Whereas protein is stable, carbohydrates are extremely unpredictable and unstable. Once you cut out carbohydrates from your diet, stable and more normal blood sugar is possible.
The fact is, we do not need carbohydrates, they are not essential for our well being and growth.
Makes 12 squares
This reminds me a bit of Greek halva, but yummier. It can be a bit crumbly depending on the type of nut butter you use.
250ml (1 cup) store-bought organic almond or peanut butter or chocolate and nut butter
60ml (1?4, cup) xylitol
125ml (½ cup) ground flaxseed
125ml (½ cup) almond flour
125ml (½ cup) unsweetened dark chocolate chips (80% dark chocolate, chopped)
2 egg whites, lightly whisked
125ml (½ cup) cashew nuts
125ml (½ cup) almonds
5ml (1 tsp) chia seeds, optional
- Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a 20cm x 20cm baking dish with baking paper.
- In a large bowl mix all the ingredients until well combined.
- Pour the mixture into the baking dish and press to spread the mixture evenly.
- Bake for 15 minutes, leave to cool down and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before slicing
Part emotive journey, part cookbook and part medical reference, and all bundled up in the care and love of devoted parents, The Low-Carb Solution for Diabetics is the fruit of their combined findings – at once personal and professional, and essential reading that effectively ‘closes the gap’ for families coping with diabetes.