Trim Healthy Mama Stevia Review

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The Trim Healthy Mama Stevia & sweeteners were released today in their online store, (Amazon affiliate link) and there have been SO many questions about them that I thought I’d put together a review. I was given a one ounce bag of their organic Pure Stevia Extract, and a one pound bag of their Sweet Blend for my birthday this year, and have really enjoyed playing with them in my kitchen.

I started out using the NuNaturals stevia extract that was recommended in the book. It was good stuff! I did have an adjustment period with learning to use the super concentrated sweetener…I found that stevia doesn’t cover the bitter notes in cocoa well, and it was challenging to learn how to enjoy it in some foods. But after my adjustment period, I really enjoyed the flavor of the NuNaturals…and then they changed the formula. I’m STILL sad about that.  But not TOO sad now, because I’ve FOUND my replacement!

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The THM stevia is a VERY fine powder…the “doonk” measuring spoon in the bag is essential! They’ve since updated the color to turquoise, which makes it MUCH easier to find inside the package. :) 

What brands have I tried? I’ve tried the NuNaturals old formula, the organic NOW better stevia extract, Skinny Girl liquid stevia, the packets from Aldi’s…I’ve also sampled my Mom’s Kal stevia, and for the sake of comparison, some little tablets that she forced me to try years ago that tasted like poison.

P.S. Kal has recently started adding corn-based maltodextrin, which is pretty high glycemic to their stevia extract, so that is not happy news.  The good stevias are dropping like flies, people!

So all that to say, I’ve tried a wide variety of stevia over the course of the past year.
The thing with stevia is this: MOST of what is on the market is not that great. The best I can say is ‘pretty good’ or ‘marginal’, but most is in the grody range. And some of it does taste like poison. For real. So if you’ve had BAD stevia, I can commiserate.

I’ve also had good stevia, like the original NuNaturals extract. It had a very clean taste.  What makes it good, you may ask? Well, the short answer is “processing” and leaf quality. The companies who really care, care enough to process it gently and yet remove nearly all of the components that cause that bitter-aspartame-poison type flavor that can happen. The yummy clean sweet taste of a good stevia is the component called Reb-A. But don’t overlook the actual quality of the stevia plant…the taste profile can really vary a lot from one plant to the next.  Between finding great quality plants, AND great quality processing, finding a truly good stevia product is like finding a needle in a haystack.

NuNaturals has a RebA 99 product that is VERY pure, but the taste profile is still ‘off”. Drat.  The leaf quality really matters with stevia.  And an ounce of that stuff is like $15 before shipping!  The point is, even when it’s SUPER pure, it’s NOT EASY to find a good tasting stevia!

What about the Trim Healthy Mama stevia?

Y’all, I’m VERY impressed with it! First, it’s a gentle extraction process & organic, which is important to me. It’s THE most pure stevia available. But most importantly…

It Tastes Great!

I’m picky with taste, and I live with people pickier than I am.  So you can trust me when I say it tastes REALLY good.  It’s not a weak or pointy sweetness with off after-flavors, and definitely no poison taste.  It’s GOOD! I’m SO, so, so excited!

Pearl told me that they tested a LOT of different stevias in the process, a majority of them being the 99% Reb A products, that were totally *blech*.  This one won their hearts & their label!  It’s the ONLY one that actually passed the ultimate taste test: the husbands. :)

It’s been a while since I’ve had the old NuNaturals stevia, but I can tell you this one is on par if not better.  I’m SUPER excited to have great stevia back in my pantry! (And did I mention that I’m SO excited that this is GOOD stevia?  If not, I *am* and it *is*!!!)

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NOW stevia on the left vs. THM Pure Stevia on the right…both dissolve beautifully.

PURE & Organic

This is a big deal for a lot of us who value high quality foods and pure processing methods.  Serene is a super-purist, and the processing meets her standards.  It’s a water extraction process that uses no harsh chemicals to go from leaf to pure white Reb A powder.

