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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

CLOSED Giveaway: Truvia Nature's Calorie Free Sweetener

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Sweetness born from a leaf, not in a lab. Meet the stevia plant. The proud parent of our natural sweetener. People have been sweetening foods and beverages with stevia leaves for hundreds of years. The taste comes from a natural ingredient from the leaves called rebiana.



Rebiana is what gives Truvia® natural sweetener its clean, honest sweet taste. Simple. Who knew going green could be so good?


Things to KnowTruvia® natural sweetener is refreshingly uncomplicated. Sprinkle it on your grapefruit. Spoon it in your coffee. It won't end up on your conscience or your thighs.


One packet of Truvia® natural sweetener provides the same sweetness as two teaspoons of sugar.

Truvia® natural sweetener is a great alternative for people with diabetes. It is also kosher certified.

Truvia can be used for sooo many different things! It can be used to sprinkle on fruit, thrown in an iced tea, or mixed in a pie. It can be mixed into all of your everyday recipes. The truvia website has a great number of recipes to try.  All of the foods and drinks at the website look so delicious and they have less calories thanks to the all natural sweetener truvia! While checkin out the recipes I found some great summer drinks to make and just a few of them are listed below....

Elderflower Spritzer
Pair aromatic elderflower liqueur with your favorite Sauvignon Blanc for a sparkly, refreshing apertif. Made with Truvia® natural sweetener, this recipe has 35% less sugar and contains 15% fewer calories than a full sugar version.




yield: Makes 10 servings
preparation time: 15 minutes
total time: 1 hour 15 minutes
   
Ingredients
1 bottle white wine, preferably Sauvignon Blanc, approximately 3 cups
2/3 cup Elderflower liqueur (available at Beverages & More, and most local wine stores)
2 cups sparkling water
1 Tbsp + 2 1/4 tsp Truvia® natural sweetener spoonable*
½ large lemon, sliced into ¼" circles
1 small orange, sliced into ¼" circles
2/3 cup red flame or green grapes, sliced in half
* or 6 packets Truvia® natural sweetener

Instructions
1. In a drink pitcher, stir together the white wine, elderflower liquer, and Truvia® natural sweetener. Add in the fruit. Refrigerate for 1 hour, or up to overnight, so the fruit absorbs some of the flavors. Right before serving, stir the drink and add in the sparkling water.


Blueberry Mojito
Looking for a way to cool down on a summer’s day? How about serving this perfectly balanced cocktail, made with fresh fruit, mint leaves, and sweetened with Truvia® natural sweetener.
Serves 4, 6 oz serving





Ingredients
4 lemon wedges
4 lime wedges
16 blueberries
20 mint leaves
Crushed ice
1 ounce fresh lime juice
2 ounces fresh lemon juice
8 ounces of your favorite rum (aged)
4 ounces cold water
1/4 Cup + 2 tsp of Truvia® natural sweetener spoonable*
* or 16 packets of Truvia® natural sweetener

Instructions
In a cocktail shaker muddle the blueberries, mint leaves and lemon- lime wedges. Add the crushed ice, lemon and lime juice and Truvia® natural sweetener and shake well. Stain over cubed or crushed ice and garnish with lemon wedge and mint sprig


Strawberry Rouge
This touch of the tropics in a glass brings the beach to you even if you’re landlocked. Made with Truvia® natural sweetener, this recipe has 28% less sugar and contains 12% fewer calories than a sugar-sweetened version.





yield: Makes 2 servings
preparation time: 10 minutes
total time: 10 minutes


Ingredients
½ cup cachaca or good quality rum (for a non-alcoholic version substitute 2/3 cup club soda)
1 teaspoons aged balsamic vinegar
6 medium sized strawberries, rinsed and quartered
10 medium sized basil leaves, roughly chopped
2/3 cup pineapple juice, with no added sugar
2 Tablespoons lime juice, approximately 2 limes
1 3/4 tsp Truvia® natural sweetener spoonable*
½ cup crushed ice
* or 2 packets Truvia® natural sweetener

Instructions
1. In a tumbler, combine the basil, strawberries and lime juice. Muddle the mixture by pounding to break up the berries and release the basil flavor.
2. Add the cachaca or rum, balsamic vinegar, pineapple juice, Truvia® natural sweetener, and ice into the tumbler. Shake for several minutes, until the drink is chilled and well blended.
3. Strain only half of the mixture, so that you still get a few pieces of basil and strawberry in each glass. Serve the drink in a well chilled martini glass.


Cinnamon and Acai Smoothie
Enjoy the antioxidants contained in blueberries, strawberries, cocoa and cinnamon blended with acai juice in this powerfully delicious smoothie. The guilt-free addition of Truvia® natural sweetener reduces the sugar and calories so you can enjoy this satisfying infusion of goodness.


Makes 8 servings (8 fl. oz each)
Ingredients
24 ounces acai juice
3 Tbsp cocoa powder
1/4 cup of Truvia® natural sweetener spoonable*
1/2 cup pasteurized liquid egg whites
2 cups fresh seasonal berries (strawberries, blueberries, whatever you like)
2 Tbsp of cinnamon
2 tsp turmeric
1 cup of apple cider
* or 14 packets Truvia® natural sweetener
Instructions
1. Mix all ingredients in a blender. Serve chilled.


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Open to US residents only & must 18 years old at the time of entry. Giveaway will end on June 26th@ 11:59 pm EST & a winner will be chosen by Random.org. I will email the winner & the winner will have 72 hours to respond before choosing another winner. I did not receive any monetary value, but did receive samples for this giveaway.

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