TAMMY’S NOTE: This No-Sugar challenge documents Ashley’s 30-day attempt to remove PROCESSED SUGAR from their diet. This challenge allows her to use natural sugars such as fruit, honey or true maple syrup, therefore it’s not meant for a diabetic alternative, simply a personal-health challenge.
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It’s official! The challenge has been completed. I can’t believe it has been a whole month without any refined sugar. There has been some discussion over the past weeks about what constitutes sugar during the challenge. Some people don’t think honey and 100% maple sugar should be allowed during the challenge, but this is simply what worked for me during my challenge.
I have felt that in a very small moderation that honey has added enough of the sweetness that I craved so hard for the first half of the challenge that it made it an easier transition. If I decide to be as rigid in the future with the sugar-free diet, I may eventually cut those sweeteners out as well. This whole process has been one big learning experience the whole way through, but it has been a lot of fun learning along the way.
If you have missed the previous weeks I urge you to check out week 1, week 2, and week 3. But now join me for the last bit of my challenge and check out the chocolate, chocolate, chocolate recipes below that are free from refined sugar!
Recently I shared with you my recipe for homemade chocolate brownies. Now I’m telling ya, those delicious brownies are certainly tasty enough to stand on their own. I’ve been known to whip up a batch on a whim or with unexpected company.
But as y’all know I’m a confirmed CHOCOHOLIC. I really prefer my homemade brownies to be drenched in yet more chocolaty goodness!
So it’s pretty standard for me to also whip up some homemade decadent chocolaty frosting to top those brownies.
And the best part – all of these easy ingredients are in my pantry. And this no-cook frosting can be made in about two minutes.