What if we told you that these delicious recipes could help you decrease sugar cravings, increase your energy, AND balance your hormones? These healthy sweets are not only dairy-free, gluten-free, and refined sugar free, but can actually help you reduce your sugar cravings, boost your energy, and promote healthy hormone function! This is possible by using healthy fats and natural sweeteners! How is it Healthy? When making dessert "healthy" you have to be sure that you are balancing blood sugar. More often then not your favorite desserts are full of refined carbohydrates, processed sugar, and fats. Put all of these ingredients together and you have blood sugar disaster that may taste great in the moment but will leave you exhausted and craving even more. In this recipe, we will be incorporating health, stabilizing fats and throwing those refined sugars and carbs out the window! How is it "Hormone Balancing"? If you truly want to balance your hormones, you need to focus on balancing your blood sugar. In order to do this you have to cut out all sources of refined sugars (white sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup) and refined carbohydrates (flour). By making this simple change, you will have more energy, less headaches, better sleep, and can even reduce pesky cravings. This by no means is to say you have to cut out all forms of sugar, but to focus on natural sweeteners in the most natural, whole form such as: Whole, Fresh Fruits- NOT canned *Tip: get a mix of fresh, yummy fruits when you go to the grocery store and pre prep anything that needs to be prepped so they are easy to grab when you have a craving! Maple Syrup- full of antioxidants, zinc, magnesium, calcium, potassium, and riboflavin Molasses- rich in iron, selenium, magnesium, calcium, and copper Dates - low glycemic index! Contain antioxidants and fiber Honey- search for local or manuka honey! These offer the greatest benefit and are the best option to bring natural sweeteners into your life and eliminate refined sugars and carbohydrates! Hormone Balancing Fudge This fudge is decadent, smooth, and completely satisfying! Just ask our neighbor (he asks for it every time we talk to him! I am not kidding!). It is almost TOO good. Here's what you'll need: ½ cup organic coconut oil ½ cup nut or seed butter (we LOVE sunflower seed butter, but use what you like) ¼ cup pure maple syrup ¼ cup cocoa powder splash of vanilla flaky salt for topping (optional) Here's what you'll do: Melt coconut oil, nut/seed butter, maple syrup, cocoa powder, vanilla, and a pinch of sea salt over medium-low heat until well combined. Line a small container with parchment paper. Pour in the melted ingredients and top with flaky salt. Freeze for at least 1 hour before enjoying! Store in the fridge. Original recipe from Restored Nutrition. Date Delight This recipe is super simple, but definitely delicious and can absolutely kick that mid-afternoon sweets craving. Here's what you'll need: 2-3 Organic Medjool Dates halved Nute/Seed Butter Lily's Chocolate Chips (optional) Here's what you'll do: Spread nut butter over halved medjool dates and top with chocolate chips! Enjoy! Creamy Chocolate Maca Fudge Smoothie Not only do all of these ingredients each serve a purpose, but they taste amazing when combined in this sweet, creamy chocolate treat! This creamy, decadent smoothie tastes like ice cream and is packed full of with superfood ingredients. Here's what you'll need: 1 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk 1 cup fresh or frozen spinach ½ cup frozen riced cauliflower ½ avocado, pitted and peeled 1 serving collagen protein powder 2 tbsp cacao powder 2 tbsp cacao nibs 1 tbsp flaxseed powder 1 tbsp nut/seed butter 1 tsp maca powder ½ tsp cinnamon pinch sea salt Here's what you'll do: Blend all ingredients until they are well combined. Enjoy! Original recipe from So Fresh N So Green. We hope you love these hormone balancing recipes! Let us know if you try them and what you love!