I went online to find my new favorite product, only to find out that it's GI is the same as table sugar! Oh No! I have been eating it for a month! Read those labels, NECTAR is not the same thing!
I got really hot under the collar here while I realized that I had just discovered why my latest measurements were not great....and now I find out I have been eating something that, although was approved by Igor, is actually easily mistaken for COCONUT PALM SUGAR which is LOW GI!
Coconut NECTAR is not low glycemic! Oops! (Sorry Igor)
So what to do? Okay so I can't do anything about the past, but I can change the future.
My wonderful husband, noticing my impending panic attack went online and found me some COCONUT PALM SUGAR! You will never guess where.....at my local bulkfood store is where.
So I hopped in the car and tore off to go and buy some. After all, I am about to run out of coconut sugar and I need to make black bean brownies for a meeting on Thursday night. I arrived at the store only 20 minutes before closing time, I grabbed some unsalted nuts, scooped up some carob powder and helped myself to a very large bag of Coconut Sugar. "Phwew!~ I am good for another month" I mumbled as I browsed the isles.
My jaw just about hit the floor when I saw this: ALL NATURAL - Sweetened with COCONUT PALM SUGAR
GUESS WHAT CAUGHT MY EYE!!! Well, there I am in the store hopping up and down so excited to find a chocolate bar that is SUGAR FREE and not full of all those unpronounceable things that are meant to sweeten products and of which I am very suspicious. I think the lady in the isle with me thought I was a few brownies short of a dessert platter because of the way I reacted. I got one of each flavour and did not even make it home before I had eaten most of my bar.
HERE IS THE THING!!!!
Click here to view their full product range.
Yep I did not find them in a fancy health store, but in my local BULK FOOD STORE!
Here's an interesting article I came across, I guess coconut Palm Sugar will need to stand the test of time and come out as truly something that is a healthy alternative to sugar in the future. To read it click here. All I can say is that whatever it's GI, consuming this product left me satisfied and satiated, I did not need to go back for more. I also did not find it addictive.This is an important factor for me as a recovering sugar addict.
Since the last blog I have started a Black Bean Brownie Frenzy! Everywhere I turn people are asking for the recipe.
I have a friend in New Zealand who tried them and she loved them too. Now that I have the correct sugar....I will be back to developing more recipes. Watch this space for more to come.
Oh and I lost 60 pounds!
No, I did not stand on the scale and find I had miraculously lost 60 pounds... I gave my neighbor back her pair of 30 lb dumbells. I will miss them! Guess what I will be looking for at all the garage sales this summer. At least my coconut sugar crisis was resolved.