Tag Archives: natural sugar substitutes
Funnily enough, I don’t often drink nut milks (or any milks), but having just given a private workshop to a delightful couple who wanted to get some healthy eating inspiration, I have been reminded about just how delicious fresh homemade almond milk is. It is NOTHING like the stuff you buy in the shops. You can drink almond milk straight, sweeten it, use in in cereals, add fruit to it, use it to make raw soups creamier etc etc.
Ever since stevia was made legal in the UK, the major sweetener companies have been jumping on the bandwagon and producing their own versions of this sweetener. Whilst it’s great news that stevia is going mainstream, I have to admit to some scepticism about the products that these big companies are coming out with.
Lucuma is probably my favourite superfood – apart from chocolate! It is the dried buttery yellow powder of a Peruvian fruit and quite literally tastes of butterscotch and shortbread. It is mildly sweet, so using it in recipes means you tend to need less of other sweeteners. It also has a low GI (glycemic index) so it should help to keep your blood sugar levels balanced. Apparently, the lucuma fruit (also known as an egg fruit) looks a little like papaya. I say apparently, because I’ve never been to Peru, and this fruit is only allowed out of the country … Read More
I’m loving this delicious, versatile, caramel tasting, crunchy, low GI sweetener, ethically grown and processed in Indonesia. Some facts to tickle your taste buds: Coconut Sugar has a low GI (glycemic index) of 35 (compare to honey at 55 and cane sugar at 68) It is a nutritionally rich product, containing high levels of potassium, magnesium, zinc and iron. It also contains Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6 and C as well as other nutrients that slow down absorption. The particular coconut sugar that Sweet Sensations currently sells (as of March 2012) is not raw, but it is a very pure … Read More