While an admirable health goal that will absolutely improve your health in every way, it is quite difficult to accomplish in our sugar saturated society.
Having a little trick up your sleeve that tastes like a treat without any sort of compromise can be a very valuable tool on the road to success.
For those days when a little something sweet would be a godsend, try this fruit sweetened chocolate syrup recipe.
I suggest making a single serving at a time so that you only eat it occasionally.
You can, of course, make a lot, put it in a jar and store in the refrigerator. But, I think you would end up eating a lot more than you intend this way!
If you have a preference to buy rather than make your own, this sugarfree, fruit sweetened organic chocolate syrup is an excellent option too.
Homemade Sugarfree Chocolate Syrup
Simple, 4 ingredient recipe for chocolate syrup that is sweetened only with fruit. No sugar, sugar alcohols, stevia or artificial anything.
Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
Enjoy on sliced fruit, homemade ice cream, mixed with an equal amount of nut butter or straight off the spoon.
I don't recommend raw cacao powder for this recipe as it is extremely high in phytic acid. This substance can cause digestive distress in those with a sensitive stomach or unbalanced gut environment. Worse, phytates block mineral absorption.
Roasted cocoa powder is a better option as it is much lower in anti-nutrients. Some nutrients are lost in the roasting process, but the gains in digestibility more than offset this.
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Sarah Pope has been a Health and Nutrition Educator since 2002. Her work is dedicated to helping families effectively incorporate the principles of ancestral diets within the modern household. She is a sought after lecturer around the world for conferences, summits, and podcasts.
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