I have been busy baking and making for the kids lately and one of our favourites this week is a great banana smoothie and these delicious butternut biscuits.
Smoothies are a fantastic drink to serve at parties as they are so good for you and they can be made in a variety of flavours.
These butternut biscuits are also great on your party table as they are sugar free, wheat free, yeast free and diary free – no sugar high crazy kids after these two healthy options!
One ingredient that both of these yummy treats have is Vanilla extract! Vanilla is such a wonderful natural sweetener and this one by Pink Pantry Vanilla is my favourite. It is sugar free and gluten free and adds the perfect hint of sweetness to your drinks and baked items.
Today Sunny from Pink Pantry is hosting a give-away for Sweet Style readers. The pack includes
50ml pure vanilla extract
30g pure vanilla powder
6 pack organic vanilla pods
We have two packs to giveaway and all you need to do is make sure you like Pink Pantry Vanilla and Sweet Style on Facebook and leave a comment here to tell us your favourite item to add vanilla to.
The winner will be drawn on Sunday evening and announced via our Facebook Page.
I mentioned yesterday that I attended the Natvia Cupcake Masterclass a few weeks ago but what I didn’t mention was that they also have this amazing sugar free hot chocolate mixture!
Just like a regular drinking chocolate it is perfect when you want that warm tasty drink but don’t want the calories or importantly any added sugar!
My girls love it hot or cold and for once I don’t feel so guilty say “yes”. We are currently mixing it up between Banana Smoothies and hot chocolates with breakfast these days and Sofia my 8 year old (and my fussy sweet tooth) just loves this chocolate mix either hot or cold. This morning with breakfast it was hot – perfect on our chilly mornings we are still having.
You can find this product in your local Woolworths and Coles Supermarkets or visit the Natvia website to find out more.
With the arrival of Spring I am really excited to launch a month of fun new projects on the blog. This September I have decided to focus my recipe posts a little differently – more in line with how I live my own life. I have been living sugar free for some months now after a number of Universe speaking to me moments and a good kick in the butt to get my eating back on track. I am also working on my kids and slowly getting their eating right – I know there are still parties that we go to (and parties we hold in our house) but for the most part we are now a sugar free household!
With all these changes in my life I thought it would be great to have a month here on the blog where I showed great low-sugar or no sugar recipes – a number of them are perfect for parties and celebrations as well as being great for lunch boxes. I have been investigating all the options for replacements to refined sugar and there are so many great things you can do. We definitely still need to eat sweet food in moderation but how good it is that there are options for low or no sugar party food.
So let me now introduce to you a product that I had the pleasure of find out about a few weeks ago called Natvia. The Nativia team invited me along to a Masterclass at The Classic Cupcake Co in Mosman where the lovely owner and baker extrodinaire Anna showed us how to bake a sugar free cupcakes using the Nativa products.
Natvia is a 100% natural product that uses the stevia plant, combined with the naturally occurring nectar known as Erythritol. An all natural sweetener that you can add to your baking or drinks.
There were 6 of us there to learn Anna’s secrets and let me tell you she bakes a mean cupcake! The flavour we made was Berry Choc Mud Cupcakes – visit the Natvia website here to join their Sweetlife Club and find hundreds of these great recipes. Anna also runs wonderful classes to help you bake these very sugar free cupcakes – her next two masterclasses are being held in September and if you enter the code natvia at checkout you can receive a $20 discount. Find The Class Cupcake Co here.
Here are the photos from our evening at The Classic Cupcake Co trying the Natvia Products!