I'm on the road this week, but Ill post you the recipe for the jello as soon as I get back home. True lemon/lime/orange are little packets of dried juice. They come in a box of 40. Kroger keeps them with the teas and Giant Eagle has them next to the reconsituted juice in the baking aisle- go figure. One packet has less than 1 carb- and nicely flavors a cup of the yogurt- I use them in water too. I miss orange flavored things so much- this is a true- unsweetened flavor.
The daVinci syrups are sweetened with splenda and splenda raises my blood sugar more than actual sugar. I drank a bottle of the calorie free ( 1-Liter) water that WalMart sells in various flavors and it shot me up 74 points! I almost cried. I was at a show and couldn't leave the floor to get differnt water- or go walk a treadmill to drive it down.
I can drink any coffee I want as long as I sweeten with stevia and use heavy cream- or drink it black. AT Starbucks, I get the darkest roast they have on tap and ask them for a cup of whipping cream to go with it- it's never a problem.There was a recent study that suggested ingesting caffeine while fasting raises BS- but the study was flawed. They used pure caffeine- not coffee. Black tea has a lot of caffeine- sometimes more than coffee- but no recommendations were made about tea.
I live by my meter- and so far- my meter loves coffee as much as I do
Do you use those sugar-free water flavoring powders that come in individual portions (like crystal light?) I sometimes put one of those in a cup of GY- and freeze it almost solid, then blend it with my handblender until it is like soft-serve ice cream- the Crystal light Morning Sunshine ( Sunrise?) + 2 drops of vanilla tastes like a creamsicle-YUM
Ceebee, I bought a small shaker bottle of True Lime at Kroger to flavor all sorts of food. It doesn't add watery lime flavor as lime juice does and it stays on the food. You only need just a bit of a shake for a nice limey taste. The small packets are good for travel or when you're out, but if you like to cook and want a lemony or limey taste, the small bottle of the powder/crystals is really convenient. It could also be sprinkled on salads or any other food, raw or cooked. In my supermarket, it's in the section with sugar and artificial sweeteners. It's not sweetened. I have no idea why it's not with the lemon juice bottles in my supermarket except that it's a small container and it's not liquid. I guess it's more like a "condiment". I've had the same little bottle for six months. It lasts a long time. There's True Lemon available also. I think it would be great if they could make True Orange, too. :)
Post Edited (LanieG) : 2/14/2008 8:00:54 PM (GMT-7)
Oh, Sandy, I didn't know that they also made a True Orange. I have to look for that. Ceebee, the brand is called True Lime (and True Lemon). The bottle is 2.85 oz and as I said it lasts a really long time because just a sprinkle on food gives a nice lemony taste. It is made by Grand Brands, Inc. The bottle says their website is www.truelemon.com. You may find the product in the condiment aisle, or baking, or where sugar and artificial sweeteners are (where I found it here).
Post Edited (LanieG) : 2/18/2008 12:48:29 PM (GMT-7)
I use the orange and I love it- It also contains orange oil, maltodextrin, and vitamin C. Again, it is only 0.8 gram, less than 1 gram of carb, and zero calories- that is so little, that I can't imagine it would affect you. If you are adding it to your yogurt- there's 20 grams of protein to balance it out besides.
I use it to flavor my water- which I drink by itself all day long (no protein or fat to balance it), and have never had any kind of a rise from it. I even drink it at night sometimes, and my fasting has never been affected.