Making the Swap from Sugar to Splenda + Strawberry Shake Recipe

By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
March 13, 2014

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I recently took the challenge with The Motherhood to make the swap from sugar to Splenda®.  I used Splenda® in my Iced Tea, my coffee and in my breakfast shakes!  Yep, that’s right!  Splenda® tastes great in breakfast shakes!

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Did you know that just about anywhere you love sugar, you can use SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener?  It’s pretty amazing the number of things you can swap sugar for SPLENDA® in your daily life!  In fact, the SPLENDA® Brand has dished out 365 ways to swap sugar for SPLENDA® Sweetener Products.  That’s pretty dang amazing!

Experts recommend that we as women consume no more than 6 teaspoons of added sugar a day, yet the average American eats 22 teaspoons daily!  Yikes!  Most of us underestimate the amount of sugar we do eat because the sweet stuff is often times hiding in some of our favorite foods and beverages, such as vanilla lattes, fruit flavored yogurt, salad dressing and cereal.  Once we realize where the sugar is hiding, we can come up with ways to eliminate the excess sugar from our diets.

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I decided that since it was Strawberry Season here on the Central Coast and Frank and I drink breakfast shakes in the morning, that I would create a Strawberry Shake using Splenda® rather than sweetened yogurt and added in sugar.  It turned out really yummy and was easy to make!

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– 12 frozen strawberries
– 2/3 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
– 1 1/2 cups orange juice
– 1 cup yogurt, plain, non-fat
– 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder
– 1 banana
– 1/4 cup peanut butter
– 10 ice cubes


Combine all ingredients in a blender.  Mix on low speed for 20 seconds.  Remove the lid and stir with a spoon.  Mix on medium speed for 30 seconds.  Remove the lid and stir again.  Please note that the mixture will be thick.  If you want a thinner consistency, add more juice.  Mix on high speed for another 30 seconds or until ingredients are combined.  Pour into glasses and serve immediately.  Enjoy! 

This post is part of the SPLENDA® 365 SWEET SWAPS™ blogger program by McNeil Nutritionals, LLC. and The Motherhood,
who sent me products and compensated me for my time.  
Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are my own, and I hope you enjoy them.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

3 Responses to “Making the Swap from Sugar to Splenda + Strawberry Shake Recipe”

  1. Sandra VanHoey says:

    We use spenda for our coffee and your strawberry banana shake I must try. The kids would even love this one

  2. Julie Wood says:

    I have used Splenda so many times and it is really delicious with no aftertaste and I would love to make your yummy Strawberry Shake. Splenda is very good to use for diabetics. My Dad just loves using this sweetener in his coffee. I also like the taste in my coffee.

  3. Cynthia R says:

    I’ve tried to make the swap but I can still taste a difference that bothers me. Instead I have just lessened my sugar intake.

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