With a lifetime of weight loss journeys I have tried every kind of sweetener. Splenda was the only one that I could tolerate the after taste. After reading about all of the harm the chemicals of artificial sweeteners can do to your body I stopped. I recall getting headaches and feeling hungry after consuming products with artificial sweeteners. I even gave up any kind of diet drink too. I then tried the little Stevia granulated packets and didn't like the bitter taste it gave my coffee and drinks. Then came agave nectar which I love but didn't love that it still has calories to it. Since I am careful as to how I spend my daily calorie intake I didn't want to waste calories on sweeteners.
Since I have been hearing so many good things about the stevia drops from my buddies at SparkPeople I decided to give Stevia another try. I got to try the Sweet Stevia Gold and was surprised that it didn't give my coffee and drinks a bitter taste. The drops are so concentrated that you only have to use a drop or two. You can use it in your drinks or even in baking. I substitute about 3 drops per tsp of regular sugar needed. Only using a couple of drops at a time means my little bottle will last a long time.
I have been seeing the overnight oatmeal on Pinterest for a while now and have been wanting to try it. I went to this website to find out how to do it and try the different conbinations: http://www.theyummylife.com/Refrigerator_Oatmeal. I tried the Cocoa Banana and Coconut Pineapple and both were so delicious and filling. I used the Sweet Stevia Gold drops in place of the sweetener in the recipes.
You can purchase the Sweet Stevia Gold drops on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/substitute-gold-management-appetizers-guaranteed/dp/b00hi1x4ny/
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