BRENDA’S BETTER-FOR-YOU CORN SYRUP SUBSTITUTE

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The gooey goodness of some of your favorite holiday recipes call for the thick richness of corn syrup.

Unfortunately, this silky smooth syrup has way more sugar than anyone needs contributing to those pesky unwanted calories that are linked to health problems, such as weight gain, type 2 diabetes & metabolic syndrome.

No need to pass on the pecan pie this year if you use this recipe! This healthy corn syrup substitute will turn those guilty temptations around and is bariatric-friendly so you can enjoy the desserts without the guilt and uncomfortable situations!

 

 

Bonus: It’s Bariatric Friendly!

 

LIGHT CORN SYRUP INGREDIENTS

¾ cup  water

1 cup Stevia or favorite sweetener

¼ tsp butter extract

¼ tsp vanilla extract

¾ tsp *xanthan gum

 

DARK CORN SYRUP INGREDIENTS

¾ cup  water

1 cup Stevia or favorite sweetener

¼ tsp butter extract

½ tsp maple extract

¼ tsp vanilla extract

¾ tsp *xanthan gum

 

DIRECTIONS

Add water to microwave safe bowl (glass is always best). Microwave for on high for 2 minutes. Remove bowl from microwave being careful the bowl may be hot, add stevia or sweetener whisking it until it is completely dissolved. Cook for another 30 seconds; add extracts and whisk. Sprinkle the xanthan gum in the mix and it will start to get thick. Let cool at room temp as it will become the consistency as syrup and taste close to the real deal!

 

You can use this in place of corn syrup in any recipe!

 

BRENDA FORSYTH

(HerSUPPZ Brand Ambassador March 2018-present)

 

Brenda Forsyth was born and raised in Iowa. She enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter when she is not working out.

Brenda found her passion for health and fitness in 2014. Being considered obese her entire life she learned how nutrition and staying active plays a huge roll in her life and ended up losing 158lbs.

Brenda claims she was very ”gym-timadated” to walk through the doors of a gym. So she started lifting in her basement and learning on her own using different workout websites and participating in 12 week challenges online.

Recently Brenda decided that she was not going to be intimidated any longer and finally joined a gym. “I don’t know what I was so intimidated by. It’s an AMAZING place! Fitness isn’t one size fits all.”

Brenda has a whole new outlook on life and wants to motivate and encourage other people in every aspect of their life and remind them that nothing is impossible.

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*The FDA considers xanthan gum safe for consumption as a food additive (1).  Moreover, it’s popularity as a supplement and common ingredient in gluten-free products is growing.  It may even have health benefits, like lowering cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

 

What Is Xanthan Gum?

Xanthan gum is a popular food additive that’s commonly added to foods as a thickener or stabilizer.

It’s created when sugar is fermented by a type of bacteria called Xanthomonas campestris. When sugar is fermented, it creates a broth or goo-like substance, which is made solid by adding an alcohol. It is then dried and turned into a powder.

When xanthan gum powder is added to a liquid, it quickly disperses and creates a viscous and stable solution. This makes it a great thickening, suspending and stabilizing agent for many products (2).

It was discovered by scientists in 1963. Since then, it has been well researched and determined safe. Therefore, the FDA has approved it as a food additive and placed no limitations on the amount of xanthan gum a food can contain.

Even though it’s made in a lab, it’s a soluble fiber. Soluble fibers are carbs that your body cannot breakdown.

Instead, they absorb water and turn into a gel-like substance in your digestive system, which slows digestion (3).

(https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/xanthan-gum)