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4 alternative ways to get a sugar fix on your period

Want some tasty healthy treats on your next period that will satisfy those cravings? Look no further.

A lot of the time our period comes with a huge side effect of cravings. The most common are chocolate cravings. Now, i’m not saying it’s bad of you to give into these cravings – it happens to the best of us! You definitely shouldn’t feel bad for indulging in sweet treats on your period. But sometimes it can lead to us feeling even more sluggish. After the sugar rush comes the crash. Sometimes I feel a lot better opting for healthier alternatives. This doesn’t mean they have to taste horrible. I find they taste just as good, so they still curb my cravings and leave me feeling a lot less sluggish.

Why not try some of these healthy treats on your next period:

Energy balls

These are a great, easy snack. The amazing thing about them is you can make so many different types. You simply mix ingredients together, such as cacao powder and maca, and shape them into balls. They’re also the perfect on-the-go snack. So you can take them with you instead of being tempted to pick up a chocolate bar from the shop. Packing them with ingredients such as cacao and dates helps curb any sugar/chocolate cravings. Why not try these almond and cacao ones from Deliciously Ella?

Raw chocolate brownies

Raw cacao powder is the perfect alternative to plain cocoa powder. I am obsessed with it. It can be used for so many different things to satisfy chocolate cravings. It is also SO good for you. Why not use it to whip up some raw chocolate brownies? Try these for a tasty chocolate treat. You can also buy raw cacao nibs as alternatives to chocolate chips.

Dark chocolate

If you are in the mood for a chocolate bar, why not try opting for a dark chocolate one? Dark chocolate is actually a powerful source of antioxidants, along with fiber, manganese and magnesium. Manganese and magnesium actually help ease cramps as well – win win! Go for one with a percentage of 70 or above.

Healthy ice cream

When i’m on my period, sometimes all I want to do is grab a tub of ice cream and lounge on the sofa watching Netflix. I’ve recently discovered healthier alternatives such as Alpro and Frill. Alpro is plant-based and has 30% less sugars than normal ice cream. Frill is also plant-based and made from whole fruits, vegetables and natural ingredients with no added sugar. Use these to create milkshakes if you fancy a different type of treat! You can also make your own ice cream using coconut cream and raw cacao powder. Try this one for something minty fresh!

Is there any other alternatives you would recommend to get your sugar fix? Tweet us @totmorganic and let us know using the hashtag #TalkingPeriods and you can be in with a chance of winning* a 6-month TOTM subscription!

*To enter the competition we’re asking for users to share a period related tip or story on either Twitter (tweet) or Instagram (post). You must use the hashtag #TalkingPeriods to enter. All uses of the hashtag will be monitored and logged by TOTM to enter users into a competition. Comments and replies using the hashtag will not be counted as an entry.

The winner will receive a 6-month subscription to TOTM (6 cycles, maximum of 3 products p/cycle) plus a single ‘Be Kinder To Your Vagina’ cosmetic mirror. The competition closes at midnight on 22nd October 2017. The winner will be selected at random and announced on social media. TOTM will attempt to contact the winner directly. The winner will need to respond to provide product needs and address details. All products must be claimed by 31st December 2018. TOTM has the right to withdraw this competition and any further promotions at any time and without permission or notice.

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