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Monk Fruit - In the Raw { All Natural Sweetener without all the calories} #InTheRawParty#Ad#MomSelect

8:12:00 PM Carrie Hurst 0 Comments





This All natural sweetener party went great for me and my family as we sat around talking about how great the taste was and how much healthier this is compared to all other artificial sweeteners. Monk Fruit is a natural, low-calorie alternative to sugar with the goodness of real fruit. We made Lemon Olive Oil Pistachio Tuiles for the party with Monk Fruit All natural sweetener. 

My health minded family tries to reduce sugar intake but many do not like the taste of other natural sugar replacements.




You might not have heard of monk fruit before. That’s because it has traditionally been grown on steep forested mountains in small family orchards, so until now there just hasn’t been a lot of it. According to legend monk fruit is named after the Buddhist monks who first cultivated it nearly 800 years ago. Ever since then it has been treasured for its health-giving powers and its unique low-calorie sweetness. Now here’s the good news - the world has finally discovered this amazing little fruit.  That means you and your family will be able to enjoy the healthy, great-tasting sweetness of monk fruit in some of your favorite foods and beverages.


As a health or dietary professional you know the challenge ahead to educate consumers about making healthier food and beverage choices. Even with all the evidence about the dangers of obesity and the link between too much sugar and the expanding waistlines among American families, it’s still difficult to create dietary change when taste is at stake.



Monk fruit is a revolutionary game-changing solution. It is a natural, low-calorie alternative to sugar with the goodness of real fruit. Imagine being able to improve the nutritional profile of an array of popular packaged food and beverage products with natural sweetness from fruit - but without sacrificing taste.

Monk fruit is on a mission to help provide healthier great-tasting food and beverage choices for families. You can help spread this message by telling the monk fruit story to your constituents and stakeholders.

What you need to know about monk fruit:
  • All-natural, low-calorie source of sweetness
  • A history of use as a traditional food going back hundreds of years
  • GRAS affirmed by the FDA






 Made with Colavita’s Limonolio Extra Virgin Olive Oil, which contains fresh lemon, these crunchy cookies deliver a pleasing zing to the palate which is sublimely rounded out by lightly salted pistachios. For a simple presentation, dust them with confectioners’ sugar, or if you’re in the mood to gild the lily, dip or drizzle your “tuiles” in decadent Perugina chocolate.


Ingredients


Instructions
  1. Notes Before Cooking:● Bake one tray of cookies at a time, because you’ll need to perform the rolling steps while the cookies are still quite hot, and if you bake both trays at the same time, some of the cookies will firm up too much to roll. So I suggest that you bake one tray, and when they come out of the oven you immediately put the second tray in, and while they bake, you can roll the first batch. ● A heatproof silicone baking sheet such as Silpat is most definitely an asset to this recipe. You can use parchment paper coated with non-stick spray if you do not have a silicone baking mat, but your cookies will be slightly harder to remove from the pan. ● Exact recipe yields 24 cookies.
  2. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  3. Line two rimmed baking sheets with silpat baking sheets (alternately, line two rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper and spray it with non-stick spray).
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, sugar, salt, and egg whites until they form a smooth mixture. Add the flour, stirring until blended. Gently stir in the pistachios.
  5. Drop ½ tablespoonfuls of batter two inches apart on the baking sheets. Use the back of a spoon to spread each portion of batter into a circle, approximately 2.5 inches in diameter.
  6. Bake the first tray 12-16 minutes, carefully monitoring the cookies: you want to take them out of the oven right when they are golden brown at the edges and set in the center.
  7. Place the second tray in the oven immediately after removing the first, once again baking for 12-16 minutes, or until golden brown at the edges and set in the center. While you wait for the second batch to bake, it’s time to roll the first batch of cookies.
  8. As soon as you can remove the cookies from the sheet using a metal spatula, remove them one at a time, flipping them over on the sheet so that the bottom faces up.
  9. Gently roll, either by hand or around a fairly thin cylinder, such as the handle of a wooden spoon or a chopstick. If you want rolled, cigar-shaped tuiles, align the “seam” down so that they can set without unrolling. If you prefer a less tightly rolled tuile, you can simply curve the cookies around a French style rolling pin to give them a more gently curved, potato-chip type shape.
  10. After about 10 minutes, they should have become firm and you should be able to remove them from the cylinder, if used.
  11. If desired, dust with confectioners’ sugar, or dip the finished cookies in melted chocolate. Or if you want to get really involved, drizzle melted chocolate on top of each sugar-dusted cookie. If dipped or drizzled, let the chocolate set before serving.
  12. The cookies will become more crisp as they cool. To retain this crispiness, place them in an airtight container as soon as they are cooled to room temperature. They will keep for up to 1 month.


The holiday season is a time for celebrating with loved ones, but it's also the time of year when we tend to overindulge the most.  The good news is, you don't have to sacrifice your healthy lifestyle to indulge in those delicious holiday treats anymore! With Monk Fruit In The Raw®, you can actually feel good about giving into sweet cravings. From the In The Raw family of premium sweeteners, Monk Fruit In The Raw is a zero calorie sweetener made from monk fruit, a vine-ripened fruit native to Asia. Monk Fruit In The Raw is available in both packets and a Bakers Bag formula that measures just like sugar. 

A wholesome sweetener that Moms can feel good about calls for a celebration! That's why we're inviting influential bloggers to host Monk Fruit In The Raw Holiday MommyParties! With this fun party opportunity, your guests will get to experience the sweet and simple taste of Monk Fruit In The Raw just in time for the holidays.