Desserts are yummy. Delicious. Addictive. And often our Achilles heal. And trying to cut them out out or give them up is not easy. I speak from experience! It doesn’t matter if you’re doing it to lose weight, to avoid sugars and other processed ingredients, or to battle that often misdiagnosed issue of candida. It’s just plain hard to forgo that sweet tooth!
It’s an ongoing battle really. It’s not like you can simply wake up one day and never have a craving for something sweet again. For me, the answer has been two-fold.
- Spending time reading God’s word and studying the words ‘glutton’ or ‘honey’ (the sugar of Biblical times). This has been an eye opener for me.
It is not good to eat much honey; so to seek one’s own glory is not glory.
Whoever has no rule over his own spirit is like a city broken down, without walls. Proverbs 25: 27-28
- Finding healthy desserts. Were those two words in the same sentence? Healthy and dessert?
To tell you the truth, there’s not a lot of desserts out there I would consider healthy, or even remotely allowed for someone on a restricted (but VERY healthy) diet like the candida diet. My good friend Sarah and I put together a cookbook just for that purpose!
But one of my all-time favorite recipes calls for two of my favorite ingredients: coconut and chocolate.
I’m sharing this recipe for a dear reader who shared with me her personal story/struggle with candida. Toward the end of her email she nearly broke my heart by saying,“after I seen your recipe on Ice Cream, I wanted to cry. LOL – I know it might seem odd but I just wanted to thank you for giving me hope.”
I can so easily remember that same thrill! To find a recipe that’s allowed, delicious, and healthy is like finding a needle in a haystack. So, S.H., these little gems are for you!
Coconut Chocolate Cubes (casein-free, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, sugar-free, yeast-free, anti-candida, low-carb)
makes about 32 servings (1 Tablespoon each serving)
1 1/2 c. coconut oil
1 c. cacao powder
1 t. vanilla (or to taste)
1 t. stevia (or to taste)
1. Melt the coconut oil in a small sauce pan.
2. Add cacao powder and stir until dissolved.
3. Add vanilla and stevia to taste – just a little at a time will suffice – too much and it will start to taste bitter.
4. Measure one Tablespoon into each square of an ice cube tray and freeze. (You can also freeze it in a 9×13 pan and simply break into pieces.)
5. After about 1 hr. you can twist the trays and they’ll pop out just like ice cubes. Store in refrigerator or freezer (they don’t freeze completely solid).
Makes about 32 squares (if measuring 1 Tablespoon into each ice cube tray square). Each square is 0.62g of net carbs.
P.S. What’s your preference? With almonds or without?
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