Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Truvia Review and Giveaway!!

I recently was given the opportunity to review Truvia which is a natural sweetener that comes from rebiana, the best tasting part of the stevia plant.  I just learned about the stevia plant because we have it planted in our greenhouse!  Stevia comes from Paraguay and has been used to sweeten foods and beverages for more than 200 years.  Truvia can be used just like sugar but it is much better because it has zero calories.  And because it is so sweet, one packet of Truvia is the same as using 2 teaspoons of sugar.  Truvia is available in grocery stores and sells for $3.99 for a 40 count package box.

Since I like to cook I decided to try Truvia to make some yummy dishes to share with you: I found these recipes on the Truvia website.

Chocolate Crepes with Truvia


1½ cups all purpose flour
12 packets TruviaTM natural sweetener
1/8 tsp salt
2¼ cups skim milk
2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
2 large eggs
2 Tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Non-stick cooking spray


1. Assemble all ingredients.
2. In a large bowl combine flour, TruviaTM natural sweetener and salt.
3. Add milk, melted butter, eggs, cocoa powder and vanilla; whisk mixture until very smooth.
4. Place batter in fridge for one hour to allow flour to absorb liquid.
5. Place skillet or crepe pan over medium heat; heat until hot.
6. Spray pan with non-stick cooking spray.
7. Pour 1/4 cup batter in pan and swirl to form thin layer.
8. Cook for about 1 minute or until golden brown on the bottom, flip and cook other side for 30 seconds.
9. Place cooked crêpe on a towel; cool for about 2 minutes.
10. Stack crêpes with wax paper between each layer to prevent sticking.

Serving Suggestion: 

Place several rows of
fresh or frozen raspberries, strawberries,
banana slices or a fruit sauce down the center
of the crêpe and fold it up. Top with light whipped
topping and dust with cocoa powder to garnish.

Nutrition Facts per serving (1 crepe)

Calories 120; Total Fat, 7g; Saturated Fat, 4g; Trans Fat, 0g; Cholesterol, 55mg; Sodium, 85mg; Total Carbohydrate, 14g; Dietary Fiber, 1g; Sugars, 1g; Erythritol, 3g: Protein, 4g; Vitamin A, 8% DV; Vitamin C, 0% DV; Calcium, 4% DV; Iron, 4% DV.

 Banana Berry Smoothie with Truvia


1 cup strawberries
1 cup blueberries
1 banana
1 cup fat free plain yogurt
1 cup orange juice
1 cup ice
4 packets Truvia natural sweetener


1. Add all ingredients to blender
2. Blend on high until smooth
3. Enjoy

Nutrition Facts per serving

Calories 110; Total Fat, 0g; Saturated Fat, 0g; Trans Fat, 0g; Cholesterol, 0mg; Sodium, 45mg; Total Carbohydrate, 28g; Dietary Fiber, 2g; Sugars, 17g; Erythritol, 4g: Protein, 4g; Vitamin A, 4% DV; Vitamin C, 80% DV; Calcium, 10% DV; Iron, 4% DV.

I approve of both of these recipes!  Hope you can enjoy the great taste of Truvia too!  Oh, wait, yes, you can!  I'm having a giveaway!

*This product was provided to me free of charge for the purpose of this review. This is my honest opinion of this product and no monetary compensation was received for my opinion.*

Win it: You can enter to win one 40 pack box of Truvia for yourself!  Open to US.  Giveaway ends Friday, July 2.

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