October 2, 2008

Sweet Tooth

So your sweet tooth is calling, but you want to be healthy? This is a common occurrence for me! When a banana or some baby carrots just won't cut it, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite, easy to assemble sugar alternative snacks. All gluten free, of course… Sinfully yummy, without the added sugar!

  • Blend frozen peaches, rice milk, honey

  • Mash a frozen banana with walnuts. Not only does it taste good, but also the walnuts will help slow down the absorption of the sugar. Top with a little bit a coconut milk for a real treat!

  • Blend frozen bananas with coconut milk, cinnamon and cardamom

  • Blend a frozen banana, frozen organic blueberries, hemp milk

  • Dates mashed and mixed with coconut butter. Roll into balls, lightly coat with coconut oil and sprinkle with desiccated coconut

  • Yam or sweet potato custard...add milk/cream, eggs, blend with cooked yams, a pinch of salt, a pinch of pepper and nutmeg. Bake in the oven in a bain-marie

  • Coconut butter mixed with organic cocoa and raw honey. Add a mashed banana to this for a little more sweetness

  • 1/3 cup of organic heavy cream and whip until it is the consistency of whipped cream. Add 1 cup of frozen organic dark cherries or frozen organic blackberries and blend in with the cream. If it’s not sweet enough for your taste, add a few drops of agave nectar or stevia. (This makes enough for more than a few servings)
  • 1 comment:

    Angie said...


    I like your site and all your healthy snack ideas. So many gluten-free recipes are full of all the bad stuff (sugar, etc), it's great to see some naturally sweet snack ideas. I'm gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free. New blogger myself http://gluten-dairy-sugarfree.com I'm adding your link to my blogroll. Good luck to you!


    Living gluten free... naturally