If I could indulge in chocolate treats all day, I would. The problem is that the majority of chocolate out there goes against my own principles of a sugar-free lifestyle. It truly is unfair that chocolate doesn't have the same nutritional value as a beetroot! But then again, life isn't always fair — so I've learned to adapt so that I can have my sugar-free cake, and eat it too.
With the holiday season coming up, it would be ridiculous to exclude all chocolate from the equation (think about how the children would react!). Thankfully, I have a solution to get my chocolate fix: carob powder
Carob powder is commonly used as a substitute for cocoa powder. The powder is derived from grinding up the pods of carob trees. I know it sounds strange, but if you haven't used carob powder before, your life is about to change. Why will it change your life? Because carob powder is sugar and gluten free! Now you can have chocolate tasting treats, without any of the negative components.
Now that I have helped some of you discover one of the world's greatest secrets, I also have a suggestion for how to use it:
Gluten & Sugar-Free Carob Snack Drops