Brazil nuts, similar to acai berries can only be found in the amazon forest. They’re an incredibly dense nut, supercharged with nutritional benefits.

They’re packed with a host of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Even though they’re high in fat, it’s the good kind (mono-unsatured) which actually reduces cholesterol. But they’re full of calories, that’s the bad news. Right?

If you’re familiar with this site you’ll know I really don’t believe in counting calories – it’s been a pretty simple shift in my mindset. If I eat mostly high quality food, I won’t have room for low quality food. It seems way to simple but it’s been far more effective for weight loss than anything else I’ve tried and it starts with a Green Smoothie in the morning.

Anyhoo, back to brazil (I wish!) nuts. Similar to cashews, brazil nuts add creaminess, which makes them an awesome addition to Green Smoothies.


Brazil Nuts in a Green Smoothie

 Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Coconut Milk
  • 4 Brazil Nuts
  • 2 Cups Blueberries
  • 1 Cup Spinach
  • 2 Tbsp Hemp Seeds

Instructions

  • Blend it!