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Sugar Detox:Day2- No Sugar Added Chocolate Mousse

21 May

Sugar Detox: Day 2!

Today is my second day on my sugar detox, and I’m feeling pretty good! I just can’t do coffee without sweetener, so I’ve had tea these past two mornings, which hasn’t been the most enjoyable compared to my molasses sweetened Teeccino. But I managed! I woke up feeling so good this morning. I think part was definitely do to no sugar, and part of it just due to not stuffing myself before bed since I couldn’t have sugar:) Today in my summer Organic Chemistry class, I was so tempted to chew gum, I wanted it so much. One thing about me, I chew gum all the time! I usually can’t workout/run without it! So that’s definitely been one of the more tough things to give up..along with my PB2 peanut butter.

Honestly, it continues to surprise me how many things have added sugar in them. This detox has made me so aware of all the added sugar these days! But, It’s been a great way to get myself eating almost all whole, fresh foods instead..since almost every packaged product has sugar! P.S. If you buy “low fat” or “fat free” products, the fat that is taken out is usually substituted with sugar. Beware of products that claim to be “healthy”!

But last night I had to make something to substitute for my nightly dessert/shake I usually have:)

So, I came up with a chocolate mousse, completely free of any added sugar! Is it as sweet as your typical mousse? Probably not. But its such a good way to curve those chocolate cravings without putting all that sugar in your body! Plus, I think it’s pretty tasty:)

Using tofu in makes this mousse a great high-protein dessert! That’s always a good way to go at night :)

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No Sugar Added Chocolate Mousse

-1 package silken tofu

-2T cocoa powder

-10 pitted dates

-1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp cinnamon

*Directions: Blend all ingredients until smooth. Food processor is best here, but if not available, high power blender is also okay. Choose any toppings you like: unsweetened coconut, peanut butter, nuts, fruit, ect.!

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Pumpkin Froyo-without icecream maker!

5 May

I have now actually invested into an ice cream maker, it’s so fun and yummy. But what did I do before I had one(and still use when too lazy to get out the huge machine)? I make a yummy cold treat this way!

You can easily mix together the ingredients and flavors you want in your froyo concoction. The possibilities are seriously endless. I’ll give you a few options, but you can add anything you would want as well! Of course, the picture here is of my pumpkin flavor. Surprise surprise :)

This is such a healthy alternative as unlike froyo you buy out, this is very high in protein! and you can dress it up to meet your sweetness and caloric needs. Keep it simple for weightloss/low calorie, or dress it up with delicious toppings and add ins to make it more decadent!

Does this taste exactly like the creamy froyo you get from your local shop or even from an ice cream maker? Not 100%. But does it satisfy my craving when desiring that yummy stuff? Most certainly. It is such a yummy snack for any time of the day :)

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Pouring my mixture into a container to freeze!

 

Pumpkin Froyo
-1 cup almond milk (or other kind)
-1 cup greek yogurt
-1/2 cup pumpkin
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-2 packets stevia/agave to sweeten
-cinnamon to taste
-Toppings: sky is the limit! But many times I use nut butters, clean chocolate syrup, crumbled protein cakes I’ve made or cereal, granola, fruit, coconut, chocolate chips, anything!!
Directions: Mix everything together until smooth. Add in any other desired flavors/ingredients. Place in shallow container in freezer for about an hour. After 30 minutes, take out and stir to break up some of the iciness. Put back in freezer for about 30 minutes. Top with desired ingredients. Enjoy!

For Mint Variety: omit pumpkin and add 1/2 tsp mint extract plus 2T chocolate chips
For Chocolate Variety: omit pumpkin and add in 2T cocoa powder+choc. chips
For Mocha Variety: omit pumpkin, and add 1 instant coffee packet+choc. covered expresso beans or choc. chips
For Protein Variety: omit pumpkin and add 1 scoop of desired protein powder flavor