If you have sugar cravings and don’t know what to do with them anymore, this cake recipe is a great alternative to the processed sugars and an easy way to start replacing them. Giving up sugar cold turkey can be quite strong as you experience jittery, drug like symptoms. And it makes sense when you see how sugar messes up with your body…
By overindulging in sugar we disrupt the balance of wanting, liking and learning. When we’re hungry and only start eating, we get pleasure and satisfaction.
We have a good signal that this is good for us, but naturally stop when we’ve taken what we needed from it.
By consistently overdoing and overeating sweets (and not only) we’re destroying the signalling mechanisms and fail to know when to stop before the tank is too full.
Now, with all the surplus, there’s only so much you can blend, freeze or eat as they are. So, I’ve been making loads of cakes!
The thing about cakes is that I absolutely cringe at the thought of using sugar or flour in recipes.
First of all, I don’t even have these things in my kitchen, which makes me even more creative, and secondly, I’d just feed the sugar demons with that. Counterintuitive, I’d say!
Plus, I never know what I’m going to get. Just so you know, not all recipes end up written, so you only get the best out of the lot.
This one’s been a fascination for us all and it’s been enjoyed and loved by the entire family (and some of them are hard to convince!).
It’s a Sugar-Free Plum and Blackberry Cake – SecondNature, with lentils(!) instead of flour and bananas instead of sugar. Fibre level – HIGH! Yum!