Yummy Desserts

by Dr. Wendy Schauer, D.C., R.K.C. on April 4, 2012

Yesterday I encouraged you to take sugar out of your diet.   How many of you start to get anxiety or even anger when I say you need to stop eating sugar?  If you immediately think of all the reasons to not stop or have an emotional reaction to it chances are you are addicted.  In order to improve your health you need to stop eating sugar.  I know what your next question is going to be…”What do I do when I have a sugar craving?”

Here are my go to dessert recipes:

1.  Peanut Butter or Almond Butter Balls.   Take some nut butter (read the label to make sure nuts are the only ingredient), throw in some raw coconut and some raisins and mix it up.  Roll into tiny balls and eat.  Nuts are high in calories so do not go crazy with these.

2.  Blueberry “Ice Cream”.  Put 1 can of coconut milk into a high powered blender (I have the Vita-Mix), add 2 cups of frozen berries (blueberries are my favorite)  and blend until smooth.  This will give you several servings.  It will re-freeze but will end up being hard.  I just stick it on the counter for 15 minutes and it is ready to eat again.  Yummy.

3.  Coconut Mint Balls.  Take some coconut oil, add some raw coconut and add organic mint flavoring.  Mix together and roll into really small balls.   These are a pleasant surprise of minty freshness.

Being sugar free and healthy is very doable. You just have to think outside of the box. Enjoy.

Yours In Health!

Dr. Wendy

Jennifer April 5, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Thanks for the recipes Dr. Wendy!! I will definately be using these in my kitchen. Do I use the same coconut milk I use in my thai recipes? I do get emotional when I think of not eating sugar, and I’ve seen friends and family get angry when abstaining from it comes up. It’s like a drug addiction. I might need a support group…

Marina April 5, 2012 at 2:42 PM

I am excited to try the “ice cream” recipe!

Lisa Wilcox April 5, 2012 at 2:53 PM

What a great follow up to your post “Get the Sugar Out.” I can see sugar addicted people all around me. I am glad to see recipe’s that sound delicious and will help curb those cravings. I would love to try the Peanut Butter Balls for my kids. I think they will like them. It will be easy to add a couple to their school lunch sacks. Looking forward to more HappyNewYou posts.

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Pat S April 7, 2012 at 7:42 PM

I’m trying- I gave up candy for Holy Week-ate more carrots.
We’re having the wonderful roasted vegetables for Easter!
Thanks for the healthful tips and encouragement.

Sonya Lenzo April 10, 2012 at 7:39 AM

Wendy, all of those recipes sound delicious and I am going to try them…especially the one with mint. I admit I love a touch of mint after a meal!
Sonya Lenzo
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