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Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies

Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies which are refined sugar free, dairy free and wheat free.

When I decided to cut out refined sugar, one thing I didn’t ever, ever want to stop having were my favourite chewy chocolate chip cookies. Fortunately for me, although perhaps unfortunately for my overused oven, I didn’t have to.

Previously, when baking chocolate chip cookies I would use heaps of brown sugar, flour and sugar laden chocolate. Now, after (happily) testing out many different versions, I have developed my best cookie recipe yet.

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Surprising Food with Added Sugar and Alternatives

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When I cut out refined sugar, I was shocked at commercial food that contains added and/or refined sugar.

In my first shop, I bought a bottle of ‘healthy’ salad dressing. The packaging looked wholesome, the word ‘healthy’ was proudly shining up at me, there was an illustration of a vegetable, you name it, this bottle had it and I thought I was on the right track.

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Cutting out Refined Sugar? Here’s Where to Start

So you’ve made the decision to reduce or cut out refined sugar from your diet. The decision itself is easy but sometimes the next steps to put in this positive change into motion can be a little harder, luckily it doesn’t have to be.

That’s where I come in.

I used to eat a huge amount of refined sugar every day so if I can do it, so can you. Here are the tips I wish I had been given when I cut out sugar.

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Vegan Lemon Chia Seed Protein Balls

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Energy balls are a fantastic way to get a quick boost, whether it be to get through a meeting at work, keep you going in between classes or to see you through that challenging 1am – 2am phase of a Netflix marathon when you’re just so close to the end of the series, but your focus is seriously dropping. The pistachios and seeds add texture and depth to the recipe and the very subtle zest from the lemon brings it all together. Continue Reading

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Chocolate Coated Vegan Puffed Rice Bars

Chocolate Coated Vegan Puffed Rice Bars

Is there anything in life more satisfying that the contrast between the chocolate layer and puffed rice layer of these Chocolate Coated Vegan Puffed Rice Bars?! Your first pay check, getting your first job? Nope – there isn’t, this is it! These are one of my all time favourite recipes, since you can make a big ol batch of them and keep them in the fridge for 5 days, you can throw one in a sandwich bag, throw that bag into your bag (there’s a lot of throwing happening here, are you going to a basketball game or what?) and enjoy them on the go.

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Sugar Free Roasted Hazelnut Muffins with Orange and Maple Syrup Glaze

To me, these sugar free roasted hazelnut muffins sum up perfectly what autumn baking is all about. Firstly there is the fact that they are muffins and everyone knows wearing light layers whilst eating a warm muffin with a cup of hot chai tea is totally an autumn thing. Seriously, everyone knows that, ask strangers on the street and they will  confirm this.  Next, they have roasted hazelnuts, and a maple syrup glaze infused with orange and cinnamon – cinnamon, I tell you! The epitome of autumn!

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Sugar Free Pistachio and Raspberry Muffins

Sugar Free Pistachio and Raspberry Muffins

The thing I love about these sugar free pistachio and raspberry muffins, apart from the fact that they are muffins, which of course is a great thing in itself, are the vibrant colours. The bright green pistachios and deep red raspberries give them such an attractive look they are like your normal muffin if it was the main character was in a rom-com and had a makeover montage scene and came out looking all glamorous and what not. Also, they taste good, real good.

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Sugar Free Raspberry Frozen Yogurt Recipe

Sugar Free Raspberry Frozen Yogurt Recipe

This is a super easy three ingredient sugar free raspberry frozen yogurt recipe that doesn’t require an ice cream maker or any added sugar – what’s not to like! It is so incredibly hot at the moment in London so basically  all day long I want to consume endless amounts of frozen yogurt and since there isn’t any refined sugar in this frozen yogurt, it seems like a pretty solid diet plan, right?

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Sugar Free Healthy Nutty Granola Recipe

Sugar Free Healthy Nutty Granola Recipe

So many store bought granola out there are super loaded with added sugars, even the ‘healthy’ ones and can often be pretty pricey too! Well, I say no more to pricey sugar cereal! Here is a recipe of mine that is tried and tested a million times, loaded with tonnes of nutritious ingredients like chia seeds, pistachios and almonds and is naturally sweetened with honey. This sugar free healthy nutty granola recipe yields 6 servings so you can make a batch, keep it in an air tight container and enjoy with Greek yogurt all week! Continue Reading