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This 'Booster Breakfast' Has Baby Coconut Milk!

Who says healthy doesn't have to taste good? Here is an easy-to-prepare smoothie recipe that includes figs, almonds and baby coconut milk. Enjoy!

A booster breakfast that's like drinking custard, I kid you not.

4 to 6 figs, dried or fresh, any kind will do. When in season, I prefer the fresh.

4 to 6 raw almonds (no more if you're down-sizing like me.)

1 cup of baby-coconut milk. A mature coconut does not have the same health properties as the baby coconut.

1 raw egg without the shell

2 to 3 cups of filtered water

Liquify together in a Vita-mix or other high-powered blender

Drink and Enjoy! below, I've included some info regarding Medium Chain  Triglycerides contained in baby coconut milk,

Medium chain triglycerides found in baby coconut milk are more easily digested by the body than other fat molecules. They are also a direct energy source for the body. In this sense, they mimic the function of carbohydrates. They reach the liver faster and are more readily absorbed and used. 

Consumption of medium chain triglycerides has been shown to encourage caloric thermogenesis at a rate greater than if MCT consumption had not occurred. The body can use MCT's for a number of purposes. These include being used for muscle energy, fat burning, and for the production of adenosine triphosphate. 

Although conflicting data has arisen regarding the efficacy of medium chain triglycerides for weight loss, anecdotal evidence continues to mount that MCT's are effective for weight loss and athletic performance.

Consuming MCTs like baby cocnut milk, has been shown to lower bad fat cravings because the body gets satiated with good-for-you fats.

Almonds are a rich source of vitamin E, containing 26 mg per 100 g (Table). About 20 percent of raw almond is high quality protein, a third of which are essential amino acids. They are also rich in dietary fiberB vitaminsessential minerals and monounsaturated fat (see nutrient table), one of the two "good" fats which potentially may lower LDL cholesterol. Typical of nuts and seeds, almonds also contain phytosterols, associated with cholesterol-lowering properties.

Potential health benefits, which have not been scientifically validated, include improved complexion and possibly a lower risk of cancer. Preliminary research associates consumption of almonds with elevating blood levels of high density lipoproteins and lowering low density lipoproteins. A preliminary trial showed that, in spite of the high fat content of almonds, using them in the daily diet might lower several factors associated with heart disease, including cholesterol and blood lipids. - wikipedia

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