I’m not going to sugar coat this!
It’s the time of year where sweet treats are everywhere and if we’re not careful we can overload on them. This causes the “baddies” in our gut to go into a frenzy, for our blood sugar levels to spike and our mood to go from good to bad rapidly.
How important is eating well during this time? Just as important as ever!!
Whilst it can be challenging to avoid these foods it’s important to continue to feed the “goodies” in our gut and remember that things like this should be an “occasional” thing.
Personally I’d rather avoid them all together as this is not food. The more of this kind of thing we eat the more we crave it! How do you stop the cravings? Be prepared for them by having nutrient dense food, like nuts, close by. OR have a go at making these delicious Christmas Pudding Bliss Balls.
Increasing the probiotic rich food you eat will help those goodies tackle the baddies.
And always remember to practice kindness to oneself. If you eat something that’s not so great then be mindful of the self talk and find a way to create a positive mindset.
Love ya guts 😘
Christmas Pudding Bliss Balls
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup pepita's
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
2 teaspoons mixed spice
1/2 teaspoon concentrated natural vanilla extract
Juice of 1/2 an orange
2 strips of orange zest (optional for garnish)
1 cup unsalted raw cashews
Water to cover
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup or honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Dash sea salt