If you have read New Nosgalgia and know me, you know that I like finding healthful ways to make food taste good, so when I read NECTRESSE™Sweetener, it caused me to take a closer look and explore if it is a product that I would love and recommend.
Now, we all know I like my whole food sweeteners, but there are times, especially when I am on the go, that I would love the convenience of a packet sweetener. Fitting a bottle of 100% maple syrup in my purse is just not an option! When I read that Nectresse is the one and only 100% natural sweetener made from fruit – monk fruit extract, my curiosity perked up a bit.
The first place I explored was the NECTRESSE™Sweetener website, which is so well organized that I was able to quickly find the ingredients that NECTRESSE™Sweetener contains. Monk fruit extract, molasses, sugar & erythritol. The only ingredient I was not familiar with was erythritol. After further reading, I learned that it is an all natural sugar alcohol that is naturally fermented and found in many fruits and vegetables. Monk fruit extract is blended with the perfect blend of these other natural sweeteners to give the rich taste of sugar with out all the calories.
NECTRESSE™Sweetener not only comes in packets (40 packets for $3.99), but also in a canister (140 servings for $6.99). The canister is easy to hold and comes with a multi-purpose lid for easy sprinkling, pouring and serving. It is 150 times sweeter than sugar, and can be used in cooking or baking to a zero calorie per serving sweetness to beverages or a variety of recipes.
Lisa Ling is the spokesperson for NECTRESSE™Sweetener, the video below tells of her love for the product and shows such beautiful pictures of Monk fruit growing on lush vines in Asia.
NECTRESSE™Sweetener was perfect sprinkled into my green smoothies. I loved that it does not have any strange aftertaste. I threw a couple packets into my purse for green tea sipping on- the- go, and to sweeten up my coffee when I visit coffee shops, which is frequently! You can have your very own FREE sample of NECTRESSE™Sweetener to try it out for yourself.
I also used it sprinkled into my favorite breakfast at the moment–Strawberry Banana Raw Chia Oats! Delicious!