Sugar-Free Fruity Coconut Power-Pops (and How to Deal With Sugar Cravings)
(Keto, Gluten-Free, Gelatin-Free, Vegan, Sugar-Free)
Creamy Fruit Power-Popsicle Recipe + An Anti Sugar-Craving Tip (Keto, Gluten-Free, Gelatin-Free, Vegan, Sugar-Free)
In my journey to conquer my sugar cravings for good, I conjured up the most utterly divine sweet fruit popsicles! I named them ‘Power Pops’, because they are so good for you too! They are ridiculously easy to make, sugar-free, low carb and easy on the wallet!
There was a time, when I dreamt all day long about what sweet, yummy, sugary delight I was going to consume later that day. 🍨 Honestly, I had a double-dose affliction of sweet-tooth syndrome!
I would just about manage to keep it at bay and eat healthily throughout the day, but, as the late afternoon drew closer, the sugary urges would break me.
I was literally sugar obsessed, and it was really out-of-control! 😲
I was unable to RESIST something sweet at night, and it was near impossible to resist the idea of ‘JUST A BITE’, one bite lead to two, three, and you can guess the rest from there.
It felt impossible to watch others eat or drink a sweet snack without obsessively hankering after a taste of it for myself. 🤤
I’m making light of it, but later on I found out that I had a hormone imbalance (who knew the two were related?). 🤔 To make things worse, I was also being hit with one horrible health condition after another (like injuries, acne, and weight issues), and sugar, as it turned out, was one of the major culprits. 🧁
I didn’t want to ‘med-my-way-out’ of it (meaning: try to heal myself through prescribed medications), so I had to overhaul my lifestyle.
One major element of that meant I needed to tweak my food and beverage choices, and align with my mind to beat my negative sugar-enabling habits.
So in my journey to conquer my sugar cravings for good, dear friends, I whipped-on my apron, got experimenting in my kitchen, and conjured up the most utterly divine, totally scrummy, sweet fruit popsicles!
I named them ‘Power Pops’, because they are so good for you too!
They are ridiculously easy to make, sugar-free, low carb and easy on the wallet (the only hits you take are the Sweet Drops Liquid Stevia Vanilla Crème, but it lasts a long time because you don’t need much of it and the purchase of the popsicle molds if you don’t have any).
Let’s get into the recipe!
Now for some sugar-busting advice!
As you can see from the recipe, the ingredients are incredibly good for you, especially the coconut milk. It’s a super-food high in healthy fats which every pantry should have. 🥥
I won’t bore you with all the science in this post, but coconut milk can help you lower cholesterol levels, improve blood pressure, and prevent heart attacks or a stroke.
It’s also a very sustaining and filling fat-burner AND can help you lose weight. The School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition at McGill University found in a study that:
‘Consumption of a diet rich in MCTs results in greater loss of fat (adipose tissue) compared with long-chain fatty acids, perhaps due to increased energy expenditure and fat oxidation observed with MCT intake. MCTs may be considered as agents that aid in the prevention of obesity or potentially stimulate weight loss.’
You can’t ask for more than that, right?!
Just remember, when you buy it, be sure to find the purest coconut milk you can. In particular, be sure to get the organic, unpasteurized kind where you can; and absolutely NOT a coconut milk with added sugar or sweeteners, preservatives, artificial sweeteners.
Oh, and preferably in BPA-free cans!
How I Used These Pops For My Sweet Tooth
These pops are so delicious that you can you them as a replacement for your unhealthy sweet treat when you’re having a craving. I found them brilliant for helping me break my night-time ice-cream habit, as they are satiating, sweet and cold. 😋
It help me break my mental obsession.
Also, as they don’t actually contain sugar, it meant that the physical addiction of my desire for cold sweetness was broken at the same time. Bingo! Success.
I know that you will love them too, whether you just want to indulge ‘cause they are yumtastic, are tired of the side-effects of processed sugar and want to do a swap out, are having difficulty shedding those extra pounds, or simply need to cut your sugar because of health problems, these little pop-gems will be a winner!
Recap Of The Benefits Of My Power Pops!
The first being the most important - they taste freakin’ amazing!
They are super good for you - oh happy days!
Easy-peasy to make.
They are dairy free, keto and sugar-free (but taste amazing)
Perfect for hot summer days!
Perfect for a midnight treat!
They’re on average between 141-188 calories a pop - no worries there!
Recap Of What To Watch Out For When Buying The Ingredients
If you’re buying frozen fruit, be sure to read the label to check they don’t have any added anything. (Hint: processed sugar by another name)
Buy the purest coconut milk you can. (Hint: organic, unpasteurized)
Always be on the lookout for any added sugar or sweeteners, preservatives, artificial sweeteners - food companies stick them in everywhere!
