The day started like any other. I woke at 7am and got breakfast started while begging my 6 year old not to wake up his sister. We ate, got dressed and started working on school.
By 8am the baby was awake and I had to pause from school to get her dressed and fed.
The dogs needed to go out.
The dishes needed to be done.
Between homeschooling, caring for a 20 month old and the general running of the house I end up feeling like I have no spare time.
Grocery shopping consists of running to the bank and no less than 3 stores. A quick stop at the library.
Did I eat yet today?
We all have days like this. Our normal obligations pull us in a million different directions all at the same time. Throw in an unexpected trip to the doctor or something else and it is enough to throw our entire schedule off balance.
As a mom I am always looking for products that make my life easier. But even though I want easy there are some things I am not willing to try. Artificial sweeteners, no thank you. But I need a little sugar in my coffee or tea. That mid-day cup of coffee is my little me time break and I look forward to it.
Trying to find the balance between some sugar in my drinks while still cutting out sugar in an effort to stay healthy. It is a dilemma that I know I am not the only one who struggles with.
I was given the opportunity to take the Sweetness to Go Challenge using Nuvella to Go.
Nevella Liquid Sweeteners To Go are little bottles that fit perfectly in your purse or pocket, come in your favorite sweetener variety, and best of all, they’re calorie, carbohydrate, and guilt free! You squirt just the right amount for you into your drink and it dissolves instantly, no more stirring. No more worrying if the restaurant has your favorite sweetener.
Nuvella to Go comes in 3 sweetener types.
Monk Fruit is a fruit from Asia that has been used for nearly 800 years by locals as both an all natural sweetener and for other potential health benefits. Monk Fruit contains mogrosides, a naturally occurring zero calorie sweetener. We extract the mogrosides by crushing the fruit, infusing it in hot water, and then filtering it for a clean sweet taste. It is the key ingredient used to make Nevella® Monk Fruit To Go, which also contains a small amount of preservative to maintain freshness. What could taste better than a sweetener made from real fruit?
I have never had Monk Fruit sweetener before but I enjoyed it. It didn’t add an aftertaste to the drink and it really did dissolve with no stirring.
Stevia is a plant that grows mainly in the plains areas of South America. Stevia contains rebiana, a naturally occurring zero calorie sweetener. We extract the rebiana by steeping the leaves of the stevia plant in the same way you would make a cup of tea. This process delivers a sweetener that is 200-300 times that of sugar. Our Stevia To Go uses this naturally sweet extracts with other natural sweeteners and a small amount of preservative to maintain freshness.
I am a huge fan of Stevia. My parents are both diabetic and have been using it for years. But this is the first time I have ever had Stevia in liquid form. It is so easy to use. I have found that Stevia doesn’t work well in hot drinks. It tends to leave a weird aftertaste in coffee but it is perfect in tea! This one little bottle is always in my bag!
Sucralose To Go is sweetened using sucralose, the main ingredient used in Splenda®* brand products. This sweetener is made using a process that starts with sugar and converts it to a zero calorie and zero carbohydrate sweetener that is almost 600 times sweeter than sugar. Sucralose To Go also contains a small amount of preservative to maintain freshness. Sucralose based table top sweeteners are easily the most popular type amongst consumers in North America today.
I did give this one a try and I am not a fan. Any artificial sweeteners tend to have a really strong aftertaste that I can always taste. However I have a friend who loves this stuff and she was more than happy to keep the bottle in her bag!
I took the Sweetness To Go Challenge using Nevella To Go. These handy little bottles fit perfectly in your purse or pocket, come in stevia, monk fruit, and sucralose varieties, and best of all, they’re calorie, carbohydrate, and guilt free! Take the Sweetness To Go Challenge yourself and click here to get your $1 off coupon!
How do you get your Sweetness to Go?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Nevella. The opinions and text are all mine.