Sugar-Free Challenge!

Sugar-Free ChallengeAlex, over at Spoonful of Sugar-Free, is hosting a 10 day sugar-free challenge, and I’ve decided to play along. Now, I normally eat fairly low sugar. But, it’s been sneaking back in, here and there – a bit in that not-so-spectacular coffee, a mint after that super garlicky dinner, and let’s not forget the handful or two of Red Hots – my candy nemesis.

If I was prepared, I’d have some spectacular sugar-free recipe to share today. Sadly, I am feeling a wee bit less than prepared, since I just found out about the challenge today – day one of the challenge.

I also had a filling replaced today, so I’m banned from eating anything crunchy until tomorrow. I’d be sad about that. Except that dinner tonight is raw, vegan banana ice cream with almond butter.

Just as soon as I can feel my tongue.

Just in case you’re not familiar with banana ice cream, here’s a recipe, or three:

The Craving Chronicles (Beautiful pictures + a chocolate PB version I have to try some time after this challenge is over.)

Choosing Raw (Who aptly expresses the same joy I felt at discovering that it works, it really works!)

Healthy Food For Living (A roasted version – that I really must try once it’s not 80 degrees outside again.)

So what say you? Want to be sugar-free with me?

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6 Responses to Sugar-Free Challenge!

  1. spoonfulofsugarfree says:

    Yay for sugar-free! So glad you joined πŸ™‚ And ugh, I hate it when they shoot your mouth up full of Novocain! Enjoy your soft serve, though.

    And to answer your question, yes, you can eat fruit and fruit juices!

  2. Deanna, thank you so much for mentioning Alex’s challenge! The timing is perfect. I needed a kick in the pants to get back on track with the way I WANT to eat not the way I have been eating of late. 😦

    Good luck to us all! Hugs,

  3. Yay, more no-sugar people! And I know what you mean about baking…I have several experiments in the works or I would go through withdrawal symptoms πŸ™‚ Enjoy your ice cream dinner.

    • Deanna says:

      Eryn, you’re going more hardcore than Alex with your no dried fruit or fruit juice rule. I’m going to try to do that, though I might cave so that I can bake something. But, I have a few ideas on how to do something naturally sweet….

  4. Amanda is doing one too at Run to the Finish. These sugar-free challenges are popular right now – so awesome! I’ll pass at the moment, but am working on my consistent sugar-low πŸ™‚

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