April 20, 2005

Great Low-Carb Sugar Free Drink Ideas

Ok, so you have come to a point in your day when it is time to chill out and quench your thirst. But, what are your options? A cold soft drink? A nice Vente Latte with Hazelnut syrup? Not so fast, if you are trying to stay off sugar and watch your carbs. You may think those beverages are harmless. But guess again. To guide you down the path to beverages that won't throw you off your fitness track here are a few delicious, low-carb and sugar free substitutes:

1. The high-carb high sugar culprit: Lemonade. Most people don't realize that a glass of Lemonade has more sugar that a can of Coke.

The low-carb sugar free substitute: Try making your own lemonade using Stevia. Here's a good recipe. Take ½ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (about 4 lemons) and 12 cups cold water 1/4 teaspoon of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder. Mix all ingredients together in a large jar or pitcher. Chill. Serve over ice. Add mint leaves or orange slices for garnish if desired. For an interesting twist add a 1/4 cup of unsweetened cranberry juice.

2. The high-carb high sugar culprit: The standard coffee house beverage. Yes, we know, there’s a Starbucks or other coffee house on every corner these days. And who orders just a plain ol’ coffee anymore? Flavored coffees with chocolate and syrups are the typical order of the day, and ahhhh, those irresistible fragrances. Skip it (and save your money). Instead, aim for home and...

The low-carb sugar free substitute: Brew-your-own coffee with natural sugar-free flavors and a dash of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder: Here's a quick recipe: Low Carb Frappachino take any flavored coffee add cream, Steviva Brand Stevia Blend or Steviva Brand Stevia Powder Then add about a cup of ice and blend well. To make low carb sugar free whipping cream: In a bowl, put about 1/4 cup of heavy whipping and 1 tbl sp. Steviva Brand Stevia Blend or Steviva Brand Stevia Powder and whip. Pour blended coffee into tall glass with whipped cream.

3. The high-carb culprit: Hot chocolate. So it’s Sunday morning, you’re lingering over the Sunday newspaper, and visions of hot chocolate with marshmallows are dancing in your trying-to-be-low-carb head. Not so fast!

The low-carb sugar free substitute: Tasty Hot Chocolate is just a moment away when you add 1 tsp. cocoa powder and 2 tsp. Steviva Brand Stevia Blend with 8 oz hot water and 1 tsp. instant coffee. Ymmmm.... so tasty yet sugar free and of course carb free.

4. The high-carb culprit: Margarita. So you are looking to take it up a notch or looking to blow off a stressful day. Before you diving into the Margaritas let me remind you that you are about to take in 200 calories and around 22 grams of sugar. That should kill your buzz.

The low-carb substitute: How about a Vodka Lime and Soda instead. It has under 100 calories and 4 grams of sugar. Simply mix 1 1/2 oz Vodka, with 1 1/2 oz lime juice with 1 tbl sp of Steviva Brand Stevia Blend. Then take a handful ice cubes with 5 oz Club Soda and enjoy. It is both refreshing and satisfying.

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Awesome Sugar Free Low Carb Citrus Pound Cake
Serves: 13
Carbs Per Serving: 5g
Prep Time:<20 minutes
Effort: Easy

3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks) softened
1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
5 eggs - at room temperature
1 3/4 cups almond flour
1/4 cup high gluten flour
1 1/2 cups Steviva Brand Stevia Blend
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup lemon or orange zest (shredded peels)

Preheat oven to 350°F or 325°F depending on pan used (see below.)
Cream butter, cream cheese and Steviva Brand Stevia Blend
well. Add eggs - one at a time - beating well after each. Mix almond flour and gluten flour with baking powder and salt. Add eggs -- one at a time -- to mixture, beating after each addition. Add lemon or orange zest and mix again.
Pour into greased 9"-10" Springform pan (or 9" round cake pan) and bake at 350°F for 50-55 minutes... or pour into greased loaf pan and bake at 325°F for 1 hour and 10 minutes (oven times may vary a bit.)

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