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Make Spring Sweeter with Truvia® Natural Calorie-Free Sweeteners and Lemonade #Recipe ~ Giveaway CAN 05/17

| April 23, 2015 | 44 Comments

The warm days of spring finally are upon us! The snow is gone, the birds are singing, and more time can be spent outdoors. One way I like to enjoy my time outdoors is by kicking back and relaxing with a sweet cold drink. Lemonade is one of my favourite drinks to sip on. I usually use sugar to make lemonade, but I was looking for a way to make lemonade that contained fewer calories. That is why I was happy to try Truvia® Natural Calorie-Free Sweeteners. 

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Truvia® is a naturally-sourced, calorie-free sweetener made from stevia leaf extract (the best tasting part of the stevia leaf). This extract is a key sweetening ingredient makes Trivia a great alternative to using artificial sweetener and sugar. Truvia can also be used to create drinks and food and is an ideal choice for diabetics or for people who are looking to lower the amount of sugar they intake in their diets.

When I received my products from Truvia®, I went straight to work on trying their recipe for lemonade. Truvia’s fresh-squeezed lemonade has a delicate balance of sweetness and tart that makes it a delicious ways to satisfy your springtime thirst. This version of lemonade has 96% fewer calories and 97% less sugar that the full sugar version. 

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It was really easy to make! I only needed 3 Ingredients:

• 13⁄4 cups (425 mL) of chilled water
• 4 Tbsp (60 mL) fresh squeezed lemon juice, about 1 large lemon
• 1 Tbsp (15 mL) + 1⁄2 tsp (2.5 mL) Truvía® calorie-free sweetener spoonable*
*or 4 packets Truvía® calorie-free sweetener. 

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The directions were quick and easy to follow as well! I just had to do the following:

1. Combine the ingredients and stir to dissolve.
2. Serve over ice.
(This recipe yields 1 cup or 8 fl. oz)

 Trivia® also provided some helpful flavour variations to their lemonade:
1. You can use club soda instead of water to create a sparkling lemonade
2. Substitute refrigerated 100% lemon juice form concentrate for fresh squeezed lemon juice for a great lemon flavour with a more dialed down tart taste.

After tasting Truvia’s version of lemonade, I had to produce this recipe to make enough for my whole family to enjoy! We really enjoyed sipping on Truvia’s lemonade while soaking up the sun in our backyard. 

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As I previously stated, Truvia can also be used in food. Truvia® Baking Blend is a mix of Truvia®calorie-free sweetener and sugar. Truvia® Baking Blend givesw a sugar-like taste in recipes, but has 75% fewer calories per serving then sugar. When using Truvia® Baking Blend, baked goods will have a sugar-like texture and moistness and will bake and brown like recipes that call for sugar. Truvia® Baking Blend is available in a 680g bag and has a closable, easy-to-use pour spout. 

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Truvia® Natural Calorie-Free Sweetener is also available in convenient single serve packets so you can take Truvia on-the-go for your snacks and favourite drinks! 

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My family enjoyed using Truvia® Natural Calorie-Free Sweetener! It made making lemonade quick and easy, and it is a great alternative to using sugar to reduce the amount of sugar we consume. Our spring has been made sweeter with Truvia®.

Curious about what else you can make using Truvia® Natural Calorie-Free Sweeteners? You can find them on their recipes page!

If you would like to have more information about Truvia®, you can visit their website.  You can also connect with Truvia on their Facebook and Twitter pages!

Giveaway Time! 

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Truvia® would like to make spring sweeter for one Ottawa Mommy Club reader to try their natural calorie-free sweeteners for themselves! They will be giving away a $50 worth of Truvia® Sweetener Packs and some items to have fun to make your own lemonade!

This giveaway ends on May 17th, 2015 at 11:59 EDT 

Good luck to all that enter!

Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48 hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.

