Having an open and loving heart does not mean having to ignore or compromise your boundaries, nor disregard your intuition. Being open-hearted does not mean you have to spend time with people or situations that annoy your or compromise your safety. You are not a doormat. You are not even a dish towel. You are … More What is an Open Heart?
Sugar free, and even made without dates! Sometimes you just need a good sweet peanut butter fix, and sources say this will do the trick! Ingredients: 1 cup smooth 100% peanut butter (sugar free, no hydrogenated oils!) 1/4 cup grape seed oil 10 drops liquid stevia extract 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp himalayan salt … More Peanut Butter Frosting
You don’t have to eliminate sugar completely to experience increased health benefits. Refer to the “Sugar-Free Personalities” section, below, for a list of several sugar-free options you ultimately may want to incorporate into your lifestyle. Or feel free to create your own guidelines! Choose to have fun with this and share the excitement with others! … More What is Your Sugar Free Personality?
The concept is this: having such a strong sense of worth and love for yourself that the outer circumstances and details of your life and relationships don’t define your sense of self. So, while complete adoration and love of another feels great and does have the power to lift us up and increase our sense … More Let Us Shine
I’m always thinking about new ways to add in extra vegetables into my diet…in exciting ways. And since it’s summer, why not mix them with the sweet taste and cooling affects of watermelon! Cucumbers are also very hydrating and cooling to the body. And fennel contains numerous phytonutrients that promote immunity and anti-aging. So, drink … More Watermelon Cooler
Sweetened with dates, spiced with chipotle pepper, this 7-ingredient sauce will surprise and delight! You won’t find this recipe on the SweetShine blog…but you can find it, and other date sweetened recipes in my ebook: No Sugar Required! Or subscribe to the SweetShine newsletter to get recipes like this in your inbox!
There is a historical tale that takes place in 15th century France of a crafty band of thieves. They slipped through the streets and the docks of trading ships not only amassing their fortune, but skillfully avoiding the plague. They weren’t your common everyday robbers- many believed they might have been spice merchants because of … More A Story of Thieves
Ready for a moist, lip smacking chocolate cake…that is made without flour and no sugar, AND has a vegan option! Sweetened with dates and made with almond flour – I haven’t met anyone who even questioned this baby. Just “mmmmmm“, “yummm“, and “can I please have the recipe!?” FYI- you won’t find this recipe on … More Chocolate Love
I think the taste of these pancakes are delicious – naturally sweet and totally satisfy the craving of morning cakes. However, please note that if you are looking for a flour-free fluffy version, these are not those. 2 eggs 1 banana 1/2 cup almond flour or ground oats (grind up in blender) 1/4 cup coconunt … More Flour-free Banana Pankcakes
I won’t lie, remaining sugar free and dining our is where things can get tricky. You can’t read labels in a restaurant, and it can get tedious asking the waiter about all the possible hidden sugars in the dishes. But don’t let this keep you from enjoying an occasional meal out! If you do … More Eating Out Sugar-Free