Friday, June 23, 2017

Got a Sweet Tooth? These Healthy Treats Will Hit the Spot

If sugar is your vice, don’t worryyou’re not alone. I myself have quite the sweet tooth. But throughout the years I’ve learned how to work with my cravings, not against them. What I’ve come to discover is that you’re never going to stop craving sugar. Thus, the next best thing you can do is give into your natural desires by treating yourself to one of these healthy treats.   

Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds

The beauty of dark chocolate covered almonds is that they satisfy two cravings: a craving for sugar and a craving for carbs. But this convenient little snack also does wonders for the body. According to Michigan Medicine, dark chocolate is loaded with antioxidants that protect against free radicals.  Meanwhile, almonds contain high levels of vitamin E, copper, magnesium, and protein. Almonds also contain healthy unsaturated fats.

Popsicles

This one’s tricky because if you’re not careful, you can end up consuming a frozen treat that’s just as unhealthy as ice cream. When I say popsicles, I’m talking it has to be made with real fruitnone of that high fructose corn syrup crap. I highly recommend Outshine bars.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

I’m a huge fan of smoothies, not only because they’re delicious, but also because they’re just so darn easy to make. This chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie is my go-to when I’m craving something sweet. Here are the ingredients that I use:
  •  Peanut butter powder
  • Cacao powder
  •  Bananas
  •  Ice
  •  Milk (I use soy milk since I have a dairy allergy)
If you end up trying this recipe, please let me know how you like it. I’d also be curious to know if any of these snacks have helped you curb your sweet tooth. Thanks for reading and I look forward to hearing from you!
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