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Fruit Sweetened Desserts Without Fake Ingredients

Commented on June 09, 2014
Created June 06, 2014 at 7:09 PM

I want to try paleo, but I don't want to give up desserts. Are there any recipes out there that use real food? I'm not interested in almond flour or coconut flour, or margarine, or sweeteners other than fruit.

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on June 09, 2014
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https://archive.org/stream/mylifewitheskim00andego...

Free book, read it and you will get a reality check about salt and whether it is needed for an active lifestyle.

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on June 09, 2014
at 06:11 AM

I could see restricting salt to some degree if OP had blood pressure / kidney issues.. but giving up all salt and going strict fruit + veg + starches + nuts / seeds + uncured meats with lots of fat would be an uncomfortable situation, especially if OP is moderately active.

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on June 08, 2014
at 11:58 PM

Fruit is fine as a sweetener, a lot of recipes use dates instead of sugar, and fruit juice can always be used. But without almond or coconut flour, it will be hard to come up with desserts like cookies and cakes because if paleo-primal is anything it's grain free. You might like ice cream made with coconut milk (or heavy cream if you're not opposed to dairy) and sweetened with fruit, honey, or maple syrup. You can make gelatin desserts, too, sweetened with fruit juice. Puddings and custards made with eggs and coconut milk or cream are a possibility, too.

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on June 09, 2014
at 06:22 AM

I make a Rote Grütze (German berry gelatin dessert) that you could do without the maple syrup that would be just fruit sweetened. The plain protein in the gelatin is a bonus and you can switch up the fruits as you like and along with whatever ones are in season.

I sometimes use spoonfuls of frozen organic 100% fruit concentrate or organic fruit only jam as a sweetener to substitute for recipes calling for honey, agave or maple syrup.

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on June 08, 2014
at 11:52 PM

I have seen a number of pinterest recipes that use medjool dates as primary sweetener. paleomg has a few great desserts that use them as well. what i've tried has been great: http://paleomg.com/chocolate-coffee-caramel-bars/ was my first delicious conquest.

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on June 07, 2014
at 06:10 PM

If you give up all salt, then fat will begin to taste sweet to you, as it should. A combination of almond butter and virgin coconut oil is very sweet as long as your taste buds aren't skewed. Ditto for using cinnamon on duck eggs instead of salt. Especially if scrambled with butter.

If you just want the taste of fruit, but not the sugar, then use something like Whole Foods 365 strawberry sparkling water and mix it with a liquid of your choice. Soda stream also has a Water line that's all natural flavors you could add to whatever you're making. Not Paleo because you'd never find it in nature, but if you want to have that flavor, but not the sugar, then there you are. Ketogenic kids (those who have epilepsy and must maintain a very high fat diet) will sometimes drink heavy cream with a splash of flavored sparkling water. The combination can also be made into ice cream.

You should look into paleo ice cream too, which is coconut based, although if you need to avoid fermentable sugars, then skip any suggestions of erythriol, or splenda in some recipes and just trust that you'll taste the sweetness of the fat. Cinnamon is also sweet, especially cassia.

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on June 09, 2014
at 06:11 AM

I could see restricting salt to some degree if OP had blood pressure / kidney issues.. but giving up all salt and going strict fruit + veg + starches + nuts / seeds + uncured meats with lots of fat would be an uncomfortable situation, especially if OP is moderately active.

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on June 07, 2014
at 06:30 PM

Fat should taste sweet? News to me!

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on June 09, 2014
at 02:03 PM

https://archive.org/stream/mylifewitheskim00andego...

Free book, read it and you will get a reality check about salt and whether it is needed for an active lifestyle.

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on June 07, 2014
at 05:37 PM

A little refined sugar now and then is not particularly problematic. Technically not paleo but life is too short to be so obsessed over little things like that. Sugar is not terriblely detrimental to your health as long as it does not displace healthy foods. Some fruit with a bit of table sugar is not the same as peanut butter cookie made with margarine, sugar and white wheat flour.

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on June 07, 2014
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Antenna-free cricket flour + refined coconut oil + cacao nibs + fresh-made almond butter, spread on small ripe strawberries, with a sprinkle of hazelnut flour, and a side of sparkling jello made with grass-fed gelatin + corked second-fermented kefir fed mashed raspberries. Boom, insects, ligaments + bones, and live bacteria for dessert.

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on June 07, 2014
at 04:34 AM

Margarine is clearly not paleo. But then again, neither is dessert.

Are your talking about every day, once a week, a couple times per month or rarely? The dose makes the poison.

Are you satisfied with your current body composition or are you wanting to reduce body fat %. Reducing means..... avoid desserts.

checkout

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/tyler-florence/...

not exactly paleo with ~20g sugar

or http://www.paleoplan.com/recipes/

but you'll have to sift through and ditch the ones that don't fit your specs. No almond or coconut flour and no dairy really limits the dessert thing. :(

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