Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Truvia Natural Sweetener Review and Giveaway!!



It seems we're always hearing about new sugar alternatives, but if you want a good, natural sweetener, look no further than Truvia! Truvia is all-natural, and made from the leaves of Stevia plants (called Rebiana). So you don't have to worry about artificial ingredients and junk chemicals...yet still have a zero-calorie sweetener! Truvia comes in a spoonable container, and in packets for adding to coffee, tea, etc. 
I have enjoyed using this in my coffee in the mornings. I'm a big coffee drinker, and never really cared for any of the artificial sweeteners I tried. The Truvia, though, has a great flavor, and reduces the calories at the same time!





The spoonable jar makes it easy to use Truvia in your baking and cooking. There are recipes available online at Truvia.com, and I decided to try one out. We had a wealth of overripe bananas, so I figured the Reduced Sugar Banana Bread would be a good one to try :) This recipe uses 3 1/2 tablespoons of Truvia and 4 tablespoons of sugar, rather than the normal 3/4 cup sugar I usually use for banana bread. Each slice of this bread has only 130 calories! Wow, a big difference from the recipe I normally make! It turned out very good...moist, and a superb banana taste. I'm very picky about my banana bread...it can't be too heavy, and I can't stand dry bread! This made a very rich, moist bread though...excellent, and something I would make (and eat) again.
Mixing the dry ingredients
In the oven...

Reduced-Sugar Banana Bread!
I was surprised to see all the products that are using Truvia for reduced-calorie snacks and beverages. Things like Old Orchard Cranberry Juices (that I have been drinking a lot of lately), Powerade Play, Dippin' Dots, Breyer's YoCrunch 100 Calorie Yogurt, and Velamints. I was actually sent a few tins of the Veamints, and they are delicious as well! The chocolate Velamints are very, very good.

"Truvia™ natural sweetener is a zero-calorie sweetener made with the best tasting part of the stevia plant.
Stevia is a plant (specifically, a member of the chrysanthemum family) native to portions of northeastern Paraguay. It has been used to sweeten foods and beverages for more than 200 years.
Unlike most stevia-based sweeteners, which are typically a mixture of many components from the stevia leaf, Truvia™ natural sweetener is made from rebiana, the best tasting part of the stevia leaf.
Truvia™ natural sweetener is safe for people with diabetes. It has no effect on the glycemic index.The FDA issued a no-objection letter affirming and supporting the safety of rebiana, a well-characterized, 97% high-purity ingredient derived from the best-tasting part of the stevia leaf.The recent action by FDA only applies to products meeting the specifications of rebiana."


Truvia would be a great product to help you with your lower-calorie diet in the new year. It has zero calories, and tastes great! And best of all-it's natural!


2 of my readers will win a 40-count box of Truvia Sweetener Packets!

Mandatory Entry-
Go to Truvia and tell me what recipe you'd like to try making with Truvia Natural Sweetener!

Bonus Entries-





2 entries-Become (or be) a public follower of Hope's Cafe. Leave 2 comments.

1 entry-Follow me (
Pilgrim86) on Twitter. Leave a comment with your Twitter name.

1 entry-Tweet this giveaway. This may be done once every 7 days, which means a total of twice during this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link to your Tweet.

1 entry-Enter another of my giveaways. Leave a comment for each giveaway you enter.

3 entries-Blog about this giveaway. Leave 3 comments with a link to your post.

1 entry-Follow Truvia on Twitter.

1 entry-"Like" Truvia on Facebook; tell them you came from Hope's Cafe!

3 Entries-For the duration of New You-New Year event. Add my New You button to your sidebar. Leave 3 comments with a link to your blog.

This giveaway ends Wednesday, January 5, 2011, at 11:59 p.m. Please leave a valid email address in each comment, as this is how the winner will be notified. Winner will have 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to US residents only.

Disclaimer:I was not monetarily compensated in any way for this post. All thoughts and opinions are mine. All quotes taken from the Truvia website.

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