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Fat-Burning Chocolate Breakfast Smoothie


Prep Time

5 minutes

Prep Notes

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You need to make this your largest meal of the day. But, it’s important to keep it low in sugar, low in carbohydrates and high in protein, fiber and fat. Bacon with eggs is actually a pretty good breakfast – as long as it’s pastured pork and free range eggs!

But, when you don’t have time to cook, this fat-burning smoothie will fill you up and keep you sustained till lunchtime and beyond! This smoothie is also good for those with hypothyroid and digestive issues. The MCT oil is thermogenic (burns fat), the avocado provides you with healthy monounsaturated fats, minerals, Vitamin E and folate, and the pumpkin seeds and raw cacao provide you with magnesium, healthy fats, iron and fiber. I like to use Brazil nuts to get Selenium, which is required for appropriate thyroid hormone synthesis, activation and metabolism. The thyroid gland has the highest selenium content per gram of tissue among all organs. Brazil Nuts have the highest natural source of Selenium. If Maca is new to you, this is a great adaptogenic root that helps the body adapt to stressors of all kinds and boosts energy. It's also most known for its ability to improve fertility, libido and sexual function.

Yields

Serves 1-2

Ingredients

½ avocado

5-6 Brazil nuts

1 tbsp chia seeds

1 tbsp raw pumpkin seeds

1 tbsp sunflower seeds

½ tsp Maca powder

1 tbsp Raw Cacao

Pinch of cinnamon

Handful blueberries or other seasonal berry

1 tbsp MCT Oil or unrefined coconut oil (melted)

NuNaturals Stevia drops (5-6 drops or to taste)

½ cup to 1 cup filtered water, 5-6 ice cubes

Directions

Place all ingredients into a high-powered blender and blend away. Enjoy right away, but you can make the night before, you will need to give it a quick whirl in the morning to incorporate any ingredients that have settled.

Credit

Cindy Santa Ana