Are sugar cravings getting in the way of your journey to a healthier you?

Nipping that sweet tooth in the butt is absolutely essential to improving a myriad of health concerns. Whether it’s headaches, hormonal issues, acne, poor energy levels, anxiety and weight loss, you name it. Getting a hold on the intake of your sugar is important.

Going completely sugar free can be impossible for some, especially long term, you may not even want to start because you know you won’t last longer than week.

If you are that person, then you absolutely need alternatives! Healthy alternatives are available, and they not only taste amazing but they are equally as satisfying.

The best part is that you can enjoy something sweet and nourish your body at the same time and feel amazing doing it.

Here are three of my quick go-to desserts that require no more than six ingredients.

Refined Sugar Free Fixes

 Strawberries + Mayver’s Cacao Super Spread

Serves 1

  • 1 cup strawberries (organic where possible)
  • 1 tbsp of Mayver’s Cacao Super Spread

This is a much healthier alternative to Nutella or fondue. Mayver’s Cacao Super Spread is completely sugar free, containing  no additional sugar or sweetener in the ingredients, and provides almost 4 g of protein per tablespoon. You’ll also gain a big hit of vitamin C from the strawberries. This will leave you feeling so so satisfied.

Super Quick Homemade Banana Ice Cream

Serves 2

  • 2 frozen bananas (cut up a few ripe bananas, pop in a container or glad wrap and keep in the freezer so you’re prepared when a craving hits)
  • 1/4 cup walnuts

Pop the frozen bananas in a high speed blender until smooth. Scoop into a bowl and add the walnuts. This is an easy, go to refreshing, summer dessert which combines carbohydrate, fats and protein to leave you feeling more satisfied than a candy bar, but free of sugar.

Chocolate and Berry Protein Smoothie

Serves 2

  • 100 g of organic mixed berries (I used the oob brand found in Woolworths and Coles)
  • 1 banana
  • 400 mL of pure harvest coco-quench coconut milk
  • 2 scoops of chocolate earth protein powder (this is a mix of pea and rice protein)
  • 2 tbsp Mayver’s hulled tahini

This yummy smoothie will keep those sugar cravings at bay. It will satisfy that sweetness that you’re looking for, but it will also make you feel full from the additional protein and fat (from the tahini) added into the smoothie. I love this smoothie, it’s great for a snack or for a breakfast on the go.

Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate contains a lot less sugar than milk chocolate. Though dark chocolate will still have some sugar added, it is by far a much better alternative. For example Lindt 85% cocoa dark chocolate contains 11 g of sugar per 100 g. If we compare that to cadbury dairy milk chocolate, the sugar content is 56 g per 100 g.

The bitter taste of dark chocolate may require some getting used to at first. You may not want to go for such a high % of cocoa initially. The organic Green and Blacks 70% dark chocolate provides 28.5 g of sugar per 100 g. This is still a lot lower than the cadbury milk chocolate and may be a nice transition chocolate for you.

Coconut Apple Crumble

The natural sweetness of the apple and berries paired with the crunch of the walnut topping makes this a perfect dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Please click here to go to the recipe.

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I hope that these healthy alternatives have given you more confidence to reduce your sugar intake!

Give them a go and please let me know what you think in the comments below.

If you have any healthy, go to desserts that helps you to steer clear of sugar then please share, I’d love to hear from you.