Thursday, March 13, 2014

HEALTH: Strawberry Orange Smash Smoothies get even more Healthy with Splenda #SweetSwaps

I used my new blender to mix up some yummy fruit smoothies sweetened with Splenda Sugar Blend...
I'm making a Healthy "Sweet Swap" with Splenda Sugar Blend...

Disclosure͗ : 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.

Experts recommend that women consume no more than 6 tsp. of added sugar daily, but I know that I consume much more than that since I tend to crave sugary sweets all during my day.  Since going through Menopause, I am a lot less interested in eating right and a whole lot more interested in scarfing down sugar and chocolate.

So I was very happy to discover the Splenda 365 Sweet Swaps website where I found tons of advise on how to save calories and eat more healthy by swapping out some of the regular sugar in my diet for zero calorie Splenda products.

As I was going through the Splenda 365 Sweet Swaps website recommendations, I initially planned to try out a recipe for Chocolate Cupcakes covered in Chocolate Icing made with Splenda. But the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to make an even more healthy snack change.

Time to put my new blender to work...
I have been pondering purchasing a blender and making fruit smoothies for the longest, but for some reason I just never did.  But today, I decided that this was the day to buy that blender - along with all the ingredients to make the Strawberry Orange Smash Smoothie recipe on the website.

This is one yummy recipe...
When I am craving something sweet,  I want that craving to be satisfied quickly, so I am sooooo glad that the Splenda recipes are short on ingredients and quick to make….


3 cups frozen strawberries, unsweetened
2/3 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
1 1/4 cups orange juice, calcium fortified
1 cup yogurt, plain, non-fat
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup ice cubes


Add all ingredients to blender. Blender will be full. Mix on low speed for 10 seconds. Remove lid, stir with wooden spoon. Mix on medium speed for 15-20 seconds, remove lid and stir again. Mix on high speed for 15 to 20 seconds or until smooth. Pour into glasses. Serve immediately.

In one minute flat, I had a yummy smoothie that totally satisfied my cravings while keeping it healthy.  And Splenda has even more healthy recipes on their website that I plan to try out.

You can learn more about Splenda at the following links -

- Website:
- Products:
- Recipes:
- 365 Sweet Swaps:

Here's to Good Health!

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