You know that feeling when you’ve just finished dinner, but you’re not quite ready for bed…and you end up moseying back into the kitchen…
You are almost on autopilot as you reach for the cookies, the ice cream, the chocolate…anything sweet and delicious you can get your hands on…
Everything feels right in the world until you realize you are eating more than you wanted to and you’re wishing you hadn’t just downed 200+ calories in a single sitting – especially when you committed to eating healthy for the whole rest of the day!
I totally get that. It is super frustrating. I used to be a 1/2-to-full pint of Ben and Jerry’s a night kind of girl. It had become such a part of my nightly routine that I felt like something was missing without it.
Can you relate?
A huge step in creating my own amazing life and a body to match was to “up-level my cravings” – especially when it came to sweet treats. This means finding a replacement that is even better than the original – in other words, something delicious and gratifying that won’t make you feel bad about yourself or sacrifice your health or weight loss goals.
Today I am going to share with you a simple way to up-level your chocolate and sweet cravings without making you feel like you are missing a thing.
First I want to get real with you…
If you want to find true freedom around food you must take a good look at your relationship with sugar and sweets. And it’s crucial to find deliciously healthy alternatives that you love.
Because as it turns out, studies are now showing that snacks and desserts that are filled with refined white sugar are actually more addictive than cocaine or heroin!
That’s what I thought at first, but then shortly after I felt a huge surge of relief: Wow. Maybe my seemingly unavoidable late-night ice cream habit and my inability to ignore the cookies calling (read: screaming) to me from the other room was not because I was weak, disgusting, or doomed! Phew!
What was more true was that I was stuck in the sugar trap that is all to prevalent in our modern American food system.
So, if you feel powerless over the stuff like I did, trust me, you are not alone!
Instead of feeling bad about yourself or like you are destined to be a sugary snack vampire for the rest of your life, try up-leveling your craving with the recipe below.
These raw chocolate truffles were like my methadone for breaking free from my sugar shackles.
If you want a quick, healthy treat that will give you that perfect combination of sweet, fatty, and salty without the added guilt of “blowing” all the good decisions you made throughout the day, give these a try.
Here’s to your freedom,
P.S. If you are ready to dive deep into learning more about how you can kick your sugar habit for good, get free access to my workshop on the subject here!
- 1 cup pitted medjool dates soaked in warm water for 10-15 minutes
- 1 cup nuts (I like almonds and walnuts) soaked for 6-8 hours (or overnight)
- 1/3 cup raw cacao power (or coco power unsweetened)
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut (plus more for outside)
- 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Big pinch of coarse rock salt
Place nuts, cacao, coconut, coconut oil, chia seeds and vanilla in food processor. Mix until well blended (if it’s dry add a little water or some of the date-soaking liquid). Add soaked dates and blend well. Transfer into a small bowl. Sprinkle in the salt and fold in. Place mixture in the fridge for a few minutes until it stiffens a bit. Roll mixture into small balls, then roll in coconut. Store in freezer until ready to serve. Enjoy the healthy, chocolatey goodness!