Do you love green smoothies as much as I do? I have one nearly every day, adding in kale, chard, spinach or parsley and watercress into mine. Green smoothies are so delicious and nutritious. If you have digestive problems, it’s the perfect way to add extra greens into your diet.
But here’s the deal – you need to add some healthy fats into your green smoothies for your body to be able to digest and absorb all the vitamins and goodness because the vitamins in the greens are fat soluble.
Woah, you’re thinking, adding fats into a smoothie? I thought smoothies were all about weight loss and being healthy?
Yes! Adding healthy fats into a smoothie WILL make you healthier. Good fats have so many health benefits, including:
- Provide essential fatty acids
- Keep our skin soft and our hair and nails beautiful and strong
- Help curb cravings
- Deliver fat soluble vitamins (perfect for green smoothies)
- Provide a great source of energy
- Protect our heart
Here are my top 5 favorite healthy fats to add to your green smoothie. Try them in your next smoothie and let me know how you like them!
- 1/4 ripe avocado
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 5-8 walnuts
- 1 teaspoon almond butter
- 5-8 cashews