Coconut Macaroons… and 5 Ways to Kick Your Sugar Habit
A recipe for coconut macaroons, along with advice on how to kick your sugar habit sounds like an oxymoron doesn’t it? It isn’t though! These macaroons are sugar free, yet they will still satisfy even the fiercest sweet tooth. I promise not to give you advice like “take a walk when that sugar craving hits”. That simply doesn’t work. Your sweet tooth will be waiting for you the second you return (that’s if it didn’t decide to tag right along with you on your walk). People laugh, but sugar addiction for many is very real. I’ve mentioned this before in a post, but I bet many of you remember the fascinating study they performed on rats? When given the choice between sugar water or cocaine they went for the sugar every time! Even the rats that were formally addicted to cocaine switched over to the sugar water. Research shows sugar can be even more addicting than cocaine for humans as well as rats. When we eat sugar there is an intense release of dopamine (one of our feel good chemicals) and as time goes by we need more and more sugar to get that same level of high. I don’t know about you, but I have never heard of anyone kicking their cocaine habit by taking a walk. So here are some tips from a recovering sugar addict.
- Feed your sweet tooth! With the right foods of course. Browse under my dessert recipes and start making your favorites to have on hand.
- Consider it may be fungus fueling your sugar cravings. Fungus need sugar to survive. So many of today’s “common health problems” have strong links (and some proven links) to fungus. Chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, psoriasis, sinus disease, gastric reflux, and even cancer to name a few, so don’t feed it and watch how much better you feel.
- Don’t keep sugary sweets in your home. If your spouse likes to have sweets on hand, ask them to kindly hide them out of site and to support you by not giving in to you when you beg and plead for some sugary treats.
- Even foods like breads can make you crave sugar. Stick to wheat and yeast free bread. See my homemade flatbread recipe here.
- Don’t use sugar substitutes like aspartame and Splenda. In my opinion they are even worse for you than regular sugar. Some great alternatives are xylitol, stevia, and honey. Note – honey is on the phase II diet and used in moderation.
Now on to this delicious macaroon recipe! Enjoy!
Coconut Macaroons (sugar free)
- 1 cup Organic unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 cup Organic unsweetened toasted coconut flakes
- 1 cup Coconut cream (heaping cup)
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Honey
- 1 tbsp Xylitol
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Grease cookie sheet VERY well. These macaroons are very sticky.
- Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
- Use an ice cream scooper or your hands to create golf ball size balls and place on cookie sheet.
- Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until golden brown on top.
- Let cool on cooling rack for at least 25 minutes before eating.
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