Social media stars such as Deliciously Ella and the Hemsley sisters have faced a backlash recently following criticisms that their ‘clean eating’ diets are anything but totally good for you. I feel a little sad for them really because they didn’t set out to be labelled ‘queen of clean’ like Ella Woodward from Deliciously Ella . Yes they rode the wave of the clean eating craze that dominated most of 2016’s and totally maximised every opportunity and why wouldn’t they? It’s interesting how they’re now trying to step away from the phenomenon that made them famous in the first place and helped Ella set up her very successful and thriving deli’s in London.
I, like a lot of others, are always on a mission to discover ‘clean’ and healthy foods that are filling and nutritious and I have tried many a recipe from such stars, but I did find that whilst most of the recipes were tasty and fun to make, none of them could be described as being totally clean, because for example with ‘clean deserts’ such as healthy brownies or protein balls there is so much emphasis on natural sugars to make it taste nice that they are in fact rather calorific…everything in moderation as they say. It’s a cliche, but cliches are cliches for a reason – if that makes sense!