What is Stevia? Stevia is one of the world’s most popular natural sweeteners. It’s 300 times sweeter than sugar but is also much healthier, since it has none of the carbohydrates and does not affect blood glucose levels. It’s also very easy to use. Here are 7 ways to use Stevia in place of sugar.
1. Mix it into your coffee
Many people can’t start a day without a Frappuccino. But this coffee drink is loaded with fat and sugar. A healthier option is to skip the cream, use low-fat milk, and Stevia sweetener.
2. Serve it on pancakes
This is a much healthier and just as delicious as maple syrup! Make your own pancake syrup with frozen berries simmered in a bit of water and Stevia. Delicious on ice cream, cereal and oatmeal too!
3. Make a comforting cup of hot chocolate
If it’s cold outside, or you’re feeling under the weather, then cozy up with a mug of cocoa and these versatile natural sweeteners
4. Whip up some salad dressing
Do you know that many salad dressings are loaded with fat, salt and sugar? If you’re really serious about losing weight, serve your greens with a light vinaigrette. You can try adding liquid Stevia to your dressing for a subtle touch of sweetness.
5. Use it for baking
You can use Stevia powder in baking, replacing the sugar in the recipe. Look for recipes that use sugar substitutes or adjust one of your old favorites. You may need to tweak the quantities but we’re sure you’ll enjoy eating your kitchen experiments!
6. Fix yourself a cold drink
Hot day? Balance the tartness of lemonade with Stevia, or add a little bit of it to a protein shake or fruit smoothie. This is also great with homemade iced tea or orange juice. Aaah, that hits the spot!
These are just some of the ways you can use this natural sweetener. Now all you have to do is buy Stevia and you’re on your way to a sweet (but still healthy!) experience!
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