***Disclosure: Disclosure: This post is part of the SPLENDA® 365 SWEET SWAPS ™ blogger program by McNeil Nutritionals, LLC. and The Motherhood, who sent me products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are my own, and I hope you enjoy them***
Did you know that the average American consumes more than 22 teaspoons of added sugar a day? That’s more than TRIPLE the recommended amount for women and more than DOUBLE the recommended amount for men! Even more shocking when you realize how many calories come with all of that added sugar. Through the SWEET SWAPS Initiative, the SPLENDA® Brand is dishing out creative ways to swap full sugar for SPLENDA® Sweetener Products in order to save calories.
Fun Fact: By swapping one cup of sugar with one cup of SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated, you can save more than 600 calories!
I’ve personally participated in Sweet Swaps for a couple of years now and always find it a fun way to change up something we normally use and switch to Splenda. This year we hopped over to the Sweet Swaps website and used a smoothie recipe.
Simple Spring Raspberry Banana Smoothie Recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Serving Size: 8 fl oz
- 1 medium banana, peeled and sliced
- 3/4 cup fresh raspberries
- 4 packets SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener
- 3/4 cup 1% low-fat milk
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Place banana in freezer for 10 minutes or until slightly firm.
- Process all ingredients in a blender until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Serve immediately.
And BOOM you have your Simple Spring Raspberry Banana Smoothie Recipe with LESS sugar! Easy right? Check out the final product:
TWITTER PARTY INFO:
When: Tuesday, March 31 at 1 p.m. ET
Where: We’ll be on Twitter – follow the #SweetSwaps hashtag to track the conversation. You can see the details and RSVP via this: http://vite.io/themotherhood
Prizes: We will be giving away five prizes to randomly selected participants who answer the trivia questions correctly. Each prize includes a $50 Visa gift card, an assortment of SPLENDA® Sweetener Products and a SPLENDA® branded apron and bag. Prizes limited to U.S. participants only. Official rules here.
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