My new partnership with Truvia

November 4, 2013 · 7 comments

I’ve been using Stevia products for almost 5 years. It still pains me that many coffee shops still to this day do not carry it. Local shops sometimes do, as does Whole Foods but for the most part I always carry my own packets in my purse for my hot beverages or oatmeal when I eat breakfasts on the go. Last month, I was invited to join the Truvia® Kitchen Cabinet!

If you are unfamiliar with it, Truvia® is a natural, zero-calorie sweetener. Thanks to it’s great taste, it also is the #1 selling zero-calorie natural sweetener in the U.S.
It’s natural sweetness is born from the sweet leaves of the stevia plant. One packet is equivalent to two teaspoons of sugar. I love using it to sweeten my coffee, oatmeal, Greek Yogurt and even skinny cocktails like a mojito.

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They even have a baking blend that comes in handy during the holiday season. For example if a recipe like Blonde Brownies calls for 2 cups of brown sugar, capture the rich flavor by adding a tablespoon of molasses to 1 cup of Truvia Baking Blend for 75% less calories.

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In addition to being a fan of the products themselves, the Truvia brand is a proud partner with the UN World Food Programme to provide school meals to Bolivian children and help them reach their potential.

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The Truvia team has created a series of 5 video stories that spotlight these hardships of Bolivian families and children, and has shared them on YouTube.com/truvianewsroom.

Share these videos on Facebook or Twitter using #SweetFuture to raise awareness for childhood hunger in Bolivia.

I’m excited to share a new recipe or meal idea using Truvia each month over the next year!

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Livi November 4, 2013 at 10:16 pm

awesome! I love Truvia and didn’t even realize they work with the UN!

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2 Krissy November 5, 2013 at 3:31 am

Truvia is definitely the best Stevia product! I love it and carry it with me everywhere too, to be honest without the Truvia my healthy eating and diet would be totally non existent as I NEED sweet things!

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3 Vanessa November 5, 2013 at 6:28 am

Hi Sarah, I am actually working in Bolivia with a foundation which runs nutrition, health and art programs for Bolivian children. I am actually in the field right now and cant believe I have a signal on my cell phone! when I am back in la paz I will check out truvias funded nutrition program here! Thanks for the post.

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4 Sandra November 5, 2013 at 9:19 am

Hi Sarah,

I’ve heard quite a few things on stevia and particularly on this brad, Truvia. However I came across a post supposedly exposing Truvia for being overly processed as “actual” stevia is still illegal(posts here: http://rebeldietitian.us/eatclean/artificialsweeteners/ and here: http://foodbabe.com/2013/04/25/stevia-good-or-bad/) May I know what your thoughts are on this?

Thanks!

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5 Sarah November 6, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Thanks Sandra for your question. While all stevia is not FDA approved, in December 2008, the FDA issued a no-objection letter affirming and supporting the safety of stevia leaf extract, which is what’s used in Truvía® natural sweetener and Truvía® Baking Blend.

Here are the facts: the process of creating Truvía® natural sweetener starts in the stevia fields themselves. For the full details on how Truvía® natural sweetener is created through a Field to Table process, visit the website here: http://truvia.com/about. Truvía® natural sweetener is made from stevia leaf extract, erythritol and natural flavors. Erythritol is sugar alcohol found naturally in various fruits, and is used as an ingredient to provide bulk and the sugar-like crystalline appearance and texture. Truvía® natural sweetener is not GMO, and does not contain any genetically modified ingredients. You can always visit the Truvia website, http://truvia.com/faq for even more information.

My blog is about balance and doing the best you can. Trying to eliminate every single potentially hazardous particle from your environment and diet is impossible. I pick my battles and make the swaps when I can. It’s exhausting keeping up with and remembering them all.

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6 Meagan November 5, 2013 at 10:09 am

That’s so awesome that they do this! I stopped using sugar but when I do it’s Truvia! I love using it on top of my grapefruit!

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7 Linda @ Running4two November 7, 2013 at 1:42 pm

I so wish coffee shops carried Truvia! I always have to bring my own everywhere I go.

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