There are so many sweet sauces out there, but unfortunately, they’re often laden in refined sugar. And we all know the hazards of consuming too much sugar in the diet! But with this Sweet and Spicy Sauce recipe, you can enjoy the sweet flavor without having to worry about your blood sugars spiking.
That’s because this sauce recipe is sweetened with agave syrup. This natural alternative to sugar has a much lower Glycemic Index (GI) than sugar and honey. While sugar’s GI is 60, agave nectar’s is much lower at 19. Glycemic Index is a measure of how much a particular food can increase blood glucose levels. Foods with a high GI can cause blood sugar and insulin levels to spike shortly after eating them. Because they’re digested quickly, you’ll feel hungry a lot faster. But with a low GI, such is not the case, making agave nectar a great alternative to sugar and other high GI sweeteners.
The mustard in this recipe also offers a lot more than just a tarty taste. Mustard actually comes with plenty of health benefits, including promoting a healthy heart, improving sleep, helping with the formation of red blood cells, strengthening bones, and possibly fighting psoriasis. Mustard is perhaps one of the best condiments out there because it’s virtually void of calories and doesn’t have all the added sugars that many other sauces tend to have.
Top your steaks, fish fillets, and even rice side dishes with this delightful Sweet and Spicy Sauce, and include it with all of your other Thermo Diet-friendly recipes! If you haven’t already tried the Thermo Diet, start today and achieve the best health you’ve ever experienced in your life!
Sweet and Spicy Sauce
- 2 tbsp agave maple syrup
- 2 tbsp dijon mustard
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- In a small bowl whisk together maple syrup, dijon and cayenne until fully combined.
- Set aside until ready to serve.
- Refrigerate leftovers.