The Whole Food blogosphere has come down hard on stevia products, and chemical processing and nasty fillers are THE number one concern voiced against using stevia.  The THM Pure Stevia passes both of these concerns with flying colors.  I can love it guilt free and with no fear.

Economical

Since THM Pure Stevia IS the highest percentage of RebA that you can get…higher most all other stevia extract products on the market, it just takes a very small amount to achieve sweetness.  What this means to me is that a high quality stevia is a VERY wallet savvy investment.  When you look at how NuNaturals has priced their high-end (but not so yummy) Reb99, it’s on ‘sale’ at $14.99 an ounce). The THM Pure Stevia is priced very competitively at only $9.99 an ounce at the time of this post (expect the market to change and flex). So even from a cost comparison basis, it’s a much better value.  Sure it’s a small amount, but it will last me a couple of months as I use so very little at a time.

THM Stevia Conversion Chart

How little, you may ask?  It’s a good bit sweeter than the ‘fluffier’ stevia extracts out there. One teensy “doonk” of THM Pure Stevia is enough to sweeten a cup of yogurt or a cup of coffee (and I like my coffee sweet!)  A doonk is 1/32 of a teaspoon, and is about as sweet as 2 1/2 to 3 tsp of sugar, IMO.  

Below is a printable THM Sweetener Conversion Chart, shared with permission from the Mamas…thank you Pearl & Serene!

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click image to open printable .pdf, then hit your back button to return to this page.

You can see just how little stevia you need…only 1/2 tsp is needed to achieve the sweetness in a whole cup of sugar!

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And that’s what makes stevia not only economical but also far healthier than that cup of sugar on blood sugar levels.  Stay tuned in, as I am working on my top 10 tips on getting used to using stevia for those of you who are new to it!

If you’ve tried the new THM Pure Stevia, what do you think of it?

 

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      • Its_Gwen says

        One tsp = 2 grams. There are 28.3495 grams in an ounce. So approximately 14 tsp. of stevia in the 1 oz. package by my estimation.

        And since I’m doing math: 1 gram or 1/2 tsp = the sweetness in a whole cup of sugar. So the little one ounce bag is equivalent to 28 cups of sugar!

  1. Shannon Fox says

    My husband and I taste tested the Pure Stevia against the KAL (the old KAL) and oh my goodness – the difference was jaw dropping! The THM brand tastes NICE, as compared to all the other stevias that taste decidedly chemical. I made a batch of THM brownies with their Sweet Blend, and it was by far the best batch I’ve made… from a recipe that I’ve used many times these past few months. I am so thrilled to have a GREAT sweetener to use and very happy for Pearl and Serene!

    • Its_Gwen says

      Check out Lisa’s question below…Shannon & I weigh in on which we like. I use the stevia & sweet blend for different things.

  2. Lisa says

    HI, my name is Lisa and I am a beginner! haha I am still trying to digest (no pun intended…OK, maybe a little pun) all that is Trim Healthy Mama. Do I use the “blend” in baking and the “pure” in my tea and yogurt and such? Is it necessary to buy both?

    • Shannon Fox says

      Lisa, the blend is good for baking b/c it gives bulk; the pure stevia can be used in any other recipes that don’t require the bulk. So, yes, perfect for teas, non-baked goods, etc.

    • Its_Gwen says

      Ditto what Shannon said. The straight stevia is going to last you the longest, so it’s the best value, but the Sweet Blend is nicer with baking & chocolate goodies. I love having both on hand. :) I use the stevia for tea, yogurt, smoothies, etc. and the baking blend for my Muffin in a Mug, Skinny Chocolate (grind it to a powder), etc.

      • Candace says

        The blend is equivalent to Truvia, correct? (New to THM!) Truvia upsets my EBF son’s stomach, so does this mean I’ll be spending a lot on the pure Stevia?!

  3. Carol Gates says

    With other stevia I have relied in making SJC. Is this stevia lacking aftertaste to the point that may be unnecessary? I’m hoping so, as it would be a nice savings, but don’t want my hopes too high. 😉

  4. Jenny Vollmer says

    Is
    there an error on the chart posted on your blog? The recipe for the
    homemade sweet blend says 1 tsp of stevia (which seemed like a lot) to 1 cup erythritol,
    then the asterik section says 1/2 tsp to 1 cup erythritol?

