LOSE WEIGHT AND EAT CAKE! By Guest Blogger- Health/Weight Loss Expert Rayo Cole

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After losing 70 pounds by giving up refined sugar, gluten-based flour products, alcohol, dairy and processed foods, I still wanted to enjoy my favorite desserts without the guilt!  What was a girl supposed to do?

I spent numerous hours reading labels,  searching grocery stores and finally found the best healthy dessert options! You do not have to say bye bye to cakes, cookies and other desserts. The solution is  finding the best quality and healthy alternatives to your favorite treats.

Now, these desserts should  be eaten in moderation and always eat it with a protein, non-starchy veggie and a fat. The purpose of combining your food is to balance your blood sugar and keep it stabilized to avoid additional cravings and/or multiple symptoms such as fatigue, irritability and mood swings.

Here are the best healthy desserts options. These options are sweetened with fruit juice, stevia and/ or erythritol. These are great sugar alternatives because they are better for your body, sweet as sugar and will not pack on the pounds or cause intense sugar cravings.

Here are my favorite NO GUILT desserts:

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Nana’s Cookies

I say, “Amazing!” Nana’s Cookies are made with brown rice  flour and fruit juice sweetened. Whenever you have a craving for cake or cookies this will satisfy your taste buds without the added calories. Each serving is only 180 calories! It contains no trans fat and it is vegan & gluten free! They have irresistible flavors like chocolate, ginger and lemon.

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So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk No Sugar added Ice Cream

You will feel guilty every time you eat it because its creamy texture and sweet taste will remind you of your old time favorite— full fat dairy ice cream!  No need for the guilt because it is only 100- 150 calories and 1 gram of sugar per serving! It comes in delicious flavors like Vanilla Bean, Chocolate, Butter Pecan, Mint Chip and Toasted Almond.  This is literally heaven in your mouth!

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So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk No Sugar Added Non Dairy Frozen Dessert

This is amazing! One of my all time favorites! These dairy and sugar free  ice cream bars are the best on the market!  It comes in many flavors, like Minis No Sugar Added Vanilla Bars and Minis No Sugar Added Fudge Bars. For only 80-150 calories, it is worth a try and don’t worry, it won’t go to your thighs.

Being a Health, Beauty and Weight Loss Expert, I also share recipes with my clients! I created Gluten Free/Dairy Free/Low Glycemic Chocolate Dessert Waffles with Coconut Milk Sugar Free, Dairy Free Ice Cream and Coconut Palm Syrup. They are yummy! I sweetened it with coconut sugar because of it’s low glycemic which means it won’t spike your blood, cause cravings and weight gain plus prevents the crash that make you hungry. Coconut sugar contains iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc!  It can be used in place of regular sugar and also used to sweeten your favorite foods and drinks.

Rayo’s Guilt Free Dessert Waffles

Ingredients: 

1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup “Earth Balance Soy Free Natural Buttery Spread ” melted
3/4 cup coconut palm sugar
2  eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup brown rice flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 pint of “So Delicious Coconut Milk No Sugar Added  Vanilla Bean Ice Cream”

Coconut  Palm Sugar Syrup:
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup coconut palm sugar

Directions: 

1. Stir cocoa, almond milk,  coconut palm sugar and butter in large bowl until smooth.

2. Add eggs and vanilla.

3.  Stir brown rice flour, baking soda and salt together, add  to cocoa mixture.

4. Bake in waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions. Carefully remove waffle from iron.

3. Serve warm with sugar free coconut ice cream and coconut palm syrup.

For Syrup:

1.Mix water and coconut palm syrup in a pot and bring to a boil.

2.Let cool for five minutes until it thickens.

3.Serve warm over waffles and ice cream.

One Serving:

4oz waffle
2 oz ice cream
1 tbsp coconut syrup.

Calories: 300

With this information, you now know how to lose weight and eat cake!  Eat every morsel with NO REGRET!  Enjoy beauties!

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