As I’m writing this entry, I’m on day three of a major sweets craving. Like, I would strangle a mountain ox with my bare hands if it meant I could have a bite of a cookie or a handful of peanut M&Ms. It’s weird for me to crave sweets, since I’m usually all about the salty snacks (see Temptation, thy name is Kraft Dinner).
Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I’m pretty stressed right now. Between my busy full-time job and numerous freelance projects, daily jaunts to the gym/boot camp, and impending health issues (may need surgery, huzzah!), I am one tired cookie. Mmmm, cookies…
Regardless, I’ve been doing so well this week that I couldn’t possibly risk ruining it by ingesting candy/pie/(insert bad-for-you food here). Heck, even at the movies last night, I went with the healthy (and clean!) snack options: edamame with sea salt and a platter with veggies, hummus and olives.
Until this week, I hadn’t needed a clean-eating alternative to sugary sweets. But this morning, I was desperate. I had just worked my ass off in boot camp (oh, burpees, how I loathe thee) and had almost two hours to kill before work (the joys of 5:30 a.m. work-outs).
Having almost no groceries in the apartment, I searched our freezer for something I could eat. Pushing past my boyfriend’s microwaveable breakfast ‘wiches and perogies, I found two packages of frozen fruit. I usually use fresh fruit when I make smoothies, which is often, but I figured I’d try quelling the craving with a frozen smoothie.
Oh em gee, did it work. I kid you not, it was like a more refreshing version of ice cream. I used frozen mangoes and strawberries, added about a cup of almond milk and a scoop of chocolate protein powder, then puréed the shit out of it. That sucker staved the sugar demons for now.
What are your favourite healthy snacks when you’re craving sweets?