One of my FAVORITE things to have to satisfy my sweet cravings was a simple smoothie:
One cup of VERY VANILLA soy milk, which is higher in calcium than regular milk (honestly - I didn't drink soy milk before this - but it is SO good...just make sure it's VERY VANILLA...it tastes like vanilla ice cream)
A handful to two handfuls of fresh blueberries (Hello, antioxidants!) I'm sure you could use frozen, I've just never tried it.
A handful of ice (this makes for a thinner - cold drink, add more if you want it thicker)
Throw these three ingredients into your handy-dandy Ninja
and blend to your heart's desire.
I'm sure there are some of you out there STILL gagging at the first ingredient, but I dare you to try it. Seriously - melted ice cream. If you try it, and hate it, I will then accept complaint comments - but I don't want to hear a peep from those of you who fear soy.
I'm sure you could also add a million other fruits - even some greens if you're interested, but I drank this same shake for breakfast almost every single day of my sweet-less month. I even whipped it up on a couple of nights where I just HAD to have something sweet. It always did the trick!
I think I'm going to try this with a green-base once my bananas ripen up - and I'll let you know if how that works out. Because, by golly, I think I'm taking another month (gasp) off of sweets. Wish me luck!
BDEM: Yeah, I think I'll start this again...We took our new pets on the trampoline. It was hilarious. Guess now I'll have to blog about our new pets!