Do you ever get out of class and experience an intense sugar craving?
Chances are it’s because your body is dehydrated.
When we exercise our bodies tell us we need water and nutrients in the form of sugar and salt cravings. Step one-refill your water bottle pronto. Step two- if you still have your sweet craving, satisfy it with natural sweeteners.
When its hot out, I’m sometimes guilty of grabbing a scoop of sugary, artificially flavored ice cream. As an alternative, make this simple, homemade sorbet recipe and experiment with a combination of different fruits and natural sweeteners.
Here is a basic recipe. Feel free to mix up the flavors with different types of fruits to see what best satisfies your sweet tooth.
Orange, Lemon Sorbet
Freezing Time: 2-4 hours
Yield: About 6 oz
- 3/4 cup of Agave
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- In a small saucepan bring water and agave to a boil, stirring frequently to mix well.
- Remove from burner and allow to cool.
- Once mixture is cool, stir in lemon juice and orange juice.
- Pour into a bowl and freeze for 2 hours.
- After 2 hours, transfer to a blender or food processor and process until smooth.
Place back into the bowl in the freezer until completely frozen.
Do you get strong sugar cravings? If so, what are your favorite healthy snacks to satisfy your sweet tooth?
Joanie Johnson is a certified health coach (CHC) through the Institute for Integrated Nutrition. Joanie is board certified through the American Association of Drugless Practioners (AADP), holds a B.A. in dance from Slippery Rock University, is a certified Pilates instructor, TRX trainer, professional modern dancer with HT Chen and Dancers, a Julie Morgentstern trained organizer and an all-around busy, motivated woman in New York City. She founded Motivated Nutrition (www.motivatednutrition.net) to educate and motivate movers and food lovers of all ages through individual and group coaching, fitness classes, cooking demonstrations, creative movement based workshops, and educational seminars. Joanie believes in everyone’s right to live an active, healthy lifestyle and enjoys sharing her passion of optimal wellness through movement, fun and delicious food!