Its summer here in the land of Oz (Australia) and the sun has been shining. Naturally our bodies crave fresh food with this weather, and for me its all about the seasonal fruit. Watermelon has to be one of my favourite summer fruits to munch into. I remember sitting on the front step, as a child, with a huge wedge of this delicious fruit, munching away until the juice was dripping down my chin. Thankfully my kids have inherited my taste for it (hubby isn’t a fan). On a hot day like today, I came up with this refreshing smoothie to cool the kids down after school and sports. I had to have a glass too of course.
The best part of blending this up in something like the Thermomix, is that you are getting the whole fruit, not just the juice. Fruit naturally contains two types of sugars; sucrose and fructose. The sucrose can be taken care of by the body and processed properly, but fructose goes undetected until it hits the intestines. Here it can be absorbed and do all the wrong things. Fruit comes with fibre, which is the bodies natural helper in eliminating that fructose from it. If you are just juicing your fruit, you are missing out on that fibre. The whole fruit is always the better option.
I’m seeing stars! and not the dizzy kind. No, in fact yesterday I got to attend a talk and actually meet one of my favourite podcasters and health advocates…Jimmy Moore.
Many people aren’t going to recognise his name, but Mr Moore is the blogger behind Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb, the voice behind the podcast The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show, author of many books, but most popularly Cholesterol Clarity and Keto Clarity. He’s known as the ketosis king (well to me anyway), an authority on the subject through his own research and self experimentation.
This week was my final detox week. I felt confident going into the third week that it would be as easy as the first two weeks, and it was.
I talked about cooking a few more of my own meals when I did my week 2 round up, but the week turned out busier than I’d expected, and so sticking fairly close to the meal plan provided in the 21 Day Sugar Detox Cookbook actually helped. When you are time poor having the meal plan and recipes within easy reach can be a huge tool to utilise, to make life easier.