|05-14-2012, 08:03 AM||#1|
Senior LCF Member
Join Date: Mar 2009
Stats: 236/135 (GB in 2009)... now 160.8/152.8/125
WOE: Low carb - nothing specific
Start Date: March 2012
Ok so typically I really dislike stevia - I think truvia is bitter. But I see a lot of recipes that call for it and I am willing to use it in conjunction with other sweeteners. Which brand do you prefer and why - and is it neccesary to have powdered vs liquid or both....
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|05-14-2012, 08:38 AM||#3|
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Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Fort Worth, TX
WOE: Atkins/hCG/maintaining EASILY with JUDDD
Start Date: 09/04/03
NuNaturals is supposed to be the best-tasting stevia. Google Lauren's Healthy Indulgences blog and you'll see she really likes it and uses it a lot in her recipes, in conjunction with other sweeteners.
For a good-tasting outcome, I've had the most success using a combo of Sweetzfree (liquid Splenda) and Erythritol. I don't like either of them by themselves, but they seem to cancel out each other's aftertastes pretty well. I generally use about 18 drops of Sweetzfree with 1/4 cup E to replace one cup of sugar/sweetener.
I tried Truvia in some almond flour cookies last week, and I still got too much of the "cooling effect" of the erythritol for my taste, although the sweetness level was good. I'll be going back to my Sweetzfree/E combo for the next batch. (I make a lot of SF, grain-free cookies for my granddaughter.)
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|05-14-2012, 11:09 AM||#4|
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Join Date: Mar 2003