My Favorite Natural Sweeteners to Satisfy Cravings , 0 Comments

 

If anybody understands the sugar struggle it's me. I grew up my whole life only wanting candy ALL.THE.TIME. At some point in college I started understanding how food affects the body and what it does to us internally. I am no expert or scientist on the negative effects of sugar, but I think we can all agree that less is better. Go eat a whole bag of sour gummy worms and see how you feel after... not so great. Two years ago I started experimenting with natural sweeteners and I speak truthfully when I say that my sugar craving is completely satisfied when I use alternatives. 

 

Here are my favorites::

 

DATES

BANANAS

CACAO POWDER + CACAO NIBS

DARK DARK CHOCOLATE

DARK GRADE B MAPLE SYRUP

COCONUT FLAKES

COCONUT MILK

RAW HONEY

RAW ALMOND BUTTER

LEMONS

MASHED BERRIES

 

Here's my favorite recipe to make when I am craving sugar but staying healthy:

1 banana

1 tablespoon raw almond butter

1/2 cup raw oats

1 tablespoon grade B maple syrup

1/4 cup chopped dark chocolate

coconut flakes

pinch of sea salt

Mash banana + almond butter together, add remaining ingredients. Make into cookie sizes + bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. YUM.

 

Enjoy! 

 

Written by Clare Anderson of Lionheart Whole Living