Let them eat cake! According to legend, this is how Queen Marie Antoinette of France responded to the plight of peasants who didn’t have bread. Besides showing the sad disconnect between royalty and reality, the statement also points to the inescapable truth that just about everyone loves cake.
If you have the Osteoporosis Reversal Program, you know that you can eat all foods in the right balance. Cake, however, poses a slight challenge because its basic ingredients are mostly acidifying.
And I sometimes crave something sweet and mushy like cake, but at the same time, I’d rather it be perfectly balanced and bone healthy. Not long ago I discovered that my local supermarket was making fresh peanut butter at the deli counter. Enticed by the delicious smell, I decided to try some.
When I got home I opened the small plastic tub and tasted the creamy concoction. It was absolutely delicious! And right on my kitchen countertop was a large basket filled with fruit. I grabbed a banana, peeled it, and spread the peanut butter on it. It really tasted like cake! And the best part is that this delicious melange is a perfect 80/20 balance.
I still indulge and eat real cake every now and then, but the banana and peanut butter treat is my new guilt-free anytime cake substitute. I hope you’ll try it soon.
Enjoy it in good health!