5 DAYS WITHOUT SUGAR, DAY 4

I’ll admit, I felt a bit of a sugar craving during DAY 4, but I got myself an orange juice and fixed it. Let me share with you some secrets on how to avoid snacking on unhealthy stuff:

  1. Eat enough on your main meals, so that you don’t feel the need to snack later.
  2. Always have healthy snacks with you (fruits, nuts, delicious homemade chocolate oatmeal) so that you don’t turn to the vending machine whenever the cravings strike.
  3. Research delicious healthy snacks (oatmeal, smoothies, fruit salads) – be creative! Knowing that, after the lunch break at work, I get to eat my oatmeal, makes me super, super excited! Find healthy alternatives that get you excited, and you won’t even have the time for other unhealthy stuff!

 

Here’s what I ate during DAY 4:

LUNCH:

  • Mashed potatoes with green olives
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • 2 boiled eggs

DINNER:

  • “Peanut butter and jelly” smoothie, recipe below
  • Quinoa salad with tuna, cherry tomatoes and onion

SNACK:

  • Fresh orange juice
  • 1 banana
  • Mixed nuts

 

As promised on Instagram, here’s my peanut butter and jelly smoothie recipe:

INGREDIENTS FOR ONE SERVING:

  • 250 ml Almond milk or water (Last night I have used water instead of almond milk and it was still super tasty. I am trying to slowly give up on all these fancy coconut / almond / rice milk, because I have recently discovered that all of them contain gellan gum or guar gum, which I think are not that healthy. Will be back with research on this really soon. )
  • Blackberries (any berries of your choice would work, but I have used blackberries this time)
  • 1/2 Banana
  • 1/2 tablespoon Peanut butter (I sort of did my own nut milk by first blending the water with the peanut butter, really looked legit 👌)
  • 2 tablespoons Oats
  • 1 teaspoon Chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Flaxseed
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon Honey

 

I have stated the approximate quantities as a guideline for you, but I don’t really ever measure them. That’s probably because I have been doing this for years so I kind of got pretty good at approximating the appropriate quantities, but the rules are simple:

  1. Add as much of each ingredient as you’d like (for the taste).
  2. The more water / milk you use, the thinner the consistency. The more dry ingredients you use, the thicker the consistency.
  3. If, at the end, you are not satisfied with the taste / consistency, no problem! You can always adjust. 🙂

Let me know if you try this recipe out, or any of the others that I have presented you throughout this 5 DAYS WITHOUT SUGAR CHALLENGE. Send me your pictures! 😃

You can find the broccoli with garlic recipe in DAY 1, the chocolate oatmeal recipe in DAY 2, quinoa in DAY 3 and the peanut butter and jelly smoothie in this article. 😊

XO, A

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