Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener- Review

I did it! I finally came across a natural sweetener that has no nasty aftertaste! Dear readers, it is time that you discover the benefits of monkfruit!

I have tried a lot of natural sweeteners and never really liked them because they seem to have a rather nasty aftertaste. I used stevia for awhile, but I really didn't like it in my coffee, so I want back to your classic rot your teeth sugar. Now, I drink a lot of coffee, that means I am consuming a lot of sugar. I didn't like consuming so much sugar, but it was the only way I enjoyed my morning cup of joe. 

Yesterday morning I was walking down the organic aisle in my local Martin's Grocery store (otherwise known as Giant is some parts of the country) and I saw a monkfruit sweetener that has been crystallized, very similar to sugar. I was intrigued and I put it in my basket to give it a try. I have heard of monkfruit, but never really tried it before. 

I put a couple of teaspoons in my morning coffee and was absolutely amazed by the fact that there was no aftertaste! It tasted just like I put regular sugar in my coffee. I have finally found a 0 calorie sweetener that is natural and GMO free! This is a great way to cut back on my daily sugar intake.

Now, it does cost more than sugar. This 8oz bag cost me about $5, and it was on sale for $1 off. But you use less of it. So if you typically put 3 teaspoons of sugar in your coffee, you could use 1 1/2 teaspoons for the same effect. 

If you want more information, visit Lakanto's Facebook page.  

*This is a 100% unbiased review. I did not receive any compensation for this and was not approached by Lakanto or any of it's affiliates.*

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Party Rehash and March Goals

My son enjoying his party!
Can I just say that my son's 2nd birthday party was a blast! And I was so worried too! He woke up from his afternoon nap with a fever and I started to freak out because I was afraid I would have to cancel, and people were on their way to the house! However, his fever soon broke after I gave him some medicine and he perked up quickly. 

I think everyone had a great time and it was nice seeing family that I have not seen since his baptism. 

The cake was delicious and turned out much better than I expected it to be. Richard loved the little car that came on top and held on to it through out most of the celebration.

Now that part is over and a huge weight has been lifted from my chest, it is time to move on to a few things that need to be done. 

March Goals:

1) Reach 80 Facebook Likes. (I've been pretty stagnant at 76.)
2) Read a book for pleasure! (Maybe read the last book in the Inn BoonsBoro Series by Nora Roberts.)
3) Write 1000 words for my novel. (I have a basic plot in mind and I need to start working on it.)
4) Go to confession and prepare for Divine Mercy Sunday. (Divine Mercy Sunday is the Sunday following Easter.)
5) Pray more and get my spiritual life in gear! (This is a constant struggle for me.)

I really want to start working on my novel, and NaNoWriMo Camp is quickly approaching. As a result, I'll probably be blogging less, but I will keep you all updated on my progress. I am so excited!

Has anyone participated in NaNoWriMo? Did you enjoy the experience? This is my first time around and I'm not quite sure what to expect.