Who needs sugar or chemical sweeteners when you can sweeten foods naturally with things like berries, dates, raw honey, rice malt syrup and stevia?! If you’re just after our super delish, super easy one minute paleo chocolate cake… just scroll down!
Everyone loves a sweet treat… but we DON’T love the way we feel post (regular) sweet treat, the ones full of refined sugars. We have been cooking + creating our (refined) sugar free sweet treats for a while now… and we seriously don’t understand why anyone uses the table sugar variety!
There are good and bad things about each and every natural sweetener, like that honey makes everything taste amazing… buuuuut… it still spikes our GI levels and that some fruits (like berries) are better for us than others (like bananas). Now before you add honey and bananas to the ‘not so good for you’ list, we will say just one thing… any natural sweetener is better than the table sugar or chemical variety.
So why no sugar? Our motto is do what works for you and what makes you feel good. Have you ever felt good after a sugary filled treat? Maybe for 5 minutes but then you hit a low, or you feel guilty, or your stomach gets a cramp. ‘To feel good’ is motivation enough for us to kick the sugar habit. Not to mention we lost weight, our skin cleared and we were no longer bloated every afternoon.
We want to hear your sugar quitting stories! Leave us a comment on this post and tell us: did it work? What natural sweeteners do you use? How do you feel? Don’t be shy now!
Speaking of all things sweet, we’ve created a super delicious, super easy one minute paleo chocolate cake. Yes, you can make it one minute, we’re not kidding!
Emma + Carla
You might also like this this post on why we are trying low fructose paleo. It also includes other yummy sweet treat recipes. YAY!
- 1 1/2 tbs. raw cacao powder
- 1 egg
- 1 tbs. coconut oil melted
- 1/2 tbs. coconut flour
- 1/2 tbs. maple syrup (or natural sweetener of choice)
- 2 tbs. almond milk (or coconut milk or water)
- Mix all ingredients until smooth (we use our Vitamix blender to make it super smooth).
- Place into a mug or small ramekin and microwave for 40 seconds.
- You can also bake these in the oven for 10 minutes on 180°C (350°F).