GIVEAWAY: NuNaturals Stevia

Winners: Averie, Eileen, Rachel, and Karina whose favorite sweeteners are stevia, maple syrup, apple sauce and coconut sugar. Very nice! Thanks for entering, everyone :)

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Thank you for your supportive comments from yesterday’s post. When I decided to be candid on the topic of my health and my personal struggles, I was a bit concerned with how it would be received. But as always, you were loving, supportive and understanding.

You’re all just so fantastic!

Let’s keep the love going by doing a giveaway, shall we?

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Stevia is one of my favorite alternative healthy sweeteners. It’s a herb from South America that has been used for over 1,400 years. In it’s green powdered form, it’s 100% natural and has zero calories.

While other alternative sweeteners have a slight impact on blood sugar and insulin, stevia does not. This makes it an ideal choice for people with insulin sensitivity and Type II Diabetes.

If you’d like to learn more about healthy alternative sweeteners, and my top picks, check out this video.

When I first tried stevia I was taken back with how sweet it was and the metalic aftertaste it left in my mouth. After playing around with it for awhile, I learned that there is a very fine line between too little and too much. If you are using a drop to sweeten coffee, tea, yogurt or a protein shake it is fine, but you have to be really careful when adding it to baked goods or other bigger ticket items.

As a rule of thumb, 1 pinch of stevia = 1tablespoon of white sugar. If you are using it to replace sugar in a recipe it can be challenging to find the perfect quantity substitution.

Luckily, I’ve made a bunch of stevia recipes that you could follow if you’re feeling a bit antsy on taking the stevia plunge! Some of my favorites are…

Grain-free Carrot Cupcakes

No bake Blueberry Cream Pie

Strawberry Cinnamon Shortcake Sandwiches

Can you tell I’m in the mood to bake? Yummy!

 

This post was sponsored by NuNaturals. All expressed opinions are those of Healthful Pursuit Inc. and were not influenced by the opinions of NuNaturals. Thank you for supporting the brands that I believe in and choose to feature here.

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  1. Can’t wait to try the grain-free carrot cupcakes with my favorite sweetener, STEVIA!

  2. I liked, subscribed (although with a different email) and here I am! Stevia is great because I am on the anti-candida diet. I have Lyme disease, and believe me I know all about digestive problems and trying to heal your digestive system! Unfortunately, it is hard to do when I am still on antibiotics.

  3. I like using Stevia drops. Am also learning about using coconut sugar in my baking in place of brown sugar.

  4. I could use a gift :)

    I have been trying so hard to find all your different ingredients! SUperstore usually cuts it. Darn it would make life easy if I was given the Stevia gift :)

    I enjoy eating your recipes! I feel great and my bebe in my belly enjoys it too!

  5. Raw local honey! LOVE it in my teas and just a pinch in my green smoothies.

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