    • Its_Gwen says

      That is not an error…the sweet blend does use a higher concentration of stevia to erythritol than traditional ‘truia’ type blends. That allows you to use less, and makes it last a lot longer. Plus, with other brands, too much of the stevia component can give things that bitter aftertaste. But that’s not an issue with the THM stevia in my experience.

  5. Dori says

    Thanks for the review and conversion chart. I’m anxiously awaiting my shipment. I am new to this and just spent a fortune on other sweeteners but so far we’ve been pretty disappointed. I want my family to be on board with this so I’m really hoping we will love this brand! BTW, I made my kids your mint shake yesterday and it was a huge hit!

    • Its_Gwen says

      Awesome! I hope everyone loves the new sweetener! I have also had a hard time finding stevia brands that I love.

  6. Aliantha says

    Thanks so much for the conversion chart, Gwen! My stevia and sweet blend are scheduled to come in the mail today, and I can’t wait to try them.

  7. Lianne Daniel says

    Thanks for sharing this Gwen….you are one of the THMers most trusted resources, so your opinion means a lot to me! I wonder what you thought about the Sweet Blend? That’s the one that would be for baking right? Thanks again!

    • Its_Gwen says

      Yes, sweet blend is what I’d use for baking or for recipes with cocoa. I’m loving it!

      I used 1 jar of Truvia when I first started out, while waiting for my jar of NuNaturals (way back when it was good). I really had trouble enjoying the Truvia…not sure why. Later, I found that a homemade blend was really tastier to me, and I would use that when baking.

      The Sweet Blend is VERY good. I think the stevia quality has a lot to do with that. :) I also love that the erythritol is GMO free.

      • karenjoy says

        So is the blend essentially like Truvia? I don’t want to use Truvia because of all the bad reviews. Would this blend be the same ingredients as Truvia? Thanks for all your help!

        • Its_Gwen says

          Yes! The Sweet Blend is similar to Truvia, but it’s made with organic stevia, and non-GMO erythritol. Sweet blend is a lot sweeter than Truvia, tsp to tsp, so you’ll get a lot more sweetness for your money with the SB.

  8. Joyfulmomof6 says

    I’m glad you posted this….it’s hard when all the companies claim theirs “tastes great”….I can’t tell you how many times I’ve thrown out stevia because it was just disgusting. I have some of the Now Better Stevia liquid glycerite right now (which has been the most tolerable and fairly good) that I need to use up, but when it’s done I may try the THM brand.

    • Its_Gwen says

      Amen to that! The market is full of stevia that is not very edible in my opinion. I don’t know who their taste testers are. 😛

  9. Erin says

    Okay, I just checked my KAL bottle and it does have maltodextrin in it. So, no stevia until I can get an order delivered? KAL has been the only type I have liked since NuNaturals. Frustration :) Thank you for keeping us posted. Where does this type of information come out first? THM Facebook is so overwhelming, I just don’t go there.

    • Its_Gwen says

      Erin, THM is working on a much better solution for getting info out there. You’re right: the facebook groups are overwhelming and hard to find the right info.

      I would be comfortable using up what you’ve got, but it would not be my long term choice for a stevia. Maltodextrin is just one a product that I’m impressed with.

  10. Robin says

    I use the NOW brand, which is less expensive. You mention it, but do not compare the two products directly. Any thoughts?

    • Its_Gwen says

      It looks like ounce for ounce, the NOW brand is cheaper, but the sweetness & quality are not as high. The THM stevia is a 99% Rebiana product, and the NOW stevia is not…it’s less expensive because it’s a cheaper grade of stevia. According to the NOW stevia website FAQ, it’s “no less than 80% glycosteviosides” for their stevia, that that would include any or all of the 4 sweet steviosides found in the stevia plant. The THM stevia is 99% pure reb A, which is the best tasting/sweetest of the steviosides.

