This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of NECTRESSE™Sweetener. All opinions are 100% mine.
My husband and I have recently been taking steps to cut down some of the sugar intake in our own lives as well as take more steps in making sure we are better modeling healthy eating habits for our young boys. I once read the ‘after-baby weight loss’ tip, that we consider eating the same foods we are feeding to our little ones. I laughed at the time, but realized recently that I go to great lengths to feed my children a well-balanced diet with the minimal amount of sugar possible, protein, whole-grains, etc. However, I do not always eat nearly as healthy! I don’t just have a sweet tooth, but rather a mouth full of sweet teeth! As a mom I feel that it is important for me to model a healthy lifestyle that honors God in every way, and healthy eating is one of those categories that we as a family are planning to take head-on in the next couple months!
I was excited when I was given the opportunity to sample and review NECTRESSE™Sweetener. I don’t typically mind sweeteners, however my husband can taste want he calls ‘fake sugar’ miles away. I was a little nervous as to how he would respond to the change. NECTRESSE™Sweetener is a no calorie sweetener made from Monk Fruit extract. It is 100% natural and has zero calories per serving. Nectresee sweetener is from the makers of Splenda. This sweetener is from Monk Fruit extract . Monk Fruit is a small green melon that grows on lush vines in remote mountain regions in Asia. Deliciously sweet Monk Fruit extract is is combined with the perfect blend of other natural sweeteners to bring you the sweet taste of sugar without all the calories. Since receiving the sample, we have used it in our iced coffee, our morning cup of coffee, and a few of our favorite baking recipes! We loved that Nectresse does not have a bad after-taste and it stirred into our hot coffee well without leaving tiny little pieces for you to chew as some artificial sweeteners typically do. The most important lesson we learned in using Nectresse was that you actually add less than you would regular sugar to your drinks and recipes! In addition to using NECTRESSE™Sweetener in our favorite summer drinks, we used it in our favorite The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe to see if we would notice a difference. We did not! How great it that! We actually found that when baking with Nectresse you actually notice less of a difference than when using it in drinks. Here is our recipe:
The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup butter (softened)
- 3/4 cups brown sugar
- 2 Tablespoons of Nectresse
- 1 (3.4 ounce) packages of vanilla pudding mix
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 cups chopped walnuts
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift together the flour and baking soda, set aside. 2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar, Beat in the instant pudding mix until blended. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Blend in the flour mixture. Finally, stir in the chocolate chips and nuts. Drop cookies in rounded balls on an ungreased cookie sheet. 3. Bake for 10-12 minutes in the oven. Edges and tops will be golden brown.
Lisa Ling, has spoken on NECTRESSE™Sweetener and how she has used it in her own life. A family history of diabetes has helped her make the decision to regulate her sugar intake. Have you tried NECTRESSE™Sweetener yet? What are you favorite ways to use this NEW product? If you haven’t tried it, you can get a FREE sample of NECTRESSE™Sweetener and try it in your favorite recipes!