Healthy Fats Smoothie

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Enjoying healthy carbohydrates is so pleasurable. They not only provide lasting energy but vegetable-carbohydrates in particular are loaded with nutrients and antioxidants that signal the intricate hormonal system that all is well, and healthy. The carrots, beets, flaxseed and maca help restore balance to your hormones by promoting healthy progesterone levels and encouraging the appropriate metabolism of estrogen. 

Women need healthy fats but we don’t always get enough of them.  I love slipping fatty nuts into smoothies and snacks and always carry some in my purse for those “whenever” moments.

In this recipe, I love using pili nuts (okay to sub macadamia nuts) since they provide an excellent source of monounsaturated fats which satiate hunger while providing the building blocks that support cell membranes.  The flavor of this is smoothie warming, full of comfort and offers up a lot heartiness.  I love enjoying it later in the day too by the way.  It’s even a wonderful quick dinner as well, served a long a side salad or some chopped vegetables if you are on the go!

Serves: 1

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: none

  • 1 cup water 
  • 1/4 cup finely grated unpeeled carrots
  • 1/4 cup coarsely grated raw beets plus 2 beet leaves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cup pili nuts
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  •  (optional)1 tablespoon monk fruit powder or honey
  • 3 ice cubes

Add all of the ingredients to a blender and puree until silky smooth.  Enjoy immediately.

Nutrition Facts

(serving size: 1 smoothie) Fat: 16 g Protein: 6 g Fiber: 8 g Carb: 17 g Net Carb: 9 g

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