      Now is what I was using prior to the THM stevia, and the taste is just OK…not nearly as good as the THM Pure Stevia in my opinion.

      According to the NOW stevia conversion chart, 2 tsp = 1 cup of sugar, compared to the 1/2 tsp of the THM stevia.

    • Its_Gwen says

      Kal is on the sweeter end of the spectrum with other stevia brands, so it may be very similar with amounts used. The NuNaturals & Now you have to use more.

      We’ve heard great feedback from ladies who are used to using the Kal stevia!

  11. MelaneiK says

    Any chance you can increase the font size so my sorry eyes can read a printed copy better? The denominators are difficult to make out. Pretty please with a cherry on top :). Thank you in advance!

  12. Heather says

    Thanks for sharing this Gwen! I will have to try it! I imagine they’ll sell out super fast. I appreciate you giving an honest review. I have loved NuNaturals for years, but have decided I’m done with their stevia. It doesn’t taste as good and I’m having to use more. I’ve worked with the owner through my blog for years now and he won’t tell me what they’ve changed, but I’m honestly so disappointed. I’ll have to give this new stevia a try- thank you! I also love the Wisdom Naturals stevia (liquids) too. They’re the closest thing I can find to the good stuff. Better Stevia by the Now Brand ( the plain, pure organic white powder), is also not a bad option either. Thanks for sharing again!<3

    • Its_Gwen says

      Oh I SO agree with you, Heather! I switched from the old NuNaturals (they reformulated to qualify as a food additive instead of a ‘supplement’ with the new FDA rulings on stevia). Then I went to the NOW better stevia. I am in LOVE with this one…maybe even better than the old NN!

      • Heather says

        Thanks Gwen! I appreciate you sharing that comparison and I didn’t know that about the NN formula, so thank you!:) I emailed Pearl and Serene to see if they would let me review it for my blog!:) Fingers crossed!!!:) Thanks again!!!

  13. Laurie says

    Gwen, would you consider adding the suggested uses for the new products? I’m a visual learner and I LOVE charts!

  14. Christine Mayfield says

    Thanks for posting this! I got my sweetners on Friday and was too tired to search through the FB chat for a chart like this. I have used it for oatmeal 1tsp sweet blend for a whole cup of oatmeal. Was slightly sweet and absolutely perfect. Then I used the stevia for sweet tea, but don’t think I used enough (being stationed in the south for the last 9 years has given me a real sweet tooth when it comes to tea). I think I will go back and add 4 more donks Does the stevia mix better in hot or cold beverages? I kept feeling like there were clumps at the top that I had to mash on the side to get to mix.

  15. Riekje says

    Thank you so much for sharing, Gwen!
    Do you think the Pure Stevia might actually work with cocoa? Shipment to The Netherlands will be more than the actual cost of the product, so I really want to know it’s worth it. And shipment for the sweet blend would actually be more. It’s not easy to find Erythritol here.
    I have NOW Better Stevia powder and think it’s doable in tea, coffee, yoghurt or goodies with fruit or lemon juice in them, but I sooo miss good chocolatey things!

  16. Misty says

    I’m curious if there are others out there who don’t like to use the Erythritol? I’m not happy using it. but what do you do for those recipes that need the bulk? Suggestions would be great. I live the pure Stevia for almost everything but as mentioned the brownies and a few other recipes I have it just don’t turn out. I need suggestion on how to do that?!

  17. Erin says

    I just opened my THM stevia today and it is awesome. Straight out of the bag good!! Amazing. However, has anyone found a container to store theirs in? Already the Ziploc top doesn’t shut and a Ziploc re-zippable and collapsible bag it comes in is an accident waiting to happen in this house :) We’re accident prone, I guess.

  18. Renae Knowles Crawford says

    Do I still only use 1/2 tsp of the THM pure stevia extract to erythritol to make the home made truvia or do I use less because it is sweeter?

