Got so badly caught out at the supermarket. I was grabbing some vanilla extract. I skipped past the imitation stuff going straight to the only “pure” extract they had. It was only when I was going to use it that I read the ingredients list. Corn syrup…..what’s that all about. Doesn’t “pure vanilla extract” mean that??? Corn syrup…….???? I’m not going to tell you how annoyed I was. Thankfully my own homemade vanilla extract (soaked vanilla beans in Bombay Sapphire 😉 ) was ready. All you need to do is split the beans, scrape out the seeds and then place the pods and seeds in a small mason jar and cover with alcohol. 2 to 3 weeks later, you have your very own essence. Ta da!!
Remember to read the labels. If I want sugar in my vanilla extract, I’ll add it myself thank you.
So what did I eat……….no sugar. Yeah!!
Lemon water on waking
Pre gym banana
Breakfast – fried eggs and mango
Snack – none
Lunch – salad with a whole avocado and dukkah
Snack – homemade protein bar with cashews, coconut and protein powder
Dinner – beef chili with collard greens and okra and 2 coconut flour wraps
Drinks – water, herbal tea and 2 coffees
Onwards and upwards we go!