Sugar free chocolate chip cookies

Craving for some chocolate? well then this is the recipe for you, have your chocolate and keep the abs!

Ingredients

2 ripe bananas
1 cup oats
2 tbsp Cacao powder
1 tablespoon dark choc chips
2 tablespoon Stevia or any sweetener

Method

in a bowl mash the bananas , add rest of the ingredients and mix
Scoop dough onto baking tray in small balls.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes


Enjoy!
Like most cookies, these are best served warm.

 

 

Morning Cuppa

Start your morning with my awesome morning cuppa.    

Boost your  metabolism, detox your liver, clear acne and just feel fresh.

in a mug mix together, half a lemons juice, 1 teaspoon raw honey, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 tablespoon raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon crushed or cut ginger. add hot water and enjoy first thing in the morning.


This combo gets the digestive system to work and removes all the nasties from your body. This is also great for the winter as lemon contains lots of vitamin C , honey and ginger act as anti-inflammatory and a natural antibiotic.

So if you feel a cold coming on just sip on this lovely drink.
Just try it!!!

 

Hypothyroidism

Today I want to talk about a topic that has had a great influence in my life this past 9 months, hypothyroidism

What is a thyroid?? a thyroid is a large  gland in the neck which secretes hormones regulating growth and development through the rate of metabolism. Hypothyroid refers to low thyroid levels which can be caused by a number of things , mine was cause by Hashimoto’s  disease, which  is an autoimmune disorder that can cause an underactive thyroid. With this disease, your immune system attacks your thyroid. The thyroid becomes damaged and can’t make enough thyroid hormones. There is a number of symptoms to look out for in hypothyroidism including-

  • Weight gain
  • Increased cholesterol
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Memory loss
  • Dry, rough skin
  • Constipation
  • Swelling of the legs
  • Decreased concentration
  • Muscle cramps
  • Vague aches and pains
  • Feeling cold
  • Fluid retention
  • Prolonged or excessive menstrual bleeding in women
  • Poor concentration or feeling mentally “foggy”

If you do have at least 5 of these symptoms please see a doctor so that they can do blood tests to see if you have hypothyroidism.

Treatment will depend on the diagnosis.

I will definitely do a full blog post on this topic as there is a lot of information on this, at the moment I am taking eltroxin for this but also lots of natural supplements and a diet for the hypothyroidism, I am still trying to reach my optimal thyroid levels and I am working with an endocrinologist, but this will take some time to correct.


If you like to hear more about this topic like supplements that you can benefit from, please comment.

 

Infused Water

 

Strawberry and Mint Infused water

Ingredients

5 strawberries
1 cup mint leaves
water
jug
lots of ice

Method

Cut up strawberries and mint leaves
Let steep in water for at least 2 hours
Serve with lots of ice.

*Feel free to use any fruit you like as a substitute
*Peach, cinnamon and rooibos tea makes a great refreshing iced tea
*pineapple and coconut goes well together


Enjoy!!!