Friday, July 27, 2012

Stevia, an alternative sweetener

stevia lemonade
Look for an all natural brand which has not been cut with other sweeteners. One of the most common mistakes people make when using stevia is adding too much. For a cup of tea a light dusting will do. Stevia does not taste like sugar, it is just super sweet - up to 30 times as sweet. It works well in baked recipes. For example, if a batch of cookies calls for 1 cup of sugar, reduce the sugar in half and add about 1/4 tsp. of powdered stevia extract with little or no compromise in sweetness.

Lemonade? Sweeten it with stevia instead of sugar.

1 comment:

  1. And, interestingly, you can actually build up a tolerance to Stevia over the period of you have to add more and more...

    If you want to have silly fun, give some to a friend who hasn't had it before and watch their eyes dilate in surprise!