One of the biggest things that causes sugar cravings is an imbalance between yin and yang foods. If you’re eating to much yang food (including meat and potatoes), you’ll crave something yin. Sugar is a yin food, so these cravings feel like a need for sugar. Almonds are also a yin food, and will satisfy the craving even better. I developed this ginger roasted almond recipe to demonstrate how you can beat a sugar craving without eating sugar.
I made these ginger roasted almonds for my “Beating the Sugar Blues” class yesterday, and they were a HUGE hit! I wanted to bring almonds because they are such a healthy treat. But all of the recipes for roasted almonds had soy sauce or tamari sauce, which I wasn’t in the mood for. So I took matters into my own hands and devised this ginger roasted almond recipe. One woman in the class said she’s been trying for years to “like” almonds, but just doesn’t. She ate about a half a cup of these and was very excited to take the recipe home with her.
So, make a batch of ginger roasted almonds and the next time you are really craving something sweet, eat a few of these instead. You’ll be amazed at how well they satisfy your sugar craving.
Recipe: Ginger Roasted Almonds
Summary: a great treat to satisfy your sugar cravings without eating sugar
- 1 Tbs finely chopped ginger
- 1 Tbs extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Coriander
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 2 cups whole raw almonds
- Preheat the oven to 325°.
- Combine all the ingredients, except the almonds, in a bowl and mix well.
- Add the almonds and toss to coat.
- Arrange the almonds in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 10 minutes, stir and bake for another 10 minutes, or until lightly toasted.
- Cool to room temperature.
Preparation time: 3 minute(s)
Cooking time: 20 minute(s)
Diet type: Vegan
Diet tags: High protein, Gluten free
Number of servings (yield): 12