So I’ve been trying out some new cookbooks recently in a vague attempt to get healthy for summer and cut down on sugar. As most of you know I’m a sugar gremlin. I love the stuff. I would rather go without wine than without sugar (shock, horror!) and I don’t care who knows. Although I do care that I love it a little too much. So, I’ve recently ventured into trying to cut out as many forms of processed sugar as possible and to help me along with this aim, I’ve enlisted some experts. Meet Ella, Sarah and Kris!
So let’s begin!
Kris Carr – Crazy, Sexy Diet – I love this girl. I’ve been following her for years and bought her cookbook yonks ago which gave me such a good insight into the world of juicing (along with Jason Vale, Juice Master) and starting to think more about what I should and shouldn’t be eating to thrive.
If you haven’t heard of Kris before, you need to watch this video. It gives you an insight into her world, what happened when she was diagnosed with cancer and how she turned Crazy, Sexy Cancer into a revolution.
The book not only gives you recipes, it gives you heaps of info on beauty, the different effects on what food does to your body and all in a funky, fun and fab kind of way. The only downside is that when I first bought it, it all seemed so wacky to me that I wasn’t sure what the UK equivalent of things were! It was also quite a full on introduction to going completely green and vegan so can be a little much sometimes. However, where drastic measures are needed, this is the book for you!
I then moved onto Sarah Wilson – I quit sugar – This is one gorgeous gal who decided to go cold turkey on all sugar including honey and fruit and recommends trying doing it yourself for 8 weeks to start to stabilise your blood sugar level and kick those cravings to the curb. I have dabbled with this and my longest stint was 3 weeks of no sugar at all and then I got ill and it all went to pot! I do love this book but some of the recipes are a little drawn out (I don’t care how healthy it is, I’m not activating my nuts by cooking them on a low heat for 14 hours, ever) but it is a super great start to quitting sugar and I would recommend it!
Deliciously Ella – Now this is my favourite book ever. My gorgeous friend PJ bought me this as a little present (thanks PJ!) and I fell in love with it. The recipes are super easy (granola bars that take 5 minutes to make anyone?!), they taste delicious and my boy (sorry, man) wants to eat them too which is highly unusual. It’s an amazing, easy and non-scary place to start when you want to get clean with your diet and enjoy the process as well. I’m not really a cook but am trying to get into it more and this book makes me want to try new things because they are so easy, they don’t have a zillion ingredients in them and they are also quick to do, so my short attention span is satisfied. Would recommend everyone to get this book. It’s bloody brilliant.
So they are my top three fav cookbooks at the mo if you want to start glowing from the inside out. I always notice when I pay more attention to what I’m eating my skin gets clearer, my muffin top gets, well, less muffin like, and I also FEEL better which is the most important thing! If you want me to review anymore cook books that you’ve heard of then do let me know, I would love to hear from you! As always, leave a comment in the box below to let me know what you think of these books too!