Guess what I’m about to go do for the first time in more than a week…
Run! Although I kinda feel guilty because it’s unseasonably warm (like, 65 degrees, at 6:00 in the morning) and I’m heading to the treadmills. Along with those fabulous temps are also 20 mph winds. With those winds I wouldn’t even notice the nice temperatures. So it’s to the gym I go – just for an easy 3 or 4 or 5 miler. We’ll see how it goes
But first, a cuppe joe:
(and a banana instead of cookies.)
I’ve done pretty good this week about limiting my coffee to one cup (I’m usually a 2-cupper) though, and I think I owe it to my afternoon tea time.
If you’ve been reading my blog for a bit, you know that recently I’ve really gotten into drinking tea. I started with tea bags thrown in the microwave, and have since progressed to actually steeping it in a cute little steeper – fancy tea and all!
Recently, one of my favorite ways to enjoy it has been to have a hot cup of sweetened tea after lunch (instead of my usual piece of chocolate!) I’m often cold right after lunch – and I crave something sweet – and this takes care of both of those needs
Since I work throughout the day, I don’t really have time to run home and brew some hot tea. Instead, I stashed my electric kettle and some peach tea bags in the gym’s office, along with some sweetener.
Through my partnership with Blog Frog, I was recently given the chance to try outNevella To Go, portable liquid sweetener which dissolves instantly. The sweeteners come in three varieties – monk fruit (which I had never heard of!) stevia, and sucralose.
As the name suggested, I decided to try them out by putting them in my purse to grab at work when I wanted some post-lunch tea. I tried the monk fruit first, purely out of curiosity sake:
I wasn’t exactly sure what monk fruit was, so I did some researching first. Turns out, monk fruit is, in fact, a fruit – a very sweet one – that contains mogrosides. The mogrosides are then extracted to use as a sweetener.
I could definitely taste the “fruitiness” of the monk fruit in my tea. It tasted very citrus-like and incredibly sweet.
Next, I tried the stevia, which I ended up liking the best. Just a little squeeze was all I needed to sweeten my tea to taste.
Finally, I tried the sucralose version, which is the main ingredient in Splenda. Although I’m not a huge fan of Splenda, it did taste good, and actually ended up being my husband’s favorite. (I had Shane taste-test with me at home.)
What’s your favorite sweetener? I’d have to go with stevia for low-calorie sweeteners and honey for, well, regular sweeteners.
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 they’re calorie free. Take the Sweetness To Go Challenge yourself and click here to get your $1 off coupon!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Nevella. The opinions and text are all mine.