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Friday, January 22, 2021

Sugar-Free Treats when on a Diet

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Snack time helps us get through the day especially while waiting for the next meal. However, it is becoming more and more difficult to find snacks that are nutritious and delicious especially when we are on a diet. If we are going to put on more effort into thinking of a good treat for us, this should be one that doesn’t involve being smothered in too much sugar.

Fortunately, there are several sugar-free treats that you can actually make that will not only satisfy your hunger, but will deliver nutrients that will keep your energy levels up the whole time. Here are some recipes that you might want to try out.

High protein cacao balls 

In this high energy treat, you will need cashews, ground flaxseeds, maca powder (optional), vanilla extract, vanilla almond milk, sprouted almonds, cacao, collagen peptides (optional), and a few dashes of sea salt. Put the cashews and almonds in your food processor and pulse until you get a flour-like texture. Add the rest of the ingredients except for the vanilla almond milk and pulse once more. Add the vanilla almond milk and blend until you achieve a doughy consistency. Add a tablespoon of vanilla almond milk only if the mixture is not doughy in texture. It will need about 4 tablespoons at least. Roll the mixture into balls and keep in the fridge until they harden. 

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No bake apple protein bars 

Not all treats need to be baked just like in the case of this delicious no bake apple protein bars. You will need gluten free oat flour, vanilla protein powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown rice syrup, dairy free milk, flour, granulated sweetener of your choice (optional), mixed spice, almond butter, and unsweetened applesauce. Line a large baking dish with greased paper first then set aside. Get a large mixing bowl and combine protein powder, cinnamon, mixed spice, flour, granulated sweetener, and nutmeg then mix well. Get a microwave-safe bowl and put the nut butter and liquid sweetener before heating until they are melted. Pour the mixture into the dry mixture then mix well. Add the unsweetened applesauce and mix until they are combined. The batter should be crumbly at this point. Use a spoon to add the dairy free milk into the mix until you create a thick and firm batter. Transfer afterwards to the baking dish and refrigerate for about 30 minutes. 

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Beet juice 

Another sugar-free treat that you can make for your snack is the beet juice. You will need large beets, lemon, Further Food collagen, orange, and fresh ginger. Juice all the ingredients using a juicer. Add the Further Food Collagen into the mix and serve afterwards. This drink will not only help cleanse your digestive system but also improve your immune system because of the vitamin C that it contains.

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