If you feel you’re in need of some extra TLC (think: after the holiday breakouts, bloating, and dehydration - maybe even some holiday weight gain… ahh!) and you want to settle into a healthy routine and detox your body of any unhealthy foods and habits then I have just the thing for you. #IHaveYourBack
I have created a fun 5-day challenge just for you, and the best part? It’s FREE!
It’s called the 5-Day Food Cleanse Challenge (#5DFCC), and it will have you feeling your best. #LetsDoItTogether
In it I share and break-down my daily simple step-by-step plan to follow made up of delicious, cleansing and satisfying recipes (no going hungry!), habits, tweaks and hacks to add to your day-to-day routines that WILL result in big changes have you feeling energized and restored, as well as looking and feeling great.
THE GOAL? To have you feeling energized, restored, as well as to reboot your mind, taste buds, and overall lifestyle so that you’ll naturally be craving healthier choices every day in your life, leaving you feeling great for long term results.
The best part?!🤩
Taking on too much is a recipe for overwhelm, under-performance and stress. None of which will lead to the happiness and fulfillment you deserve, so this challenge is made up of 100% doable bite-sized actions and steps.
This is not a juice fast or liquid cleanse!
This is a 5-day food festival of yummy deliciousness, covering everything from breakfast, lunch dinner, to slump beaters snacks, and nighttime treats! 😋
In other words: NO DEPRIVATION!
🤓 What We Will Learn + Cover Together: 🤓
Alongside my cleansing food plan, crafted to fill your body with the most nourishing, delicious foods to reset your cravings, kick start your weight loss and be naturally energized, we’ll be working together on positive mindsets and daily routines to reboot your mind.
Here’s an outline of what you can look forward to:
+ Introduction Day | GETTING STARTED - SETTING YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS
GETTING STARTED - SETTING YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS
Introduction Day is designed to set you up for success. It covers everything from what the cleanse is created to do, what you’ll discover, and the results you should expect.
It delves down into every aspect of the challenge, with tips on how to approach each one to get the best outcomes, and desired results, as well as giving very clear action items for you to follow.
It also gives access to all the guides and resources that I have put together, to help you prepare for the best user experience. #IHaveYourBack
And of course the meal plan! This is no juice fast or liquid cleanse! This is a 5-day food festival of yummy deliciousness, covering everything from breakfast, lunch dinner, to slump beaters snacks, and nighttime treats!
In other words: NO DEPRIVATION!
It’s a total body renew - perfect for giving your body some extra TLC and increasing vitality. Think-- kindness. Think of this week as 5 days of self-loving. Get ready for a brighter, more brilliant you!
+ Day 1 | MEDITATION + JOURNALING FOR MIND & BODY CLEANSING
MEDITATION + JOURNALING FOR MIND & BODY CLEANSING
Along with your delicious, nourishing, cleansing meal plan for the day, I’ll be walking you through the two practices of meditation and journaling, with exactly what to do so that you’ll be 100% comfortable, and get the very best results.
+ Day 2 | MINDFUL BREATHING CLEANSE
MINDFUL BREATHING CLEANSE
Again, along with your tasty dense nutrition of the day, I’ll be sharing with you a very easy, but incredibly powerful and cleansing daily practices for you to do. They both stem simply from the breath, and their goal is to bring you, at any time, into a calm, centered serene place.
+ Day 3 | FEELING GOOD IS YOUR RIGHT- HOW TO OWN IT/RECEIVE IT
FEELING GOOD IS YOUR RIGHT- HOW TO OWN IT/RECEIVE IT
In day three’s challenge, we will be working on your spiritual fitness for well-being and over-all balance. The goal is for you to attune yourself in such a way as to successfully navigate the stresses of everyday life and be healthier. Here I will be teaching you a plan, and the steps to take that will have you better able to tackle your problems and the annoyances of that come up in everyday living.
+ Day 4 | CLEANSING YOUR MINDSET
CLEANSING YOUR MINDSET
Day 4, you’ll be really feeling the beneficial effects of this scrumptious food cleanse, and to go in tandem with this, we focus on a full cleanse of your mindset. The purpose of this challenge is for you cleanse what went before, that wasn’t working for you, and take the steps on your journey to claim the life YOU want, and find happiness in each moment. When you feel good you do good, and what is better than that in life?
+ Day 5 | RE-CONNECT + ‘INDULGE’ TO CLEANSE
RE-CONNECT + ‘INDULGE’ TO CLEANSE
In the last day of the challenge, (and my personal favorite!), I have put together a very special reward you for all your efforts, so is a super enjoyable one, and one that you’re going to love -- but I’m going to leave it as a surprise!