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Feb 22 / rsratte

Getting Creative

And, the creativity has begun.  I say that because if I don’t want everything to count toward my 20 grams of sugar, than I have to make things to eat that follow my rules of no added sugar.  This morning I am having a smoothie.  I am not a smoothie person.  I usually prefer a Caramel Cooler from Caribou (small -63g sugar) or a Frappuccino from Starbucks, by the way I just looked at the nutrition information and a Frappuccino has gluten in it.  The Northern Lite Cooler at Caribou only has 13g I just noticed.  WOW… a lot of caffeine.  Anyway, this information is pretty easy to find by searching on Google.  Back to my smoothie, started with Rice Drink Unsweetened, Hemp Protein, some almond butter, frozen raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, pineapple, banana, and coconut oil.  I am feeling quite proud of myself right now, it actually tastes good and it’s thick enough to eat with a spoon.  Also having some sausage from the co-op.   My husband told me yesterday that he told his classes about my sugar experiment.  Does this mean that I am now going to have to follow through with this sugar thing!!  Actually it’s kind of fun.  Oh ya, I also realized that the salsa I ate the other night had sugar in it (2g for 2tbls), so I’m guessing my little savings account is down to 7g plus 20g for today, I’m sitting on 27g.  I should also clarify that I have not been counting fruit in my sugar grams, however I also realize that does not mean I can eat 6 bananas and 4 apples.  That is fructose overload and that is a whole subject of it’s own.  Fruit still has sugar, but still includes all the fiber that helps slow absorption.  Moderation is the key with the fruit.  I feel like it’s getting easier to appreciate the other flavors of food.  Sweet is not the only thing that exists, really, I promise.

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