Do we eat too much sugar?
Are we addicted to sugar?
Are our children?
Could they benefit from more prayer from us for their habits?
Pray to St Monica who was a saint not in a habit, she was a wife to a man who abused her verbally, a mother and her feast day is tomorrow the 27th August. (Prayer below) Her once wayward son was St Augustine who lived a colourful life. Through his mother’s prayers, it is believed he came back to the truth.
Speaking of the truth –
Are we suffering from our own hands and grabbing too many sweat things made with refined sugar?
Chances are we’ve answered yes to one or more of these questions.
Well it’s time to take small steps to do something about it. We can start by doing away with those sugary lollies which will do nothing but rot your teeth, kill your gut and leave you feeling guilty.
Come back to wholesome treats.
Are your kids addicted to sugar? This may help wean them off.
These little babies will help your liver, provide you with amino acid glycine which assist the liver ridding toxins.
It’s great for injury ( are you an athlete?)
Do you suffer from insomnia? Eat one of these before bed I me. Research shows eating glycine before bed can enhance sleep.
It boosts metabolism, reduces heart burn to name a few health benefits.
(It’s important you use powdered gelatine from pasture fed cows) can be bought online or from a health/organic food store. Vegans can use agar.
For boosting immunity try these – (using fermented fruit and adding gelatine when cooled helps even more with probiotic help, thanks for the tip Katie!)
Dissolve 3 1/2 tablespoons of gelatin in 1/3 cup of water, it will expand and become rubbery, (this process is called blooming) Let this sit for 5 mins.
Peel and Chop 4 ripe kiwi fruit, 1/2 cup of lemon juice (I also used orange) in saucepan on low hea until almost boiled. Turn off heat and allow to cool, stir in crumbled gelatine with a fork until dissolved.
1/2 tablespoons of vitamin c powder (optional and added after the liquid has cooled)
Add 1/2 tablespoon of rice malt.
You can use a stick blender but not on high to purée it at this stage. I omitted this part.
Pour into square lunch box, allow to set in fridge for 1 hour.
Cut into bite sized squares.
These store up to a week in an air tight container in fridge. (Recipe from Sarah Wilson’s Simplicious recipe book)
For bulletproof coffee squares – replace all ingredients except gelatine with 1/2 cup organic black coffee, 1/2 cup almond milk 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract, ( I made my own if anyone wants to know how, please write in comments) follow the same procedure above. For bubble tea, add small cut up pieces to your favourite glass of milk, while praying this prayer,
Exemplary Mother of the great Augustine,
you perseveringly pursued your wayward son
not with wild threats
but with prayerful cries to heaven.
Intercede for all mothers in our day
so that they may learn to draw their children to God.
Teach them how to remain close to their children,
even the prodigal sons and daughters
who have sadly gone astray’