If you haven't tried the Barlean's brand flax and fish oils....oh, what sweet health you've been missing! I had not tried them earlier in the BFC program due to its cost. However, Total Health discount vitamins (website) sent me an email with an 11% off coupon. I needed more probiotics anyway so I looked to see if they carried Barlean's and they do! I was lucky enough to find both the berry and chocolate raspberry flavors and ordered one bottle of each. With the discount and no tax or shipping costs, I paid around $23/bottle vs. $30. Last night I was craving something sweet and looked at my tracker and saw that I'd not had enough MUFAs for the day so I went to the fridge and opened the berry omega swirl flavor. KA-POW! Berry explosion in my mouth...very creamy and sweet...almost too sweet since I've been on Stevia for 3 months. My mind began working on ways to use this sweet nectar. So, this morning, I added some of the berry omega swirl to my Uncle Sams cereal. I was very light in my application of the oil not knowing how it would mix with cereal and almond milk but it flavored the cereal fabulously. I was also worried about making the cereal too sweet based on my spoonful of oil last night but it turned out well. I can see using the berry flavor as a salad dressing...especially for summer salads. Just a drizzle for a wonderful very berry flavor.
I have been researching Stevia cookbooks as I've yet to bake anything sweet. I absolutely LOVE brownies but Jorge's recipe uses Joseph's maltitol syrup....that stuff makes me feel horrible. I bought Joseph's maple syrup and I will probably throw it away as maltitol and I do not like each other. I've also read some conflicting reports about maltitol so instead of making the mistake I made with Splenda, I'll go with Stevia. Yes, I've recently heard it may effect fertility but I've no interest in having kids and I'm 40 so it is a non-issue for me.
So, when I get my Stevia cookbooks I can totally see using both oils as the "extra" for the goodies. Clemmy's ice cream isn't an option for me either....same issues as with Joseph's. I did buy some Fage greek yogurt at Costco and look forward to flavoring it with the chocolate raspberry tonight as my dessert.
I would like to ask that if you happen to find a website that carries Barlean's at a good price to let me know about it. This is a product that will become a staple in my fridge just like liquid stevia. Run, run, run to the store or web to get a bottle :)