Aloha ladies and gentlemen! This is Todd, better known as Primal Toad, with a special smoothie recipe to pass on to you. Many of you may know me from blogging over at PrimalToad.com. I am the author of Toadally Primal Smoothies which you can buy for only $5. I'm a primal enthusiast who is helping bring primal/paleo/ancestral health to the mainstream. Why? I wish to save lives. Let's get to the smoothie...
Have you ever drank an entire smoothie that has 74 grams of fat? If you have tried Richard's latest Fat Bomb Smoothie then you just fell short. It still amazes me how we think fat is fattening. Just yesterday I was at the local grocer and 2 fat ladies were looking at crackers. The were comparing the fat, calorie and salt content. What a joke. Just get out of that damn isle and head on over to the meat and then produce section. It truly can be that simple! It was sad in a way because they seemed like they were doing what they felt was right.
Fat is fattening. It's easy to think of it that way. However, as most of you probably are well aware, this is a complete joke. Fat provides energy, especially monounsaturated and saturated fat. Our body needs some polyunsaturated fat as well but we want to limit our intake. Thankfully the following smoothie has only 1.96 grams of omega 6 fatty acids. That's pretty damn good for a total of 813 calories and 74 grams of fat.
- 1/2 Cup Water
- 1/4 Cup Ice
- 4 TBSP Avocado
- 1 Small Banana
- 3/8 Cup Macadamias (salted or unsalted)
- 5/8 Cup or 10 Tbsp Shredded Coconut
If you use a personal blender like the Hamilton Beach one that I love then the shredded coconut may not blend 100%. If you add more avocado then more of it will blend. Not too worry... This recipe is super thick and creamy. Enjoy it with a spoon if need be - it's what I did. Around 20% of the calories come from carbohydrate which makes it low carb in my book. It has virtually no protein but sometimes your body desires that break from protein. We need our protein but consuming a bunch at every single meal for the rest of your life may not be the best idea.
I buy shredded coconut from Amazon at around $1.60 per package when I buy a 12 pack. I can buy the exact same stuff at a local health food store here in Hawaii for $3.99.
- Carbs: 44 grams (18 from fiber, 17 from sugar)
- Protein: 9 grams
- Fat: 74 grams (35 saturated, 32 monounsaturated, 2 polyunsaturated)
- Calories: 813 (76% fat, 20% carbs, 4% protein)
Some of you may freak out at the 44 grams of carbs. Relax. Realize that 18 of those are from fiber. Also realize that the total caloric intake is 813. Why not share this with one other person and enjoy some sunny side up eggs with it? Now that would be one hell of a low carb paleo breakfast.
Abundant in vitamins and minerals...
The entire smoothie has a lot of vitamin b6, magnesium, potassium, copper and manganese. Go here for the entire nutrition breakdown via NutritionData.com: CCMC.PrimalSmoothies.com.
Do you want more recipes that are similar but different? How about a couple recipes with 1 gram of sugar? Are you a fan of kombucha? Do you use primal fuel? I know you love chocolate. Have you ever enjoyed a smoothie with coffee? Sour cream? Leafy greens like spinach? Maybe you have been a smoothie fan your entire life but now eat paleo/primal and thus are clueless as to where to start. You don't want too much sugar but are fine with a little bit.
This is why I created Toadally Primal Smoothies. Due to it's success I've decided to go crazy and create a minimum of a dozen more Toadally Primal Smoothie eBooks. One will be dedicated to all coffee smoothies, another to primal fuel, leafy greens, tropical fruits, kombucha, coconut meat, coconut water/juice, avocado and more. A favorite among many will be the low carb and very low carb editions.
Right now you can buy Toadally Primal Smoothies for only $5. It has 52 recipes with a few more to come prior to the final update this October. Soon I'll have pre-orders for the other editions at $1 each. You're welcome!