I LOVE sugar!!

It has been two weeks since I’ve started my no sugar challenge and I thought I would give an update.

The first week was fine. I did have some cravings but I had all sorts of other things to eat. But I did notice a difference in my digestion system, or at least, that is what I think.

My intestines where completely off the road. I won’t go in to to much detail but lets say it wasn’t pretty. So that had been playing up all week and at the end of the week my intestines where back to normal (happy me!).

Halfway through my second week I almost wanted to stop. Basically because I was just sick of not being allowed to eat cookies or cake or whatever.

But I did found something to make up for that. I made my own cookies without sugar and I also made avocado brownies (seriously delicious!! You should try it, golden combination). I am not taking any credit for the recipes because I got them on the internet but I will put the recipes down below so you can try them out yourself.

For the healthy sugar parts, or natural sugars, I just eat a lot of fruit and I make myself smoothies every morning,
Yesterday I made a banana with coconut milk ice cream!

Avocado Brownies Recipe:

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Ingredients for the bottom layer:
• 150g unsalted almonds
• 130 grams of dates, soaked in water for 10 minutes
• 1 tablespoon of raw cocoa powder

For the filling:
• 1 ripe avocado
• 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil extra virgin
• 1 ripe banana
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
• pinch celtic sea salt

For the topping:
• 3 tbsp raw cocoa powder
• 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil extra virgin
• Raw honey, coconut blossom sugar, palm sugar or yacon syrup to taste

Preparation:
Place the ingredients for the bottom layer in a food processor and grind it finely. Press the mixture evenly into the bottom of a square baking pan lined with baking paper.

Mix the filling ingredients in the food processor until mixture and spread evenly over the bottom layer of brownie. Put this in the freezer for 10 minutes while you are making the topping.

In a small bowl, combine the topping ingredients. After those 10 minutes, pour the filling evenly over the filling. Put it in the freezer again for about fifteen minutes (until everything is solidified).

(I got this recipe of Facebook from an account called Healthy Lifestyle Facts)

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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Ingredients:
• 100g instant oats
• 90g whole wheat flour
• 1 ½ tsp (4g) baking powder
• 1 ½ tsp (4g) ground cinnamon
• 1/8 tsp (1g) salt
• 2 tbsp (28g) coconut oil or unsalted butter, melted
• 1 large egg, room temperature
• 1 tsp (5mL) vanilla extract
• 120mL agave
• 40g raisins
Preparation:
Whisk together the oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the coconut oil or butter, egg, and vanilla. Stir in the agave. Add in the flour mixture, stirring just until incorporated. Fold in the raisins. Chill for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 325°F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
Drop the cookie dough into 15 rounded scoops onto the prepared sheet, and flatten slightly. Bake at 325°F for 11-14 minutes. Cool on the pan for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.
(I got this recipe on a website called http://amyshealthybaking.com)

Snacktime

    The cookies and brownies helped with satisfying the need to eat cookies. And as a snack at around 4 or 5 Pm I would dip small carrots in hummus. And I also found tortilla chips without sugar so I could dip them in hummus as well. 

    I Must Have Lost Some Weight?!

    As for the weight loss I didn’t see any difference with that. I thought that after my first week with the intestines I would have lost at least 2 kg, but I did not lose or gain any weight so that didn’t matter.
    I did decide to not be to hard on myself. If someone brings over a cookie or ice cream than I can have a little and not feel bad about it. This challenge thing has to be fun and not annoying.

    So I did came to the conclusion that I was (and maybe still am) addicted to sugar. I just have the biggest sweet tooth. I think I might miss the chocolate the most..

    I’ll keep you updated throughout the rest of the weeks.

    Love, Emma

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    1 Comment

    1. July 17, 2015 / 10:41 pm

      Empie heeeeel leuk dit allemaal! Ik zou alleen wel threw even veranderen in trough (Halfway threw my second week I almost wanted to stop -> halfway trough my second week) 😉

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