Wow, this is going a lot better than I expected! It’s already the third day of the challenge and I don’t have any noticeable sugar cravings so far – which is pretty unusual for me, I have to admit.
I have found out that one of the secrets is to eat a lot on your main meals, so that you feel full and don’t feel the need to snack on unhealthy stuff later.
Here’s what I ate during DAY 2:
- Carrot cream soup
- Mixed vegetables
- Mixed salad
- Broccoli sautéed in coconut oil with garlic
- 2 boiled eggs
- Mixed nuts
- Chocolate oatmeal
- Berries smoothie
As promised, here is my super secret chocolate oatmeal recipe:
*There are no exact quantities for this recipe. Just choose a jar / container and fill it with as much of each ingredient as you prefer.
What is important though is to have the liquid base and the oats as main ingredients. Then you can play with the other ingredients however you like.
- Almond milk or water (In the recipe that I have shown you yesterday I have used water, and I couldn’t feel a huge difference, it was equally delicious. I recommend using water, because I haven’t found any non-dairy milk which doesn’t contain gums and all sorts of weird ingredients. I guess you can also use regular milk, but I never tried it (plus it might not be that good combined with the banana)
- Honey, for sweetness (~1 teaspoon)
- Oats, base ingredient
- Chia seeds, optional but recommended for added texture and health benefits (~1.5 teaspoons)
- Cocoa, as MUCH as you’d like (~1 tablespoon)
- Cinnamon, the same (~1 teaspoon)
- Shredded coconut, optional (~1 teaspoon)
- Peanut butter, I use the crunchy version because it gives the whole mixture an amazing crunchy texture (~1 tablespoon)
- Banana, for sweetness and because it works super well with all the other ingredients.
Super fast, super easy to make, super delicious, and processed sugar free!
HOW TO MAKE:
Add liquid base (water or milk of choice) and honey, and stir until honey is (~almost) completely dissolved.
Add dry ingredients and stir well, then add the peanut butter and try to evenly distribute it in the composition. The consistency should be almost liquid, but not too liquid. The oats are going to absorb part of the liquid overnight, so you want to have just a little bit more water / milk. If you want your oats to have a more solid consistency, reduce the quantity of liquid.
Add the banana slices at the end, mix all the ingredients together and let the mixture sit overnight in the fridge. Bon Appétit!
You can find the no-sugar challenge rules and the DAY 1 recap by clicking on these links. If you’re interested, make sure to also check out my first ever 5 DAYS EXPERIMENT: the 5 DAYS OF FASHION CHALLENGE! These experiments are a lot of fun and you can really learn a lot of things about yourself, what you like and what you don’t, what makes you happy and what doesn’t. Which is why I always recommend everybody to make their own challenges and push themselves out of the comfort zone, the purpose being self-discovery. 🙂
DAY 3 LUNCH, soon on my Instagram stories, stay tuned!