Step Aside Sugar, Move Along High Fructose Corn Syrup
There’s a New Sweet(ener) on the Block
We are a nation that loves our sweets. Everywhere we turn we are confronted with luscious desserts, coffee treats, chocolate goodies and aisles of supermarket shelves full of sugary foods.
However we are also a nation of calorie counters, weight watchers and diets. So we are constantly looking for ways to be able to satisfy our sweet tooth and maintain a healthy body. Their are numerous sugar substitutes on the market and more being added all the time. But so many of these substitutes are made of harmful chemicals thought to be carcinogens or are high on the glycemic index.
Pyure is a sweetener extracted from the Stevia plant, a “nature made” sweetener so to speak. Stevia is a species of herbs and shrubs in the sunflower family. Its origins trace back to subtropical and tropical regions from western North America to South America. Stevia Rebaudiana, the sweetest stevia species, has been harvested for centuries for its sugar-like taste. Pyure is made by extracting steviol glycosides, most notably a glycoside called Rebaudioside A, or Reb A. Amazingly, Reb A is up to 350 times sweeter than sugar! These glycosides are heat-stable, pH stable, and calorie-free. They also do not induce a glycemic response when ingested, which makes stevia a great choice for diabetics and those looking for a reduced-calorie sweetening solution. Sounds like a perfect solution to me.
I tried Pyure is my morning coffee and was surprised by how little I needed. I was using a small packet (1gm) and probably only used a quarter of the packet. It did have a very sweet taste, no bitterness or aftertaste. I was pleasantly surprised. I also used it in my Blueberry smoothie which I never add sweetener to and was surprised at how it took the tartness out of the fresh fruit while adding just a hint of sweet.
Pyure also has a Bakeable Blend so you can make your favorite desserts without the extra calories. You use it cup for cup like sugar which makes it easy to substitute without conversions.
Pyure is a certified organic, non-GMO verified stevia – a sugar substitute that’s healthy for the whole family. Perfect for adding to coffee, tea, smoothies, protein shakes, cocktails, or simply sprinkling on your favorite food, Pyure’s Organic Stevia is the highest-quality, best-tasting stevia there is, with no lingering bitterness or aftertaste.
I recommend you give it a try. It may take a little getting used to, just because it isn’t sugar, but it is well worth the journey away from the sugar bowl. I have included a recipe to get you started!
Recipe by Blakely Trettenero of Cooking for Bimbos
- 2 sticks butter, room temperature
- 1 cup Pyure Bakeable Blend stevia
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup uncooked oats
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 3 tablespoons cinnamon
- 1 bag (12 oz) semi sweet chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 350°F. Cream together the butter and Pyure Bakeable Blend stevia in a large mixing bowl. Then add the egg, pumpkin puree, and vanilla extract. Mix ingredients together until smooth. Add the oats, flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg to the wet mixture. Mix until all of the ingredients are incorporated. Add chocolate chips to the mixture and mix gently. Pour the blondie mixture into a greased 19 x 3 inch pan and smooth down until even. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool and enjoy this Pyure-ly delicious Fall treat!
Established in 2008, Pyure Brands has become one of the largest and fastest growing independent stevia companies in America. We’re on a mission to help people live a healthier lifestyle without sacrificing taste. That’s why we’re innovating every day to provide you and your family with the highest quality, best tasting stevia products available anywhere.
We perfected a process that isolates only the sweetest part of the stevia plant, producing superior taste without any lingering bitterness or licorice flavors. Most producers use several species of the stevia plant throughout the year based on available supply. We use the same high-quality species of stevia all year-round to produce the sweetest, most consistent, best-tasting products on the market.
Pyure Brands stevia sweeteners and stevia-based products are sold in over 15,000 retail stores all across America, as well as on our website. Some of our most recognized retailers include; Whole Foods, Wegman’s, The Vitamin Shoppe, H-E-B, Jewel-Osco, Costco, Walgreen’s Online, and Amazon, along with many other grocers and retailers.