Healthy Sugar Free Strawberry Syrup - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

This Healthy Homemade Sugar-Free Strawberry Syrup has all the flavor of strawberries but in liquid form!  This all-natural, low-calorie syrup contains no high fructose corn syrup, granulated sugar or artificial food coloring, just pure strawberry goodness.  Perfect in oatmeal, yogurt, ice cream, smoothies and more!

Healthy Sugar Free Strawberry Syrup - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Instead of sweetening this syrup with high fructose corn syrup, bleached white sugar, artificial sweeteners or aspartame, I used all-natural stevia.

Instead of sodium benzoate (a preservative) I used…  oh wait, this recipe doesn’t have any preservatives!  WOOHOO!

Instead of artificial food dyes (that may be linked to hyperactivity, ADHD, tumors, cancer, etc etc etc) I used all-natural, plant-based food coloring.

Unlike regular syrups, this recipe doesn’t require any cooking (so you don’t need a candy thermometer).  Just gather the ingredients, whisk it all together and refrigerate.  Then it’s time to pour pour pour away!

Healthy Homemade Sugar-Free Strawberry Syrup (all natural!)

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: ~1+3/4 cups

Serving Size: 2 tbs

Calories per serving: 5

Fat per serving: 0g

Healthy Homemade Sugar-Free Strawberry Syrup (all natural!)

This Healthy Homemade Sugar-Free Strawberry Syrup contains no high fructose corn syrup, granulated sugar or artificial food coloring, just pure strawberry goodness. This low-calorie syrup is perfect in oatmeal, yogurt, ice cream, smoothies and more!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a sealable, cylindrical container (I used these food containers because they have tight-fitting lids) whisk together the water, strawberry flavor, lemon flavor and natural food coloring.
  2. Whisk in the stevia and the salt.
  3. Whisk the mixture vigorously while slowly "dashing" in the xanthan gum (don't dump it in, other wise it will clump up... just sprinkle it in while whisking).
  4. Seal the container and refrigerate overnight.
  5. The next day, give the container a big shake, then pour the syrup into pretty serving jars. Refrigerate to store.

Notes

This recipe is: fat free, sugar free, low carb, gluten free and vegan!

http://dessertswithbenefits.com/healthy-homemade-strawberry-syrup-sugar-free/

Unhealthy Strawberry Syrup nutrition label - Desserts with Benefits  Healthy Sugar Free Strawberry Syrup nutrition label - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

BIG difference, eh?

100 calories vs. 5 calories

High Sugar vs. Sugar-Free

Artificial vs. Natural

Unhealthy vs. Healthy

(Right column sounds way better to me!)

Healthy Sugar Free Strawberry Syrup - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Sweet, syrupy and smooth — all the flavor of strawberries but in liquid form and no pesky seeds either.

This syrup is the perfect replacement to storebought syrups (both the sugary ones and the sugar-free ones).

I’ll be back later, I’m about to pour this over everythang in my kitchen  ;)

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PS:  Some Blog Updates!

  1. Did you notice my blog’s new logo?  I changed it because, even though I was in love with the old one, I will admit that it was a little difficult to read.  I hope you like it, let me know what you think  :-)
  2. I also fixed up some alignment issues on the sidebar, updated the As Seen On Page and Nutrition Page, and added a few extra Q/A’s to the FAQ Page.
  3. It’s surprisingly difficult to change simple things on my site because everything is in code.  You know that strange HTML stuff that looks like a different language?  Like <html> and <body> …  that fun stuff (HAH, not).  Anyways, after successfully learning some code and fixing up the site, I did something stupid.  Like, really stupid.  I messed up a tiny snippet of code and it shut down my site.  Long story short (aka, a one-hour panic that almost resulted in a near heart attack and mental breakdown) I fixed it!  However, I did lose some of the comments from Sunday in the process, along with my responses to them.  Ugh.  If you left a comment/question on my site Sunday and it is no longer there, feel free to contact me and ask again.  So sorry.  I am taking a break from that code stuff.  Never again!

Anyways, I hope you enjoy the recipe!  :-)

Labels: 5-Ingredients-or-Less, DIY, Fat-Free, Gluten-Free, Icings-Frostings-and-Spreads, Lemon, Low-Carb, No-Bake, Nutrition-Label, Strawberry, Sugar-Free, Vegan

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Comments (8)

  1. Kath @ Natural Kath: March 18, 2014

    I love this recipe! I love your site so it’s no surprise I love this recipe. ;) You could use just about any natural flavoring in it. I feel your pain about the HTML disaster, yikes. Before I started to build my site I thought I sort of enjoyed site building and coding. After building my site – I will be very happy if I never have to see HTML again. ;P Or CSS, which is the even more foreign-language coding my site uses. This is why tech people get paid big bucks.

  2. dessertswithbenefits: March 18, 2014

    Kath @ Natural Kath-
    YAY I’m so glad you like the recipe :)
    And WOW, congrats on building/coding your site! I think my jaw just hit the floor. I take one look at all that code and it takes my breath away.
    And that’s so true, the reason I tried doing all these fix-ups myself is because I couldn’t dish out hundreds of dollars for a simple fix. But maybe it’s worth the investment, knowing my luck haha ;)

  3. Lisa-: March 26, 2014

    Your site looks AMAZING!!! I love the new logo and especially the photography. Superb.

  4. dessertswithbenefits: March 26, 2014

    Thanks so much Lisa! Glad you like the new logo :)

  5. Vanessa: March 31, 2014

    WOW this looks awesome! :) I quit sugar a few months ago and I really miss strawberry syrup and chocolate syrup :( I’m so glad I found this thanks!

  6. dessertswithbenefits: March 31, 2014

    Vanessa-
    So glad you found the recipe too! Hope you love it :)

  7. Cianna: June 12, 2014

    Have you ever tried this with fizzy water? I have a soda stream from my soda drinking days, and I’ve been considering making mixes, similar to soda mix thickness, to use with fizzy water to have a soda kick every once in awhile! :) I haven’t made this yet, but I don’t know how thick it is, or if it would be too much to have a soda lol.

  8. dessertswithbenefits: June 12, 2014

    Cianna-
    Oh that’s a great idea! I haven’t tried adding this to plain fizzy water but I’ve added it to Zevia’s orange soda and it was great! You just need to swirl it in and make sure it’s fully incorporated :)
    Now I want to get a soda stream… hehe ;)
    Hope you like the soda!
    -Jess

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