Sugar detox: sugar replacers
We’re in our second week of our 31-day Swerve Sugar Detox Challenge – last week we talked about strategies for slashing sugar plus hidden sugars to avoid, and this week Molly is here with some easy sugar replacers.
Simply use less – start by cutting the sugar by one-quarter, then gradually cut back to half.
Swerve Sweetener – measures cup-for-cup like sugar; has zero glycemic impact, all-natural.
Fruit Puree – think applesauce, mashed bananas, pureed papaya. Can be swapped out for sugar in a 1:1 ratio, but for every cup of fruit puree you use, reduce the amount of liquid in the recipe by 1/4 cup.
Vanilla or Almond Extract – adding an extra teaspoon or so gives more flavor with almost zero calories.
Plumseed Oil (available at VOM FASS) adds a marzipan-like flavor
ON YOGURT, OATMEAL, IN SMOOTHIES:
Vanilla or Almond Extract
Flavored coffee (flavored coffee beans, not sugary syrups)
Flavored tea (hot or cold)
La Croix Sparkling Water
Zevia or Honest Fizz