Happy Sunday, plant lovers! We are officially THREE WEEKS into the #plantPOWER challenge and today’s topic is one that I’ve been so excited to discuss – and I know that Kasey is too. We’re both equally passionate about fats!
DON’T FEAR THE FAT!
In our culture, we are taught to fear fat. Plain and simple. We are taught the following: eat fat –> get fat –> be miserable. This is a LIE! The way we get “fat” (i.e. unhealthy) is from eating too much of the wrong kinds of foods. Plant-based fats are an essential macronutrient for our bodies. It cushions (protects) our cells and is essential for us to absorb fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. It gives us energy, helps with satisation, and plays a key role in giving us healthy skin, hair, and nails.
Since taking matters into my own hands with the bod pod, I have increased my fat intake even more and have seen miraculous change. My hair and nails are growing faster, for one, and I have even more energy. It goes to show that subtle shifts lead to miraculous change – right Gabby?! I love coconut oil, avocado, nuts, hemp seeds, chia seeds, and flax seeds – and I use them plentifully. I’ll say it again: DON’T FEAR THE FAT! That is one of Kasey and I’s favorite phrases. Vow to take the focus off of your appearance and onto what your body needs to thrive. Start today; start with fat!
Okay, I’m stepping off my soap box now.
Almond Breeze Giveaway
Almond Breeze … How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love the way you cross my lips, when blended in a smoothie.
I love the way you blend in sauces and puddings – it’s all positively groovy!
The only thing you don’t pair with is the occasional glass of wine.
No matter where I am, I know you’ll be divine.
Whether enjoying a meal or snack, I’m always glad to call you mine!
The amazing Blue Diamond Almond Breeze team is gifting THREE of you with two coupons for free almond milk! How cool is that?! I know that almond milk is a staple in many of our #plantPOWEREed lifestyles, so this is definitely going to come in handy for you – and saving you nearly $6.00 in the process!
To enter, all you have to do is the following:
- Leave a comment here telling us YOUR favorite variety and favorite way to use Almond Breeze. Cheesy rhyme is encouraged.
- For extra entries, TWEET and INSTAGRAM pictures of you incorporating plant-based fat and/or Almond Breeze into your meals and snacks with #plantPOWER, #AlmondBreeze, @theloveofkale, and @powercakes.
LET’S START THE NEW WEEK WITH SOME #plantPOWER THUNDER!
Okay, I’m off to church with Matty, Raquel, and our friend Steve. Then, I’m working job number two all day. I’ll catch up with you on Twitter and Instagram!