Monday, June 15, 2015

Summertime SWEET SWAPS™!

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Hi Neighbors!

Summer is upon us and most of us will be spending more time outside, hopefully active and if your family is anything like mine, you will be snacking!  So, why not do a little SWEET SWAPS™ when you make those treats and snacks?  SPLENDA® Brand is sharing ways to swap out full sugar for SPLENDA® Sweetener Products.

Many of you know that I am diabetic, but I do not know if you are aware that we use SPLENDA® Brand sweeteners quite often.  My daughters are always trying to help me by changing recipes out so I can eat them, so of course I was overjoyed to have the opportunity to try out a SWEET SWAPS™ recipe.  It was so yummy, but I will share more about that a little later.






I got together with some friends and we exercised first and then enjoyed our sweet treat!  We are actually doing a few things together to help encourage one another on a regular basis.  We have gone for early morning walks, played racquetball and done a few exercise DVDs together.  I think bike riding is next!  What a fun time we have together talking and teasing as we exercise together, or just chatting as we walk.  I thought it was great to be able to do this together and then share a delicious treat!



I made the Watermelon Raspberry Pops.  So refreshing after you finish your walk or other exercise routine, like a fast game of racquetball.  It is also so easy to make! 4 Simple ingredients are all you need.


Servings Per Recipe: 8
Serving Size: 1 (¼ cup) pop
INGREDIENTS
  • 2 cups watermelon, seeded and diced
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1/3 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

DIRECTIONS
  1. Place all ingredients in blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Pour ingredients out of blender. Strain through a sieve into a small bowl, pressing firmly to extract as much of the liquid as possible. Discard pulp.



  2. Pour juice into pop molds and freeze at least 6 hours or overnight.





The pops were great! Very refreshing on a warm day after our walk!  Everyone enjoyed them and I have already promised to make them again.  I think we might try substituting different berries too!  The watermelon flavor is very noticeable and is one of the reasons I like them.


The two nuts!

Loved the watermelon flavor!
 We sat around the dining room table while trying out our Watermelon Raspberry Pops and talked about what to do next, along with discussing the new pops.  One of them suggested trying strawberries in the pops, so maybe that will be our next frozen treat.

Thought it was a refreshing treat!
I personally am looking forward to trying out some more of the SPLENDA® Brand SWEET SWAPS™ and encourage you to click over to their site and see some of the recipes.  Were you aware that by swapping just one cup of sugar for one cup of SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener you can save more than 600 calories?  

Try following on their social media:
SWEET SWAPS™ Website: http://www.sweetswaps.com
SPLENDA Twitter: @Splenda

Thanks for stopping in today neighbors!  See you soon.

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