My journey on being sugar free is not as bad as I thought it would be! In fact, it is already making me feel better. Just the fact to not have the choice bewteen eating sugar or not: Shall I have this piece of brownie?…NO….shall I have this piece of brownie?…OH WELL…I have been working hard and just one won’t do me any harm…BUT…I do know that it won’t make me feel good afterwards and I CANNOT resist in having one more and more and more…I will wait…Yes, that is right…I will wait…shall I have this piece of brownie NOW?…
It is a real battle…By having a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for the next couple of months, at least I am not having this constant inner “energy sapping” chat all day long! When the thought of having a piece of cake is coming up, saying NO and moving on is making my journey easier.
The thing is, knowing how bad sugar makes me feel and knowing how addictive it is… help me to be less tolerant towards it. I am just not attracted to it anymore. At least from now…I guess that it took me a long time before having this switch lighted on and I needed to experience the effects that sugar had on me before saying: “you know what sugar… you are not my friend anymore…”
I do not want to say never, as restriction is not part of living in harmony and balance. But I do want to be in a position to give sugar less power in my life.
Planning and preparing sugar free treats in case of EMERGENCY are helping me too. Right now, they are helping me to get use to my unsweetened food but still having the sensation of indulging myself.
Few days ago, I wanted to make some sugar free raw white chocolate that I could keep in the fridge when I desperately wanted a treat. I came across a fantastic blog called: the coconut mama. I LOVE THIS BLOG! Coconut is just so good and so nutritious that I am so glad that the Coconut Mama has dedicated a whole blog around this fabulous ingredient! http://thecoconutmama.com/2011/01/raw-white-chocolate-candy-sugar-free-2/
My below version is an adaptation of the above recipe. I wanted to add some cashew nut butter but couldn’t find any in my local health food shop. Cashew nut is adding lots of sweetness without the added sugar. This treat is full of good fats and nutritious ingredients. I can promise you that you won’t fancy the whole lot as the nourishing ingredients (as contrario to the empty calories that sugar does contain) will fill you up very quickly!
I have used:
1 x 1/4 cup of raw coconut oil by Viridian (the best ever!!!)
1 x 1/4 cup of coconut cream
1 x 1/4 cup of almond butter
1 x 1/4 cup of desiccated coconut flakes
1 tsp of natural vanilla extract
Optional: you can add whatever superfood you fancy such as cacao nibs, maca, goji berries, acai, mulberries and so on…Make your own search on those fabulous ingredients and see for yourself what you would like to try!
Mix all the ingredients together. Spread the mixture on a flat plate. Leave it in your freezer for as long as you want to. After a while, you can easily break some pieces of and keep them in a tight container, still in your freezer or fridge.
I enjoy them frozen!
It won’t taste sweet but my taste buds are getting use to it and I really enjoy those occasional treats 🙂
I hope you will do too.
With warm LOVE,