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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.