    • Its_Gwen says

      I’d use somewhere between 1/4 and 1/2 tsp depending on how sweet you want it. It’s not really an exact science, and you’d just adjust the end amount to the sweetness you like. I’d guess 1/4 tsp per cup would be the closest to the sweetness of store bought blends and could be used in the same amounts?

  19. Laurie says

    I’m missing something here when it comes to the proportions. 4 doonks of pure stevia = 6 tsp Truvia, but 8 doonks = 10 1/2 tsp. and 16 doonks = 21 tsp.
    Why does the proportion change?

    • Its_Gwen says

      Hi Laurie,
      It’s very difficult to offer conversions with stevia, since it’s SO concentrated and the ‘doonk’ is so tiny, so the proportions are not going to be exact.

      The chart offers a pretty good estimate, but it’s best to always go with the ‘by taste’ method for what sweetness level you desire.

  20. Jenny Hurst Dart says

    I vaguely remember that someone reviewed the THM stevia and recommended how to store it. I’m finding that it doesn’t do well in a shaker bottle because of how fine the consistency is. Do you have any recommendations?

  21. Lindsey Swinborne says

    Thank you for your wonderful blog. I’m brand-new to THM and am on day 4 of the plan and loving a lot of the recipes thus far, but wasn’t sure if I should order the stevia or not because of bad tasting stevia I had tried in the past. I’m so thankful for this review. I ordered some from THM tonight! I saw your post about your goal weight and it was so inspiring to me. I am at the same start weight as you, with the exact same body type, and I have the exact same goal weight in mind that you reached! I, too, have bigger bones and though people don’t think I weigh what I do, it’s all in the muscly, big thighs and behind. I’ve been having lower back strain, which I think is due to having a big behind, so that is one reason I’m eager to lose a bunch of weight. Your comment about hiding your behind in the tree just totally tickled my funny bone! Your blog is the best I’ve seen so far related to THM. I have your Easy Bread fermenting in my fridge, awaiting pizza night and I’m sharing your recipes with all of my friends. Just had to say thank you for taking the time to share your life here!

  22. Ruthie says

    Do you know if there is ANYWHERE in the UK I could get the stevia stuff from? Its 40 odd pounds getting it here! X :) love ur blog by the way!

    • Gwen says

      Anyone have any tips for resourcing a good stevia in the UK?
      I don’t think the THM brand is international yet, so the shipping is fierce. :) Look for a THM Facebook group for Europe and ask there?

  23. says

    Thank you so much for doing this article! Helps me a lot to know to just keep buying the THM brand of Stevia. I’ve been wondering if my aldi packets were okay to be using. I’m pregnant and want to be extra careful where I can with what I eat. Thank you!! ~ Jamie

  24. Melody Corley says

    I was wondering, have you heard of/tried Sweet Leaf Stevia? I think it’s pretty pure, and I was wondering how it compared to THM stevia.

  25. Amanda says

    Hi,
    I must be honest, I purchased the sweet blend, it was just awful. I really don’t know how else to say it. It gave me an instant headache… I never get headaches.. It was overly sweet in a very weird way…
    I had a couple of people try it as well and they had the same reaction.. Wish I could say differently… But I am afraid to try it again.
    I had to throw out the recipe I made bc it was so bad.

    • says

      Hi Amanda,
      I’m so sorry you had a bad experience with the Sweet Blend. Did you let the company know? They’re very good about taking care of their customers.

      Was that your first time using a stevia based sweetener? You’d use about 1/2 to 1/4th of the amount for sugar when using Sweet Blend. With stevia, it does take on a SUPER sweet and very unpleasant taste if you get too much. I really recommend using recipes that call for your specific sweetener, and starting with the lowest amount possible and working your way up to get it to taste.

      Now, if you get a headache with it, then I’d ditch it and look for another type. I have a printable sweeteners chart in my new Trim Healthy Mama Quick Start Guide, and several other good options in the THM Amazon Store.

    • says

      I’m not sure. My guess would be yes? I’m just an affiliate blogger, so I don’t really know anything about the plans they have. You should email and ask them though!

