Fats are making a comeback. But it's not easy. If most of us are trying not to look fat, then why would we eat it?
That's essentially what set off the naive low-fat movement in the first place.
Thankfully, we have a better understanding of fat these days. The good kind, polyunsaturated (or mono unsaturated) are critical to good health. They help avoid heart disease, depression, dementia, cancer and arthritis. But it's not just about prevention. Good fats also fuel your brain, helping you feel cognitively sharper.
My favourite good fats are omega 3s so I seek them out like collector items. That means I'm eating wild caught fish once or twice a week, and I'm eating the most dense plant based sources every day. Flaxseeds, walnuts, hemp seeds and chia seeds.
I love having those guys for breakfast in a smoothie, combining them with a bunch of other good fats. This ketogenic friendly recipe goes hard on avocado, coconut and almonds. The vitamins in these high fat foods are great for your skin.
Fat Boy Slim Smoothie
- Spinach - 2 cups
- Avocado - 1
- Almond butter - 1 tablespoon
- Flaxseeds - 2 tablespoons
- Coconut oil - 1 teaspoon
- Vanilla protein powder - 1/2 scoop
- Ice - 1/2 cup
- Canned coconut milk - 1/2 cup
- Water - 1/2 cup
- Blend until creamy