By now you should start seeing some positive payoffs – and starting to feel more “even” with your moods and energy. Are you encouraged by the difference you feel?
I have a very simple recipe for you today that is perfect for when you want a sweet treat. I am sharing this with you for two reasons.
FIRST: it is delicious and healthy. And while that’s reason enough on its own...
SECOND: it can take a while for your tastebuds to adjust to a lower sugar level. Some studies show it can take a month, depending on how much added sugar or artificial sweetener you normally consumed before you started the Sugar Detox.
But it’s recipes like this – which contain only natural sugars – that can help you bridge the gap! Eventually, you’ll find that those added-sugar treats that you used to love actually taste TOO SWEET. You will wonder how you ever ate them in the first place! In the meantime, I recommend always having healthy no-added-sugar snacks on-hand, to help keep you on-track.
This chia pudding is a make-ahead recipe that lasts 4 days in the refrigerator...feel free to double it. It has the benefit of containing plenty of fiber and healthy fats to help keep your blood sugar stable.
Banana PB Chia Pudding 2 servings
2 bananas, sliced
1 cup (250 ml) unsweetened oat or almond milk (unsweetened)
¼ cup (40 g) chia seeds
½ cup (140 g) plain Greek yogurt (optional)
Dash vanilla extract
2 tbsp all-natural peanut butter
In a bowl, stir together the banana, your choice of milk, chia seeds, yogurt and vanilla.
Divide equally into 2 containers (such as mason jars). Refrigerate at least 4 hours, or as long as 4 days.
Before eating, stir 1 tbsp peanut butter into each serving.
If you want more support with removing sugar from your diet, check out my 5-Day Sugar Detox ebook.