Blast Belly Fat With These Delicious Recipes
MUFAs are fun to say| delicious to eat| and good for you u2014 what’s not to love? Foods high in MUFAs| which stands for monounsaturated fatty acids| help lower your risk of heart diseases and stroke. Not only that| but MUFAs are also known as the flat-belly fat since they have been shown to especially target fat around your midsection. MUFAs are found in many types of nuts (like almonds| walnuts| peanuts| and pistachios)| oils (like cashew oils| olive oils| and flaxseed oils)| as well as other types of foods like avocado| eggs| dark chocolate| and meats. Be sure to add MUFAs to your diet with a few of our favorite recipes below.
| Green Power Smoothie
This green power smoothie would make a great midmorning pick-me-up| especially with the 20 grams of healthy fats it contains (from almonds and avocados). The addition of superfoods like kale and lemon juice takes this smoothie to the next level| nutrition-wise.
| Baked Egg in Avocado
The MUFAs in both the egg and avocado make this simple baked egg in avocado recipe a healthy morning start.
Photo: Lizzie Fuhr
| Raw Vegan Fudge Brownies
Walnuts| chocolate| almonds| nut butter u2014 when it comes to foods high in healthy fats| these raw vegan fudge brownies have it all!
| Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream
Peanut butter is a great source for MUFAs| so why not have your dessert do your body some good? This two-ingredient vegan ice cream is simple to make and a lot more diet-friendly than the real stuff.
Photo: Jenny Sugar
| Salad in Avocado
This refreshing salad in avocado recipe would make the perfect light lunch or side.
Photo: Lizzie Fuhr
| Healthier Guacamole
They may be good for you| but that doesn’t mean that MUFAs aren’t high in calories. Since it’s so hard to stop dipping into addictive guacamole| we love this healthier guacamole recipe that cuts calories but not taste.
| Cinnamon Nut Butter
No need to purchase a jar of nut butter u2014 this MUFA-rich almond| flax| and cinnamon nut butter is perfect for Fall. If you’re in the mood for something different| try our mixed nut butter recipe instead.
| Dark Chocolate Paleo Treats
Dark chocolate is a great source of MUFAs u2014 just be sure to look for low-sugar| high-quality chocolate to get the most health benefits from your treat. This almond and dark chocolate Paleo treat is easy to make and is packed with healthy fats.
Photo: Jaime Young