Losing weight is no picnic, especially when you are well over 250 pounds! At one time I would blame being fat on depression. While depression plays a small role in my weight so do many other things, such as some of my addictions, lack of motivation, and the fact that I am naive when it comes to working out. I know when you’re supposed to move your body, but some of the things I look like a fool trying to do!
However, this is all changing. I am 33 years old, and I am not getting any younger, I have bad knees and I am feeling older than I am. One of my biggest addictions is iced coffee! I love the Caramel Iced Coffees from McDonald’s! I could easily drink several a day, one made the way it should be has 270 calories, however, my local McDonald’s make them super sweet, I know they’re well over 300 calories.
Once I seen the calories in my favorite drinks, I moved on to making frappes at home. Sad truth I think my homemade frappes are more in calories then my beloved Caramel Iced Coffees! I knew if I wanted to lose weight and still enjoy my favorite drink every so often, I had to change the way I made it.
So when I was introduced to Lil’ Shuga I thought to myself, this could be what I am needing.
Not only does Lil’ Shuga! taste yummy, it’s also certified GMO free, gluten free, kosher, vegan and has only 10 calories per 1/2 tsp. Did I mention you don’t need to use no where near the amount of sugar to get that sweet taste that makes those frappes ever so yummy!
I honestly am not a fan of Stevia, because of the after taste it leaves, with Lil Shuga I don’t taste that bad after taste, and you could almost use this product alone as a syrup for your french toast, it’s that good.
I have also found myself replacing the sugar needed in certain recipes with Lil Shuga and my family have yet to notice. Lil Shuga can be purchased on-line for $9.99 by going here.
If you are looking for ways to reduce your sugar intake this is the product for you!
Sweet Hot Chai (Teh Tarik)
Recipe Courtesy of Unofficialfoodguide.com
- 3 bags of Lipton natural tea
- 1 1/2 cup of fresh milk
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1 clove
- A dash of nutmeg powder and a dash of cinnamon powder
- “Hey Shuga!” or “Lil’ Shuga!” to taste.
- In a small saucepan, boil water and add tea bags and spices
- Add milk and stir until tea is bubbly. Remove from heat
- Stir occasionally and let tea seep until the mixture turns brownish in color (approximately 3 mins)
- Remove teabags and clove. Pour the mixture into a large cup. Add “Hey Shuga!” or “Lil’Shuga” to taste
- To create the “pull” effect, pour the mixture into an empty large cup. Repeat another time so that the tea has bubbles. Be careful not to burn yourself!
- Serve in two cups with your favorite biscuits
Caribbean Liquid Sugar
In 2004 Caribbean Liquid Sugar was created in Don Tejada’s kitchen, driven by a passion for healthy foods, good nutrition, and love for natural products. The dream of developing an all-natural, artificially free sweetener gave birth to “Hey Shuga!” and “Lil’ Shuga!” www.HeyShuga.com. Both of which are vegan, GMO-free, gluten-free and above all, delicious, Caribbean Liquid Sugar brings natural sweetness while striving to promote sustainability and a healthy planet. For further information about Caribbean Liquid Sugar, please visit www.CaribbeanLiquidSugar.com
I received product for review purposes only. No other form of compensation was received. This is my opinion and others will vary.