When you are under stress, a common reaction is to eat comfort food. Most people crave something sweet and will reach for options filled with added sugars, leaving you craving more and more due to the addictiveness of sugar.
With the virus still around us, it is more important now than ever to fuel your body with more nutritious foods that won’t give your sugar levels a heart attack.
Consuming too much refined sugar can also impact your physical and mental health negatively and should be avoided in order to live a healthy lifestyle.
We have found the perfect place in Greece to visit when you are searching for a sweet spot that not only offers sugar-free desserts but is also entirely vegan!
Sugar Killer is a dessert venue that began during the first quarantine in Greece as the owners realised that many would turn to comfort foods during stressful times, and they wanted to provide sweet dessert options that were not packed full with sugar but still packed full of flavour.
Sugar Killer was created after the owners decided to combine healthy living whilst respecting all the animals on the earth.
Vegan options are continuously growing around Greece, and with the pandemic here, it was an extra push to become more health-conscious.
Sugar Killer welcomes everyone, no matter the flavour or dietary preference. No matter whether you are a full-on vegan, have a sweet tooth, looking to reduce your sugar intake or looking to reduce your animal products intake whilst still enjoying the sweeter things in life.
All items found at Sugar Killer are certified vegan and refined sugar-free.
Sugar Killer is located in Pireaus, recently opened in Voula and is making its way into Athens in two weeks.
What makes these desserts sweet but guilt free?
At Sugar Killer, the sweetness in desserts is from a plant called agave.
In the Greek language, agave goes by the name ‘athanatos’, meaning immortal.
Agave is a desert plant harvested to make tequila and sweet syrup. It was traditionally believed to have had healing properties.
There are many benefits of using agave syrups over refined white sugar, such as its low glycemic index.
Agave syrup is therefore absorbed into the bloodstream at a much slower rate so that it does not cause a rapid spike in insulin.
Through their Instagram account, @sugarkiller.gr show off their variety of menu items from Cookie Cups, Wacky Ice Cream flavours, Bubble Waffles, Bowls, Cinnamon Rolls to choco stuff donuts. Followers are continuously updated through their daily stories and re-shares by visitors.
Their unique ice cream flavours will leave you wanting more, including but not limited to:
- Black Vanilla
- Spirulina – Extremely high in many nutrients and is known for it’s powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Bitter Chocolate
- Tahini and Fig
- Yogurt & Raspberry
When there are all these flavours to choose from, it is impossible to stick to just one. You may be tempted to order more than one flavour when all the options are vegan and refined sugar-free.
Popular due to their uniqueness and creativity, Sugar Killer caters to larger markets compared to typical dessert shops such as vegans and those with diabetes.
Keep your eyes peeled for their opening soon in Athens! This is definitely a venue to add to your dessert spot bucket list.