Usually when it comes to eating healthy, we tend to avoid fats, thinking that it’s a big contributor to weight gain. But this is not the case! There are a lot of positive benefits to eating healthy fats, especially unsaturated fatty acids. These usually include oils and plant-based fats.
Some examples of healthy fat food sources are:
Looking for recipes to incorporate your healthy fats? Try one of these:
In a blender or food processor, blend 1 avocado, 1 banana, 1 tsp cinnamon, 2 tbsp. raw cacao or cocoa powder, 1 ½ C almond milk, and an optional 1 tbsp. of maple syrup, until smooth. Serve in a bowl and enjoy!
Did you know chia is also high in Omega-3’s? Try adding 1/3 cup to 1 C almond or coconut milk with vanilla extract and honey to taste, mix well, and let set in the fridge for 5 hours. When the chia has soaked up the milk, it turns into a thick pudding texture! Add mixed fruits or purees for flavour.
COCONUT OIL ENERGY BALLS:
Add 1 C oats, ½ C nut butter of your choice, cinnamon to taste, 1 tbsp. honey, ¼ C chocolate chips (or cacao nibs) and 1 tbsp. coconut oil to a food processor and blend until all ingredients are well incorporated. Roll into 2 inch balls and keep in fridge until serving!