The FDA might still be a bit behind on the most recent science (Frosted Flakes healthier than avocados?), however, it’s now becoming widely accepted that good, high-quality fats are beneficial to your health. And though good sources of fat should be part of your healthy lifestyle, many of us still “fear the fat” and are missing out on all of its benefits.
Fat is essential in our bodies ability to absorb nutrients, create satiety and maintain the health of our heart, brain and overall body. So how do you know if you’re getting enough?
Well, did you start your morning with a delicious green smoothie? Great! But were you hungry again two hours later? If you were, than you were probably missing that satiating element that fat so deliciously provides in the form of nuts, nut butters, seeds and avocados. If you find yourself snacking every 2-3 hours, than it’s time to up the fat factor!
Another morning indicator of too little fat in your diet can be found in your vitamins. Many people begin the morning with a few vitamins (we’re big fans of Vitamin C, Collagen, B12 and activated charcoal). If you’re feeling nauseous after taking a few vitamins, that’s because many of them are fat soluble. Add a bit of fat with your daily vitamins and that feeling of nausea will be old news.
Want to add a little fat to your morning routine? Try this Matcha Tea Green Latte!
Matcha Green Tea Latte
5 minutes. Gluten free. Vegan. Paleo.
- 1c Full Fat Coconut Milk
- 1c filtered water
- 1t matcha green tea
- stevia to taste
- *optional 1T hydrolyzed collagen protein
Begin by heating coconut milk and water in one pot on the stove (don’t boil). Add remaining ingredients. Pour the contents into a blender and blend or 30 seconds at a medium speed. [You could also use an immersion blender on the stove top].
Pour into a mug. Sip. Savor. And enjoy!