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Ah, summertime is almost here - especially in Miami! - and I can already taste it! I think we can all agree that when we think "Summertime," we think of fresh fruit and refreshing drinks like iced tea and lemonade...but you know that those drinks have a TON of sugar in them, right? As part of my journey in losing weight and becoming healthier in general, I've eliminated a lot of the sugar from my diet, and this means that regular lemonade is pretty much off limits for daily consumption. That's where SPLENDA® Sweetener Products comes in to save the day! I whipped up this Fizzy Strawberry Infused Lemonade Recipe with SPLENDA ZERO™ Liquid Sweetener instead of sugar, and it's just perfect for summertime sipping!
You can find SPLENDA® Sweetener Products in a variety of shapes and sizes, so they’re perfect for all of your needs! Whether it’s a big bag of granulated SPLENDA® Sweetener and SPLENDA® Sugar Blend and Brown Sugar Blend for your baking uses, or single serving packets for sweetening coffees and teas – you’re bound to have the perfect option on hand!
The SPLENDA ZERO™ Liquid Sweetener is a brand new product on store shelves and I think it's just perfect for sweetening drinks, both this summer and throughout the seasons. Think of all of the drink you'd normally add sugar to: ice tea, coffee, smoothies, sangria, lemonade...you can use SPLENDA ZERO™ Liquid Sweetener in all of those and say goodbye to those pesky extra calories that would usually be added with sugar!
I've even started taking my SPLENDA ZERO™ Liquid Sweetener with me when I travel so that I can use it when I am out and about for iced teas and in my morning coffee in hotel rooms...hey, a traveling girl's gotta do what a traveling girl's gotta do!
Tips for Cooking & Baking with SPLENDA® Sweetener Products
You can use SPLENDA® Sweetener Products for all kinds of cooking and baking, but especially when used to sweeten in recipes. Just make sure to follow the conversion instructions, as it does not always convert cup-for-cup for sugar. It works really well with citrus to enhance the flavors and does a great job in baked goods like cookies and cakes!
Fizzy Strawberry Infused Lemonade Recipe
1 Cup sparkling water
1 Fresh Lemon
SPLENDA ZERO™ Liquid Sweetener to taste
Cut the fresh lemon in half, cut a sliver of lemon from one of the halves. Slide up 2 strawberries.
Pour 1 cup sparkling water into a glass.
Add fresh lemon juice and strawberries.
Add SPLENDA ZERO™ Liquid Sweetener to taste about 1 tbs at a time. Stir gently.
SPLENDA® has a ton of Sweet Swaps to help people like me figure out ways to reduce regular sugar in their diets, you can check out a ton of Sweet Swap ideas here.
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