We can do so many things to help our bodies stay healthy this holiday. The most basic, and maybe the hardest is cutting out sugar. Hard to do because it is so engrained in our society and holiday traditions. But the fact that the "holidays" stretch from Halloween to New Years means that as Americans we spend 60 plus days in a sugar coma! You CAN change that! I did it myself. I started two years ago. No sugar in November and December. And guess what!
Christmas came all the same!
It came without cookies
It came with out cake
It came without all the nice things neighbors bake.
It came with out toffee
It came without candy
It came without brittle and clusters so dandy.
Maybe Christmas isn't candy you find in a store.
No, Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more!
Here is the first of several holiday recipes to keep the jolly in holiday while nourishing the body.
1 cup mashed sweet potato or pumpkin
Flesh of one avocado
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup applesauce
2/3 cup xylitol
1/2 cup cocoa
1/4 cup coconut flour
1 scoop green fruits and veggies from blendfresh (optional)
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
5 drops orange essential oil (Or peppermint)
Mix the sweet potato, avocado, oil, applesauce, xylitol and eggs until smooth. Then add the cocoa, coconut flour, blendfresh (optional), salt and baking soda and essential oil. Mix thoroughly and spread in a 8X8 pan. Bake at 350 for 20 min or until it passes the toothpick test.
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