I have been cutting the sugar in baked goods in half for several years now so I was feeling pretty good about myself until I started to think about this quote. Then I realized that I also add sugar to foods that shouldn't really be sweet such as spaghetti sauce and pizza crust. I'm going to have to start rethinking some of my recipes.
But I have managed to remove the sugar from my breakfast.
A long time ago I used to have Instant Breakfast and then over the years switched to several other powdered drink type things. My stomach is usually funny in the morning so I do better with drinks that I can eat very quickly and get something in my stomach before it realizes that I am fully awake! Plus I take one tablespoon of flax seed oil every day to help with my IBS. It was easiest to add it to a drink in the morning.
I always felt a little uncomfortable with the purchased powders though because they have many ingredients which I didn't recognize plus lots of sugar. So I experimented for a while and came up with this smoothie which I now drink every single morning. It is quick and easy and the only sweetness comes from the banana (if you get unsweetened non-dairy milk).
Breakfast Smoothie1 frozen banana, slightly thawed for easier blending
1 tablespoon hemp seed
1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
3/4 cup non-dairy milk
Blend everything until smooth. Enjoy!
I don't have a picture but it looks just like chocolate milk. Instead here is a picture of the same flowers from yesterday. This is only a couple hours later. The heat and humidity made me feel just like these flowers look.