I created this post as part of a sponsored series with Socialstars and SPLENDA® Brand; all opinions are my own. #SweetSwaps #SplendaSweeties
It’s that time of year again…It’s SUMMERTIME!!!! Summer may still be on its way in where you live, but in Miami, we are already in the full brunt of it – and soaking up that gorgeous Florida sunshine every chance we get! While we Miamians love our summers, it kind of poses a problem…of course we want to look good in our summer clothes (which are basically bathing suits and sundresses or shorts and tank tops), but we also want lots of nice, cold refreshments. It’s hot out, of course we want to drink cold beverages! And ice cream, and milk shakes…you know what I’m talking about, right? One of the biggest hurdles in weight loss is not “wasting” your calories on beverages. They really sneak up on you! I came up with this delicious Summertime Strawberry Banana Smoothie using SPLENDA ZERO™ Liquid Sweetener to save myself a few calories on one of my favorite summertime treats. It’s like a strawberry milkshake without the guilt!
The biggest difference between a smoothie and a milkshake – for me, at least – is that smoothies aren’t typically very sweet. I solved that problem by adding a squeeze of SPLENDA ZERO™ Liquid Sweetener to this Summertime Strawberry Banana Smoothie! SPLENDA ZERO™ Liquid Sweetener is a fun, easy way to get the perfect amount of sweetness. You don’t have to worry about figuring out how many calories a teaspoon of sugar will add to your smoothie, or any other drink that you’d normally sweeten up with sugar when you use SPLENDA® Sweetener Products because 1 squeeze is equivalent to the sweetness of 1 tsp of sugar.
SPLENDA ZERO™ Liquid Sweetener. Zero Calories. Zero Carbs. Zero Sugar. Zero Effort.
Yep, it’s that easy – there is no guesswork involved!
Summertime Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe
Summertime Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe #SweetSwap #SplendaSweeties
- 2 cups of strawberries hulled
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 cup of ice
- 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
- 1 squeeze of SPLENDA ZERO™ Liquid Sweetener to taste
- Blend all ingredients until thick and creamy!
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!
Did you know: Not all yellow packets contain SPLENDA® Sweeteners?! When ordering at coffee shops or restaurants, make sure to ask for the SPLENDA® Brand by name! If you don’t , they may serve you a generic sweetener in a yellow packet, not your beloved SPLENDA® Brand!
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!
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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