Barefoot by the Sea: SPLENDA® Sweetener Feature #SweetSwaps, #IC #ad

Friday, June 5, 2015

SPLENDA® Sweetener Feature #SweetSwaps, #IC #ad

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for the SPLENDA® Brand. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. All opinions and reviews are my own.
Last week, we were in the 90's here in New England...yes, 90 degrees!  It felt like Summer, the sun was blazing, schools were hot, the girls were swimming in their free time and wearing sundresses.  I can't tell you how exciting it is to wear a sundress after the longer than ever Winter we've had here!  Of course, with Summer ahead, we are anticipating a lot of hat events, activities and all the tasty food and potluck dishes that we love!  So many of us are working hard to make smarter choices whether that mean going for a walk during our lunch hour or being more mindful of the ingredients we use in recipes.  To help inspire and motivate us to make better choices, the SPLENDA® Brand is offering up suggestions and ways to reduce the added sugar in some favorite recipes!  The idea is to swap out white sugar or full suger with SPLENDA® Brand Sweetner products.  Using SPLENDA®Sweetener Products, like SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated, SPLENDA® Sugar Blend, and SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend and the recipes featured on, we can create dishes we love that can fit into a balanced lifestyle!
Recently, we had a few friends over to go for a Saturday walk and bike ride.  We were able to catch up after a busy week, talk about nutrition and some of the ways we plan to spend our Summer. It's a great way to do something active with our kids and encourage fitness!  We all share the goal of working out more and getting outside to enjoy the amazing Summer!  One of the common themes, of course, was getting more activity into our days, trying to eat better and smarter, including making different choices when it comes to the food we eat.  A lot of us don't have a ton of time between work and family so we are often looking for simple, easy and smarter recipes.  SPLENDA® Brand Sweetners can help by saving calories...did you know that swapping out 1 cup of regular white sugar for SPLENDA® Brand sweetner can save more than 600 calories?  If that isn't motivation, I'm not sure what is!

After we went on our walk, we went back to my house and enjoyed a recipe featured on SweetSwaps.comSince a couple of my friends were skeptical, I thought this would be a great way to demonstrate the option of swapping out sugar for SPLENDA®Sweetener , resulting in a just-as-tasty treat.  What better way to recharge after our walk than a delicious Raspberry Banana Smoothie!

The smoothie was a hit here and nobody complained about an artificial taste or a lack of taste.  These were bursting with raspberry and banana flavor, delicious!  I would encourage you to check out
and see a variety of recipes, tips and swaps for the recipes that contain sugar.  Let's make smarter choices!  There's no time like the present! 

On that note, have a great weekend everybody!


  1. Yum these sound great! It was hot here last week too but cold and rainy most of this week!

  2. Sounds delicious. I have never tried Splenda, is that weird?

  3. Hi,
    They sound so good and refreshing.


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