Yesterday I said to my friend, “It’s three days until Christmas, and I still haven’t made my Christmas puddings!!” Yep, I’m afraid I’m one of those last-minute-Christmas kinda people… I truly don’t understand how anyone can begin to think of making Christmas puddings in September, it’s so organised of them. I’m so last minute that sometimes I wrap presents in pillow cases. Ha ha! (Well at least it’s environmentally friendly, right??) Thankfully, with these grain free mini steamed puddings, you can be unorganised like me, and make them at the last minute – they’re very simple and quick!
These puddings are perfect for those of us on the GAPS diet (as long as you’re ok with dried fruit), as a special Christmas treat. A dessert with a lot of dried fruit in it will contain a lot of fructose, so it’s important to have a protein rich meal first – not a high carb meal, or your sugars will sky rocket. It also helps to eat your pudding with some creamy coconut custard, so that the fats in the custard help to slow down the release of sugars into the blood stream. This way you won’t dump a massive amount of sugar in all at once, causing a big high then a big low. The protein in the almond meal and almonds will also help to balance the protein/carb/fat ratio to lower the GI. I know, I know, it’s Christmas and you don’t really want to think about all these things! But I thought I’d just let you know, in case you don’t want to end up in a sugar-induced coma after Christmas dinner. No need to tell your family and friends all that, though, just tell them the puddings taste awesome with custard.
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Have a wonderful Christmas, everyone, and don’t forget to share your healthy Christmas treat photos on my FB page or other social media, with the hashtag #aquirkychristmas for your chance to win a Living Synergy Nut Milk Bag! Details here.
I hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family and friends!
Take care, Jo xx
Thanks to The Source Bulk Foods for sponsoring this post!