Posted on | September 2, 2013 | 2 Comments
Y’all. Paleo isn’t always easy. In fact, sometimes, it straight up sucks. But a funny thing has happened in the month since I started eating a more paleo-type diet, and that is that I tend to NOT crave sugar and salty junk the way I used to when I ate a more Standard American Diet (even the initials are SAD. It’s really not good). The first week was torture. I had headaches, mood swings, exhaustion, and an overwhelming and irrational anger whenever someone ate something that wasn’t paleo.
It was bad.
But after I worked through that week, it got easier and easier. Taylor eats Paleo mostly now, the kids enjoy the meals (though they still eat non-Paleo snacks and sandwiches), and I eat Paleo probably 90% of the time. With the exception of some dairy and alcohol, I would say I’m really good at sticking with it. Some of the benefits I’ve seen are healthier hair and skin, no more afternoon crashes, no more sugar/junk cravings, better work outs, and a smaller waist. This past week, I cut out alcohol completely. I’m trying for two to three weeks with no alcohol at all to see how it makes me feel and to see if it changes my body. After that, I’ll go back to drinking, but I’ll use it as a treat rather than a staple (you know, the way it should be). I’d like to keep it to just the weekends or special occasions and maybe a little less during said drinking times. I’ll let you know how my attempt at a mostly-sober September goes…
Anyway, one thing I have been missing is sorbet. I love it. Especially with all the ridiculous heat we’re having. I swanee, it’s hotter now than it was in July. Are y’all feeling the heat the way we are here in North Carolina? Unfortunately, even though sorbet is marketed as a “healthy” alternative to ice cream, many times it’s packed with extra sugar and dairy along with artificial ingredients. No go. So, I thought I would give my own sorbet a shot. Here’s a super easy recipe for a refreshing, creamy, and SO yummy dessert. Enjoy!
Paleo Berry Sorbet
1 cup frozen berries (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries)
1 ripe avocado
1/2 cup coconut milk (you can sub. your favorite juice if you’re into that kinda thing)
Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
That’s it! Easy peasy. This recipe makes two generous servings, and you could really change it to any frozen fruit you wanted, I would imagine.