This could be your new favorite sugar substitute!
As a little girl, I often found myself dreaming about sweet treats like cookies and cakes. Years later, not much has changed, I still find myself wanting to enjoy goodies like smoothies and sorbet, and on hot summer days, I still thirst for sweet lemonade. However, one thing did change – there is now a wonderful way to have the delicious sweet taste without the worry.
Even though I certainly know that a treat now and then is acceptable, there are days when I just want to eat or drink something sweet and not have to worry about the calories. Well, I am glad to say that I finally can have those days thanks to SPLENDA® Sweeteners. And if you can relate to my story then I have news for you! The SPLENDA® Brand’s newest sweetener – SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener, a no calorie sweetener with no bitter aftertaste that can help to lighten up the worry of too much sugar. SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener has a sweet taste and is made with a stevia extract called Reb D, which is one of the best tasting extracts from the stevia leaf.
SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener: A Natural Sweetener
SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener has no calories, no added flavors, no added colors, and no artificial ingredients. It is made with two ingredients, non-GMO stevia leaf extract and non-GMO erythritol.
For more information on SPLENDA® Naturals, visit Splenda.com/naturals. Here’s a simple diagram of how it’s made:
Here are some tips to help you better understand how to incorporate this natural sweetener into your everyday foods and beverages:
The Benefits of Stevia Sweetener
Stevia extract is safe.
As a sweetening ingredient, stevia has been deemed safe by health and regulatory authorities worldwide.
Stevia sweeteners are suitable for people with diabetes.
Because they are low in calories, they can be a great sweetening option for those seeking a natural low calorie sweetener for diabetes management.
Stevia is a “high intensity” sweetener.
|Stevia’s sweet compounds are up to 200 times sweeter than sucrose (table sugar) yet stevia has no calories.|
SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener can be used in recipes.
For some delicious recipes to try, visit SplendaNaturals.com.
As the weather changes from frigid cold temperatures to more pleasant conditions, it becomes a perfect time to refocus our healthy goals. As a dietitian, I understand that an important factor for most people is cutting calories. I also know how challenging it is to cut back on them. I’d like to encourage you to incorporate this delicious natural sweetener into your daily routine so you can continue to have a treat or two without the worry of consuming too much added sugar.
Here are a few options and recipes I recommend trying:
Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie
So easy to make and a great energy boost to start your day (16g of protein!).
Serves 8, and takes just 20 minutes to prepare.
Icy Lemon Sorbet
So light (only 5 calories per serving) and refreshing!
Santa Fe Veggie Chili
Truly heart-warming! And diabetes-friendly. And if you like it hotter, or sweeter, be sure to read the note at the end of the recipe.
Spring Greens with Citrus Vinaigrette
This is a can’t-miss sugar-free vinaigrette, and I promise you won’t miss the sugar!
I have been compensated for my time by Heartland Food Products Group, the maker of SPLENDA® Sweetener Products. All statements and opinions are my own. I have pledged to Blog with Integrity, asserting that the trust of my readers and the blogging community is vitally important to me.
Sylvia Meléndez Klinger, MS, RD, LDN, CPT is founder of Hispanic Food Communications, Inc., a nutrition and food communications consulting company. A Hispanic native who is a leading expert in cross-cultural Hispanic cuisine as it relates to nutrition and health, Sylvia uses her in-depth culinary and cultural expertise to introduce new strategies for wellness to an increasingly health-conscious Hispanic population. For more than a decade, Sylvia has been a consultant for major food, beverage and pharmaceutical companies and non-profit organizations.