Recipe by KJ Landis
When we make dietary lifestyle changes for the better, we sometimes find the first three weeks going really well. After that we have a new habit established and we ride the wave of confidence. At the six week mark we often find that we have a planned treat which is not considered a cheat because we methodically designed our goodie.
Big mistake. Despite all good intentions, disaster may hit and we could spiral out of control--falling down the rabbit hole.
Know thyself. I'm the kind of person who gets constant cravings for sugar once I begin having it. In other words, a teaspoon of honey in my tea will lead to ten more. Then I start craving ice cream. Who knows where that will lead? I can feel some of you nodding your heads through the computer. I'm preaching to the choir.
Constant cravings can be nipped in the bud if we regularly consume nutrient dense foods. Eating foods high in good fats like raw butter, raw nuts and seeds, avocado, coconut, fish, and raw dairy can help curb sweets cravings. Fats kill the sweets cravings in most of us and keep us satiated for hours longer than sweets and simple carbs.
Once the good habits are really solid one can make high-fat desserts with raw chocolate and Lakanto, coconut flour, pastured eggs, fresh cream, etc. Be creative! A rich, decadent dessert that is grain-free and sugar-free doesn't cause one to have constant cravings, especially if it's high fat!
AVOCADO CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
- 3 avocados, mashed
- 3 Tablespoons raw cacao powder
- 2 Tablespoons raw butter or Kerrygold butter
- 1/2 cup Lakanto Golden Monkfruit Sweetener
- 1/2 cup raw or extra heavy cream
- Dash sea salt or pink Himalayan salt
Melt the butter and Lakanto in a saucepan until all granules of sugar substitute are liquid.
Stir in cream and add chocolate powder until thick.
Add to blender and add avocado.
Blend all remaining ingredients until fluffy, a beautiful stiff mousse.
Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Place in small parfait cups and top with berries or whipped cream.