Cut Out Sugar With These Sweet Superfoods

It’s no longer a surprising notion: sugar is becoming on the most common addictions in America, and it’s rapidly contributing to an obesity epidemic. Not to mention a host of other health issues like liver damage, diabetes and metabolic dysfunction.

While tackling the underlying issue by understanding cravings and how our hormones function is the key to curbing a sugar addiction, there are many superfoods to lean on throughout the process. After all, it’s not easy to beat! Here are the best sugar alternatives with extra health benefits:

Coconut Palm Sugar

The most straight forward alternative to the white stuff, coconut palm sugar is perfect for adding to coffee, tea, cereal, baked goods, and even sauces. It’s pure and unrefined, and contains more vitamins and minerals that white table sugar.

Cacao Powder

A versatile ingredient that packs a big punch! We love using cacao powder in everything from smoothie bowls to brownies. It’s rich in antioxidants and magnesium, which balances brain chemistry and helps build strong bones. It’s also packed with calcium, iron, zinc, copper, potassium, manganese, and sulfur, a mineral that promotes healthy skin and aids in liver detoxification. You could also try cacao nibs or cacao butter for a similar alternative.

Carob Powder

Used as a sweetener since Ancient times, carob powder is rich in Vitamins A, B, B2, B3, D, and E, as well as potassium, iron, manganese, copper, and nickel. It also contains three times as much calcium as milk! Use it in baked goods, oatmeal, yogurt, smoothies and more.

Lucuma Powder

We love lucuma for its sweetness, but also its vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber. It's a flavor that is similar to cashews and maple: full-bodied and sweet, yet the fruit is naturally low in sugar content. Try it in smoothies, ice cream (or nice cream!) and other healthy desserts. 

Mesquite Powder

Adding thickness and sweetness to any consistency, mesquite powder can be added to coffee, tea, energy bars and baked goods. It’s low-glycemic and high in fiber. A win-win!

Maca Root Powder

One of the most powerful superfoods around, and for good reason! Maca is loaded with health benefits that support hormone health, energy levels, stress relief, better sleep and more. It’s nutty, slightly sweet flavor adds a delicious touch to smoothies, protein bites, coffee, tea and more.

Superfood Berry Powders

One of the best ways to sweeten smoothies without adding sugar is by using one of our freeze-dried berry powders, such as blueberry, goji berry, or acai. They add a huge burst of flavor, plus a high concentration of antioxidants.

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