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Grain Free Sugar Free Pumpkin Bars and The #1 Ingredient You Should Eliminate From Your Diet TODAY

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Grain Free Sugar Free Pumpkin Bars and The #1 Ingredient You Should Eliminate From Your Diet TODAY

It’s a PUMPKIN PARTY everywhere you look on the internet lately! I love pumpkin, I mean, who doesn’t?! The thing I don’t love, however, is all the sugar and carbs!! I know the holiday season can be challenging for many people because of the abundance of yummy baked goods. In my personal experience, sugar and grains are the biggest inhibitors to weight loss. Sugar being #1. Sugar is also the #1 worst thing for your skin so if you’re having skin issues like persistent breakouts, dryness, rashes, etc. now is the time to cut out the sugar! The only exception is dry, cracking skin which is usually a B12 deficiency and can be remedied with a simple B Vitamin complex. Other signs that you need to cut sugar out of your diet:

  • brain fog 
  • chronic fatigue, constantly feeling tired, waking up still feeling tired
  • constant sugar or starch cravings
  • irritability, mood swings, anxiety, or depression
  • skin issues; acne, rashes, psoriasis, eczema
  • digestive issues, IBS, bloating, gas, constipation, or diarrhea
  • nail fungus
  • weight gain or inability to lose weight
  • chronic yeast infections
  • headaches
  • sleep issues
  • trouble focusing, concentrating

We all know by now that too much sugar is not good for you. But why is it so bad? From quickanddirtytips and Janet Hull here are 5 of the top reasons why sugar is a no-no:

  • Sugar suppresses the immune system. When you eat a big dose of sugar, like a bottle of Coke or a candy bar, you temporarily tamp down your immune system’s ability to respond to challenges. The effect lasts for several hours, so if you eat sweets several times a day, your immune system may be perpetually operating at a distinct disadvantage.
  • Sugar promotes inflammation. Inflammation, which is part of the immune response, is not always a bad thing. But eating sugar foods can fuel excessive, inappropriate inflammation that serves no useful purpose and actually promotes aging and disease. In my show on foods that fight inflammation, I pointed out that cutting back on sugary foods will help you avoid excess inflammation. If you want to slow down the aging process, do what you can to naturally enhance your body’s production of human growth hormone. Avoiding foods that are high in sugar is a good way to do that.
  • Sugar promotes glycation.   Sugar molecules treat your body like a singles bar. Once they get into your bloodstream, they start looking around for things to hook up with, like attractive protein and fat molecules. The hook-up is known as “glycation” and like most hook-ups, the results aren’t pretty. These glycated molecules act like drunken sailors, careening around your body, breaking things and peeing where they shouldn’t. They produce toxic compounds called advanced glycation end products, or, AGEs. That is perhaps the most poetically-just acronym in biology, because AGEs essentially throw the aging process into fast-forward. And much of the damage done by AGEs is irreversible. If that doesn’t motivate you to walk away from the M&Ms, I don’t know what would.
  • Sugar raises insulin levels. An influx of sugar into your body will have a fairly predictable result: Your blood sugar levels will zoom up.  Shortly after, your pancreas will release a bunch of insulin to help clear sugar from your blood into your cells. As blood sugar levels go down, insulin levels return to normal. But when you eat a lot of sugar, you’re constantly calling for insulin, and that can backfire in a couple of ways. Over time, it takes more and more insulin to get the job done. Eventually, your pancreas may just stop responding to the call. Congratulations, you’re now an insulin-dependent diabetic. And along the way, exposing your cells and organs to chronically high insulin levels accelerates the aging process. (source)
  • Sugar feeds Candida.  Candida’s function in the body is mainly to destroy all putrefied food matter in our digestive tract before any potentially harmful bacteria can have a feast on it, multiply, and then become threatening to our health…You may then become distended, constipated; allergies may begin to form, skin rashes and adult asthma symptoms may occur. What would once be considered normally benign yeast has literally morphed into an aggressive, destructive, fungal pathogen that can cause a variety of health problems from head to toe; often perplexing traditional doctors…Carbohydrates, even healthy complex carbs, break down into glucose (sugar) in the digestive tract, and sugar feeds Candida. All sugars MUST be avoided. (source)

If those 5 reasons aren’t enough to get you off sugar I don’t know what is! Candida especially, is a biggie. If you’ve got digestive issues, persistent allergies, skin issues, yeast infections, thrush, intense cravings, trouble focusing, an inability to lose weight, or extreme mood swings, candida is probably to blame and sugar is the main culprit.

