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First let me start by saying that before I started the Keto diet I was staunchly opposed to using anything but real sugar (or maple syrup or honey) in my recipes. I am picky and a purist. So when I started replacing my sugar with low carb alternatives there was a learning curve to say the least, and a few missteps along the way.

This Monkfruit sweetener by Lakanto is my go-to sugar replacement in most of my recipes. It does not have an aftertaste like some of the other sweeteners have. It is a 1-1 replacement for sugar, meaning it measures the same. The best part though? No calories and no carbs!

Classic Monkfruit Sweetener

BY LAKANTO

PANTRY / SWEETENERS

NUTRITION

WHAT TO MAKE WITH IT

WHY I RECOMMEND THIS

As I said above, I had some reservations about switching to sugar alternatives. In the beginning of my Keto journey I went without sweeteners for a while and just did without the taste of sweet. But little by little I started branching out in my cooking and eating and experimenting with baking and learning how to alter recipes to make them Keto-friendly... enter Lakanto's Monkfruit Sweetener. Out of all the sweeteners that I have tried this is what has become my personal choice for a white sugar replacement. I use it in almost all recipes calling for white sugar and have it in my coffee every morning.

I love that it is a natural alternative to sugar. The monkfruit, or luo han guo, was discovered in China over 1,000 years ago by the Luo Han monks. It was believed to be the secret to longevity, named "the immortals fruit".  Lakanto's monk fruit sweetener looks like, measures like, and acts just like sugar. The best part? It has no calories and no carbs! I sometimes wonder how much healthier everyone would be if they switched to this instead of sugar.

NUTRITION

WHAT TO MAKE WITH IT

WHY I RECOMMEND THIS

I use this sugar replacement in virtually everything that calls for white sugar. There are some instances where other replacements may act better, ice cream and frozen recipes for example. But for a go-to everyday white sugar this wins for me.

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I will update this section with recipes that I use this is - stay tuned!

NUTRITION

WHAT TO MAKE WITH IT

WHY I RECOMMEND THIS

NUTRITION FACTS
Ingredients:  Monkfruit Extract, Erythritol.
Serving Size:  2 Tsp.

Calories:                0
Total Fat:               0 g.
Sodium:                  0 mg.
Carbohydrates:  8 g.
Sugar Alcohol:     8 g.
Protein:                   0 g.

NUTRITION

WHAT TO MAKE WITH IT

WHY I RECOMMEND THIS

As I said above, I had some reservations about switching to sugar alternatives. In the beginning of my Keto journey I went without sweeteners for a while and just did without the taste of sweet. But little by little I started branching out in my cooking and eating and experimenting with baking and learning how to alter recipes to make them Keto-friendly... enter Lakanto's Monkfruit Sweetener. Out of all the sweeteners that I have tried this is what has become my personal choice for a white sugar replacement. I use it in almost all recipes calling for white sugar and have it in my coffee every morning.

I love that it is a natural alternative to sugar. The monkfruit, or luo han guo, was discovered in China over 1,000 years ago by the Luo Han monks. It was believed to be the secret to longevity, named "the immortals fruit". Lakanto's monkfruit sweetener looks like, measures like, and acts just like sugar. The best part? It has no calories and no carbs! I sometimes wonder how much healthier everyone would be if they switched to this instead of sugar.

NUTRITION

WHAT TO MAKE WITH IT

WHY I RECOMMEND THIS

I use this sugar replacement in virtually everything that calls for white sugar. There are some instances where other replacements may act better, ice cream and frozen recipes for example. But for a go-to everyday white sugar this wins for me.

I will update this section with recipes that I use this is - stay tuned!

NUTRITION

WHAT TO MAKE WITH IT

WHY I RECOMMEND THIS

NUTRITION FACTS
Ingredients: Monkfruit Extract, Erythritol.
Serving Size:          2 Tsp.

Calories:                  0
Total Fat:                 0 g.
Sodium:                    0 mg.
Carbohydrates:   8 g.
Sugar Alcohol:      8 g.
Protein:                    0 g.

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