Sugar is addictive. Even a small amount will create a desire for more and when you suddenly quit sugar it usually comes along with withdraw symptoms like migraines, strong cravings and irritability.
The day after Thanksgiving, we are all feeling a little STUFFED and BLAH. Sweet root veggies are THE way to bust sugar cravings after holiday feasts. Root veggies are bursting with energetic, naturally sweet grounding energy and offer anti-inflammatory benefits, along with antioxidants to blast free-radical damage. Kicking sugar cravings after a holiday can be a little difficult and the best way to kick the habit is by drinking lots of detoxifying lemon water and consuming naturally sweet fruits and veggies to slowly reduce toxic sugar cravings while still satisfying the sweet desire. Below are a few tips and sweet treat recipe to BLAST sugar cravings in their tracks:
- drink lots of lemon water throughout the day to detoxify and hydrate the body
- eat a good portion of dark, leafy greens and superfoods.
read more about why kale rocks and get a delicious recipe HERE.
- to keep sugar cravings at bay, eat fibrous fruits like apples and roasted root veggies to feel satisfied
- naturally energize with mint tea, or peppermint essential aromatherapy (a touch on the temples will get you going!)
- consume pickled veggies like kimchi or sauerkraut to blast sugar cravings! (works every time)
- Beets and sugar cravings: try the below sweet root elixir as a juice or smoothie! Wanna know the difference between a juice and a smoothie?
Read about it HERE.
Root Veggie Smoothie Sweetness
1/2 small beet, chopped
1 small carrot, chopped
1 small orange, peeled
1 celery stick or 1/2 cucumbee
1/2 tsp chia (great source of omega 3 and fiber to keep you full)
1/2 cup water or almond or hemp milk
learn how to make your own almond milk in less than 5-minutes HERE.
preparation for juice (use water as base liquid)
Run all ingredients except the chia thru the juicer or strain after blender.
Mix in chia, stir and allow a few minutes for chia to expand.
preparation for smoothie (use water, hemp or almond milk as a base liquid)
Add all ingredients including chia into blender until smooth and creamy