Super green smoothie with chards, ginger, turmeric, coconut water and avo and topped it with a delicious granola with coconut, brazil nuts, nibs, lucuma, sunflower seeds, spices and a bit of maple syrup and tahini to hold it all together.
I usually make my granolas grain free (as I find it much easier to digest it) using only seeds, coconut, a little bit of nuts and spices and add a bit of maple syrup or dried apricots or mulberries to sweeten it.
Yes, refined sugar is definitely not the best choice for your health and wellbeing but unless there is a condition where it's better to avoid even sugars coming from fruit and natural sweeteners, it's okay to have a little of these in your diet. Choose wholesome alternatives and use them as you would a condiment, certainly not eating them by the spoonful!
Good choices are coconut sugar that has a low glycemic index which means that it won't cause spikes in blood sugar levels and elevated insulin like refiner sugar does. Maple syrup is another op...