OK, my secret weapon for quitting sugar

I’m now a month into this “I quit sugar” caper. I know many of you are doing the same and are hitting some roadblocks. So. Wrap your laughing gear around this…

One of the tricky times of the day has been early afternoon, when I want…. a TREAT. I don’t think it’s just sugar/energy thing. I think it’s a “This day is long, I need an indulgent pause to remind me that life is good” kinda thing. I used to go eat one of those small bars (35g) of dark chocolate.


Now I have a cup of this:

Miessence Berry Radical. It’s a powder made by Australian company Miessence (I’ve mentioned this company before – the most reputable organic cosmetics makers in the world). It’s a convincingly rich hot chocolate substitute, with no sugar. Actually, it’s no substitute. It’s the real deal. I add a teaspoon of the stuff to hot water with a splash of full-cream milk and it’s the most zingy, satisfying thing ever. I’ve added it to a pot of chai herbs and spices, too. Miessence recommend making it with coconut milk!

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Know this;

* It’s made of raw cacao, raw coffee fruit (yep, it will give a bit of a zing…but because it’s raw the effect is 1/20th of a cup of coffee) and pomegranate, strawberry,blueberry, acai and goji powders. All of it organic.

* One heaped teaspoon of miessence Berry Radical contains a potent combination of 9 antioxidant-rich certified organic superfoods.The ingredients have been scientifically proven by Brunswick Laboratories, a world leader in oxidative stress research, to neutralise free radical damage caused by environmental pollution, cigarette smoke and poor diet.

* Seven servings of fruits or vegetables provides approximately 3500 ORAC units (ORAC, short for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity, is a standardised measurement of the total antioxidant power of a substance.) One teaspoon serving of Berry Radical contains over 4000 ORAC units!

For more info and recipes check out this fact sheet.

I’m not sure where you can buy it – probably many health food shops, tho it is pretty new – but you can buy it online  here

Over and out. Oh, have any of you kids got a secret weapon to share? Please do so here. x

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