As summer set in this year I had this incredible urge for ice-cream, and as I was past 6 months of my sugar-detox I was wondering how on earth I could have ice-cream without sugar? I was blessed with finding a few ways to enjoy my favourite summer treat and then I came across some fabulous recipes on-line that indulged my ice-cream love even further and instead of sugar they had liquid stevia in them.
Now, I have tried many different sweeteners, from xylitol, honey, to coconut sugar and natural fruits but stevia was on my list of to try. I tend to bake mainly using natural fruit and honey so ice-cream and other frozen goodies seemed the best way to test stevia out.
What Is Stevia?
Stevia is a popular American herb that has been used for centuries to sweeten. It is a small green leafed plant from Paraguay and is said to have a refreshing taste that is 30 times sweeter than sugar. So a little goes a long way. Studies have been carried out that have revealed stevia to contain proteins, fibre, iron, phosphorus, calcium, potassium, sodium, vitamin A, C and much more.
Stevia has no calorific content and is suitable for using in baking and cooking as it doesn’t lose its sweetness when heated.
Stevia leaves have been used as herbal teas by diabetic patients in Asian countries. No side effects have been observed in these patients after many years of continued consumption (Suttajit, 1993)
What Is SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia?
My Experience With SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia
Would I Use This Again?
Would I Recommend This For Anyone In-particular?
- Yes, those on a sugar-detox still wanting your sweet goodies without refined sugar.
- Diabetics may find liquid stevia very useful especially if they enjoy making ice-cream and want something to pop in their drinks that is not the awful aspartame or something else equally icky.
- Anyone simply wanting to be a bit adventurous and try out something new.
- Raw Foodies.
Where Can I buy It From?
**Post Disclaimer: I received the products Sweetleaf Liquid Stevia in English Toffee and Chocolate from www.rawliving.eu. All opinions are my own.
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