Being a person who restricts sugar is sometimes hard! But I promise you that once you get it out of your diet you will not only feel better but you will also be doing something awesome for your body.
It may seem like an impossible feat, but I promise that it is not. I, myself, am a former sugar addict (aren’t we all) and I quit it for good about 3 years ago. And I mean I quit it for real- like I do not cheat at all. Ever.
Last summer on my visit to Israel I did have a moment of weakness and took a lick of sorbet. It was a scorching hot day and my husband and kids got a little afternoon passionfruit sorbet, which used to be my favorite. I took a lick and came to realize that I do not like sugar! Huzzah!
That certainly makes avoiding it even easier. As does the fact that I literally have zero symptoms of colitis anymore (disclaimer: avoiding sugar is not the only thing I do to keep myself disease free- schedule an appointment and I will help you be disease free, too).
HOWEVER, I am human. I enjoy life and celebration and treating myself. So, every once in a while, I make dessert and eat it with zeal.
One of my favorite foods is my very own homemade yogurt. I am getting all my appropriate probiotics, a good amount of protein, and I feel like a BOSS because I can make my own yogurt (disclaimer #2: making yogurt is actually incredibly easy).
My VERY favorite food of all time and forever is peanut butter. Because it is delicious.
Mix those together with dark chocolate (I use the Lily’s brand which is sweetened with stevia and erythritol- not sugar), some stevia and bananas, freeze it all and oh my god you have an amazing sweet treat!
- 1 1/2 cups Yogurt
- 31 dropperful liquid stevia, or to your taste
- ½ cup peanuts
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1 ripe Banana, cut into slices