Many people struggle with sugar, after all, it’s one of the most highly addictive foods out there.
Perhaps your New Year’s resolution includes giving up (or reducing) the amount of processed sugar in your diet.
In this brief video, Dr. John McDougall discusses how to use natural sugar in small, reasonable amounts when consuming it along with starch (oatmeal, whole grain pancakes, and so on). Doing so is fine for most people.
If you’re a sugar addict, however, all refined sugars are best eliminated totally. Fruit and dates are a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth or sweeten recipes, too. Here’s a simple Chocolate Caramel Shake recipe – sweetened only with bananas – which is delicious, and satisfying:
1.5 cups unsweetened plant milk
2 small frozen bananas (peel bananas, cut into chunks, freeze)
2 TBS cacao powder (or cocoa)
¼ tsp. caramel extract
Blend all in a high-powered blender until smooth. To make the shake sweeter, add a few pitted dates . To thicken the shake AND add sweetness, add additional chunks of frozen banana. To thin the mixture, add a bit of plant milk. Tweak as you go.
It’s not smart to stuff yourself with sweets,
nor is glory piled on glory good for you.
(Proverbs 25:27, MSG)