Healthy Ways to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Having a sweet tooth is simply a craving for a familiar taste that is warm, comforting, and even a little seductive. The taboo of sugary snacks draws in even the healthiest of people from time to time. But overindulgence in sweets can lead to things like weight gain, upset stomach, and to more severe problems like diabetes. The good news is that there’s healthy ways to satisfy your sweet tooth without having to forgo your favorite snacks altogether. So if you’re looking for a way to manage those sweet cravings without giving up your favorite treats then you’re in luck. Substituting clean proteins such as LENTEIN® to any recipe can give your sweet tooth, and give you added nutrients at the same time.

LENTEIN® is comprised of nutrition qualities in lentils making it one of the world’s most complete food sources. Grown in an aqua farm and minimally processed, it has a higher essential amino acid profile than soy or pea protein and is comparable to whey products. The way LENTEIN® is processed makes it a versatile protein powder that can be successfully formulated in dry-mix goods like chips, crackers, snack-mixes, bars and cereal clusters. It also mixes very well into protein shakes, sports drinks or cold pressed juices.

So the next time you’re craving a sugary snack try out these recipes:

Iced Coffee

You love your caffeine fix in the morning, during your afternoon slump, or anytime you’re looking to get a quick pick me up. Coffee on its own is fine but straight black coffee is usually bitter. That’s when added sugars and creamers come in to make concoctions that only slightly resemble a cup of coffee when they’re done. Next time you go for your cup of joe try this instead. This iced coffee is packed with protein and adds flavor without adding extra calories.

  • Place a handful of ice cubes into a shaker cup or blender
  • Pour one cup of hot coffee over the ice (add more ice if needed)
  • Add in a scoop of LENTEIN® Protein and mix until dissolved

Cake

A big slice of cake is a sweet lover’s dream. But cake has one of the highest calorie counts around and it is loaded with sugars. This recipe for carrot cake will provide a dose of protein and oatmeal for fiber all while getting your cake fix.

  • Blend 65g of grated carrots in a pan with 350ml of almond milk or water and heat gently and simmer for five minutes.
  • Add ½ tsp of mixed spice, ½ tsp of cinnamon 50g liquid egg whites, and 100g of oatmeal to the mix and stir it until blended. Cook for two more minutes then remove from heat.
  • Stir in 30g of LENTEIN® protein and a cup of raisins and leave it to cool.

Once the mixture comes to room temperature move to a jar or plastic container and put it in the fridge. As the name suggests it’s best to thicken it up it overnight, but it’s still great after a few hours’ chilling.

Protein Pancakes

The only thing better than a big slice of cake during the day is to have them for breakfast, that’s where pancakes come in. But pancakes with thick maple syrup are notorious for added sugars which can spike your blood sugar and leave you drowsy for the rest of your day. Here is an alternative method using LUTEIN.

  • Mix together ¼ cup of raw oats; 1/4c of cottage cheese; ½ scoop of LENTEIN® protein powder; and ½ c of egg white in a bowl. Pour the mixture over a hot griddle.
  • When the edges start to brown flip the cake over until the other side is thoroughly cooked.
  • To keep the sugar content even lower, avoid the syrup and serve with fresh fruit instead.

By using a product such as LENTEIN® protein powder as a replacement in your baked goods you’ll be able to continue enjoying things like breads, muffins, cookies and even brownies just by preparing them with LENTEIN® instead of white flour or sugar. Most recipes can be adjusted by substituting flour with LENTEIN® protein powder and you’ll get the same delicious results with the added benefit of the nutrients in LENTEIN®. You can experiment by adding the LENTEIN® protein powder to your favorite snacks and recipes.