Review: Ilumi ‘Boost Your Energy’ Diet

~Ilumi ‘Boost Your Energy’ Diet~ A nutritionally balanced selection at a good weekly price. As some of you may know I changed my diet over a year ago to remove refined sugar. I also limited gluten levels, and later removed oats. I did this to try to balance my digestion, to clear my skin and to balance my hormones. So I was excited to try the Boost Your Energy Diet gluten-free…

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Review : CHOC SHOT & Chocolate Biscotti Recipe (Competition Ended)

Choc Shot is surprisingly adaptable, great for hot chocolate and to use in baking as natural sweetener. A little while ago I came across a product called ‘Sweet Freedom’. I was very surprised to have not heard of it in my sugar-detox investigative days. I had tried so many sugar alternatives and here was something I could buy easily in my local supermarket. I wrote to ‘Sweet Freedom’ and they…

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Sugar-Free 10 Months On – Not As Strict, But Still Disciplined

Sugar Free  – 10 months on Hi there,For those of you new to ‘Kelly Martin Speaks’, I gave up refined sugar in January this year (2013). Probably nearly as much a challenge as giving up a drug habit. In the post What is hiding beneath your sugar addiction? I discussed how much a heavy sugar habit can hide many emotions that stunt our personal growth as we hide behind the…

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Braham & Murray- Good Hemp Food – REVIEW

   A short while ago I was contacted by ‘Good Hemp Food’ to see if I would like to review some of their products. As I have never tried any hemp products, I was keen to taste and test. Good Hemp Food produces and sells a number of healthy products packed full of OMEGA 3. They sell a nutritious and delicious cold-pressed hemp seed oil,  packed with natural goodness; also hemp milk, a range of…

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Raw Hempseed Dark Chocolate Truffles – Recipe

    So, a little while back I was hunting on-line for some dark chocolate truffle recipes. I like easy. Anything too complex and I am a stressed cook. After being refined sugar free for about 10 months, I always look for recipes where I can substitute refined sugar with either raw honey or ‘Sweet Freedom‘ (a fruit-based sweetener). I also have really gotten a taste for dark chocolate and will probably refrain from…

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Review : Sweet Freedom – A Fruit-Based Alternative To Refined Sugar

LOW GI/GL – SWEETENS LIKE SUGAR – SUITABLE FOR DIABETICS (as part of a healthy balanced diet) – GREAT IN BAKING – TEA- COFFEE – MILKSHAKES – And much more! Well as many of you who have been following ‘Kelly Martin Speaks’ will know, I am always on the look-out for not too-unhealthy refined sugar alternatives, so while I have tried many now, I was still looking for something that was…

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Orzo Coffee – Organic Ground Roasted Barley – Review

   This is a guest post by Michael Doherty from The Michael Files For anyone looking for analternative to coffee, who wants to give up caffeine for health reasons, but who still enjoys the whole coffee experience, there’s a drink that’s very popular in Italy, made from ground organic roasted barley. It’s so popular in Italy that you can get it from their coffee vending machines. Taste Test I was given the task of…

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Blackberry and Honey Cake – Gluten-Free Recipe

  Since January I have been ploughing my way through recipes and gradually teaching myself how to cook or rather bake. I was a total novice and I am having so much fun finding healthier recipes, especially sugar-free or gluten-free. This cake has a bit of both. I don’t like to use refined sugar but love honey so this was a perfect addition to my baking folder and it had…

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Home-Made Coffee Ice cream – Sugar and Egg Free

My house-mate Mike is always on the look out for a good coffee ice-cream, most of them taste so artificial or don’t have enough coffee flavour and he is always grumbling about manufacturers making coffee ice-cream and adding chocolate. He tends to swear a lot about companies adding chocolate to everything (needless to say he has not tried a lot of the recipes I have been making as I love…

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Healthy Frozen Chocolate Yoghurt Recipe

I think I’ve only ever had frozen yoghurt once, in Australia over 13 years ago and had totally forgotten what it tastes like. I also think it freezes differently to ice-cream (either that or I am not doing it correctly). Anyway, here is a quick and easy frozen yoghurt recipe borrowed from SUGAR-FREE MOM’s site. I highly recommend you take a visit to this site, it’s full of so many great recipes…

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