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Re: Sweets

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:43 am
by Richard McG

Re: Sweets

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:00 am
by Plumster
Here's a pretty good recipe found on Dr. Fuhrman's site. He's got several others:

FIVE MINUTE CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM
INGREDIENTS:
2 large bananas, frozen (see note)
2 tablespoons soy, hemp or almond milk
2 regular dates or 1 medjool date, pitted
1-2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla extract or pure vanilla bean powder
INSTRUCTIONS:
Add non-dairy milk, dates, cocoa powder and vanilla to a high-powered blender and start to blend. Drop frozen banana pieces in slowly. Add additional non-dairy milk if needed to reach desired consistency.
Note: Freeze ripe bananas at least 8 hours in advance. Peel bananas and seal in a plastic bag before freezing.
Calories 175; Protein 3 g; Carbohydrates 43 g; Sugars 26 g; Total Fat 1.1 g; Saturated Fat 0.4 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 10 mg; Fiber 5.3 g; Beta-Carotene 46 ug; Vitamin C 12 mg; Calcium 22 mg; Iron 0.9 mg; Folate 33 ug; Magnesium 61 mg; Potassium 633 mg; Zinc 0.5 mg; Selenium 2.5 ug

Re: Sweets

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:21 pm
by WifeOfJoel
thjj wrote:Dr. Gundry wrote that soy contains lectins, fyi..


I believe it's made from coconut; here are the ingredients from mint chip flavor:
ORGANIC COCONUTMILK (FILTERED WATER, ORGANIC COCONUT CREAM), CHOCOLATE FLAKE [ORGANIC COCONUT OIL, COCOA, CHICORY ROOT EXTRACT, ERYTHRITOL, CHOCOLATE LIQUOR, NATURAL FLAVOR, STEVIA LEAF EXTRACT), CHICORY ROOT EXTRACT, ACACIA GUM, ERYTHRITOL, VEGETABLE GLYCERIN, PEA PROTEIN, GUAR GUM, SEA SALT, LOCUST BEAN GUM, MONK FRUIT EXTRACT, NATURAL FLAVOR.

Re: Sweets

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:48 am
by tesslo
I have been on a combined Gundry/Protocol for a couple of years and I have had good results with my eye doctor raving about the health of the vessels in my eyes but this last holiday season I went off the deep end with Quest cookies and bars....It looks like I gained a lot of weight afraid to weigh myself but dug some clothes out of the garage to wear....

The cold weather I believe has triggered extreme hunger anyone else experienced this?

Re: Sweets

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:09 pm
by thjj
WifeOfJoel wrote:
thjj wrote:Dr. Gundry wrote that soy contains lectins, fyi..


I believe it's made from coconut; here are the ingredients from mint chip flavor:
ORGANIC COCONUTMILK (FILTERED WATER, ORGANIC COCONUT CREAM), CHOCOLATE FLAKE [ORGANIC COCONUT OIL, COCOA, CHICORY ROOT EXTRACT, ERYTHRITOL, CHOCOLATE LIQUOR, NATURAL FLAVOR, STEVIA LEAF EXTRACT), CHICORY ROOT EXTRACT, ACACIA GUM, ERYTHRITOL, VEGETABLE GLYCERIN, PEA PROTEIN, GUAR GUM, SEA SALT, LOCUST BEAN GUM, MONK FRUIT EXTRACT, NATURAL FLAVOR.
Oh, so it's So Delicious Dairy Free No Added Sugar Ice Cream, not Soy Delicious. Yum, I'll have to try that!

Re: Sweets

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:52 pm
by baysidewalk
I agree about staying away from the artificial sweeteners, even stevia. I've found I don't miss it as much when I can have a small piece of DARK chocolate. I'm doing 1/4 square of 92% Then I heard that many brands of chocolate contain lead -- some a little, some a lot. So I did some research. The Ghirardelli Intense Dark Moonlight Mystique is not supposed to have any lead. It's 92% cacao but I've gotten to like it and it's a daily treat or when I'm depressed. Also they sell it at Target and it's under $4 for a large bar. I miss ice cream too. Especially chocolate chip.

Re: Sweets

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:45 pm
by JML
Plumster wrote:FIVE MINUTE CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM
INGREDIENTS:
2 large bananas, frozen (see note)
2 tablespoons soy, hemp or almond milk
2 regular dates or 1 medjool date, pitted
1-2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla extract or pure vanilla bean powder
INSTRUCTIONS:
Add non-dairy milk, dates, cocoa powder and vanilla to a high-powered blender and start to blend. Drop frozen banana pieces in slowly. Add additional non-dairy milk if needed to reach desired consistency.
Note: Freeze ripe bananas at least 8 hours in advance. Peel bananas and seal in a plastic bag before freezing.

Hi Plumster--Looks like a nice recipe for when you just need something a little sweet. Is it ok for me to add this to the Recipes Wiki?

Re: Sweets

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:52 pm
by Plumster
Is it ok for me to add this to the Recipes Wiki?

Yes of course!

Re: Sweets

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:11 pm
by PSu82537%a6r_dnz
here is a completely unscientific, purely personal account of what sweets can do: I was on a hike that was much too long and physically demanding, completely out of my league. I must have looked pretty pitiful, because a woman riding by on horseback stopped and gave me a Snickers bar. I hesitated but was unable to resist. About an hour or two after eating the candy bar I got back to my car overwhelmed with the urge for more sugar. I was driving through Petaluma desperately looking for an open donut shop, but it was late evening so I found nothing. I am absolutely sure if I had found one, I would have eaten a dozen donuts. When I finally got home even the Mexican Restaurants were closed, so I ended up in my own kitchen. Fortunately no donuts there. It had been about a two and a half hour drive from the hike site to my home, and that entire time was spent fantasizing about finding a donut shop or a Mexican Restaurant and stuffing myself silly. My will power was completely absent. It reminds me of things I have read about drug addiction or alcoholism...how powerless the addict is in the presence of his target substance. For me at least, that substance is sugar. I don't know anything scientific about any differences between "real" sugar and sweetness from other sources, but I feel like I need to avoid it all.