Saturday, May 1, 2010

I Am Hooked-Agave Nectar

Okay, so I know this is going to surprise you (sense the sarcasm), but I first heard about this through Trainer Momma. Every time she promoted this beauty I thought, "What in the world is she talking about?" I realized it was a natural sweetener and she used it in place of sugar, but I thought, "Really, what's the big deal?" I was at Costco yesterday, and they had the Agave Nectar on display. I thought I'd give it a try. Besides, anything that is healthy is at least worth a courtesy bite.
"Wow" is the only word I have to describe this.
This stuff is incredible. It's a natural sweetener extracted from the heart of the agave plant. It has a low glycemic index sweetener, so it is slowly absorbed into the body preventing spikes in the blood sugar. It has been consumed by ancient civilizations for over 5,000 years. It is 25% sweeter than sugar, so you need less. What does this mean to you? Less calories! You can use this stuff as a substitute whenever you use sugar. It is AWESOME! Definitely worth a courtesy bite.


  1. Have yet to try it, but I will, I will! What have you put yours in and on?

  2. I saw it at costco yesterday, and had no idea what it was!! So glad you found out! I will get it on my nest trip.

  3. Yes, do tell how you use it. Apis we can get some for you at Costco when you come to visit.

  4. I used a 1/2 tbs in my plain yogurt this morning and I used it as a syrup on pancakes for my kids bedtime snack. You can substitute 3/4 cup of Agave for every 1 cup of sugar in your baking. Anything you would use sugar for to sweeten it up a bit you could use Agave. Oatmeal, greek yogurt (which I'm going to have to try again).