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Old 08-16-2012, 11:58 PM   #73
IP: 2/28/12-9/1/12
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Height: 5'6"/39yo


Originally Posted by cscape View Post
Have you heard anything about truvia? Do you use a vita mixer or has a conventional blender ground up the spinach fine enough?
Truvia is an approved sweetener, FinnSteven has commented on it in his thread and his Facebook page in more detail if you want more details as to the science of why. But I still assume all packet sweeteners and extras (Splenda, Truvia, stevia in the raw, WF, Mio, etc) have 4.9999999 calories from 0.9999999g carbs, as that is what the FDA allows them to have and retain 0/0/0 labels, and hence why you should exercise moderation. Like I mentioned, the liquid Sweetleaf is the only 'truly 0' sweetener I know of if you find you are sensitive to them. But as long as you use moderation using any of the approved 0/0/0 extras should be fine, I do limit them to 6 servings or less a day per my coach's advice.

I have a full size cuisinart blender that has 2 speeds, Low and High. Cost me about $50 8 years ago and I love it! I think the key is preblending the spinach with chilled liquid on high for 2 minutes before putting in your IP to get it fully pulverized then just mixing up your IP for 15 seconds on low at the end.

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