On Monday I officially completed my first 21 day-sugar-detox. Yeah, the beginning sucked, but once I got to the third week, it really wasn’t that bad. Most people would think that come the day it ended, you would just want to indulge in whatever sweets, fruits, or wine you could get your hands on, but no, you really don’t. Thats the point of the detox, if you are not familiar, it is to get your body to not be dependent on the consumption of sugar by eliminating all added sugars, and many natural sugars with a few exceptions for 3 weeks. You’d be surprised at some of the stuff that has added sugars, even if its “healthy” sugars. I didn’t wake up on monday craving a donut or candy bar. I was excited to be able to try the maple almond butter cups I had made the week before for some of my friends though, but I wasn’t craving it. I would definitely do this again when I feel my body is becoming more sugar dependent. I could talk about the benefits I felt from it, but I’ll just move on.
While doing the detox, I was still coming up with different recipe ideas I wanted to try. The ones that included fruits or added sugars I held off on until it was over because I didn’t want to make something, and not be able to try it. I get way too paranoid about giving people food that I have not tried, just incase it look appealing, but tastes like junk. This was one of them I had thought of, and I lucked out. Granolas bars are something I always have fun coming up with, even when they don’t always stick together properly, or they are sup par with flavor on the first attempt, but I personally think I nailed this one on the first try (not to brag). It’s a little sweet, a little rich, and a little nutty. Plus, it includes chocolate. Need I say more?