I recently was asked to review Pure Via and I admit I was a little reluctant to try it because I prefer my usually sugar in my coffee or tea and I was worried it wouldn't taste as good but I like to try new products so I figured why not try it out.
First I tried the Pure Via Stevia zero calorie sweetener. To be honest i did not like the taste of that one in my coffee. I didn't find it to sweet at all but I don't know, the taste just didn't do it for me. Maybe some people like it but personally it just wasn't for me. Even my husband wasn't too fond of it. On a good note, I have made Strawberry Banana Smoothies with it (recipe is found at the bottom of this review) and actually don't mind this sweetener at all.
Then we tried the Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar and Stevia Blend. Now this one we both liked very much. We put in in our coffees for a few days now and we love it.
The granulated Pure Via Stevia is recommended for baking and but i used it in coffee and cereal instead because I am not really big on baking but I couldn't even taste the difference so if you love to bake this will be good.
Now here is the recipe for the strawberry banana smoothie. I did try it but unfortunately my blender wasn't working well and didn't want to blend the fruits properly and the blender started to smell like burning so I ended up having chunks of frozen bananas and opt out on the ice cubes. It had nothing to do with the recipe, just that my blender was old. Seriously even though there were chunks of frozen bananas in the smoothies they were so very yummy. My husband wants me to make more as soon as we get a new blender.
Pure Via is being sold at Loblaws and Superstore locations across Canada
Makes: 4 cups
1 cup plain lowfat yogurt
1/2 cup plain soy milk
4 packets Pure Via® sweetener
2 small bananas, frozen*
3 cups quartered fresh strawberries
4 ice cubes
*The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.*