Sugar craving is something we ALL experience. Even more so when you're trying to cut down on sugar!
This comes down to sugar addiction. Whether it's a matter of habit or stress levels, willpower itself isn't good enough for you to overcome the cravings.
What you need, is a healthy alternative.
Fighting off the sugar addiction with foods that are naturally sweet will make the battle much, much easier. Here are my 5 top picks!
To be honest, eating any fruit is a great way to silence the little monster in you, but nanas are my favourite.
They go well with other fruits in smoothies and are just as tasty on their own.
But did you know you can also make banana ice cream without the ice cream maker?
Simply blend them and freeze for at least an hour. Voilà!
Yes, I know what you're thinking: how could eating chocolate be actually helping with sugar cravings?
Dark chocolate has more than 70% cacao and NO added sugar or fats.
Plus, it's jam-packed with antioxidants!
This sweet and starchy root vegetable is a great snack when you're craving a sugary treat. They are nutritious, sweet and very filling.
Tip: try roasting a sweet potato and top it with coconut oil and a little cinnamon.
Blending a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables not only boosts your five-a-day but also helps curb sugar cravings.
There are thousands of recipes available online, in fact here's one from me - The Jam Goddess Protein Shake
Grapes are naturally sweet so freezing them makes them refreshing and make you feel like you are having a frozen treat.
But grapes are not just yummy.
They have a high water content that helps in keeping the body hydrated, and also contain dietary fibre, healthy carbs and antioxidants.