Naturally Sweet

I am a sugar addict. Sure I fought it for sometime and I certainly argued my case when my dentist called me out on it, however I have finally come to terms with it. I am a sugar addict and it’s time to start fighting back.

Now when you are so deep into sugar as I am, simply giving up is not easy, and cutting out the odd sweet treat is not going to happen. I adore fruit and honey so for me the first steps is giving up just refined sugar. Eating natural and hoping it halves my addiction and realigns my taste buds. Here’s hoping!

So far I have managed 9 days and now the tiredness and headaches are over I genuinely feel great, and I am eating so much better.

One of my favourite breakfasts is spelt pancakes. Dairy, wheat and sugar-free, but absolutely delicious! Made simply with spelt flour (about a cup full), 2 teaspoons of baking powder, coconut milk (3/4 cup) and an egg. It really is that easy –  add a good handful of blueberries (so they pop when cooking!) and feel free to add some grated lime zest or vanilla powder for an extra boost or a special treat. Heat some coconut oil or soya butter in the frying pan and then use a tablespoon to add the mixture to the pan. One tablespoon makes one small pancake – and I like to make them small and stack them high!

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I also had my first attempt at making raw chocolate this weekend which was absolutely scrummy! So raw chocolate dunked figs may be on the menu this weekend . . .

Enjoy people, and stay sweet!

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