Quenching your thirst on a hot summer day with an ice-cold lemonade or warming up with a mug of hot chocolate on cold winter nights always hits the spot. The only thing that could make your drink better would be if it was as healthy as it was delicious. And with stevia, it can be!
Stevia is the perfect sweetening ingredient for hot and cold beverages, without adding sugars, carbs, calories or artificial ingredients to your favorite drink recipes. Whether you’re diabetic, on the keto diet or just health conscious, adding stevia to your drinks as an alternative to sugar allows you to consume them without any harmful side effects.
Sweetening with stevia has a bit of learning curve; it’s not a 1:1 match for sugar. Stevia is much sweeter than sugar, and a little goes a long way. When first starting to use stevia as a sweetener, begin by adding a very little at a time to achieve the level of sweetness you desire. Stevia tastes great added to almost any beverage.
Coffee and Tea
Stevia dissolves easily in water, making it ideal to add to your hot or iced coffee and tea. Start with a half of teaspoon and then adjust, more or less, to your personal taste. Bring your own stevia packets to the office or your favorite restaurant to sweeten your coffee and tea when you’re on the go. Stevia also tastes great in hot cocoa, making it a healthier treat for kids.
Keep your fruit and green smoothies healthy and sweet without any added sugar or calories by using stevia. Add a drop at a time until you find what amount tastes best to you. You’ll also find a variety of delicious smoothie recipes on the web to help you take the guesswork out of preparation.
Punch & Juice
Kids are especially fond of juice drinks, which are often loaded with sugar. Consuming too much could lead to cavities, obesity or even diabetes. Sweetening your own punch and juice with stevia instead of sugar, is a healthy alternative.
Homemade Sodas and Sparkling Water
Use flavored stevia drops to make your own sodas and sparkling waters at home. Mix unflavored carbonated water with our strawberry, vanilla or toffee flavored stevia for a delightfully bubbly drink. Add approximately eight drops of your flavor of choice to one cup of liquid.
You don’t have to give up your evening nightcap even if you’re watching your waistline. Make your own sugar-free cocktails with stevia instead of syrup without sacrificing any of the taste.
Click the ‘recipe’ tab on our website to find a variety of delicious stevia-sweetened beverage recipes. Cheers!