Friday, January 6, 2017

Homemade Sugar Substitute--Homemade Truvia®



One of the main principles of Trim Healthy Mama is to completely cut out sugar.  This can be quite a hard task, but so beneficial for our bodies.  I know when I consistently follow the Trim Healthy Mama plan, I feel so much better--a lot of that due to less inflammation because of better food choices and less sugar.

THM has approved sweeteners--mostly stevia and a couple of other natural sweeteners.  They even sell some of their versions in their online store.  However, since you all know me as a pretty frugal girl, I just had to figure out a more economical way.  I've been making my own for a couple of years!  
I originally bought a container of Truvia® at Walmart.  I liked it, it's stevia--so THM approved, and it worked to help with my sweet cravings.  But, it's a rather small container and it can cost around $7.  If you start any kind of actual baking you'll find you run out of it rather quickly.

So, I decided it would be more frugal to make my own version of Truvia®.  

You'll need a container (I use my old Truvia® container), some Erythritol and PURE Stevia.  The links are to the brands I use.  

Homemade Truvia:

1 cup of Erythritol
1/2 tsp of Stevia

Directions:  Simply meaure the Erythritol and Stevia into your container.  Close the container and shake it up to mix it well!  You now have homemade Truvia®!


You can find Now Brand Erythritol on Amazon or Jet.com for around $15 for 2.5lbs.  Since you only use a cup at a time to make this recipe, it ends up lasting quite awhile.  The PURE Stevia I use is the Trim Healthy Mama Brand.  You can find it here for $10.99.  Believe me when I say this bag lasts forever!!  I just now--today--opened my 2nd bag of this and I've been doing THM off and on for about 4-5 years!  You only use 1/2 tsp or less at a time because it is very potent!  

So, all in all, you can make your own homemade version of Truvia® multiple times for the price of only buying 2-3 containers of Truvia® at Walmart.  

**Also, if you are new to Jet.com you can save 15% on your first 3 orders!  Just enter code WELCOME15 at checkout!  




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