Tuesday, March 10, 2015

SweetLeaf Organic Stevia: A Versatile Sweetener + Peppermint Mocha Hot Chocolate Recipe

My family loves sweets, so I'm always looking for new ways to cater to their cravings, but without the calories and carbohydrates that come with sugar. I was recently introduced to a product that I feel, without a doubt, is high-quality, good-for-you, and entirely affordable.

Today, I'll be sharing with you more information on SweetLeaf Stevia, as well as a recipe for Peppermint Mocha Hot Chocolate, sweetened and flavored with SweetLeaf products.

* I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product.

SweetLeaf products use Stevia to bring families like mine an alternative to the calorie and carbohydrate-laden sugars that we have come to love. What's absolutely amazing about SweetLeaf Stevia products is that you do not notice a difference in taste when sugar is replaced.

Not only do SweetLeaf Stevia products contain zero calories and zero carbs, but it is also gluten-free and contains no artificial ingredients. Those who experience a glycemic response due to sugar will find that SweetLeaf Stevia products do not provide a response, so sweets can be enjoyed without worry.

SweetLeaf Organic Stevia Sweetener is Certified Organic, and made from high-quality Stevia leaves, so you can rest assured that you're giving your family a high-quality, pesticide-free product that is good for both their health and taste buds!

Did you know?

Stevia is sweeter than sugar, and perfect for sweetening almost anything, from beverages to cereals and baked goods to fruit. Stevia is such a powerful sweetener, in fact, that one packet is equal to two teaspoons of sugar.

I had the opportunity from Green Moms Meet to try out SweetLeaf Organic Stevia for myself. After thinking up several different recipes, I decided to create a delicious, original recipe using both SweetLeaf Organic Stevia, as well as SweetLeaf Sweet Drops Organic Sweetener (Peppermint Mocha).

The recipe I decided on was a rich, chocolate-y, Peppermint Mocha Hot Cocoa. Find the recipe below, and keep reading to learn more about what my family thinks of SweetLeaf Organic Stevia Products!

Peppermint Mocha Hot Chocolate

You will need:

4 cups milk
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
6 packets SweetLeaf Organic Stevia
1 tsp honey
1 tsp vanilla extract

Optional: Whipped cream, marshmallows, mint leaves, and/or chocolate shavings for garnish.

Yields 4 - 8 oz servings

Mix your cocoa with your SweetLeaf Organic Stevia packets.

Pour in half of your milk, and whisk together.

Bring to a low boil. Boil for 2-3 minutes.

Add in your honey.

Remove from heat and stir in your vanilla and SweetDrops Sweetener (peppermint mocha).

Pour in remaining milk, whisk, and heat through.

Top with whipped cream or marshmallows, and chocolate shavings. Serve.

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Peppermint Mocha Hot Chocolate
A deliciously sweet and rich hot chocolate made with SweetLeaf Organic Stevia with a touch of peppermint mocha flavor.
  • 4 cups Whole Milk
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 6 packets SweetLeaf Organic Stevia
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tsp Honey
  • 10 drops SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia - Peppermint Mocha
Mix cocoa and stevia together in a medium pot.Add half of the milk to the cocoa and stevia mixture. Whisk until combined. Bring to a low boil. Boil for 2 to 3 minutes.Add honey and stir.Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia - Peppermint Mocha.Pour in remaining milk, whisk, and heat through.Serve with whipped cream and chocolate shavings, or marshmallows.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 servings

What My Family Thinks About SweetLeaf Stevia

Overall, my family absolutely loves the hot chocolate recipe that I created. I, personally, love how rich and sweet the hot cocoa is, despite there being absolutely no sugar! The hint of peppermint mocha adds a unique touch. It was definitely a hit in my household, as it warms not only the body, but also the soul.

SweetLeaf Stevia & Alcoholic Beverages

After having tried the hot chocolate recipe, I realized that I wanted to show just how versatile SweetLeaf Stevia really is. Since I created the family friendly hot chocolate, I decided to create a mixed drink using 2 ounces of Lady Bligh Spiced Rum, a splash of milk, two tablespoons of pureed pumpkin, and four drops of SweetLeaf Sweet Drops (Pumpkin Spice).

This was a very quickly put-together drink recipe that turned out to be absolutely delicious. While I know that pumpkin season is months away, it's never to early to indulge in a little pumpkin flavor! SweetLeaf makes this very easy with their Pumpkin Spice SweetDrops.

Learn more online!

Connect with SweetLeaf online to see their latest products and get exclusive access to discounts and special offers!

SweetLeaf Organic Stevia is not limited to just powder, as seen earlier. SweetLeaf also includes liquid Stevia sweeteners that can be used in bottled water, baking, and even savory dishes, such as turkey, ham, and even sauces!

If you're interested in trying SweetLeaf Organic Stevia for yourself, know that it comes in 35 ct. ($4.99) or 70 ct. packets ($8.99). Prices may vary based on the retailer.

Delicious recipes can be found at www.SweetLeaf.com and in the new cookbook, Cooking with SweetLeaf Stevia, which is available for purchase on www.ShopSweetLeaf.com.

1 comment:

  1. My family and I all love hot chocolate so this recipe would be worth trying


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