I have to start by telling you that this fat bomb breakfast smoothie has seriously changed my life.
If you’ve been following along in my series on adrenal fatigue, then you already know how I’ve been struggling with blood sugar instability over the past couple of years. This may not sound like a big deal, but it meant that I had to constantly worry about carrying healthy snacks with me and having meals ready because if I didn’t eat every 2 – 3 hours, I would get shaky, anxious, and lightheaded. Since discovering that adrenal fatigue was contributing to my blood sugar issues, I’ve made a few more tweaks to my diet (you can read the full post here) and one of the biggest changes was adding more (healthy) fat to my diet.
During my research on adrenal fatigue and blood sugar, I came across Kelly Brogan, a board-certified psychiatrist who uses food to treat her patient’s mood issues. (If you’re not familiar with her, I love this interview she did with Marie Forleo and her book is also really interesting.) This smoothie is a variation of her KB Smoothie recipe and it has changed. my. life.
I always used to eat breakfast, but even when I would eat a veggie and egg scramble, I found myself getting shaky and starving only 2 hours later. Now, I can eat this smoothie and I’m completely full for at least 4 hours. Plus, when I finally do start to get hungry, I don’t feel shaky or have a blood sugar drop! This fat bomb breakfast smoothie is amazing and I hope it changes your life the way it has mine!!
This smoothie contains a few ingredients:
- Pastured (raw) eggs: I have a feeling that the thought of eating raw eggs is going to make some people nervous and I completely understand. I was always raised to believe that eggs should never be eaten raw due to salmonella. However, eggs are safe to eat raw if the eggs are fresh and come from pastured hens (hens raised out in the open, not in confined conditions). (You can read more in the comments on Kelly’s post as well as here on the Nourished Life.)
- Coconut oil: provides healthy fats for satiety and energy
- Almond butter (or sunbutter): provides healthy fats for satiety
- Spinach: adds greens for fiber and nutrients
- Flax meal: adds fiber and omega-3 fatty acids
- Cinnamon: helps to stabilize blood sugar
- Berries: great source of antioxidants
- Raw cacao powder: great source of minerals
- Collagen hydrolysate: great source of nutrients and protein (be sure to look for a grassfed source)
But, how does it taste?
This fat bomb breakfast smoothie is sooo delicious! I love how thick and creamy it is, plus it’s not super sweet. (If you want it to be a tad sweeter, I like to add a few drops of vanilla stevia.)
A final note about fat:
Since I used to have gallstones and had gallbladder surgery last year, I was nervous about eating too much fat (even healthy sources of fat), but I’ve found that increasing my intake of healthy fats has actually helped to increase my satisfaction at meals, increase my energy, and help me to sleep better. If you have a hard time digesting fat or have gallstones or any gallbladder issues, I would recommend taking a digestive enzyme along with this smoothie (as well as most meals). This brand is the one that’s been most helpful for me.
Hope you enjoy it!
- 1 - 2 cups spinach
- ¾ cup water
- 2 pastured (raw) eggs
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon almond butter or sunbutter
- 1 tablespoon cacao powder
- 3 tablespoons collagen hydrolysate
- 1 tablespoon flax meal
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup frozen berries
- 5 - 10 drops liquid vanilla stevia (optional)
- Add spinach, water, eggs, coconut oil, almond butter or sunbutter), cacao powder, collagen, flax meal, and cinnamon to a blender. Blend until smooth and coconut oil is incorporated.
- Add the frozen berries and stevia drops (if using) and blend until smooth. Enjoy immediately.