Is it possible to enjoy a sweet whole food snack if you’ve given up refined sugar? Absolutely! I wanted to share with you the ways I’m satisfying my sweet tooth without going for the traditional sugary snacks like cookies and cakes.
This first recipe is so easy, it’s kind of a crime to call it a recipe. All you need are Medjool dates and any kind of nut. (My favorites are Marcona almonds or pistachios) Simply remove the pit from the date, then stuff it with several nuts. Salty and sweet all in one bite!
Next, I’ve been making Chocolate Cherry Smoothies. The key ingredient in these smoothies is coconut water. I’ve gone cuckoo for coconut water lately. It’s low in all natural sugars, but I love the sweet taste. Not crazy for coconut water? I still think you’ll find you enjoy this smoothie. Since you add cocoa powder – not chocolate – you need a base with some natural sugars to sweeten the smoothie. Coconut water does the trick.
To a blender, add one cup of coconut water, one cup frozen cherries and one tablespoon cocoa powder. If you’d like, add two tablespoons coconut milk. If you aren’t a big coconut fan – leave it out.
Do you have a sweet snack with no added sugar I should try?