NECTRESSE™ Sweetener Review and a Recipe

by Jennifer on September 10, 2012

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This post brought to you by Nectresse™ Sweetener. All opinions are 100% mine.

I’m not a huge fan of artificial sweeteners. The ones that I have tried always have a bit of an aftertaste, so I’m happy to stick with good ol’ natural sugar.

However, when given the opportunity to try out a new product called NECTRESSE™Sweetener, I decided to give it a shot.


I recognize how important artificial sweeteners are for people who are diabetic or are watching their carbs, and I imagine several of my readers may fall into that category. So, if I could help you find a great tasting alternative to sugar that makes your life easier, by golly, I’m going to do it!

Besides, there is a tasty recipe below that can be made with NECTRESSE™ OR sugar, so stick around. You might learn something!

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A little background – NECTRESSE™ sweetener is the only 100% natural sweetener that is made from fruit – monk fruit, to be exact. What is monk fruit, you ask? Google to the rescue! Monk fruit is a small green melon grown in Asia. See, I said you would learn something. One packet of NECTRESSE™ is 0 calories and only 2 carbs, so it is suitable for people with diabetes. You can put it in your coffee, sprinkle it on fruit, or use it in your favorite recipe as a sugar substitute (one packet of NECTRESSE™ equals approximately 2 teaspoons of sugar).

After getting the pretty little orange box in the mail, I hesitated. Would it have a bitter aftertaste like all of those other sweeteners? I opened up a packet for a small taste.

Wow – I was pleasantly surprised! The granules dissolved quickly on my tongue and were quite sweet. I detected a slight hint of an aftertaste, but it was not bitter, just different. It is absolutely the best artificial sweetener that I have ever tried! If you would like to try it out for yourself, go here for a FREE sample of NECTRESSE™Sweetener!

Plus, Lisa Ling likes it. And, I like Lisa Ling.

 

I decided to adapt one of the recipes from NECTRESSE™ to share with you! These pancakes are yummy and sweet, spiced with cinnamon and bursting with pomegranate seeds!

 

Orange Pomegranate Pancakes

Serves 6

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 NECTRESSE™ Natural No Calorie Sweetener, Packets (or approximately 1/4 cup granulated sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup melted, unsalted butter
  • Zest of one orange
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • Non-stick cooking spray

1. Lightly whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, NECTRESSE™ packets, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.

2. Whisk together the eggs, vanilla, milk, butter, and orange zest in a medium bowl. Pour mixture into dry ingredients and mix gently. Fold in pomegranate seeds.

3. Coat a skillet or hot griddle with non-stick cooking spray. Spoon 1/3 cup of batter into skillet or griddle over medium heat. Cook until bubbles appear on top and sides are dry. Flip and cook until golden brown. Serve immediately.

Slightly adapted from NECTRESSE™
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1 Robin February 1, 2013 at 6:15 pm

I’m looking for a LOW CARB ICE CREAM recipe using Nectresse. I’m going to experiment on my own, as I’m assuming it’s like sugar and can substitute it for any sweetener in a recipe.

Just thought I’d pop the idea out there.

Thanks!

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2 Jennifer February 1, 2013 at 9:25 pm

Hi Robin! I’ve never used NECTRESSE in an ice cream recipes, but I found another blogger that made fudgsicles: http://www.crazyforcrust.com/2012/08/peanut-butter-fudgsicles-and-nectresse/. Hope that helps!

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