Victory Over Your Sweet Tooth
Even the healthiest, fittest people can have a “sweet tooth,” which causes you to desire sweet (read: fattening) foods instead of salty.
Even if you finished your Cabbage Soup Diet week with no problems…AND you’re embarking on a long term healthy plan, your cravings might still be trying to throw you off track!
If you’re like me, your sweet tooth is at bay most of the time, BUT there are certain times when I just NEED something sweetly satisfying.
Luckily, I stumbled across a few awesome suggestions that are both healthy AND sweet, and they come from Isabel De Los Rios, a nutritionist and Mom-of-2 (with a body that anyone half her age would envy!!).
Here are a couple things she suggests to beat your sweet tooth (while not beating yourself up about it later):
- Cut up some fresh fruit, like berries, an apple, half a banana, and add a teaspoon of raw, natural honey. (Raw honey is better than the processed stuff – less sugar but JUST as sweet)
- Almond or peanut butter mixed with apple sauce and a sprinkle of cinnamon
- An apple, cut into slices, with some almond or peanut butter, then a sprinkle of raw cacao or dark chocolate on top (YUM!! This is my favorite!)
- Herbal tea, in a fruity flavor, with some raw honey or agave to sweeten (once you try agave, I promise you’ll never want processed sugar packets again!)
Isabel’s “Cocoa-Nut” Bananas Recipe
I was also looking through the recipes on Isabel’s site, and found another one that sounds amazing, since I am a fan of ANYTHING with coconut. She calls this “cocoa-nut bananas” and it doesn’t even require cooking (woo hoo!). This also sounds like something that your kids can easily help with!
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*4 teaspoons of organic cocoa powder
*4 teaspoons of toasted, unsweetened coconut
*2 small bananas, sliced on the bias
Place cocoa and coconut on separate plates. Roll each banana slice in the cocoa, and shake off the excess. Then, dip banana in the coconut.
Easy, quick, and tasty…plus, coconut and chocolate!! I am seriously going to stop by the store tonight for some cocoa powder and make this tonight! I bet it would be great frozen, too.
Are there any healthy, sweet treats you’ve created?? Please share in the comments! Or, if you make this recipe, show us a pic!
Your partner in Cabbage (and raw cocoa),
PS: If you check out Isabel’s page and find any tasty recipes, please come back and share!