Don’t Fear The Fat

Fat is not to be feared, I used to be very wary of fat’s but not anymore!

I focus on eating my essential fats daily, and have realised how important they are for health, and the way they makes me feel.

 

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Fat is so essential for good health.

  • skin,
  • hormones,
  • brain,
  • blood sugar levels

Especially us ladies!  We need our fats!

Good fats are essential for

  • healthy hormone production,
  • regular menstruation
  • fertility.

 

Although not all fat is created equal, that’s for sure,  I’m talking about Essential Fat’s, Our Omega’s, 3, 6 and 9.

 

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Omega 3’s are particularly important, as we don’t usually get the right balance with modern foods, and our ratio in is much higher in Omega’s 6’s to Omega 3’s which in excess can cause inflammation and imbalance hormone levels.

 

I know for myself if I over indulge in nuts, especially my beloved cashews, I can break out due to over consumption of omega 6.

Here is a list of my favourite fats for great health:

  • Hemp Seeds
  • Chia Seeds
  • Coconut  Oil
  • Coconut flesh
  • Avocado
  • Wild Fresh Fatty Fish – Salmon, Sardines,mackerel.
  • Flaxseed’s
  • Eggs (don’t throw away the best bit, the yolk!! )

I love this oil too, I have a tbsp a day in a smoothie or on a salad. YUM!

Try and eat more of these foods and see how they help your skin, hormones and blood sugar, which will help with cravings, snack attacks and your overall mood.

Here are some recipes which include beautifying fats:

Avocado & Lemon Mousse

Goji Bites

Quinoa Superfood Bowl

Pumpkin & Sunflower Seed Milk

Chocolate Orange Mousse

 

Enjoy x

 

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Working with Women to reach their ideal weight, awaken their passion and spark for life.

  • Or if you are interested in getting started on your own Health Goals and Weight  loss journey with a one-on-one consultation contact me at www.hookedonhealth.co.uk

 

 

 

Strawberry & Lemon Tarts

This dessert is perfect for the warmer weather, its refreshing, fruity and lighter than most nut based treats!

  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Cacao Free

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I came up with this recipe whilst trying to create something different to the usual chocolate based healthy dessert for a dinner party.

It was a guesstimate recipe but I was really pleased with how it turned out 🙂

To be honest anything lemony is good with me,  I also came up with a delicious Lemon Pudding with avocado, but that’s for another post..

This recipe makes x 4 tarts.

Ingredients:

Base

  • 1 1/2 cups of macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 cup of medjool dates
  • pinch of sea salt

Blend ingredients until a dough is formed, press into the coconut oil greased tart tins.

Filling

  • 2 cups of cashews
  • 1/2 cup of lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp of honey
  • 1/2 cup of melted coconut oil
  • pinch of vanilla

Blend all ingredients together until a smooth cream. Pour into the tart tins onto of the base, Place in the freezer for 30 mins to firm.

Topping

  • 2 cups of strawberries, chopped
  • 3/4 cup of medjool dates.

Blend into a strawberry jam, pour onto of the cream filling and place in the freezer to set. Takes about an hour.

These are delicious when totally defrosted or still slightly frozen, I like how when they are frozen you can eat them by hand! Like a ice-cream biscuit!

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Enjoy :)

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Chocolate & Beetroot Sugar Free Cupcakes

Chocolate & Beetroot Cup Cakes

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Yes Chocolate & Beetroot!

Amazing combination, if you haven’t tried before …

Beetroot being an excellent detoxifier and cleanser, a powerful liver cleanser.

Combined with the taste of Raw Cacao makes these cupcakes deliciously healthy.

These cupcake delights are grain-free, sugar-free and dairy-free.

Ingredients:

  • 4 organic eggs
  • ½ cup of Coconut Flour
  • ½ cup of xylitol
  • 1 cooked beetroot chopped, (takes about 45 minutes in the oven)
  • 1 tbsp of Cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp of coconut oil
  • ½ cup of coconut milk
  • pinch of sea salt
  • pinch of vanilla powder
  • few drops of stevia

Blend the eggs in a blender, add in xylitol, beetroot and blend again.

Next add the coconut milk, coconut oil, sea salt, stevia and vanilla. Blend again. Lastly add the coconut flour and cacao powder and blend well until thoroughly mixed.

Spoon mixture into cupcake holders and place in the oven for 20-25 minutes at 200C.

Enjoy 🙂

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Raw Chocolate Heaven

Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate!

I love you!

This chocolate is sugar-free, Dairy free and C.R.A.P Free!

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Chocolatey Fingers

Ingredients

basic chocolate base

  • 1/2 cup of melted cacao butter
  • 1 tbsp of raw cacao powder
  • 4 drops of stevia

optional add in’s ( I love my magical superfood chocolate)

  • desiccated coconut
  • crystal manna
  • acai powder
  • cinnamon
  • vanilla extract
  • rhodiola

Mix together and pour into moulds of choice.

Place in the freezer for 30 minutes and enjoy!

xx

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Love yourself to perfect health

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