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Goodbye Refined Sugar!

Easy Recipes with No Added Sugar or Fat

by (author) Madame Labriski

Random House Canada
Initial publish date
Jul 2021
General, Cooking with Kids, Low Fat
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jul 2021
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Enjoy even more recipes made with Madame Labriski's famous date puree! From breakfasts to desserts, drinks to snacks, these recipes are free of refined sugar, and there are vegan and dairy-, gluten-, and nut-free options throughout.

Goodbye Refined Sugar! by Madame Labriski features the secret weapon to healthy, tasty, and fueling treats free of refined sugar: date puree--a naturally sweet fruit puree that is also rich in fiber. Enjoy fueling breakfasts and hearty loaves, snack on delicious cookies, muffins, donuts, and biscotti, and sip on protein-packed smoothies perfect for pre- and post-workouts.

Featuring recipes made with accessible ingredients and plenty of dietary options available, Madame Labriski's fun and easy approach is perfect for cooking with the whole family. And bonus: you and your loved ones can kick refined sugar to the curb while still enjoying those sweet moments in life!

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Contributor Notes

Madame Labriski is a busy mom, marathon runner (with a personal best of 3 hours and 8 minutes!), blogger, public speaker and entrepreneur with a zest for life. Her fun recipes are all chock full of health benefits, packed with fiber, and sweetened with her magical date puree. She is the author of Fuel Your Day! and two instant bestsellers in French: Ces galettes dont tout le monde parle and Bye-bye sucre raffiné, bonjour purée de dates!

Excerpt: Goodbye Refined Sugar!: Easy Recipes with No Added Sugar or Fat (by (author) Madame Labriski)

Bonjour and welcome to the delicious, healthy, and fun world of Madame Labriski!

I’m fueled by my energy treats and want to change the world by saying goodbye to refined sugar! But first, let me take a step back . . .

Although I’m not a nutritionist or a pastry chef, I decided to pursue a crazy idea: to show that eating healthy can taste good and improve energy. So I tinkered in the kitchen and created my pièce de résistance (as they say): a healthy and nutritious date puree to use in place of refined sugar. Lo and behold, I was able to make healthy and yummy energy cookies, bites, bars, and more. And just like that, Madame Labriski was born. I launched my site and wrote my first book (my yellow book) called Ces galettes dont tout le monde parle, which was translated and adapted into Fuel Your Day! I also began to host various health and fitness events throughout my community, from wellness conferences to races, and sell packaged date puree, energy cookies, pancakes, and muffins throughout Quebec. It’s been so exciting!

Then I began to think bigger. What if I could turn this idea into a movement and reduce the consumption of refined sugar once and for all? But how? I had a vision: to change the world one spoonful of date puree and one energy treat at a time. And so, I am back with even more recipes. That’s right! Enjoy fortifying breakfast recipes, like The Maca Morning; even more energy cookies to transform your kids’ lunches, such as The Fruity Study; nutritious muffins for that afternoon snack (I looooove The BettyBeet); healthy protein-filled drinks, including The Purple Nitrat-o-Max; protein-packed goodies perfect for your pre- and post-workouts, The Log-Your-Results go-to; and scrumptious desserts of all kinds, think The Applelicious Crisp, The Date Barski squares, or The Picky Logger Yule log for the holidays. I even have you covered with my recipes for healthy loaves and biscotti—or as I like to call them, Labriskotti! This book is also packed with helpful tips—or Tipskis!—and informative tidbits to help with your adventures in the kitchen.

I think that anything is possible . . . all you need is to believe and have confidence in yourself. Oh, and energize your day with healthy and fun treatskis! So go ahead and turn the page (and the next page, and the next . . . Ha! Ha!)to transform your kitchen, enjoy yummy and nutritious energy treats, and say goodbye to refined sugar once and for all!

—Madame Labriski

Editorial Reviews

“The best energy bite recipes out there . . . we can’t get enough.” —The Loop

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