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Refreshing, this homemade lemonade offers all of the flavor and sweetness, without the calories! Graced with fresh mint, this cooling lemonade will be a hit on a summer’s day!

Stevia Extract in the Raw® Lemonade

Ingredients

• 2 quarts water

• 1 1/2 cups Stevia Extract In The Raw® Cup For Cup

• 1 1/2 cups (about 7 large lemons) fresh squeezed lemon juice with pulp, seeded

• Lemon slices

• Fresh mint leaves for garnish

• Ice cubes

Preparation

In 2 1/2 quart pitcher combine water, Stevia Extract In The Raw and lemon juice. Stir well and chill at least 2 hours.

Fill each tall glass with ice and lemonade. Add lemon slices and fresh mint and enjoy!

*Recipe courtesy of Stevia Extract in the Raw.*

Tart green apples take front and center in this lively salad, courtesy of Stevia Extract in the Raw!

Green Apple Salad with Toasted Almonds, Shaved Cheese and Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Ingredients

  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, divided
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, torn
  • 3 packets Stevia Extract In The Raw
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  • 2 firm Granny Smith apples, cored and sliced thick
  • 3 ribs celery, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup (about 24) whole almonds, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 2 ounces (about 20 shaved slices) Manchego cheese (may substitute hard Gouda or Parmigiano Reggiano)

Preparation

In small saucepan combine apple cider and 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar. Heat to boiling and continue boiling until liquid is reduced to a syrup. Set aside to cool.

In medium bowl toss together apples, celery, almonds and chives. Blend in vinaigrette.

Assemble salad on small plates, stacking the apples mixture and cheese in alternating layers. Drizzle with cider reduction to finish and enjoy.

Makes 4 servings.

*Recipe courtesy of Stevia Extract in the Raw.*

Filling and healthy, this nutritious muesli courtesy of Stevia Extract in the Raw makes a wonderful breakfast, at any time of the day!

German-Style Muesli

Ingredients

  • • 1 cup rolled oats
  • • 3 tablespoons toasted wheat germ
  • • 3 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • • 4-6 packets Stevia Extract In The Raw, as desired
  • • 2 tablespoons chopped hazelnuts
  • • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds
  • • 1 tablespoon raw, hulled (out of shell) sunflower seeds
  • • 1/4 cup raisins
  • • 2 tablespoons chopped dates
  • • 2 tablespoons (about 3 whole) chopped dried apricots
  • • 1 cup light plain or vanilla soymilk
  • • 1 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • • 1 medium apple peeled, cored and grated

Preparation

In medium bowl, combine all grains and Stevia Extract In The Raw with the nuts and dried fruits. Blend well. (This mixture can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container.)

When ready to serve combine with soymilk, yogurt and grated apple. Stir to combine.

Makes 4 servings.

*Recipe courtesy of Stevia Extract in the Raw.*

Fresh berries, vanilla soymilk, yogurt, and bananas add fuel to your fire – naturally! This light and delicious shake courtesy of Stevia Extract in the Raw has just the right amount of sweetness and only 150 calories!

Berry Energy Shake

Ingredients

1 frozen peeled banana (about 4.5 ounces peeled), sliced

1/2 cup (2 ounces) fresh blackberries, pureed and strained

1/2 cup (2 ounces) fresh blueberries

2 packets Stevia Extract In The Raw

1/2 cup light vanilla soymilk

1/2 cup lowfat plain yogurt

2 tablespoons toasted wheat germ, divided (optional)

Preparation

Combine all ingredients except wheat germ in blender and process until well blended. Pour and serve.

Makes 1 1/2 cups or 2 (6 ounce) servings

Variation: If desired, add 1 tablespoon wheat germ to shake mixture before blending. Sprinkle remaining wheat germ on top of shake when serving.

*Recipe courtesy of Stevia Extract in the Raw.*