Could you quit sugar?

Last October I was lucky enough to be invited to speak at the Problogger Event in Melbourne. As expected I got to meet loads of great people who happen to be bloggers. I also got to hear Chris Guillebeau, one of my favourite blogging inspirations speak. But the surprise highlight for me was the keynote talk by fellow food blogger Sarah Wilson.

Unfortunately I didn’t get to actually meet Sarah at the event but as soon as I got home I picked up copies of both her ebooks. I loved Sarah’s story and her approach to healthy eating, which while being focused on cutting out sugar, is also quite similar to mine.

So I connected with her via a mutual friend over email. One thing led to another and she agreed to record a quick chat for you. And here it is!

Listen to the audio interview and you’ll discover…

:: Why Sarah finally decided to ‘quit’ sugar.

:: How she got her new habit to stick.

:: The particular sugar that is the ‘real enemy’ and why it’s a good idea to avoid it.

:: Why the whole ‘low fat’ health message is flawed and how eating fat can actually help your waistline.

:: The easiest way for YOU to get started…

Click here to download the mp3 and listen on your ipod (you may need to ‘right click’ and ‘save link as’).

UPDATE: THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO REPORTED THE ORIGINAL RECORDING DROPPING OUT! I THINK IT WAS A PROBLEM WITH MY EDITING SO I’VE UPDATED THE LINKS ABOVE WITH THE COMPLETE UNEDITED INTERVIEW.

Like to learn more about quitting sugar?

I highly recommend you pick up a copy of one or both of Sarah’s eBooks.

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Learn more about the 8 Week Program.

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Learn more about the eCookbook.

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chocolate avocado mousse

Sarah’s Chocolate & Avocado Mousse

Takes about 5 minutes + chilling time
From the I Quit Sugar Cookbook by Sarah Wilson

As much as I adore avocado, it hadn’t ever occurred to me to use it in a sweet treat. Actually, truth be told it took me a while to get my head around this one.

But really all it took was giving it a try. Once it’s made you’d never guess there was avocado involved.

Sarah uses raw cocoa powder for her mousse but I prefer to use a good quality ‘dutch process’ (also called ‘alkalised’) cocoa powder because I find they tend to have better flavour and colour. Either way the flavour of your mousse is really depending on your cocoa powder so it’s worthwhile seeking out a good quality one.

Enough for 2:
1 ripe avocado
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut cream, chilled
3-4 tablespoons cocoa powder (see note above)
1 tablespoon chia seeds, optional
1-2 teaspoons liquid stevia

1. Halve avocado and scoop flesh into a food processor.

2. Add coconut cream, cocoa powder, chia seeds if using and stevia.

3. Whizz for a minute or until smooth.

4. Taste and adjust the flavour with extra cocoa powder and/or stevia if needed.

5. Divide between 2 pretty glasses or tea cups and chill until ready to serve.

VARIATIONS
no food processor? – just use a blender or mash everything together with a fork.

smooth texture – leave out the chia seeds.

no stevia? – sweeten to taste with your favourite sweetener instead. If you’re using sugar, best to use icing or powdered sugar so your texture stays smooth.

granular stevia? – whizz in a spice grinder first so it’s powdered and doesn’t leave your mousse with a gritty texture.

dairy-lovers – replace coconut cream with double cream or whipping cream.

Video version of the recipe.

5-Ingredients, 10-Minutes Print Version


In case you missed it last week, my new print book is now available to PRE-ORDER from amazon.co.uk and bookdepository.co.uk (my favourite book supplier because they have FREE shipping anywhere in the world!).

With love,
Jules x

ps. Do you like audio interviews? Love to hear whether you enjoy them or not in the comments.

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