I have always been on the hunt for a natural no calorie sugar replacer, and I think I have found my favorite so far! NECTRESSE™ is a 100% natural sweetener and its the only one made from fruit- monk fruit extract. I also love that you can grab it at your local store, no need for a special trip to the health food store!
I decided to put it to the test in a few ways. First, I tried some in my morning coffee- and it passed with flying colors!
Then I sent a sample to my Dad, who has type 2 diabetes. He tried it this morning and liked that it didn't have a funny aftertaste like a lot of other no calorie sweeteners. I guess I know I will be using NECTRESSE™ to make him a treat for Thanksgiving!
The final test was to try it in one of my favorite sweets recipes- this is the BIG test for a sweetener because of baking. So I went for an all-time favorite, SHORTBREAD!!! I decided to make a single-serving portion recipe for those of you like me who are watching our calories. No leftovers to nibble on! Of course, the NECTRESSE™ makes it much lower calories too!
Single Serving Whole Wheat NECTRESSE™ Shortbread
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F
-2 tablespoons organic butter, chilled
-4 tablespoons organic whole wheat flour
-5 packets (1 tablespoon) NECTRESSE™
Place ingredients in a small food processor (I have a small manual one that I love!) Process until butter is rice-sized.
Use your hands to knead into a dough.
Shape if desired (I made mine a heart!) Then prick with a fork.
Bake for 40 minutes.
EAT!!! I broke mine in two to share with my husband, guess who took the bigger half???
So I guess you are wondering, did it pass my taste test? YES! In fact, I almost think I could cut back one of the packets because it has such a nice sweet flavor you can use less. Want to taste for yourself? SInce I can't come to all of your houses bearing NECTRESSE™ treats, you can get a free sample and try it for yourselves! I'd love to hear what you make.
Still need more convincing? The always fantastic Lisa Ling loves NECTRESSE™! Check out this video of her telling you what she thinks.
I'm going to grab the canister next time I'm at my local grocery store so I can save the packets I have left for my coffee and use the canister for baking. So glad to have had the opportunity to try out NECTRESSE™ since I hadn't heard about it yet!
Have a great day!