Move over fat, there’s a new culprit in town. Sugar is now the ingredient to avoid.
Do you know how much added sugar you consume in one day?
My “healthy” dessert habit got out of control. I was obsessed with the one minute mug cakes, homemade magic shell, and single servings of chocolate chip cookies. After almost every meal I’d make myself a little treat. I used maple syrup or honey as the sweetener and I tricked my brain into thinking they were “nutritious” sugar.
Well ALL sweeteners, even the “pure” ones are sugar. And sugar impairs the immune system by suppressing white blood cells. Just one teaspoon impairs the immune system for up to four hours. Then there’s the blood sugar spikes and extra calories negatively impacting your body too.
What are the options?
Option A: Shun dessert and never eat ice cream again.
Option B: Make healthier desserts with absolutely no added sugars.
Option B!!! A dessert-less life is not for me and I think we all need options.
I’ve gathered up the BEST no sugar added treats from super talented recipe creators. Cookies, cakes, bars, puddings, ice cream and popsicles can all be made with whole food ingredients. Most are sweetened with whole fruit or dried fruit. You’ll see many bananas and dates used for their naturally occurring sugar.