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:
- Eat enough on your main meals, so that you don’t feel the need to snack later.
- 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.
- 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:
- Mashed potatoes with green olives
- Cherry tomatoes
- 2 boiled eggs
- “Peanut butter and jelly” smoothie, recipe below
- Quinoa salad with tuna, cherry tomatoes and onion
- 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. )
- 5 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:
- Add as much of each ingredient as you’d like (for the taste).
- The more water / milk you use, the thinner the consistency. The more dry ingredients you use, the thicker the consistency.
- 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! 😃