How to Stop Sugar Cravings Fast

Chocolate Coconut Power Balls

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:


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.

Leave a comment and let me know how you liked ‘em!


  1. Katherine
    Sep 23, 2011

    I’m eating one right now! I miraculously had all the ingredients and was able to whip up a batch in a few minutes. They are very tasty and rich but feel wholesome at the same time. Thanks for another great tip Angela!

  2. Angela Minelli
    Sep 23, 2011

    Love it Katherine!

  3. Dorothy
    Sep 23, 2011

    Thanks, Angela! I am always searching for good lowGI dessert recipes. Can’t wait to try it! The simplest I have found so far is a low GI truffle-type chocolate treat, by mixing coconut oil, agave syrup, and cacao powder (sorry, I don’t have exact quantities…I start with the solidified coconut oil, then add cacoa powder and agave syrup alternately until it tastes good, and makes a small ball or patty. A pecan, almond, or even fig can be stuck on top of each one. Thanks again!

  4. Angela Minelli
    Sep 23, 2011

    Hi Dorothy, yum! I go koo koo for cacao. Those sound awesome too!

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  6. Rhianne
    Nov 14, 2011

    Hi there, I am under the impression that agave is no better than corn syrup for the body…some of the top raw foodists are saying that now…I would explore that if I were you…

  7. Angela
    Nov 14, 2011

    Hi Rhianne,

    Get the raw organic agave instead. That is less processed and still has enzymes and minerals for your body to assimilate it well. Any other type of agave is in fact similar to HFCS.

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