LOW SUGAR HEMPSEED NICE-CREAM by @charissa_and_co_wellness
A new day to your own Sugar Detox!
Are you aiming in reducing, sugars? Looking at possibly stabilising your hormone levels, looking to lose weight or just be more healthy?
It is certainly difficult in reducing sugar. Sugar is known to be an addictive substance!
Research has proven that when people are dependant on carbs/sugar, then restricts themselves, the body creates a chemical reaction that leads to you wanting more sugar the whole time.
Simple carbohydrates, like sugar, cause our blood glucose to increase rapidly, requiring a more concerted hormonal response to clear the glucose from our bloodstream.
Over time with the rapid spikes, our bodies become less effective to manage blood sugar and we become less able to produce sufficient amounts of insulin, this is the hormone that helps manage our blood glucose levels.
If you know you’re mostly addicted to sugar and/or carbs, I would like to support you in anyway possible, I want you to know that there are simple ways we can work together to help your brain chemistry. No one has to suffer from that “sugar” addiction.
How do we focus our lifestyle around this sugar craving? A few key steps help you set the right path. Get to know the right types of foods, ones that work for you! Understand the right amount of fat, protein, carbohydrates.
Calories matter, but not all calories are equal, what’s more important, is the balance of fat, protein and carbs. Here are some simple suggestions on how we can work together in achieving this:
Protein: Protein is a good start. Aim to get 0.8 times your lean mass (in pounds) in grams of protein a day. For example, a woman that is 150 pounds and 33% body fat has 100 pounds of lean mass (total weight minus body fat).
So the protein target will be around 80g of protein a day (0.8*100).
Yes Eat Fat: Fat is not bad! You need healthy fat to burn as fuel. Especially transitioning from a sugar/carb heavy diet, you may need to add in extra fat in the first couple weeks, fat allows to fight unwanted cravings. Moderation is key.
Look at ratio’s according to your body, keeping your fats around 30%, proteins around 50% and carbs around 20%.
Having the right kind of fats are KEY! Stick to healthy Poly-unsaturated fats, monounsaturated fats, steer away from Trans fats and partially hydrogenated oils, margarine, vegetable shortening.
Carbs: Limit Carbs. Try to get less than 20g of total carbs per day. Focus on non starchy vegetables, broccoli, kale, mushrooms, onions and spinach.
LOW SUGAR HEMPSEED NICE-CREAM
Prep Time & Freeze Time: 7 Hours
1 Carton of whole organic coconut milk (chill 10min)
1 Cup soaked hemp seeds, (2-3 Hours)
1 Cup soaked macadamia nuts (3 Hours)
1/4 Cup of Yacon syrup**
3 Tablespoons Organic Raw coconut oil
1 Tablespoon coconut cream
1/2 Serving of Hemp Collagen Berry Beauty Powder @nutraorganics
1 Serving of Vanilla Clean Lean Protein, @Nuzest
Chill your coconut milk in the freezer around 10min. Discard excess liquid, use only the coconut cream.
Add to the blender, drain the soaked hempseed and macadamia nuts, then add it into your blender, I use @vitamix . Blend until a creamy consistency.
Option to add a touch more **Yacon syrup if needed.
Pour it into your freezer safe container, I allow to chill in the freezer for 1 hours, then either remove and turn into your ice-cream machine.
No probs, if you don’t have one. Then remove the ice-cream every 30 Min for the next 2 hours, and stir rapidly, this does the same as the ice-cream machine.
Just repeat this process until it is firm. It takes about 4 to 5 intervals of mixing during the two hour period.
Once firm, then just pop it into your freezer for another 5 hours, before you can start scooping it out to enjoy.
**Option, add some cherry pieces and crushed macadamia nuts.