In some of Almased’s smoothie recipes, we can add stevia as an option. What is stevia? Stevia is a natural sweetener extracted from the Stevia rebaudiana plant. It is free of calories and because it is much sweeter than sugar, only a small amount is needed to sweeten up your smoothie without going overboard.
Using stevia as a sugar substitute is recommended over sugar because it does not raise blood sugar level, which makes it an ideal option for those who need to be mindful of added sugars or carbs. In addition, stevia is recommended over artificial sweeteners like Splenda because of its natural origin.