They also taste the same somewhat, but agave nectar does not cause blood sugar to rise at all. It's great for diabetics or anyone trying to watch blood sugar levels. If you're trying to cut out added sugars though, you should stick with Stevia, which is an all natural sweetener, made from a plant, and is virtually incredibly sweeter than sugar, so you need half as much in all recipes calling for sweeteners like honey, agave or sugar. It's also more affordable if you only use half, since Stevia can be a little expensive. However, it contains zero calories and if you buy Stevia in the Raw , or other brands, which are Stevia only, and nothing added, then it's the best option for watching your sugar intake. I used agave in this recipe though, to create a recipe as similar to the one I saw on Lucinda's show.
*This recipe is also similar to a favorite Japanese steakhouse salad dressing that I always loved as a child. I learned the secret to making it through working there in my early college days. - Makes 6 oz. ( about 15 -1 tbsp. servings)- Prep time: 2 minutes
1/2 tsp. ginger ( ground) 1 tsp. black pepper dash of cayenne pepper
1. Empty the olive oil, agave, and squeeze the lemons with your hand, using 2 fresh lemons2. Next, scoop in the carrot puree'. 3. Last, add all of the dry ingredients ( mustard, Stevia if you are using that instead, salt, ginger and the peppers.4. Blend for 3 seconds and store in a Ball glass jar in the fridge, or just keep it in the Magic Bullet container or another small container easy for pouring. Here's what I do:
Here's a fresh salad I made using fresh, antibiotic- free deli turkey , wild rice, roasted veggies and sliced almonds. It's delicious over a bed of romaine and the classic, crunchy iceberg we all love:)
*PS- This dressing is also a great marinade to roast veggies with, marinate meat in, or as a substitute for sauces of any kind. It's also excellent as a sandwich spread. Give it a try and let me know what you think:)