I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Monk Fruit In The Raw. I received a promotional item and product sample as a thank you for participating.
This past summer we traveled to Asia and had the chance to try luo han guo, also known as Monk Fruit. It was one of the most delicious fruits I had to date. I was excited to learn that they now have on the market Monk Fruit In The Raw, which is a wholesome, zero-calorie sweetener, made from the delicious vine-ripened monk fruit. This calorie free sweetener has the sweet taste of sugar, without added table sugar, sugar alcohols (erythritol), or molasses. Plain and simple Monk Fruit In The Raw main sweetening agent is the delicious Monk Fruit!
I feel great knowing the Monk Fruit In The Raw is something I feel very comfortable serving to my family, as it provides a reduced sugar and calorie option with wholesome ingredients, that tastes great! Monk Fruit In The Raw is available in a packet form or as a Bakers Bag. With the Bakers Bag, it does the work for you to measure cup for cup (like sugar) and is created specifically for baking .You can use Monk Fruit In The Raw to sweeten tea/coffee, on hot/cold cereal, in a smoothie, or any recipe that calls for sugar.
There are so many great recipes that you can use Monk Fruit In The Raw in. I can not wait to try out the Red Swirled Pudding!
|1/3||cup whipping cream, chilled|
|1||cup low-fat (2-percent or 1-percent) plain Greek yogurt|
|4||packets Monk Fruit In The Raw®|
|1/2||teaspoon pure vanilla extract|
|6 – 8||tablespoons chilled Red Berry Sauce (see recipe)|
|4||whole strawberries, optional, for garnish|
In a chilled bowl, use a wire whisk or hand-held electric mixer to whip the cream until soft peaks form. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, stir the yogurt with a flexible spatula until it is smooth. Add the whipped cream, vanilla, and Monk Fruit In The Raw® to the yogurt mixture, and stir just until the mixture is combined. Cover the remaining whipped cream and refrigerate.
For individual servings, spoon 1/3 cup of the creamy yogurt into a dessert dish, preferably clear, smoothing the top. Spoon on 1 1/2 tablespoons of the Red Berry Sauce. Using a table knife, cut down, lift, and swirl the blade to blend the red sauce with the creamy yogurt as much as desired without blending them entirely. Repeat, using the remaining creamy yogurt and 6 tablespoons of the Red Berry Sauce. Or, spoon all of the creamy yogurt into a 1-quart glass serving bowl, pour on 8 tablespoons of Red Berry Sauce, and swirl to blend them. Cover the bowl(s) with plastic wrap and chill to set, 1-2 hours for individual servings, 2-4 hours for the larger bowl. This pudding keeps, covered in the refrigerator, for 2 days.
Before serving, top each serving with a dollop of the remaining whipped cream. If desired, cut each whole strawberry into a fan by making 4 or 5 vertical diagonal, then press gently to fan out the slices. Place a strawberry on top of each whipped cream dollop.
Per serving: 150 calories, 10 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 13 g carbohydrate, 3 g protein, 2 g dietary fiber, 50 mg sodium.
I’ve been hearing a lot about monkfruit recently, and your recipe looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing!
I didn’t realize Monk Fruit had a flavor mild enough to be used as a sweetener. I’ll try it out with that recipe.
alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) says
this sounds like splenda but better!
The Pinterested Parent says
I am curious about this. I like using sugar substitute to save on calories but it does worry me about all the chemicals they at to the artificial sweeters. This seems like a wonderful alternative.
valmg @ From Val's Kitchen says
I heard about this once before and wasn’t sure what it would taste like. Prior to these two times I’d never even heard of monk fuit.
have never tried it, but now I will
Happy New Year
Mama to 5 BLessings says
this recipe sounds really good, I have never tried this product before – thank you for sharing!
Thanks for sharing this with us! I’ve never tried it before but that pudding looks great!
Pamela R says
I just herd about this recently–that pudding looks scrumptious =)
I really like monk fruit. I have used several times.
Little Miss Kate says
Neat, I have not hear about this product, I wonder if it is available in Canada.
SugarLike Monk Fruit is available in Canada, at over 150 stores, including Whole Foods Markets. See the map on the web site for a location near you. You can order it online from Low Carb Grocery in Markham ON or Burnaby BC
Interesting, ive never heard of monk fruit until now.
Ashley M says
I love that these have zero calories and are made from fruit – a great way to stick to NYE resolutions.
Mistee Dawn says
I have never even heard of it. But that recipe looks delicious. Thanks so much for the info.
I’m sure my daughter would love Red Swirled Pudding! I’ve actually used Monk Fruit In The Raw in other treats and love it!
haven’t yet tried monk fruit. i’m intrigued tho!
monk fruit? Will have to find some and try it!
Jenn @comebackmomma says
I am always curious about new sweeteners that don’t taste artificial. Thanks for sharing.
I personally love my stevia in the raw and think its the best thing on earth to put in my coffee, so I’m sure I’d love this stuff. Never heard of it! But hope to try it someday!
cindy b says
I’ve never heard of this! Gotta try it out! It sounds delicious! Thank you so much for sharing! xo xo Happy New Year!
We love Monk Fruit. It works perfectly.
Danielle Royalegacy says
I have been hearing about this so much lately. I would really love to try it, but all the stores around me don’t have it in stock yet.
Natalie Z says
I always cook with sweetener options better than sugar for my family! that looks delicious!
Amber Edwards says
I Love Monk Fruit in the raw! It tastes fantastic. And those pudding cups! YUM!
Sarah - ITKM says
LOVE Monk Fruit in the raw –> great recipe!
I have honestly never had monk fruit, but will definitely be trying it now.
Ive never heard of this fruit before
I have trued this in the past, and it is just as good a sugar.
Cindy Merrill says
This sounds delicious, never heard of this sweetener until now, I’ll have to check this out!