  26. jillian says

    OK..first thankyou so much for the thm guide I just printed that. I am on pg 55 of the book, just starting to try to figure this out. Love your site. Not new to whole foods stevia etc. love your recipes too. so…..I have stomach pains from xylitol as well as erythritol. Can I bake your recipes with just stevia? I will order thm powdered stevia if this will work. I have been wary of the health effects splenda in the past, is this considered ok? thanks

    • says

      Hi Jillian,
      Xylitol is antibacterial, and can cause digestive upset in some people. And others react to both that and erythritol…and yet others have issues with stevia.

      My advice would be to buy a very small amount of quality stevia…maybe even a sample size if you can find it, and try it to see how you react. The other sweetener to consider is Monk Fruit extract and inulin.

      Splenda is a chem-processed sweetener, and is not on my safe list either. :)

      As far as subbing stevia, in many cases, I will call for erythritol or xylitol based sweeteners because they melt and/or add bulk similar to sugar. So it doesn’t always work to swap things out with just stevia, but sometimes it does. Yogurts, teas, etc. are really nice sweetened just with stevia, IMO.

      Hope that helps!

      Gwen

  27. Julie says

    I love the article and the very in-depth conversion chart. I’m a very visual learner so to have it spelled out is wonderful. Now that there is the pure stevia, the super sweet, and gentle sweet what is the conversion? I would like to make me own for baking as well as smaller amounts for smoothies or single serves. Being new I am a bit overwhelmed. Thanks Gwen. Off to make your sourdough bread!

  28. Terry Woods says

    I do use the THM stevia and I actually use a lesser amount of it than you do Gwen. It is very very sweet so one only needs to use a small amount, many times less than a donk. I have cut the amount of stevia used in my cake in a muffin to 1/2 of the stevia amount called for.
    Yes, it is the best tasting stevia I have used. Try it, you will be pleased.

    • says

      It’s good stuff! A friend of mine commented on FB that her husband went out of town, and she sent the THM stevia with him. And she was baffled why her coffee wasn’t tasting good. Until he got back with the stevia and it really wasn’t the coffee that was not as good. :) It was the other brand of sweetener. So now she’s going to order a bag to send with him when he travels. Ha!

  29. Carrie says

    I am allergic to Stevia. Do you have any recommendations for brand of Monk Fruit? That will work with the THM plan I am getting ready to start?

  30. Carol Williams says

    I have been using Pyure. A recipe calls for 1/2 cup Gentle Sweet and I don’t know how much Pyure to use. Can you help? Also, what do you think of Pyure?

    • says

      I really like Pyure! Do you mean the blend with erythritol or the stevia extract? I’d use about 1/4 cup of the blend, as I think it’s more concentrated than the Gentle Sweet. :)

  31. Penny Bains says

    I spent $40 at the health food store on natural liquid Stevia only to find out that if you are allergic to ragweed that it can flare up sinus issues. I was sick the whole week on it with congestion, sneezing etc. while on my daily meds for that. I was miserable. I have not even started the plan because of that. :( I am diabetic and that was like a slap in the face.

    • says

      Hi Penny,
      That stinks! I’m so sorry. Stevia is in the ragweed family, but everyone who is allergic to ragweed is not allergic to stevia. I mention that in the Stevia Safety blog post. Allergies are not uncommon, so I always tell people to try a small amount of something new first to see if it will work for you. I find that Amazon or online shopping options are almost always cheaper than local health food stores.

    • says

      Great question! Swerve is straight erythritol, right? With Super Sweet Blend, I’d use less than half of the amount of Swerve. Some recipes use the sweetener as a bulking agent, so you’d want to experiment to see what works best. With Truvia, I find it to be less sweet than Super Sweet Blend by a pretty fair margin, and I’d use half of the Truvia for Stevia.

