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Easy Sweet Treats for Paleo

Answered on October 26, 2013
Created October 26, 2013 at 6:01 AM

Hi! So I have a major sweet tooth that I really struggle with since I'm trying to stay relatively low-ish carb to help with weight loss. I also don't have the time, money or determination to make some snazzy, 20 ingredient (coconut flour, almond meal, etc) paleo muffin or cookie. Sometimes I just really want something sweet and satisfying that's obviously sugary but wholesome. Any ideas?

One thing I have been enjoying lately if I'm really craving something at night is a baked/broiled banana. I peel and slice a banana (green-ish tipped) into 1/4 inch slices or so on a baking sheet. Then I sprinkle with lots of cinnamon and broil for 5 minutes. SO GOOD!

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on October 26, 2013
at 05:42 PM

I love slushy/smoothie type of things.

I put a scoop of vanilla whey protein powder in the blender with either kefir or yogurt, add 1/2 a banana, some ice, almond butter and blend.

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on October 26, 2013
at 04:31 PM

I've lost the sweet tooth. I grind some cocoa nibs and put that in a bowl with some almond butter. Zero sweet, healthy for me an I love it. If I am being extra caloric I throw in some Coconut or eat a granny smith apple with it.

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on October 26, 2013
at 04:26 PM

Japanese Sweet potatoes baked for 1-1 hr 45 min and a half tablespoon of butter is where its at :D

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on October 26, 2013
at 03:22 PM

I'm a fan of this recipe for pumpkin panna cotta. I cut the maple syrup and it was still plenty sweet, plus I used full fat coconut milk instead of the "lite" kind the recipe calls for. It takes just a few minutes to make, and then you've got 8 little portion-controlled ramekins in your fridge for when you want a treat.

http://dkgetsfit.com/2011/10/03/paleo-pumpkin-maple-panna-cotta/

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on October 26, 2013
at 11:03 AM

here is a quick recipe that myself and a friend have both been enjoying lately... It is seriously the best mug recipe I have come across, paleo or not.

http://breakfasttobed.com/2013/09/27/paleo-pumpkin-mug-cake/

I will warn you, its a total calorie bomb, however, its huge and the recipe is easily halved. You'll just have to play with the microwave time a bit... I think mine took about 1:30 total for a 1/2 recipe, as opposed to the 2:00 total for the full.

Also, if 100% cacao or dark chocolate is your thing, a small bit of coconut butter or almond butter on the chocolate is delicious!!

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on October 26, 2013
at 09:22 AM

Lately, I'm into frozen fruits. I buy bags of organic mixed fruits and throw them in a bowl to snack on while I'm on the computer. Super quick / easy / sweet. Frozen mango / strawberry / peaches is the combo. Dark chocolate is a good one (I'm kind of sick of it now, though.) Sometimes I just grab a teaspoon of honey and lick it off the spoon (also sick of that too now, too sweet.) I haven't been eating any nuts for a couple months, but baked walnuts + almonds in honey is a treat. Banana / zucchini bread comes out pretty good with Paleo ingredients.

At around 6 months in, I'm starting to see what people mean when they say the sweet tooth goes away. I really want to get a slow juicer to up my fruit / veggie nutrient intake.

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