So much has happened in the past few days. I’ve returned from the South Island and finished the AYO video as you know, I moved from Central Auckland to Castor bay with a beautiful view on the ocean (will write about that more later) and I’ve started with my raw creations all over again now that I have the space.
I also started a diet (I’m not trying to lose weight) called I Quit Sugar by Sarah Wilson. I bought all her books and read them in two days. It all makes sense now! My ups and downs and cravings for fruit and sometimes getting overboard with very unhealthy sugary sweets. I’ll be frank: there are a few harsh-ish realities to bear in mind if you’re thinking of quitting the white stuff… Sugar of course. The I Quit Sugar programme is based on 8 weeks of quitting fruit, dried fruit any type of sugar like Agave, Fructose or Honey.
Studies say it takes between 21 and 66 days to change a habit from a psychological perspective. Sarah’s experience and research found it took most people the same amount of time to overcome the physical habit of quitting sugar, too. Sugar is a gnarly habit; it’s advised that you pace yourself. At the six-week mark, once the addiction to sugar is broken, you might feel fine to introduce a few pieces of fruit a day back into your diet, as well as some table sugar alternatives. See more at: http://www.iquitsugar.com/start-here/what-does-it-involve/#sthash.liLpbyns.dpuf
Me and Dad started this diet on the Orchestra South Island tour and let me tell you it was a living nightmare! Not only that we had problems with finding a sugar free breakfast, we were constantly hungry! We ended up eating for breakfast a lot of omelettes, salmon, ham and so on. Which was very tough since we are use to oatmeal with fruit and honey. Now that we are home it’s a bit easier, but still a challenge. I crave for sweets on the daily basis!
So here is a simple quick recipe that stop my sweet tooth cravings:
Raw chocolate mousse recipe
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1/2 cup of coconut cream
- 2 tbsp of chia seeds
- 1/2 cup of raw cacao powder
- a pinch of Vanilla and Cinnamon
- If its to thick add coconut water or cream
- Add any sweetener (Agave, Stevia, Honey) if your not on the I Quit Sugar diet 😉
Peanut butter spread
- Just mix 2 tbsp of peanut butter and 1 tbsp of coconut cream and mix. Pour it on the chocolate mousse.