The smoothie is from Ivy Larsen at CleanCuisine and you’ll find the details of the recipe at the end.

A little about Macadamia nuts: they are loaded with fat and high in calories – not the kind of food you’d normally think of as healthy. But think again because they reportedly are good for your heart. A word of warning though – one ounce weighs in at 200 calories, so portion control is crucial … a pity as they are so good. If you’d like to read more about them then see our source link at the end.

Ron Rogers, writing at LiveStrong, fills us in a little …

Macadamia nuts are among the fattiest of all nuts. Surprisingly, it may be the fat in the nuts that makes them healthy. The majority of the fat in Macadamia nuts is in the form of monounsaturated fatty acids. A Chinese study published in 2006 in the “International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research” found that 82.6 percent of the fat in macadamia nuts is monounsaturated. In comparison, olive oil, a highly touted source of monounsaturated fatty acids, contains 55 to 83 percent monounsaturated fats. These types of fatty acids benefit the cardiovascular system.

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