It's fairly common knowledge these days how unhealthy refined sugars are, which has opened doors for a lot of creativity around how we replace our sugar hit in a much more healthy way.
Many of us believe natural sweeteners are the answer, but if you consulted a dietitian they certainly wouldn't approve this line of replacement. So what is the magic ingredient? My favourite alternative to refined sugar is medjool dates. Medjool dates are a much better choice than white refined sugar because our body can do a better job at breaking them down without spiking blood sugar levels. Medjool dates are high in natural sugar and natural sugars are complex carbohydrates that provide the body with energy.
Once upon a time when I was training for a competitive race, I was fortunate enough to learn a few tricks from a sports dietitian to keep my sugar tooth satisfied, whilst fueling my body with real foods. The flood gates opened to so many ways to use medjool dates. I'd like to share some of my favs with you below, enjoy!