Sugar Detox: Week Five Update
Week five of the sugar detox has been my favorite yet!! Obviously each week is getting a little better because I get to add in more sweet items, but this week I actually got to have some baked goods, which is my Kryptonite, so that helped a lot 🙂 I did say last week that I was going to work out more this week, which didn’t happen. I worked out Monday and then got “busy” the rest of the week. I put busy in quotes because I definitely had time to work out, I just chose to do other things instead #storyofmylife.
I will list out some of the things I made this week without refined sugars, there really are unlimited recipes out there to choose from!! The recipes are just as easy to make, and usually taste just as good as the comparable recipes that are loaded up with white sugar. Now that I’ve gotten in the routine of having things like maple syrup, honey, and spotty bananas in my house, staples in these types or recipes, I will definitely start choosing them over more “traditional” recipes filled with refined sugars and oils. So without further ado, here are some of the recipes I made this week:
Cinnamon and Maple Roasted Almonds. SUPER easy to make and so yummy!! I need to make some more right now, and a double or triple batch. The almonds in these also provide good fats and proteins. I would also like to try this recipe with pecans, I bet it would be delish. This would be a good Christmas present idea, too, or hostess gift if you’re invited to a party. Put some of these in a mason jar with a cute tag or decoration and people will eat it up! Literally.
Banana Muffins. I already told you about these last week. They were good even without chocolate chips in them! I will probably make them again with the chocolate chips and see if that makes a big difference.
Apple Chai Oatmeal Cups. These were so good, and perfect for fall! I will probably add more spices or maple syrup when I make them next time to add a little more flavor. Or maybe I need to get used to less sugar and flavor overload. Meh. I also did eat them plain and she suggest putting peanut butter on top, so I’m sure that would help out as well.
Banana Breakfast Cake. I was actually looking for a banana pancake recipe to make on Sunday morning and ran across this breakfast cake (basically one big pancake baked in a cast iron skillet). It’s so much easier to make than pancakes, no watching and making sure you flip at the exact right time. And they were delicious with some PBfit and berries on top! My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
Can we take a minute to talk about PBfit?? I recently got some of this and don’t know why I haven’t been using it all my life! It’s basically peanut powder that has most of the fat taken out, and you add water to make peanut butter (or add it to recipes to add that peanut butter flavor). It tastes just like peanut butter, down to the texture and all (that’s what I was worried about). PBfit has all the protein of regular peanut butter, with half the carbs and ONE TENTH the fat of regular peanut butter!!! (16 grams in regular peanut butter vs 1.5 grams in PBfit) I’ve heard about this stuff before, but just now started actually using it, and I will definitely be using it going forward instead of regular peanut butter. If you have any recipes that you love using it in, let me know, I would love to try them!
Black Bean Brownies. This is another thing I’ve been wanting to try but have been nervous about. I made these on Sunday because she says the chocolate chips are basically non-negotiable. They were really good, but I might actually cut down on the amount of chocolate chips I use next time, since it almost seemed like too much. Shocking, I know.
That’s just a few of the millions of recipes out there. It’s a great start to replacing my sugar habit with something a bit healthier. I’m seriously nervous about next week, since it’s adding back in normal sugary treats in moderation. I’ve never been great at moderation, hence why I had to do this sugar detox in the first place. I’m worried that since it’s “allowed” again I will just eat ALL THE SUGAR. Hopefully with the habits I’ve gained over the last five weeks I’ll be able to keep it in check, next week and going forward. I’ll let you know!