How I substitute healthy foods for daily ingredients:
Instead of SUGAR…
Banana – thickener & sweetener for baking
Honey – baking & hot drinks
Agave -baking, cold & hot drinks (ex. smoothies, alcoholic drinks)
Maple Syrup – baking, cold drinks
Instead of CREAM & DAIRY…
Coconut cream has the near consistency of whipped cream– super thick and just coconut! Great over desserts (such as pies) or with a bowl of fresh berries and honey. Also for flavor & thickener in tropical smoothies.
Coconut milk is wonderful in pies, quiche, smoothies & a little bit in tea. Unlike coconut water it is slightly thicker, but nearly as rich & filling as coconut cream.
Sugar-free TRAIL MIX!
Blend nuts & berries of your choosing for on-the-go!
I love the almond & raisin combination with some freeze dried fruit! The perfect blend of tart, nutty & sweet.
And all the ingredients are whole… you aren’t eating any preservatives or extras.
Avocado is nature’s butter.
Bananas have a wonderful creamy texture as well, but a very dominate flavor.
Both are great for smoothies, baking & pudding. You can even make a mean Avocado Alfredo by throwing in a blender: 1 avocado, a handful of basil, 1/4-1/3 cup of water, and salt & pepper to taste. Creamy & guilt-free!
LETTUCE THAT LASTS!
Have you ever bought lettuce with the roots attached?
This baby lettuce is wonderful because it lasts for weeks! I don’t need to be stressed about eating it within a week or guilty if I forget about it for awhile.
Just keep it in the fridge and peel off the layers as needed.