Happy Wednesday Friends! Did you hear about the recent "Fed up" challenge? It was featured on the Katie show and based on the documentary of the same name. I have been a long time label reader where it concerns fat and calories but I have to admit sugar has been my last hold out. Can you relate? What has been shocking to me is how many foods have added sugar that I would not even consider sweet. Even more of a revelation is that my usual two iced coffees with my favorite creamer adds 24 grams of sugar which is actually the recommended allowance for the whole day! That really put my unhealthy habit into perspective for me. On my quest to consume less added sugar, I came up with a healthy alternative for my morning routine with zero added sugar!
It is sweet, so start with less--you may want to try 1/2 a packet first and add more if needed. The creamers I used always had some kind of chocolate flavor, so I wanted to experiment with a healthy alternative. I decided to try organic raw cacao powder. Like cocoa, it only takes a little. The best recipe I came up with after tasting a few days is two tsps of cacao powder to one cup of monk fruit. Then I added 1/2 tsp of cinnamon. Experiment to see what you like best. You may prefer just the monk fruit or to omit either the cacao or the cinnamon I store my new concoction in an apothecary jar by my Keurig. For my iced coffee, I stir in 1 1/2 tsps before adding my almond milk, then pour it over a tall cup of ice. Delish and no added sugar!
Have you purposed to make healthier choices? I would love to hear your thoughts!
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