Since I got my Breville blender earlier this year, I have been experimenting with different smoothie recipes – some definitely more successful than others.
Losing Too Much Weight
The recipe I’m about to share below was born out of a need to step on the brakes for my weight loss with keto, doing OMAD (one meal per day). Because I work out quite a lot, I was struggling to get enough calories in… but OMAD was definitely the best option for my gut health, so what’s a girl to do?
The answer is… liquid food! I decided to have my liquid meal at breakfast and keep my other meal to about 1 PM, since eating at night tends to keep me awake more during the night.
This recipe is obviously not vegan because of the eggs and collagen powder but you can make it vegetarian by excluding the collagen.
Blueberry and Almond Raw Egg Smoothie Recipe
- 2 raw eggs
- 75 grams of frozen, unsweetened blueberries – Replace with raspberries for a lower net carb count – 4 g vs 11.7 g
- 200 mL unsweetened almond milk
- 2 tbls almond butter
- 1 tbls MCT oil
- 1 scoop of collagen powder (plain, unflavoured)
Optional: a dash of vanilla extract + 2 teaspoons of erythritol
- Calories: 555 (yes, this is a LOT which is just what I wanted since I’m trying to gain and get stronger)
- Protein: 27.2 g
- Carbohydrates: 15.1 g
- Fat: 44.4 g
I have then have my morning coffee with 2 tbsp of double cream (HWC to my American friends) to add a bit more fat in and to even out the macros. As you can see, the smoothie macros are more for weight gain than weight loss.
Since I became fully fat adapted, I have definitely noticed that the higher I go on the fat, the more weight I lose (provided I stick to my recommended daily calorie intake). Not only that but the time of day I eat seems to make quite a big difference too.
For instance, the same amount of calories on 2MAD as on OMAD kept my weight loss stalled for a couple of weeks. I didn’t actually want to lose massive amounts of weight when I switched to OMAD, nor did I expect it to happen… but I lost 1.5 kg in four days even though I’m already in the lower BMI range.
Part of the accelerated weight loss probably has to do with the fact that I switched the time of day to lunch instead of tea/supper. I really can’t think of any other reason because when I did OMAD at tea time in the past, to fit in with the family schedule, the weight loss was slower even though I had more weight to lose then.
The good thing about all the experimenting I’ve been doing this way is that I’m better prepared to help my future wellness and weight loss clients, no matter where they find themselves. It’s one thing reading about it in a book and a totally different thing to be able to speak from experience of both struggling with losing weight and to maintain.
Love & Light,