We’re just a few days away from “No-Sugar November”—a month during which I often challenge my patients to quit sugar for 30 days. I know, I know … how can I expect you to quit sugar when Thanksgiving is right around the corner?
(For that reason, it’s difficult for most people to take me up on that challenge. Sweet potato casserole is just too good to pass up, am I right?)
But believe it or not, you can make a sugar-free version of just about anything with a few good, healthy sugar substitutes. And to prove it to you, I’ve curated a list of 5 amazing recipes from all over the web that you won’t believe are actually sugar-free!
Say bye-bye to boxed pancakes forever! This Maximized Living Advanced Plan-approved recipe is sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo-friendly. And you probably won’t believe me when I say this, but, they actually taste better than the store-bought variety. Go ahead and try it yourself. I’m pretty sure you won’t be able to prove me wrong.
Note: instead of topping these with maple syrup (or worse—the poor excuse for maple syrup that you can buy in grocery stores that’s nothing more than high-fructose corn syrup), try making your own sauce instead. All it takes is some frozen berries of your choice, a little water, and a few drops of stevia (optional). Heat in a pan and mash until you get the consistency you desire.
These are healthy enough for breakfast, according to the author! They contain no sugar and are full of healthy fat. To me, that’s a win-win!
First, no baking? Sign me up! The easier it is to make, the better, especially if you have a busy lifestyle like I do.
Second, it’s fall, ya’ll! This is the perfect snack to enjoy while the leaves are changing. I’d suggest replacing the MusclePharm Casein with some Maximized Living Protein Powder instead.
“Only 4 ingredients, and super to make” says the author of this amazing recipe. Instead of using conventional chocolate chips, she suggests buying Lily’s brand (available at most health-food stores). Also, she uses her own homemade, naturally-sweetened condensed milk. It pretty much doesn’t get better than that, folks.
This is sure to be a favorite at Thanksgiving! Sugar-free and gluten-free, it’s a great alternative to pumpkin pie, apple pie, and other popular desserts. Satisfy your sweet tooth with this, and you won’t even miss the sweet potato casserole. Make sure all of the dairy ingredients you use are USDA certified organic and 100% non-GMO!
There you have it. Now you’re without excuse, and you can safely join me for the No-Sugar November challenge. Quit sugar for 30 days, and I promise it’ll change your health and life. Who’s with me?