Updated: Aug 15, 2022
How you break your fast with Intermittent Fasting will largely determine if you're going to achieve your wellness/weight loss goals, how you're going to feel the rest of the day and how you will recover from your workout earlier in the day.
Today's Intermittent Fasting break-fast smoothie focuses on easing the transition from a fasted to a fed state while allowing the body to more easily use fat as fuel. This Vanilla Coconut Latte Smoothie incorporates high quality sources of protein in order to boost satiety, prevent sugar cravings and work toward a body recomposition goal.(1) It also contains fiber to help act on the stretch mechanism in the stomach, which in turn tells the brain that you don't need to keep eating. Lastly, this Vanilla Coconut Latte Smoothie uses multiple sources of high quality fats in order to boost the satiety hormone cholecystokinin and help ensure that you won't be hungry during your next fast.
All of these factors combined are what is important to consider for how to break a fast.
This is also what the recipes in the Complete Intermittent Fasting Bundle focus on in order to help thousands of men and women (like Jenny, Ron and Monica - all pictured above) around the world achieve their weight loss and wellness goals. You can learn more about the Complete Intermittent Fasting Bundle with 8 weeks of meal planning and over 100 recipes HERE.
On top of ALL that nutrition awesome-ness, this smoothie also tastes AMAZING.
Scroll down and test out the Vanilla Coconut Latte Smoothie!
Vanilla Coconut Latte Smoothie
5 oz. brewed coffee, cooled (I only use a mold-free organic coffee called Purity. You can get 20% off using code AUTUMN at checkout HERE.)
5 oz. unsweetened coconut or nut milk (not oat milk)
1 serving Autumn's Vanilla Protein Powder
2 Tbsp. coconut butter
1 Tbsp. chia seeds
1/2 frozen banana*
Blend all ingredients until smooth. Optional to top with 1-2 Tbsp. cacao nibs or 2-3 Tbsp. toasted coconut flakes (unsweetened).
*If you're on the more carbohydrate sensitive side, you can swap the banana for 1/4-1/2 cup frozen coconut.
🤓Nerdy Note: Oat milk tends to be much higher in starches than nut or seed milks. Just
10 oz. has about 20 grams of starch, making it not a great option if you are more carbohydrate sensitive and working toward a weight loss goal.
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