Sugar addiction is serious. A client recently told me about her success using my Buttermint recipe below to help cut her cravings in half.
It’s 3p on a weekday and you’re slouching down in your cubical head about to hit the desk. To wake up, you take a quick walk to the break room and there they are. The office donuts. The coworker birthday cakes. The never-ending supply of bagels.
I totally remember those corporate America days. Sugar was everywhere. I’m not going to lie, I was a sneaky little sugar addict. You know, you casually walk through the break room just to see who was around and watching. No one? Lift up that box, grab and go; shoveling it in as fast as you could without getting caught.
Working outside of the home was tough with so many temptations day after day. Have you ever tried to ditch the sugar habit? It’s so hard, right? A few months ago when I was looking for recipes about sugar detoxing, I ran across Carrie Vitt’s blog over at Organically Delicious. She was sharing about snackable butter. Right! Bite-sized pieces of butter, laced with honey and peppermint essential oil was supposed to help curb sugar cravings. It all sounded a little too good to be true but I didn’t have anything to lose.
Sugar is the worst. It creates massive inflammation in our bodies and those with autoimmune diseases tend to be even more sensitive to it so it’s the #1 must-go ingredient in our world. This goes for all Autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto’s, Graves, arthritis, lupus, chronic fatigue, fibromayalsia, Chron’s, and psoriasis.
Try this: make the Buttermint recipe. Eat 1-2 every 30 – 60 minutes during your waking hours. After 2 weeks, you’ll find that you don’t need the buttermints and your sugar cravings are significantly reduced!
Why is this beneficial? Sugar is an addiction. Some believe it to be more addictive than cocaine (Google that on Google Scholar). Sugar also feeds damaged cells and causes them to multiple (eh hem, the big “C” word). Not to mention, causes massive hormone imbalances and inflammation.
The Buttermint Recipe
- 1 pound unsalted, grass-fed butter. Keep @ room temp.
- 6 drops peppermint essential oil or peppermint extract
- 1/4 cup raw honey
Combine ingredients in a bowl. Mix well. Using a fun silicone mold, spoon butter mix into each section. Freeze. If you don’t have a mold, you can drop small portions onto a pan with a spoon.