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Old 11-11-2008, 10:35 AM   #1
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I really need some help with my Stevia and Greek Yogurt

I gave up Splenda and I only use Stevia now. I use NuNaturals Stevia thanks to the wonderful recommendation of jacksmixedtape! It is by far the best tasting Stevia I have ever tried!

I like to use the pure powder form of the NuNaturals and I CANNOT come up with an amount that will taste right to sweeten my greek yogurt.

I do have many other forms of the NuNaturals. The tablets, the liquid, the no carb packets, the vanilla. I just got the alcohol free liquid but haven't tried it yet.

I use my Stevia for my fawn/veggie shakes, egg creams and my hot flavored herbal tea. The Stevia tastes awesome in all of those things but when it comes to the yogurt I can't get the stevia to taste right and I really hate that!

I gave up Splenda on January 1, 2008. So it's been over 10 months of going without my beloved FAGE because I can't get it sweetened right!

Has anyone had this problem? Any suggestions? Do I need to try some erythritol or something else in combination with the stevia to get the yogurt to taste right? I am open to any and all suggestions because, boy do I miss my FAGE and my yocheese!
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I would try erythritol. Some things I can never get sweetened right with stevia, but stevia plus erythritol seems to do the trick. When all else fails, you may want to add chocolate and peanut butter to that yogurt
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I agree, stevia appears to work synergistically (is that a word? LOL) with erythritol, better than by itself.
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I can't stand stevia in my Fage. Maybe try grinding or blending the erythritol into powder before you mix in your yogurt-helps with the graininess.
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Try stirring in a bit of powdered erythritol along with the stevia, Dramchaser.
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Old 11-11-2008, 12:22 PM   #6
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Interesting. I have found stevia tastes fine in tea and in things like sauces/marinades, but always tastes bitter in a dairy product (yogurt or cottage cheese). (But I use splenda or DaVinci's for that, so I'm of no help to you!)
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I use 4-5 drops of the Vanilla flavored sweetleaf liquid in maybe cup Fage when I eat it. I'm not a super stevia fan but this works well for me.
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I like about 6 drops of the SweetLeaf Cinnamon liquid Stevia in my cup o' Greek goodness - to me it tastes awesome. I also add a few walnut chunks.
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I would try erythritol. Some things I can never get sweetened right with stevia, but stevia plus erythritol seems to do the trick. When all else fails, you may want to add chocolate and peanut butter to that yogurt
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I agree, stevia appears to work synergistically (is that a word? LOL) with erythritol, better than by itself.
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Try stirring in a bit of powdered erythritol along with the stevia, Dramchaser.
OK, you guys what kind/brand of erythritol do I buy and where do I buy it?

wifezilla - Chocolate and peanut butter in my yogur, ooh now that sounds like a winner!
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I can't stand stevia in my Fage. Maybe try grinding or blending the erythritol into powder before you mix in your yogurt-helps with the graininess.
Lisa - I'm not sure what you're saying. What kind of erythritol are you buying that is grainy? Does it come in another form besides powdered?
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Interesting. I have found stevia tastes fine in tea and in things like sauces/marinades, but always tastes bitter in a dairy product (yogurt or cottage cheese). (But I use splenda or DaVinci's for that, so I'm of no help to you!)
Well, that's the same thing I've found too Prarieprof. But I'm determined to find a solution for it. No splenda for me though!
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Lisa - I'm not sure what you're saying. What kind of erythritol are you buying that is grainy? Does it come in another form besides powdered?
Erythritol is rather grainy on its own and some don't like it's mouth feel-thus they mix it with another sweetener. I grind it up so it isn't so grainy and dissolves better in things like yogurt.
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I use 4-5 drops of the Vanilla flavored sweetleaf liquid in maybe cup Fage when I eat it. I'm not a super stevia fan but this works well for me.
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I like about 6 drops of the SweetLeaf Cinnamon liquid Stevia in my cup o' Greek goodness - to me it tastes awesome. I also add a few walnut chunks.
You know I have tried to sweeten my yogurt with the Sweetleaf liquid stuff in the past and I just never could get it to work! I have the vanilla, milk chocolate and lemon flavors.
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Erythritol is rather grainy on its own and some don't like it's mouth feel-thus they mix it with another sweetener. I grind it up so it isn't so grainy and dissolves better in things like yogurt.
Lisa, is it the powdered erythritol you're talking about that is grainy?
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Lisa, is it the powdered erythritol you're talking about that is grainy?
No just plain old erythritol-thats why I grind in my Magic Bullet to make it powdered.

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No just plain old erythritol-thats why I grind in my Magic Bullet to make it powdered.

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Thanks for the link, Lisa. I'll check it out.

