When it comes to staying sugar free, I am not down for depriving myself! A great way to keep the sweetness in your life without the guilt is by making a delectable treat like the 1 below that comes to me by way of my friend Karen Russell of Recipe 4 Wellness, and can be found in her e book, Gluten Free Living:
CHOCOLATE COCONUT POWER BALLS
½ cup unsweetened organic cocoa powder
1 ½ cups unsweetened coconut
¼ cup raw agave nectar or lakanto sweetener
1 tablespoon organic extra virgin coconut oil
2 tablespoons Valencia peanut butter or almond butter
½ teaspoon organic vanilla
1/8 teaspoon celtic sea salt
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Roll into small balls and store in refrigerator. That’s it!
With Halloween coming up, this is a great low sugar snack for you and your kids that can be a healthy substitute for all the candy bars and cookies you can bet are on the horizon. Enjoy a couple as a quick pick-me-up after school or midday!
Any of these ingredients can be found in your local health food store or Whole Foods Market. I’ve made them myself and can say from firsthand experience, they’re utterly de-lish! Sugar cravings will be a total thing of the past if you continually add in more super foods and make use of alternative sweeteners that are much more gentle on your body and taste even better than refined sugar. Plus, the best part is, with lower GI’s, you naturally eat less. It’s a total win-win :).
If you’d like to learn more about why you crave sugar and want to stop sugar cravings once and for all, CLICK HERE.
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