Happy birthday to me! Ahh I've officially surpassed my quarter life, I feel old! A few of my friends have told me that 26 was their best year, but I reckon people just say that to make you feel better about getting older. I'm sure someone told me that last year when I turned 25. Well here's to a better year than the last (and when I turn 27 hopefully someone will tell me that's going to be my best year). Maybe I'm just like the quote "like a fine wine I get better with age". Is that how it goes? I think it's something like that. Anyway, hello, I'm 26 and this will be my best year yet! So to kick it off I've joined in on a 30 no sugar challenge my coach has outlined for us. Here's a link to The NoSugar Challenge if you're interested in participating. And if you are let me know, it would be great to have some fellow challengers. On top of my trainers suggestions I will be eating all Paleo food (of course) in Zone portions, and I will do my best to stick to what they've outline in that chart as "favourable" foods. I know this is going to be hard, but I also know I want to start 26 off with a bang, and what better way than by feeling really healthy and getting really fit?! And just in time for summer (I'm in Australia). So this recipe is quite delicious, and if you just exclude the chocolate it also works for the no sugar challenge. Feel free to make it either way that suits you!


  • 1 very ripe banana
  • 2 squares dark chocolate
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk


  1. Cut up banana and freeze overnight (whenever I have bananas that I’m afraid will go bad before I use them I chop them up and put them in the freezer so I’m always prepared when I’m craving this)
  2. In a food processor blend dark chocolate until its broken into small chunks
  3. Add banana, cocoa powder, slivered almonds and coconut milk and blend until smooth
  4. Eat straight away or freeze until later, but be sure to take it out of the freezer about 15 minutes before you want to eat it