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Here’s the low down: I have fully acknowledge my sugar addiction, it’s there, no more denying it. Partially I blame pregnancy and all the cravings that you easily say yes to because well, obviously, it’s what baby wants! Right? Hm. Well when hormones are all awhirl it’s just hard to say no. Now the lingering sugar addiction is no longer serving us (me and Mavarek hub) – so I’ve decided to do the WHOLE30 and i’m bringing mister “organic gummy bear” junkie aka my partner Jake along for the ride. Not that he’s super stoked about that but I’m the cook and I won’t be catering to his/my forbidden desires during this experiment. C’est la vie, oui?

Ok so for anyone who isn’t familiar with the whole30 dealio here goes. Basically for 30 days we cut out all potential triggers for ill health. That means no sugar (not even honey), no dairy (this will be tricky since we <3 our raw milk), no grains and of course nothing processed full of junky junks. Sounds awesome right?! Just plenty of good quality free-range meats, local organic vegetables, fruits and some nuts, seeds and healthy fats. A chance to quash those addictions that give us the belly gurgles, knix the habits that cause insomnia, and enlighten our minds to see where our attachments lie. That last point being the biggest one. Since we all need to eat to live, there’s a lot of emotions that come along with our nourishment. Comforts, attachments, delights, regrets, it all ties in with our food choices. Practicing a whole foods, clean approach, that really is as close to an ancestral diet as we get in modern times, and can help shed some light on us. 

Putting it out there people : Join us if you will on this Whole 30 challenge, you can do it! We can all support each other and I will be posting a whole30 friendly recipe everyday. Starting June 1 lets learn a few things about our whole beings and feel really REALLY good.

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Need more inspiration… check out these awesome posts by fellow whole 30er’s…

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I look forward to

7. you’ll be more clear headed and

17. You’ll slay the sugar demon.
Vanquish that bastard! And then, later, if you dance with the sugar demon again, you’ll know that it’s within your power to take a sword to his carotid again when the time comes.”

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Chowstalker’s compilation of whole 30 recipes from all your favourite food bloggers

 

Back to those muffins, considering we haven’t started yet, we are allowed to indulge in some delightful little cakes. Jakeob said I’d better make some muffins if I want him to do this cleanse thing *eye roll* so I did 🙂

They are so scrumptious. Really more like a cake than a muffin, they are just so fluffy and moist. There’s no added sugar, just the dates and banana which are plenty sweet enough. I also did up a little “faux caramel sauce” All you need for that is 2 Tbs of ghee or cultured butter, 1/4 cup of date paste, 1/3 cup coconut milk and 1/4 tsp of good salt. Simmer that for 4 minutes until it’s all melded together. Voila!

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Banana Date & Cardamom Muffins & Plans for a Whole30

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 3/4 date paste- about 6 or 7 dates blended into a paste
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 Tbs melted ghee or cultured butter
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 cup almond flour/meal
  • 1/4 cup tapioca starch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder without cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350F. Boil some water to pour over the dates to soften. Set aside.Grease your muffin tin or use inserts.
  2. Melt ghee or cultured butter.
  3. Mix all dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  4. Mash the banana, adding the ghee and eggs, mix it all together, strain the water from dates and add to this mix.
  5. Combine the wet mix with the dry until well incorporated.
  6. Place 1/4 mixture per muffin.
  7. Bake for 18-20 minutes at 350F
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Leave a comment if you have any questions, feedback and of course if your up for the challenge! I would be honoured to connect witchu 😉

If you want more Whole 30 inspiration I have Whole 30 Meal Plans and Shopping Lists for Week 1, Week 2, Week 3 and Week 4 as well as my guide to success on the Whole 30.

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