No need to miss out on the sweeter things in life, is there?
Satisfy your secret sweet tooth with these four sugar-free recipes.
If you have been following this website for a while, you may know that I live a sugar-free life and have done so for the last two years. Most of the time, it’s pretty easy than I ever thought possible, but of course, there can still be occasions when it can be difficult.
Usually, the most challenging times are in social situations where it’s hard to ignore and refuse the sugary foods on offer.
Take heart, if you are considering making the change, then giving up sugar does not have to mean giving up the sweetness. Although some would say (especially in the beginning of your sugar-free life), any sweetness can trigger the reward receptors in your brain which can lead to a sugar addiction.. but let’s not be too hard on ourselves.
Giving up sugar means giving up many fruits as it is fructose (fruit sugar) that causes problems with our digestion.
But giving all fruits would be a mistake as there are some fruits not only low fructose fruits but extremely high in the antioxidant compound known as Anthocyanin. Yep, a bit of a mouthful, but so essential for minimising free radical damage in your body. The good news? You get to enjoy the joys of deliciously desirable fruits like blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and cherries!
Keep those Antioxidants coming.
Two more foods simply loaded when it comes to antioxidants are Green Tea (okay not a fruit, but a potent antioxidant so I can’t leave it out) and Cocoa (okay, technically not a fruit either, but the seed from the Cocoa pod is indeed a fruit). Either way, eating chocolate usually feels forbidden, so you’re going to love the recipes I’ve found for you amongst these other delightful treats.
Goats Cheese Mousse with Roasted Blueberries
This recipe is from Jennifer Farley at her website Savory Simple and does include sugar cane. Still, if your goal is to be sugar free then you can simply swap out the sugar for the natural sweetener, Stevia and viola’ you have a sugar free treat.
Just click on the image below to head on over to Jennifer’s website and the full recipe.
Raspberry Chia Jam
If you thought the delights of sugary fruit jams were off the menu when you give up sugar, then think again—a brilliant and super healthy take on an old favourite.
The Ultimate Chocolate Brownie Version 2.0
This tempting treat is sugar-free, and from Melissa at The Whimsical Wife and inspired by Sarah Wilson’s book, I Quit Sugar.
If you love the look of this decadent little treat, then click on the image for Melissa’s sugar-free recipe.
Green Tea Ice-Cream
Life without ice-cream would be a bleak one indeed, but with this recipe, a combination of creamy delights with the powerhouse antioxidants of Green Tea. What more could you want? Click on the image for the recipe from the talented peeps over at iquitsugar.com.
I hope you love these recipes as much as I do, not only giving you a burst of antioxidants but also satisfying any yen you may have for the sweeter things in life. Let me know what you think or if you have any temptingly delicious, sugar-free alternatives you may have in your repertoire.
See you next time,
Image: Isabella Albonico | Vogue October 1 1960