.
Coconut Heaven: Vanilla Coconut Yogurt with Kind Gluten Free Granola, Coconut Oil from Trader Joes
I am also really into Coconut Yogurt. I love the flavor (could be served as a dessert), the low calories, and fat content. Great as an afternoon snack or paired with high protein granola.
Blueberry Coconut Yogurt, Vanilla Kind Gluten Free Granola, Blackberries, Blueberries, and Banana
And the grandest treat of them all, my shake!
Chocolate Coconut Protein Green Smoothie
(vegan and gluten free)
This shake is incredibly balanced. Here is the breakdown:
This shake will leave you full and provide your intestines and kidneys the support they need to break down all of that fiber.
1 c of kale
2 c of spinach
1 packet of chocolate Tera’s Whey protein powder (this is a local product, if you can’t find a gluten free chocolate powder use vanilla and add cocoa powder)
1 tbsp organic coconut oil
1/2 c unsweetened vanilla almond milk
6 ice cubes
1/2 c cold water
Store the remaining banana in the fridge
1. Place ice cubes, liquids, and powder into blender.
make sure to put the oil in the middle otherwise it will stick to the walls of the blender
2. Layer greens on top of liquids.
3. Place on liquefy and blend until forthy and even.
Delicious lunch or breakfast, almost like dessert!