Update time

I’ve really picked up my game in been super healthy since my last post, but most especially in the last 7 days. This last week i’ve eaten strict paleo, with my only vice being a small (and i mean tiny) piece of dark chocolate every second night. I’ve replaced my breakie with a green smoothie, i make about a litre of the vege overload and sip it throughout the morn… Gone are the cafe lattes and they’ve been replaced with long blacks. The smoothies have given my metabolism a huge shake up, since monday i’ve lost 2 inches off my waist (so all up 3 inches in nearly a month). I’ve got to be honest the smoothies aren’t the most delightful things, but they’re not offensive. I’ve been having

2 handfuls of spinach

cup of blueberries

stalk of celery

whole lemon (peel off)

knob of ginger

2 glasses of water

chuck it all in the thermomix, on speed 10 for 1-2mins and voila! This literally keeps me full for 4-5hours, and I’m not in a sedentary job, as a barista I’m on my feet for 9 hours a day. The results are fucking unreal!! And because change has happened so fast I’m more determined than i ever have been. My energy levels have doubled and i just feel happier. And the added bonus of weight loss is the cherry on the top (of coconut ice-cream but of course)

Usually by my weekend i’m rooted, so emotionally depleted and physically exhausted from working in hospo (don’t get me wrong, i love my job, its just demanding) but today being the start of my weekend , i’ve been buzzing around cooking, prepping and cleaning, usually i’d plant my arse on the couch and smash out a tv series! The joy of falling off the wagon and getting back on it, is the initial high from fuelling your body with the best possible food. Its contagious! Fuck feeling like shit ever again… This is defiantly a new me!

Soooooo go paleo if you know whats good for ya!

My paleo chocolate

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My paleo chocolate

I’ve been making this chocolate for about 6 mths now, it just hangs in the freezer when hubby and i have a sweet tooth craving. There is no added sugar in it, all natural. And i love it! So it’s time i share the super easy recipe.

With todays batch i used Edna (thermomix)

INSTRUCTIONS
Step 1
Grate 250 grams of cacao butter 5-10 seconds on speed 8. Then Melt 3 mins at 50 degrees celcius. Then add about 1/4 cup of cacao powder

STEP 2
Whilst the cacao butter is melting, chop a handful of cranberries, handful almonds, handful dried apricots, small handful of pistachios and a small chilli.

STEP 3
Combine the melted “chocolate” and the nuts/fruit. Then pour onto a baking tray covered in baking paper. The chocolate won’t be as thick as other chocolate, so its thin with delicious chunky bits! I now leave the tray in the freezer and just break bits off when I’m having sugar craving. But its sugar free!