So, just curious, why don't you just buy the powdered kind? Is the regular kind cheaper?
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yeah the erythritol I have is VERY crystalline... and does not dissolve without heat. I never thought of grinding it!
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You grind up erythritol granular (which looks like table sugar) to speed the dissolution in water. Works much better for frosting and cookies that way. You don't have to use powdered E for cakes and puddings because there is enough moisture there already.

Dreamchaser, if you have a coffee grinder or magic bullet it works perfectly to grind E! Netrition and Emerald Forest Xylitol are popular online retailers for E.
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You grind up erythritol granular (which looks like table sugar) to speed the dissolution in water. Works much better for frosting and cookies that way. You don't have to use powdered E for cakes and puddings because there is enough moisture there already.

Dreamchaser, if you have a coffee grinder or magic bullet it works perfectly to grind E! Netrition and Emerald Forest Xylitol are popular online retailers for E.
Lauren - I don't have a coffee grinder or a magic bullet.

Wouldn't it be better for me to just buy the kind that's already powdered?
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First of all, it is almost impossible to find. Second of all, if you can find it, it is wicked expensive.

This is a perfect excuse for you to buy a new kitchen toy. GO FOR IT! LOL
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I love the NuNaturals NoCarb blend in my yogurt....you mentioned that you have it?
It is a blend of stevia and erythritol.
ITA that these 2 combined are excellent!
I usually use 1 packet per 4oz of yogurt
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I love the NuNaturals NoCarb blend in my yogurt....you mentioned that you have it?
It is a blend of stevia and erythritol.
ITA that these 2 combined are excellent!
I usually use 1 packet per 4oz of yogurt
Liz, I do have the NuNaturals NoCarb blend. I am going to try it again with your measurement recommendations. Thanks!
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First of all, it is almost impossible to find. Second of all, if you can find it, it is wicked expensive.

This is a perfect excuse for you to buy a new kitchen toy. GO FOR IT! LOL
Well, I'll try out the kind that is already powdered and if I like it, I will probably go for that new kitchen toy! Thanks wifezilla
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OK, I have Erythritol and a coffee grinder now!

I am wondering how much Erythritol should I try grinding up to go with 8 ounces of FAGE yogurt.

I also have the NuNaturals Stevia that I can mix it with also.
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OK, I have Erythritol and a coffee grinder now!

I am wondering how much Erythritol should I try grinding up to go with 8 ounces of FAGE yogurt.

I also have the NuNaturals Stevia that I can mix it with also.
Anybody?
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Hello! What a detailed thread, I'm learning a lot! Is Erythritol very similar to Xylitol? I briefly scanned the link it went to and it sure seems to describe xylitol, which is amazing. The best tasing stevia I've tried (I usually use liquid stevia) is something I found at Homeland the other day, packets of the SweetLeaf Stevia with Inulin Fiber in it! It adds fiber and somehow, seems to "cut" the bitter "bite" Stevia can have. And, I lo-hove xylitol, it's grainy and even "prettier" than sugar, and is approved for diabetics and the like, has no affect on blood sugar... and, seems to even prevent dental caries, which they apparently discovered in WWII on soldiers... or so the story seems to go... I think it's made from the birch tree, originally. I like to combine Stevia and xylitol, and xylitol rocks the casbah in yogurt, I just like to get the bulk of my flavor from a bit of stevia and then round it out with the heavenly xylitol so that it seems like a pile of sugar has just landed in my yogurt...
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I just use frozen wild blueberries in my greek yogurt, LOVE it that way! Sweet factor really is a personal thing, if you've ground the erythritol you could just add a tablespoon to your yogurt then maybe 1 tinsy little scoop of the stevia and adjust to taste?

Freewilly - I love xylitol too! I like all three: Xylitol, Erythritol, and stevia. Erythritol is a lot like xylitol except it is basically zero calories and is digested a little differently than xylitol (doesn't ferment in the intestine so it's the most tolerable of the sugar alcohols). It's less sweet than xylitol (70% as sweet as sugar). I like to use all three.
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I just use frozen wild blueberries in my greek yogurt, LOVE it that way! Sweet factor really is a personal thing, if you've ground the erythritol you could just add a tablespoon to your yogurt then maybe 1 tinsy little scoop of the stevia and adjust to taste?
This is what I do, too. Usually a tablespoon or two of powdered erythritol and a tiny pinch of stevia (maybe 1/16th of a teaspoon or less) is just perfect for a cup of FAGE.
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Usually a tablespoon or two of powdered erythritol and a tiny pinch of stevia (maybe 1/16th of a teaspoon or less) is just perfect for a cup of FAGE.
Cool, thanks Lauren!
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Stevia and Greek Yogurt

I use 5-10 drops of sweet leaf vanilla creme stevia in my greek yogurt and add granola and fruit! I tried using regular stevia in my Greek yogurt, but it doesn't taste as good as the vanilla. I hope that helps.
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