Life without a little sweetness would be utterly depressing.
My sugar philosophy is that our bodies can cope with a little sugar (and I obviously exclude those suffering with diabetes in this statement) as long as we choose an overall active and healthy lifestyle.
When a diet is crammed full of sugary drinks, refined white flours, etc., then we certainly shouldn’t include puddings as well, but if your day has been filled with good fibre-rich wholefoods, you can allow yourself one well-chosen sweet treat every now and again.
You will find though that the less sugar you eat, the less you crave, and by making the shift to only fibre-rich wholefoods, your sugar cravings will all but disappear.
Here are a few gut-healthy sweet treats just in case.
Raspberry & Yoghurt Mousse
1 heaped tsp gelatine
½ cup boiling water
1 cup home-made yoghurt (See page xx)
⅓ cup pulped, fresh raspberries
Dissolve the gelatine completely in the boiling water.
Using a hand-blender blend all the combined ingredients together in a large mixing bowl, transfer it to your serving dish/bowl, cover with cling film or a lid and transfer to the fridge for 2–3 hours to set.
Note: Add a few drops of stevia or a tbsp of brown sugar to the gelatine and boiling water should you wish for it to be a bit sweeter.
PS; If you are looking for a truly healing desert, jellies really tick all the boxes. Gelatine is 30% glycine, which has been shown to improve gut health by repairing the intestinal wall and sealing the gut lining – which is essential for healing leaky gut syndrome and the autoimmune conditions that stem from leaky gut, such as rheumatoid arthritis and allergies. Combining gelatine with probiotic rich yoghurt is one of those smug food moments.