      When experimenting with a new sweetener, I choose a recipe that I have lots of experience with, and then start with a smaller measurement of the new sweetener, working up to where I enjoy the taste. The chocolate milkshake recipe is a great one to practice with! Once you know approximately how much you’ll need, you can gauge better for future recipes. Hope that helps! Oh, and there is a sweetener conversion chart on the THM website that may also be a help…or try asking in the THM groups too! I bet other ladies have figured this one out already. :)

    • says

      Of all the stevia products I’ve tried, it’s the nicest flavor. I only get hints of bitterness if I use WAY too much, but you’d get that with any stevia, and it would be unpleasantly sweet at that stage anyway.

  32. Jean says

    Hi All, I wanted to ask for your advice. I am making a low carb chocolate pudding that calls for 4 tbsp of erythritol, but I want to use the whole foods version of their organic stevia extract liquid. (It’s just stevia rebaudiana leaf in a base of deionized water and 11% organic alcohol. The pudding has unsweetened cocoa powder in it. I was going to try 1/4 tsp to start with and go from there. Do you have a recommendation? Thanks!

    • says

      Hi Jean! I’d start small and work up…maybe use 2-4 drops, and taste and adjust upward. The stevia drops are much more concentrated than erythritol. You can always add more, but you can’t take it back out.

  33. Judy says

    I am baking and ran out of Thm gentle sweetener can I but I do have super sweet blend. Can I substitute ? What is the ratio? I am in the middle of baking.

  34. says

    My friend does not belive that setvia sweetner is heathy, only start from a plant. My Mom use’s Trim heathy Mama sweetner that’s called Thm. I really want to know is there are some other stevia sweetners or there are just one that some people just put bad stuff in it that can cause people cancer. :-(

  35. says

    Hi Selena,
    I reviewed stevia safety here. It’s something that’s NOT a good fit for everyone (some people are allergic and shouldn’t use it!) but I enjoy it, and it’s been a great part of my healthy lifestyle.

    There is not a single bit of evidence that I’ve seen that links it to cancer. It’s been used daily in Japan for over 70 years with no reported ill effects. :) The THM stevia is a purified product from organic plants- they’re simply removing the bitter components to leave just the sweet part.

    If stevia is *not* a good fit for you, then you can try Monk Fruit extract, xylitol or erythritol, or inulin as other options.

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  1. […] The sweetener used in most of the dessert recipes is Stevia, a natural sweetener that I have been using for 10 years but just didn’t know how to effectively use it to satisfy my craving for amazing desserts.  Well, the sisters over at THM have now taught thousands of us women how to use this amazing little sweet leaf to satisfy our love of all things delicious!  I have learned that all Stevia products are not created equal!  There is a wide variety of flavor and aftertaste that varies from brand to brand, so if you don’t like the first one you try, please don’t give up!  The folks over at Trim Healthy Mama have recently developed their own Sweet Blend of sweeteners available for purchase on their web-store!   (For a full review of this new sweetener, check out Gwen’s Nest) […]

  2. […] I know what you may be thinking!  “Jen, there are a bunch of chocolate cake recipes out there already!”  I agree!  Well, I happen to be on a mission in my kitchen to find recipes I enjoy baking that suit my tastes and I figured they may suite yours too!  Everyone has a different way to make mug cakes.  I LOVE them as you can see by other recipes I’ve posted.  I love them for breakfast, a snack or for dessert!  I NEVER feel deprived on the Trim Healthy Mama eating plan.   I enjoy my sweet, sugar-free treats!  The ballgame has changed for me this past week!  I got my new THM Sweet Blend in the mail!!!  I was so excited to get it and see the beautiful packaging.  I’ve been using Truvia for over a year plus some stevia extract powder at times as well.  I was excited to taste the new sweeteners when I knew how much hard work went into getting them to market.  Being organic is a HUGE deal and takes lots of time and hard work.   I was BLOWN away by the taste!  I’m not kidding!  It doesn’t take as much of the Sweet Blend to sweeten my desserts as it did Truvia, which is a huge plus!  If you aren’t sure on the conversions or which sweetener you want to try, check out my friend Gwen’s post about it on her blog: Gwen’s Nest. […]