The ONE simple thing you can do to begin transforming your health is to get off all sugars, especially artificial sweeteners. My go-to as a sugar replacement is NuNaturals Stevia.  NuNaturals stevia is a pure plant extract, not a chemical. It tastes great and comes in several different forms from liquidspowderflavored steviaquick dissolve tabs, to packets so it’s easy to take with you. I noticed a HUGE shift in my health when I switched to stevia and reduced my sugar intake. It also helped me clear my skin and lose those last few stubborn pounds that I couldn’t get rid of…yay for clear skin and weight loss!

Grain Free Sugar Free Pumpkin Bars and The #1 Ingredient You Should Eliminate From Your Diet TODAY

You also want to make sure that you choose the right kind of sugar-free sweetener as they are not all created equal!

Stay away from these impostors, they are all crap!! That’s right, I said crap!!

  • Truvia and PureVia read these scary testimonials and this article. Truvia is NOT stevia and it’s NOT natural!! Don’t be fooled by misleading marketing!! 
  • Artificial Sweeteners – I always assume that this goes without saying but I’m still shocked (and horrified) by how many people use artificial sweeteners! Splenda, Sweet & Low, Equal, and the like are all loaded with toxic ingredients most noteably aspartame which has been directly linked to serious health issues such as tumors, cancer, birth defects, cognitive dysfunction, weight gain, and more.  Please do yourself a favor and NEVER EVER use an artificial sweetener again!!
  • Agave – You may be shocked to learn that Agave is not as wonderful as you thought! The Truth about Agave:If you knew the truth about what’s really in it, you’d be dumping it down the drain — and that would certainly be bad for sales. Most agave “nectar” or agave “syrup” is nothing more than a laboratory-generated super-condensed fructose syrup, devoid of virtually all nutrient value, and offering you metabolic misfortune in its place. Unfortunately, masterful marketing has resulted in the astronomical popularity of agave syrup among people who believe they are doing their health a favor by avoiding refined sugars like high fructose corn syrup, and dangerous artificial sweeteners. And if you’re diabetic, you’ve been especially targeted and told this is simply the best thing for you since locally grown organic lettuce, that it’s “diabetic friendly,” has a “low glycemic index” and doesn’t spike your blood sugar. While agave syrup does have a low-glycemic index, so does antifreeze — that doesn’t mean it’s good for you. Most agave syrup has a higher fructose content than any commercial sweetener — ranging from 55 to 97 percent, depending on the brand, which is FAR HIGHER than high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), which averages 55 percent. This makes agave actually WORSE than HFCS.” – Dr. Joseph Mercola

Just stick to good old fashioned stevia, folks. Look at the label if it doesn’t say stevia, don’t buy it!

Grain Free Sugar Free Pumpkin Bars and The #1 Ingredient You Should Eliminate From Your Diet TODAY

Grain Free Sugar Free Pumpkin Bars  with Coconut Whipped Cream

Ok, so back to the pumpkin bars! Now that you know what NOT to use and you’ve promised me that you will never, ever touch another artificial sweetener again in your life…I will give you this delicious recipe! You won’t believe it is 100% sugar-free and 100% grain free! It tastes amazing and is GREAT for you!

You’ll need:

Preheat oven to 350F.

In a large bowl mix all ingredients together.

Pour mixture into a greased baking dish. Cook for 30min or until a fork can be stuck into the middle and removed cleanly.

For the icing you’ll need:

Refrigerate the canned coconut overnight. It is essential for the coconut to be cold in order to whip properly!

Scoop out only the white creamy flesh from the top of the can into a large mixing bowl. It is very important to leave ALL of the clear liquid at the bottom as it will inhibit the whipping process. You can save the liquid and add to your smoothies later.

Using a handheld or stand up mixer blend the coconut flesh, infusing as much air as possible. The air + the fat is what makes it fluff! Keep blending until the mixture has doubled in size and has a consistency like whipped cream! Then add your stevia, mix again to combine and you’re done!

Top your pumpkin bars with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon and enjoy!!

