SweetLeaf Stevia – What Is Stevia?

Most of you have heard of stevia in the marketplace, but did you know that not all stevia is created equally?  I have been searching for stevia for over a year.  I was introduced to what stevia was three years ago, but never really tried any until a year ago.  Every single one I tasted was bitter, made me gag, or had an unpleasant aftertaste.  That is until I decided to purchase SweetLeaf stevia in my grocery store on a whim, and I am so glad I did.  I purchased the Stevia Clear (tastes like sugar) and English Toffee and only need to use 3-5 drops to sweeten my beverages.  Stevia is much sweeter than sugar so a little goes a long way.  These bottles are going to last me a while.

I have the most sensitive palette when it comes to sugar substitutes.  Chemical sweeteners or anything “sugar-free”or “diet” doesn’t agree with me.  That includes anything labeled “sugar-free”, Splenda, aspartame, and the like.  I don’t have to worry about that with SweetLeaf Stevia because it is all natural from the stevia plant.  Stevia contains zero calories, zero carbohydrates, and zero glycemic index (great for diabetics) making it the perfect sugar replacement without sacrificing taste.

Stevia can obviously be used for sweetening your drinks but I like to use it in yogurt, baking, and more.  The uses are endless so keep an eye out for future recipes featuring stevia.  I enjoy adding vanilla creme  and english toffee to my coffee and chocolate to my yogurt.

The Root Beer SweetLeaf Stevia drops have been quenching my soda cravings.  I could not believe it could make sparkling water taste exactly like root beer.  I was the biggest skeptic and my hubs was equally impressed.  I’m thinking of adding a little froyo to make a healthier root beer float.  Yum, right?!

Don’t judge me but I am digging root beer stevia and milk.  I said don’t judge.  It tastes strangely delicious, and a little reminiscent of a melted root beer float.  Don’t knock it till you try it, and trust me you will love it.  They also have a cola flavor that I have to try.  I haven’t had one in so long, but at least I can drink one guilt-free without any artificial sugars.

The smaller liquid containers are great to throw in my purse for on-the-go.  I can easily sweeten my own coffee, tea, or water when I’m not at home.  I never leave home without my mini SteviaClear.

If you are hesitant to try stevia or have tried some with no luck, I urge you to give SweetLeaf stevia a try.  I am so glad that I decided to throw it in my grocery cart a few weeks ago.  I haven’t put sugar in anything since I’ve bought it and that says a lot coming from a sugar addict.

You can purchase SweetLeaf Stevia at your local grocer or online.

Disclaimer:  The SweetLeaf Stevia SteviaClear and English Toffee were purchased by me with my own money.  I was gifted the root beer, chocolate, and vanilla creme flavors.  All opinions are 100% honest and my own.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14584116708000826290 Danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness

    I love stevia and love all the fun flavors it comes in! I’ve never tried this brand so I’m going to have to be on the search for it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09416618202806177773 Ashley from The Kitchen-Sink Chronicles

    I do they make other flavors? I have to use Crystal Light in order to drink water.

  • http://memoirsofthenorwegiangirl.wordpress.com/ memoirsofthenorwegiangirl

    Thanks for writing about this. I too am very cautious against everything that supposed to be “just like sugar” but when I taste it it usually has this awful bitter or cold aftertaste/feeling. But I`m definetly going to try this type of Stevia!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11107581012567425744 Kiki

    I have never heard about this i am going to have to try to check it out!! thank you!!