Do you find that when you’re really disciplined and avoid cake, you eventually stop craving cake—but indulge at one (very adorable) niece’s Princess Elsa birthday party, you suddenly want cake all.the.time? I know I’m not the only one who gets this way, because I happened to catch a special episode of my favorite health TV show. The topic was carb cravings and female hormones. Apparently, serotonin is what causes us chicks to crave that second slice—and third. The good news is you don’t have to forgo baked goods completely to reduce carb cravings…there are some amazing low-carb flours you can bake with instead. So you can have your cake and your bikini, too!
The low-carb flour substitutes—all gluten-free!—mentioned were:
Coconut flour—8 g of carbs per 2 tbs. serving and it’s light and fluffy with a sweet, mild flavor. I love coconut flour…in fact, it’s my birthday next week and I’ve instructed my friends to swap out white flour for this silky-sweet substitute!
Almond flour—4 g of carbs per ¼ cup serving (plus 5 g of protein!) and amazing in pancakes, muffins and breads!
Flaxseed flour—4 g of carbs per 2 tbs. serving. I like to mix this with vanilla protein power and a mashed banana and then sautee it to make a crepe!
Want to try out an amazing recipe that uses coconut flour, almond flour, and other superfoodie ingredients like cacao powder and Greek yogurt? Check out my girl Jazzythings’ Fudge Protein Brownies With Marshmallow Frosting recipe. Who needs sheet cake when you’ve got chocolate and gooey marshmallows? (Not me!)