After you’ve eaten a healthy meal, do you then crave something sweet to eat, even though you aren’t hungry? Me too! This is because our brains crave sugar because it makes us feel good.
A small piece of fruit or a serving of some other naturally sweet food is all you need, but many of us end up overeating because the food industry often sells us more than we want to eat. That’s why you’ll often find huge packs of cookies or ice cream for sale; they want you to eat a lot and, subsequently, buy a lot too.
While this is undoubtedly good for the food industry, it’s not good for your health or your weight.
Because of this, if I really MUST have a sweet treat, I try to make it myself. That way I can control not just what I eat, but how much of it I eat too.
Making your own desserts and treats is easy – but it does take time. That’s why I like raw desserts, and this is one of my favorites!
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: N/A
Number of Servings: 20-24
- ½ cup softened organic butter
- ¾ cup coconut sugar
- ½ cup coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup coconut flour
- ½ cup cacao nibs
1. Put the butter, coconut sugar, coconut milk, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Stir until the ingredients are combined. Add the coconut flour and the cocoa nibs and stir again
2. Press the dough into a lined baking tray
3. Refrigerate for at least two hours, or preferably overnight
4. Cut into 20-24 squares and store in an airtight container in the fridge
Recipe source: Becomingness.com.au
Picture source: Averiecooks.com
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