One of the cool things about blogging is when you get free products in the mail to try out. Recently I received a sample of NECTRESSE™Sweetener. I went to FREE sample of NECTRESSE™Sweetener and several days later, a package arrived! Yay for free stuff! You should click the link and get your own free sample. What have you got to lose?
Nectresse is an all-natural sweetener. In fact it is the only 100% natural sweetener made from fruit--the monk fruit found in Asia. Nectresse has no calories, so I was curious about whether or not it tasted any good. The answer: YES!! it was super tastey. No chemically aftertaste, just pure sweetness very much like real sugar.
I drink iced tea or hot tea all day long. I like it sweet, but I drink so much of it that I don't really need the extra calories. I ripped open a packet of Nectresse and poured half into my iced tea. It dissolved completely with a few stirs. The taste was really good! I'm glad I only started with half a package though, because Nectresse is super concentrated. A little goes a long way.
I'm throwing the rest of the packets in my purse and I'm going to buy the canister of Nectresse to keep at home. The website has a ton of recipes I want to try. You can take a look at all the recipes here: http://www.nectresse.com/recipes.
Once I decide Nectresse was a tastey and healthy sugar substitue, i decided to test it out on the kidlets. Check out my own super simple recipe:
I gave this sweet treat to my kids as their after school snack. They can't wait until I make it again. Next time I'm subbing the vanilla extract for cinnamon and tossing it with apple slices. I was thinking caramel flavoring would be really good with bananas. We eat a LOT of fruit in our house, so it's nice to mix it up a bit and try something new. Thanks to Nectresse for all the free stuff!!!
Lisa Ling also made a cool YouTube tesimonial about Nectresse. You can see it here: