Since being diagnosed with SIBO I’ve had to go on a low-carb diet to try and starve the little buggers. This means that my body has switched over into Ketosis burning fat for energy instead of carbohydrates. I actually like it because it’s easier for me to not feel hungry, whereas in the past I was pretty much constantly snacking.
Fat is not your enemy. If it is high-quality then it is good for you! Someone at work saw me eating these and when I told her they were fat bombs she looked at me like I was nuts! “Well you can afford to eat like that because you’re skinny,” she said. But a lot of people go on a ketogenic diet to lose weight!
I love eating these softened to room temperature. It’s a lot like ice cream!
1/2 lb of fresh strawberries
1/2 cup of coconut butter
1/2 cup of coconut oil
2 tablespoons of dextrose
Pinch of salt
Put the jar of coconut butter in a small pan with water and turn on medium-low to soften.
Wash and cut the tops off the strawberries and put in a blender or food processor with the rest of the ingredients.
When the coconut butter is soft and easy to scoop, add to the rest of the ingredients and puree until smooth.
Distribute puree into silicone molds and put in the freezer for about half an hour.
Yesterday was my birthday. And as I mentioned last year in my Birthday Cupcakes!!! post, I have high standards for the day.
Determined not to let my recent SIBO diagnosis put a damper on things, I did quite a bit of research and prep to make sure I had proper cake and frosting options. Continue reading →
I haven’t been posting much lately because I recently found a new doctor who is actually competent and we are trying to figure out what my gut problems are beyond fructose malabsorption. I’ll post an update on that later.
But for now…do you know how stinkin’ easy it is to make your own jam? If ease were stink, it would be the stinkiest. And strawberry jam is the perfect fruit to use for people with fructose malabsorption. Strawberries aren’t very high in fructose, but since they have a higher fructose to glucose ratio, we FMers need to add dextrose to eat them.
You can use this delicious jam on Almond Bagels, Classic Pancakes, Buckwheat Banana Pancakes, or Faux-Chocolate Pancakes! Continue reading →
I recently saw a post on the blog Fructopia about a company called Frusano that makes fructose-free gummy bears and other products. Sadly, that company is based in Germany, so I thought I was out of luck. Then my new BFF (best fructose friend) Megan told me they ship to the United States! Shipping is about $60 but I really didn’t care and ordered a bunch of gummies and even some chocolate! Continue reading →