Hi out there! I decided to try something new for my product recommendations. I’m really excited about this almond flour from Honeyville Farms. If you want to order go to the Honeyville Farm website. If anyone is interested in buying it in bulk with me I’d love it. I have enough to last me a few months but after that I’m confident I will want more!
I just got Elana Amsterdam’s cookbooks and they look fantastic (and are priced under $10 each!). I’m so excited! I can’t wait to explore them. Her new one is called Gluten-Free Cupcakes and her old one is the Gluten Free Almond Flour Cookbook. It would be cool if someone else got these cookbooks and we could dive into them together. It will take me a while to get through them all by myself (but don’t worry I will persevere through all the yummy baked goods!). Most of her recipes call for agave which still must be eaten with moderation but at a glycemic index of 38 it is pretty good.
Anyway, I’m just grateful for products and companies that help me to feel good, eat right and still enjoy life!
In recent weeks I have benefited greatly from the blogs of other PCOS patients. One of the best has been the PCOS Diva written by a woman named Amy Medling. She is an amazing example of a woman with PCOS who has learned to thrive. Her blog is rich and full of weekly menus, book reviews, product suggestions etc.
I thought I would follow her example and begin sharing some of the great products I have discovered that help me with my PCOS. After all, I’d like my blog to help other’s like Amy’s does and not just be a source of venting and complaining. If I can inspire one person then all the struggles will be worthwhile.
I also want to say a thank you to the companies that make products that I can eat/use. To them, it may be simply a business but to me it is like a gift. Finding something that works for me means a lot and each time it happens the grin on my face is irrepressible. Thank you!
I will try to do these product updates on at least a monthly basis and please continue to share with me your recommendations and thoughts. Thanks so much for all your support.
Here we go:
1. Luna and Larry’s Organic Coconut Bliss Ice Cream- Look for this in the organic ice cream section of your supermarket. There are 16 flavors and all of them have been good, but I particularly like the mint galactica (I know silly name. ). It is made with organic coconut milk which is full of Omega 3 oils. It is sugar-free using only agave sweeteners and organic dark chocolate (a little organic cane syrup in the chocolate). I love it as a milk shake. There are so few deserts I can have that I am grateful for this ice cream.
2. Ezekial 4:9 bread-This bread is amazing. It is flourless, low glycemic and a complete protein. I defy anyone to eat it and taste a difference between it and other whole grain breads. In fact, I think it tastes better than most. I must say I tried their pasta and was bitterly disappointed. It was gummy, gritty and disgusting (so far my attempt to duplicate the flavors of Italian food have not been successful. It is possible I just like it too much.).
The bread is available at my supermarket in the organic frozen food section. It is highly perishable and must be refrigerated/frozen at all times. Naturally it must be toasted to taste good (and thaw). I am grateful to have the ability to eat sandwiches again.
3. Clif Mojo bars- One of my problems has been breakfast. I just don’t have an appetite in the morning but it is crucial I eat something. Thankfully I have found a protein drink and energy bar I love. These bars are low glycemic, packed full of nuts, protein and are delicious. I can also keep them in the car, which has helped keep my blood sugar regular as I work. They aren’t the highest protein bar but they are still enough and they actually taste good. If you go on the Clif bar website you can get 15% off your order using code CLFCB8.