Hello. I’m Sherrie and I issues with sugar. By issues I mean a deep love of it. Too much of it at times. According to my mom, I went after sugary goodness with a vengeance as a baby. Before I was two, I snagged my Easter basket and took out the chocolate bunny when I was supposedly napping. She said I was working on the jelly beans when I was caught.
See, I told you I had a problem.
I’m on the lookout for low-glycemic alternative sweeteners that will hold up in baking and have minimal aftertaste no matter how it’s used. I like stevia, but hubs and the kids don’t care for it. Right on time, I was offered a bottle of V3 Life & Food Pure Premium Raw Organic Yacon Root Syrup. While hubs was skeptical after hearing the reported benefits, I was happy to give it a shot.
It’s making the rounds as a fantastic metabolism-boosting weight loss wonder. It’s another new-to-us food from Peru that’s reported to have amazing benefits.
V3 Life & Food Pure Premium Raw Organic Yacon Root Syrup is certified organic, non gmo, soy and gluten-free, and a delicious low-glycemic sweetener. It contains prebiotics and probiotics that support healthy digestion, has only 13 calories per teaspoon, and reportedly boosts the metabolism. Other reported benefits include increased fiber intake, lower blood sugar, and weight loss. The Dr. Oz Show aired a feature on yacon syrup in November 2013 after looking into the hype and conducting a 28 day experiment. Of the 40 participants who completed the challenge, 73% lost weight and 68% recommended it as a weight loss tool. I wasn’t interested in the syrup as a weight loss aid and only tried it as a low-glycemic sweetener.
It tastes like a cross between honey and molasses and adds a richness that honey doesn’t have. I enjoyed it in hot tea, unsweetened soy milk (hot, cold, and blended with cocoa powder), drizzled on homemade soy yogurt and berries, coffee with a little coconut milk creamer, and in my morning acv and lemon juice drink. I don’t know if it had an effect on my metabolism, but I do know that the flavor definitely had an effect on me. I will keep it on hand for use in recipes calling for agave nectar or honey without hesitation. I have a few muffin recipes calling my name now. Pumpkin spice muffins are good any time of year.
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