Grain Free Sugar Free Pumpkin Bars and The #1 Ingredient You Should Eliminate From Your Diet TODAY

These fabulous pumpkin bars are:

  • sugar-free
  • grain-free
  • gluten-free
  • dairy-free
  • paleo
  • vegetarian
  • super healthy
  • super delicious!!

I hope this recipe inspires you to get creative in the kitchen and to start experimenting with stevia if you haven’t already! You’ll NEVER believe that these delicious pumpkin bars are sugar-free and grain-free! Enjoy the delicious taste without the guilt! Removing most sugars from my diet was one of the best things I could have done for my health and I know you will reap the same benefits by doing the same!

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Happy (healthy) Baking!!

Grain Free Sugar Free Pumpkin Bars with Coconut Whipped Cream
 
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You'll NEVER believe that these delicious pumpkin bars are sugar-free and grain-free! Enjoy the delicious taste without the guilt!
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Recipe type: dessert, healthy, gluten free, sugar free, vegetarian, dairy free
Cuisine: dessert, bread
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 1 can (15oz) organic pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup raw almond butter
  • 4 Tbs NuNaturals stevia baking blend
  • 6 droppers of vanilla stevia
  • 2 organic free range eggs
  • 2 Tbs Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • pinch of sea salt
  • For the icing: 1 can of full fat coconut milk, vanilla stevia, cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl mix all ingredients except the coconut milk and cinnamon together.
  3. Pour mixture into a greased baking dish. Cook for 30min or until a fork can be stuck into the middle and removed cleanly.
  4. For the icing:
  5. Refrigerate the canned coconut overnight. It is essential for the coconut to be cold in order to whip properly!
  6. Scoop out only the white creamy flesh from the top of the can into a large mixing bowl. It is very important to leave ALL of the clear liquid at the bottom as it will inhibit the whipping process. You can save the liquid and add to your smoothies later.
  7. Using a handheld or stand up mixer blend the coconut flesh, infusing as much air as possible. The air + the fat is what makes it fluff! Keep blending until the mixture has doubled in size and has a consistency like whipped cream! Then add your stevia, mix again to combine and you're done!
  8. Top your pumpkin bars with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon and enjoy!! You'll NEVER believe that these delicious pumpkin bars are sugar-free and grain-free! Enjoy the delicious taste without the guilt!

Grain Free Sugar Free Pumpkin Bars and The #1 Ingredient You Should Eliminate From Your Diet TODAY

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9 Responses to “Grain Free Sugar Free Pumpkin Bars and The #1 Ingredient You Should Eliminate From Your Diet TODAY”

  1. Penn November 1, 2013 at 12:49 am #

    How about Pyure brand Stevia? I was given a box of it. Is it safe?

  2. Daniella November 24, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

    hi Linda,

    I have a question regarding maltodextrin and erithrytol which are often included in stevia powders – as these are both processed ingredients. Do you know any more about these and their safety? Thanks

  3. Stacey November 27, 2013 at 5:07 pm #

    What size pan?

    I couldn’t find Nu naturals baking blend in my health food store. How about Steviva blend? Did you mean 6 drops of vanilla stevia or 6 dropper-fulls? I could only find Sweet Leaf Vanilla Creme stevia. 6 droppers seemed like alot to me. Does the almond butter have to be raw?

    Thank you! I am making these for Thanksgiving! Have a wonderful holiday!

    • Linda November 27, 2013 at 7:09 pm #

      The almond butter does not have to be raw but raw has more nutrients!
      Yes, 6 dropperfulls of Vanilla Stevia. I’m not sure what would replace the stevia baking blend? Maybe ask someone at the health food store what they have in terms of baking stevia. I’m sorry I don’t have the answer to that one!
      Have a wonderful thanksgiving!! Xo

      • Stacey November 27, 2013 at 8:31 pm #

        no time to go back to the store so I used Steviva which is a blend of stevia and erithrytol. Will let you know how they came out! Thanks for your help.

        • Stacey November 30, 2013 at 3:04 pm #

          Steviva brand made the bars taste to “artificial” I will purchase the Nu-naturals baking stevia for the next batch! I really liked the consistency of these bars and I really felt like I was having a treat.

  4. Jennifer September 24, 2014 at 5:06 pm #

    What size pan? maybe 9×9 for 6-8 servings? Thank you!

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