Tag Archives: stevia

Skinnygirl Gift Guide

SG-Gift-Guide-blog

When it comes to the holidays, even the savviest shoppers can get stumped finding the perfect gift for everyone on their list. To help you stay sweet instead of stressed, we’ve compiled some of the best gifts for all of your girls and even a few for the man (or men) in your life.


Mom

The Green Thumb:
If you’re mom has flowerbeds that rival the Garden of Eden, a bonsai tree could be a gift that will really grow on her. Unlike the centerpieces at your favorite take out place, this tree produces real oranges, even if they stay the size of a golf ball. $90

Coffee Fanatic:
For the mom who doesn’t wake up until her third cup, a new coffee maker can give her day a delicious new start. The Keurig K10 Mini Plus Brewing System can whip up a mug of her favorite brew faster than she can say Keurig K10 Mini Plus Brewing system. To really sweeten up this gift, don’t forget to fill her stocking with a bottle of Skinnygirl Liquid Sweetener. $100

The Stylish Adventurer:
If your mom’s passport has seen more stamps that a kindergartener’s homework folder, a handy city guide is a great way to help plan her next getaway. We’re in love with these Louis Vuitton guides that pair great recommendations with very sweet style. $33

Bestie

The Humanitarian:
Isn’t it about time your most selfless friend got a sweet reward for all her hard work? With this set of delicious designer Godiva chocolates, she can indulge her sweet tooth safe in the knowledge that every box provides 8 school meals for children in Africa. $25

Sassy Fashionista:
We all have that fashion forward friend who makes us really struggle to find a gift as trendy as her. No need to worry, with this adorable pair of glitter tights, you can prove she’s not the only fashionista in your friendship. $100

Starving Artist:
From quick sketches, to gorgeous oil paintings, some girls have a real eye for fine art. Try giving her a bucket of this awesome paint, which can turn any surface into a chalkboard so she can take advantage of creativity wherever it strikes. Pair it with a set of chalk pens and she’ll be able to whip up murals that will make even the coolest bars jealous. $10 & $55.



Boyfriend

The Guy’s-Guy:
Whether he’s chopping wood or restoring a classic car, some guys love all things manly. Give him the perfect gift with this pair of a bearded, Viking knit cap and drink horn that will help him find his inner barbarian. $45 & $25

The Executive:
If your guy likes to eat, drink, and sleep work, he’ll love this suit made out of real silk pajamas. With a comfortable fit and sharp looks, he’s ready for even the latest night at the office. $100

The Man Child:
For the guy who never really grew up, a personalized action figure could bring him back to fond days of childhood. Just send in two pictures of his head and they’ll put his handsome face on top of his favorite action hero’s body. $130

Eat Like It’s Winter

Skinnygirl-WinterRecipes

Summer may be responsible for a multitude of our favorite once-a-year ingredients, but that doesn’t mean winter leaves us empty-handed. From crunchy root vegetables to bright citrus fruits, cold months are full of exciting textures and flavors to choose from—all of which beckon warm nights indoors. Check out the following snow-required recipes, which prove that even though temperatures may be dropping, kitchen creativity is on the rise.

SG-RoastedRutabagas

SG-PomegranateSalsa

SG-PumpkinFluffDipSG-PureedParsnips

The Skinny on Stevia

Stevia_SendOff1

Looking to indulge your sweet tooth while keeping a healthy and balanced lifestyle? You might want to try Skinnygirl Stevia Liquid Sweeteners. They are the perfect option for you, the lady on-the-go who wants a little sweetness in her life.

Stevia is one of the best sweeteners for those looking to ditch sugar. The pure extract of the stevia plant will gratify your sweetest cravings.

So where does stevia come from exactly? Stevia is actually a genus of about 240 species of herbs and shrubs in the sunflower family native to South America and Central America. One species is grown for its sweet qualities. While most people just call it stevia, it’s also commonly referred to as sweet leaf or sugar leaf.

Stevia has been around since the 1970s, but unlike bell-bottoms, it has staying power. The plant was first used by the Japanese, who looked for an alternative to artificial sweeteners. Stevia quickly gained wild popularity there and is now used in everything from food products to popular soda brands.

Stevia was so good it had to be shared with the rest of the world. With their new line of sweeteners, Skinnygirl has introduced a stevia product that is perfect for all your sweetening needs. It’s the guilt-free way to enjoy everything from your morning coffee to your post-workout smoothie.

So how do you use stevia? It couldn’t be simpler just squeeze a bit of Skinnygirl Stevia into your drinks or food. The only difference you’ll notice is that you don’t have any extra calories to count. When we’re making drinks to enjoy on a girls’ night in, that’s the kind of problem we like to have.

Since it is summertime, refreshing drinks are always in demand. Here’s one of our favorite recipes — an absolutely delicious basil lemonade. Whether you’re hanging by the pool or barbecuing with some of your favorites, this drink will impress. Be sure to make enough for the rest of the party!

BasilLemonade