Hello! I hope you had a good week! My week was both productive and relaxing. I did get to hear our little man’s heartbeat on Wednesday. He was moving around like crazy. His heartbeat is my new favorite sound.
For the past year or so, I have been reading about the importance of eating more healthy fats (nuts, seeds, avocados, olives, coconut oil, organic olive oil, and even a little grass-fed butter) and less sugar. One of the people who I have been following closely is Dr. Mark Hyman. I actually heard him speak in Atlanta a few years ago, and he came back to town this week to promote his new book Eat Fat, Get Thin. I didn’t get to hear him speak in person, but he was on PBS last night. Tyler watched a little bit of it with me, and he said, “Hey, you eat this way!” Before I got pregnant, I really started to up my fat intake and limit my carbs. Now that I am pregnant, I am eating fat and carbs. I. Just. Need. Them. The carbs I eat, though, are complex (oats, Ezekial bread, brown rice, and quinoa). I eat very little refined carbohydrates. Dr. Hyman said that eating healthy fats and refined carbohydrates together is not a good thing. Luckily, I crave the good guys!
I eat all of the healthy fats listed above almost daily, but I am not good about rotating what seeds I eat. I definitely gravitate towards chia and sunflower seeds. I bought a huge bag of hemp seeds at Costco last weekend, so I thought I would throw together a smoothie this morning with some kale that needed to be eaten like yesterday. The smoothie was inspired by a recipe from Dr. Taz Bhatia called The Sweet One Green Juice. It is actually more of a smoothie which I prefer because the fiber stays in tact. I added half a banana, one clementine, a handful of kale, 1/2 cup almondmilk, 2 tablespoons of hemp seeds, and a handful of ice to my Vitamix (any blender will work). You guys…hands down best smoothie I have had in a long time! It is dreamy, creamy, and super healthy.
I am headed to Whole Foods Market in a little while to do our weekly shopping, and you better believe I will be buying bananas, oranges, and kale or spinach so I can recreate this ASAP!
Have a great weekend!
What is your favorite healthy fat?