I know a thing or two about sugar. I grew up eating loads of sweet cereals and snacks. As a regular reader, you probably know where that went. Not pretty. Once I made the decision to get off the processed sugar train, I began seeking out healthier foods that would take care of my sugar cravings.
It didn’t take long before I discovered figs. They’ve since become a very large part of my plant-based diet. (Hint: they’re especially awesome when it comes to sports.)
Whether you’re an around-the-block walker, a marathon runner, a cross country mountain biker, or an alpine rock climber, eating the right type of sugars is crucial to your ability to maintain a high level of energy. Even for those who just need a little pick me up during the work day, figs are one of Mother Natures greatest gifts.
With loads of important vitamins and minerals such as iron, calcium and Vitamin C, figs pack a powerful punch. They’re a great source for quality simple carbohydrates that won’t spike your insulin the same way processed sugar does. When combined with other plant-based ingredients (like the recipe below!), figs are a healthy alternative sweetener. No guilt necessary!
With summer right around the corner, you’ll likely be spending more time playing outside. Why not fuel yourself with the natural power of figs? You’ll get real energy without the big crash or additional sugar cravings.
Try my recipe for FIG BITES! They are a creative snack to fuel your next sports outing. I polished off a whole batch while mountain biking over the weekend. Too good!