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My name is Lian Wright. Born in Toronto, I came to Ottawa as a student to study Political Science at Carleton University, and came away with an Honours Degree, and decided to stay. I'm a huge sports fan, have a love of reading, and like experiencing new things whenever I can. I am now a mother of three children (11, 1 and 7 months old) and am kept constantly on my toes. My blog, Pieces of Me, is my way of sharing what I have enjoyed and encountered in my life so far as a mother. So far, being a mom has had it's expected ups and downs, but that's what makes being a parent so fulfilling for me. I've loved and learned from what's happened so far, and I can't wait to see what's in store for me next. I hope you enjoy the journey with me! Author's website.

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  1. amber y says:

    I’ve never used it in a recipe, but i’d love to see how it would stand up in banana bread.

  2. Brenda Penton says:

    I use Trivia baking blend in ALL my baking recipes now. My most recent was a NY Style Cheesecake

  3. Joy says:

    i have never used Truvia in a recipe – i have heard of it, but have not had it in my home , yet. 😀

  4. Doreen Lamoureux says:

    I have not tried this kind yet. Looks great though.

  5. KD says:

    I have never used Truvia before.

  6. Doris H says:

    I have never used this before…in fact this is the first I am hearing of it.

  7. kathy downey says:

    Yes I have at my brothers,thats all he uses

  8. Dayle B. says:

    Yes i have used all three products of Truvia packs.
    Such a high quality items, great for cooking too.

  9. l p says:

    would use it hot beverages and baking. thanks

  10. jan says:

    I have not used Truvia at all before, but would like it for my diabetic daughter.

  11. maria says:

    have not tried it yet

  12. Juliee Fitze says:

    I have never tried it but want to try baking with it.

  13. Brenda Lacourciere says:

    I have never tried it.

  14. Florence C says:

    I have not tried Truvia® Sweetener. I do use sweetener when baking all the time because of my husband’s diet.

  15. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    I have never tried it before

  16. Andrew P says:

    I’ve never tried Truvia before, would love to check it out

  17. David Gibb says:

    no I have not used it

  18. Darwin says:

    I have never used Truvia in a recipe before.

  19. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    Yes we have! Mostly in cookies. My dad is diabetic and loves sweets so sweeteners are important in our house.

  20. Silvia D says:

    I have never tried Truvia® Sweetener yet. I really want to try it!

  21. Jonnie says:

    I haven’t tried Truvia yet.

  22. Fan R says:

    I used Sweetener to for pancakes but not Truvia, looking forward to trying.

  23. holly o'gorman says:

    I have never tried Truvia before.

  24. l p says:

    never tried Truvia. thanks

  25. Jenn says:

    I’ve never used them for baking, just for coffee

  26. Amy C says:

    I have not tried Truvia, yet.

  27. andrea amy says:

    I have not tried Truvia yet.

  28. Heidi c. says:

    I have never tried Truvia before but would like to as it seems like a natural sugar replacement.

  29. Julie G. says:

    I have not used TruVia yet.

  30. Nate Fuller says:

    I have never used it but have been hearing good things and would love to try it!

  31. Belinda McNabb says:

    I have not but my son is diabetic and I would love to try a few recipes with truvia

  32. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    No, I’ve never used Truvia® Sweetener in a recipe, in fact I’ve never used a sweetener at all. This does at least sound like an acceptable one, I’ve had some in coffee and the taste was horribly artificial.

  33. Maggie C says:

    I’ve never use Truvia before but love to try someone new to replace regular sugar!

  34. Suzi says:

    I use it in my tea but I’ve never used it in a recipe

  35. MrsWhite says:

    I’m in love with this recipe and giveaway! I looove Lemonade and hey, low calorie count.. I’m in. Thanks so much!

  36. Jennifer L. says:

    I’ve not tried it yet but I’m looking forward to using it in my tea.

  37. Victoria Ess says:

    I’ve used it in carrot cake.

  38. Lee-Ann says:

    We love Truvia! We have used it in a few recipes – muffins..and my daughter even used it in Sangria!

  39. lori b says:

    i have not used it in a recipe

  40. Svitlna M. says:

    Yes, love the product!!

  41. Julie R. says:

    Haven’t tried It in a recipe yet. Something to look forward to though!

  42. Viv Sluys says:

    I’ve never used Truvia before.

  43. maria says:

    I have not tried this yet.

  44. Chandra O'Connor says:

    I have this at home I will have to try with less sugar I like mine sour.

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