Embarking on a new health regime in 2016? It seems like half the world is on the same mission, but chances are one of the first things you’ll be missing is a little bit of sweetness. Sugar is ubiquitous in calorific snacks and it’s common to start craving it when you cut down. But the damaging effects of too much sugar on health are widely known. Celebs like Davina McCall have even made it their mission to go completely sugar-free. Fortunately, there are clever ways to satisfy your sweet tooth without using one speck of sugar. How could that possibly be? Take a look at these sugar-free recipes and see for yourself!
Pancakes are a favorite of sweet lovers everywhere. They’re easy to whip up, fun to flip and delicious to dine upon. The problem is, usually they’re covered in sugar and lemon. Some recipes even use sugar in the batter. But that doesn’t have to be the case. In fact, you needn’t even use flour! Try using only bananas and eggs as the core ingredients. Naturally sweet and easy to make? Might be time to get flipping.
One clever way to get round using sugar is to choose recipes with naturally sweet ingredients. Pumpkin is a delicious and healthy root veg that is naturally sweet. It’s also very versatile and can be used in a huge range of recipes. One of our very favorites is that all-American classic: pumpkin pie. It’s a favorite at Thanksgiving but a winner at all times of year. It’s also fun to make an impressive dessert at dinner parties.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Nothing satisfies a sweet craving quite like a cheeky cookie. The ultimate companion to a refreshing glass of milk, shop-bought cookies would be a massive no-no on a sugar-free diet. But if you make them at home using a recipe for sugar-free choc chip cookies you can be sure they don’t contain any of the white stuff. By using products derived from coconuts they can safe for dieters and diabetics alike. Which means your cookie jar can always be overflowing, guilt free.
Sugar-Free Ice Cream
Sounds too good to be true doesn’t it? Ice cream is the ultimate indulgence. And if you’ve had a hard week at work or run into relationship issues, ice cream is simply essential. But (thank the heavens) there exists ice cream. out there made with natural, non-sugary ingredients. Using an ice cream maker makes the whole process simpler. That means you don’t have to break any diet rules to enjoy one of the great pleasures in life.
By utilizing ingredients like cocoa, you can make rich, indulgent and sweet desserts without having to use sugar. It’s refreshing to know you don’t have to go ultra boring with your recipes in a sugar-free world! Try out recipes featuring cocoa and serve it to your guests at your next dinner party. We promise they’ll be shocked when they find out it’s sugar-free.
**This post has been contributed by FatJoe**
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