As someone with a family history of Diabetes, no calorie sweeteners have always been a part of my diet, but until I tried NECTRESSE™Sweetener, they were always just a way to cut back on sugar. Nectresse is different. It actually tastes like sugar and I really love that it satisfies my sweet tooth in a way that fits my healthy lifestyle too.
When asked if I wanted to sample and review a new no-calorie sweetener, it was a no-brainer decision for me when I read what Lisa Ling had to say about Nectresse, and learned that it is the only 100% natural sweetener made from fruit (monk fruit extract).
I have never been a fan of artificial sweeteners, but a natural one that comes from fruit I am definitely interested in trying.
In our last post, we shared some great peach recipes from Pinterest with you to celebrate National Peach Month. Our family eats a lot of peaches, so I decided to use some of my Nectresse sample to make some peaches ‘n cream popsicles.
Now our readers are probably expecting me to provide my recipe source any moment now since I never — let me repeat that word — never create my own recipes. Well, there is always a first time for everything, right? And can I say I am quite proud of myself? I think these turned out really well:
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 1/2 cups canned sliced peaches, pureed
- 1/8 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon Nectresse No Calorie Sweetener
- Mix ingredients together with a mixer until well combined.
- Add mixture to popsicle molds and freeze for 3 hours or more.
I hope you like them, too.
To be fair, these aren’t really my first ever original recipe creation. I actually created a recipe not long ago for Easy Toddler Smoothies, but I don’t think they really “count” since they are so easy. These popsicles required a little more thought and adjustment during the recipe development phase.
I had sampled a teeny taste of the Nectresse on its own when I received it several days ago. Then I tried some in my coffee. I knew I would need to be careful with the amount used to avoid the aftertaste I got when I used too much in my first sampling in my coffee.
We try to limit the sugars in our diet, so we aren’t accustomed to a lot of rich, sugary tastes. The Well-Fed Son loved them as-is, but The Well-Fed Daughter said she did not like them. I suspect if they had been a little sweeter, she may have had a different opinion.
I would never have known if I had not made these popsicles myself that the sweetener used was something other than sugar. I will definitely be experimenting more with Nectresse in the days and weeks to come.
With Diabetes such a scary and growing epidemic in America, we as a nation desperately need to deal with our addiction to sugar by reducing it in our diet. I personally prefer to reduce the sugar taste, overall, in my and my family’s diet, but when we do have desserts or sweeter foods, I think Nectresse is a perfect solution!
For those of you interested in more facts about Nectresse, you will find this very brief video by Lisa Ling informative:
Lisa Ling has also said this about Nectresse:
I love it so much that I bring it everywhere I go. If you were to look inside my carry-on, you would find packets of Nectresse Sweetener!
Some more fun facts about Nectresse Sweetener:
- Nectresse comes from the maker of Splenda Sweeteners.
- Nectresse Natural No Calorie Sweetener is 150 times sweeter than sugar and can be used in cooking and baking to add natural, zero calorie per serving sweetness to your favorite beverages and a delicious variety of foods.
- Nectresse Sweetener is available in both convenient single-serve packets (40 servings) and easy to hold canisters (140 servings) with a multi-purpose lid for sprinkling, pouring or spooning.
- Nectresse Sweetener is available now in grocery stores, drug stores, supercenters and online for suggested retail prices of $3.99 (packets) and $6.99 (canisters).
- For recipes, samples and more information on Nectresse, visit www.Nectresse.com. Click this link: FREE sample of NECTRESSE™Sweetener to try it for yourself!
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