Okay, who is trying to make healthy lifestyle changes?
I knew you all were because, hello, January. I am too, and as a matter of fact, I am down 30 pounds since October.
I know. I feel pretty dang awesome.
I really hate to say I’m on a diet, because I’m really not, but I am trying to change a LOT of things about my lifestyle.
[You guys. I haven’t drank coffee in three months and I walk/run 6 days a week.]
[It’s like I don’t even know who I am.]
Now, I’m not 100% vegan and I don’t do yoga, and, yes, I still loooove sweets and gooey things, but I have been weeding out a lot of unhealthy foods I was eating on a day to day basis. More on all this in a later post.
Right now, let me focus on this little condiment, cinnamon-coconut sugar. Now let me say that after some research I don’t think coconut sugar is like *super* *way* *massively* healthier than regular sugar. They have the same calorie count and they are alike in a lot of ways. All sugars need to be limited in the diet, and coconut sugar is no exception. The thing about coconut sugar is that it is lower on the glycemic index and it’s less processed than white sugar. Plus it has a few nutrients in it too. So my verdict is that it is a little bit better for you. I am not making a claim, though, that it is a miracle sweetener. Here is an article that talks about it, but there are many, many more out there.
For those of us who have a sweet tooth, though, it’s good to know we have some (slightly) healthier options that are not fake foods.
I like to sprinkle this mainly on my oatmeal, but you could make cinnamon toast with it, sprinkle it on a baked sweet potato, use it in a beverage or to sweeten up a smoothie–it’s just versatile. And yummy.
PS. It doesn’t taste like coconut AT ALL.
- 1 cup organic coconut sugar
- 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- Mix together well and put in a small jar with airtight lid. Sprinkle on oatmeal, toast, sweet potatoes or use in smoothies or any time you want to sweeten something up.