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Thursday, October 4, 2012

No More Sugar!

I have been working with my children to help them limit the sugar and high fructose corn syrup from my grandchildren’s diets.  Thanks to NuNaturals I have found a great alternative to sugar. I love to bake and make treats for my grandchildren. I feel that a grandmother should to be able to share a cookie or other bake goods with her grandchildren. While I want to give my grandchildren sweets and snacks I need those snacks to be healthy.  Using the three new products from NuNaturals I am able to make cookies, cupcakes and other treats to spoil my grandchildren with.

These three NuStevia products are highly concentrated extracts in liquid form. The products contain all-natural flavors of real lemon, orange and peppermint. The natural flavors are from pure plant extracts. They do not contain MSG, Soy, Milk, Sugar, Synthetics, Artificial colors or Flavors, Saccharin, Aspartame, Sucralose, or Artificial Sweeteners.

I had to start right off and make a special treat for Little Bug while he was visiting. Every time he is over for a visit he asks for ice cream. I usually blend up a frozen banana with some berries and he calls it banana ice cream. I decided to try a little something different. I made a banana orange treat.
Little Bug helping with the Banana Ice Cream.

Recipe: Banana Orange Ice Cream

2 frozen bananas peeled and cubed

2 Tbsp plain yogurt

 

 

Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse until all ingredients are creamy and smooth. You may serve the ice cream as is. I like to place it in a covered container and refreeze for 30 min. I then scoop just like ice cream into a dish or cone.

I have also tried the Peppermint NuStevia Liquid. I have to tell you it is amazing.

On occasion I get severe headaches and I usually drink strong hot tea with a pinch of dried peppermint flakes and a spoon of sugar. I find this helps me reduce the amount of pain reliever I have to use.

 Well, two days ago I woke up with a terrible headache. The kind of headache I know is not going to go away soon. I started water for tea and remembered the Peppermint NuStevia Liquid. I brewed my tea strong and black then added 8 drops of the flavoring.  I had three cups of tea that morning without sugar. I did not have to take any pain reliever. I still had that foggy sensation I get with such headaches but I was happy to drink my tea without the little green flakes floating in my cup.  

After my experience with the hot tea I was excited to try the Lemon NuStevia Liquid. I brewed a pitcher of iced tea and left out the sugar. As I served the iced tea that evening I added 4 to 5 drops of the Lemon NuStevia to each glass. My entire family is now a fan of the NuNaturals NuStevia products.  NuNaturals also sent me a few other products to try and I have been working on a few cookie recipes to share. Until then I want to share with you the Product PreSweet Tagatose. I have replaced the sugar in my sugar bowl with PreSweet Tagatose and have not heard one complaint from my son or my husband. This product is safe for diabetics because it does not raise blood sugar levels. It is a prebiotic ingredient. Prebiotics feed probotic bacteria like acidopholis found in yogurt. Their job is to help good bacteria in your digestive system multiply.  You can read  more about it here.

Disclosure:
I received the above mentioned products to review in exchange for an honest opinion.

 

4 comments:

  1. I too love the NuNaturals products! My fav is the vanilla stevia, which I put in my water and just love!

    BTW, that border collie....best dog we have ever had, hands down. I highly recommend them. Super smart, too!

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  2. George and I both are VERY interested in staying healthy --and doing things like limiting our sugar intake..The Banana Orange Ice Cream sounds wonderful. I must try that sometime...

    I have been trying to add more foods with fiber in them lately to help with my constipation problems. (The fiber pills just make me worse.) SO---I have added 7 small prunes (dried) every day plus 2 tbsp of Flaxseed in my Greek Yogurt/1/2 banana/strawberries now for breakfast.... Working Well so far!!!!!

    IF children and young adults will learn about nutrition when they are young, their lives will be so much better.... SO--you are doing the right things with your grands.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  3. I use the peppermint oil a lot. I drink green juice daily and put peppermint oil in it to give it a little different flavor.

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