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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Truvia Lemonade Stand with Crowdtap

My First Lemonade Stand Experience with Truvia


Hello Everyone! It felt like I never blog for like forever. I just never get a chance to just sit down, collect my thoughts and write. It's been a busy and great summer for us, can't complain!:) We attended two family reunions, went to vacation at Outerbanks, NC and I hosted a Truvia lemonade stand last Friday. Yippee! It's my first time to do lemonade stand and the whole experience was AWESOME! My kids are also pretty active and been so helpful in their own little ways. It's perfect summer celebration before the school starts and great day to just have fun and play outside with other kids.
I'm so thankful  to Crowdtap and Truvia for making this experience so much fun for my family and friends. My friends are so glad knowing about Crowdtap and able to experience the sample and share product with Truvia and now I'm sharing the excitement with you! Are you ready?:)
So, What is Crowdtap?-  crowdtap is the place to use your creativity to win gift cards and score free products from big-name brands. Brands will challenge you to discuss and showcase how you use everyday items—through photos, videos, and writing—and then reward the best submissions."
Its pretty awesome site and I love being a member of crowdtap for almost 3 months.Yup!I'm a newbie but I already won gift cards with crowdtap back last June and July. Aside from great gift cards prizes every month. You can also get a chance to sample products from big-name brands for FREE, Yes! you heard it right totally free, (see my first sample and share HERE). That's how I get a chance to be handpicked to host a Truvia TruFan Lemonade Stand and I'm beyond excited to share what's inside my lemonade stand kit is. So here's what I got :)

TRUVIA Lemonade Stand Kit contains:
* (1) Package of Truvia Spoonable          * (10) Truvia Plastic Cups
* (1) Package of Truvia Baking Blend      * (1) $10 gift card
* (2) Kids-sized Sunglasses                      * (1) Lemonade Stand Insert
* (2) Adult-sized sunglasses


What is Truvia?- The best sweetness comes from nature. Truvía® sweetener is natural, great-tasting sweetness born from the leaves of the stevia plant." It taste and brown like sugar but with less calories. The idea of Lemonade Stand is great way to explore, experience and sample the product. My friends and family love the product.  I used Truvia products on both recipe featured here on my blog.  Check out my super easy lemonade recipe below!:)

Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade with Truvia Natural Sweetener Recipe  (see the source: truvia.com)
 - Adjust the ingredients and the taste according to your preference:)

 Ingredients:
1 3/4 cups of chilled water
4 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice, about 1 large lemon
1 tbsp + 1/2 tsp natural sweetener spponable or 4 packets Truvia natural sweetener

Directions:
- Combine the ingredients and stir to dissolve.
- Served over ice.

Summer won't be complete without fresh lemons right? So,This is a perfect way to satisfy that cravings with this super easy Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade with Truvia Natural Sweetener. Adjust the taste of the lemonade to your liking and when its set. Just let it cool on the refrigerator, add some sliced lemons and ice cubes before serving.
Lemonade Stand tips:
Create a Creative Lemonade Sign- Try to be creative without spending money. It is also a great opportunity to bond with your kids and recycle scrap papers if you have some. I used left over scrap paper from last month and this is what we came up with.- Check the photo above.
Table Design for Lemonade Stand - This is a great way to used that left over table cover from your kiddies birthday and left over balloons. Have fun and let your kids be creative.

Sweet Dessert Creations- It's always nice to make something sweet addition to your lemonade. You could make brownies, cookies, sweet tart, or even cupcakes. In my case, I made a mini muffin/cupcakes with colorful icing using the Truvia spoonable. I also add sprinkles where my kids enjoyed the whole experience. Below is so far the easiest frosting you could make in less amount of time not to mention its really GOOD!:) Let me know if you try it..:)

 Cream Cheese Frosting with Truvia Recipe ( http://truvia.com/recipes/cream-cheese-frosting)

Ingredients:

16 oz cream cheese, softened- I used Philadelphia brand
1/4 + 2 tsp Truvia natural sweetener spoonable
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp milk ( optional )

Directions:
Place the cream cheese and Truvía® natural sweetener into medium mixing bowl.
Mix on low speed for 1 minute to combine.
Add the vanilla.
Mix on low speed 1 minute until creamy and blended.
Add 1 tsp of milk, if necessary, for thinner spreading consistency.
Spread on cooled cake and cupcakes.
- I added food coloring to my cream cheese icing and sprinkles.

Grab the Lemonade jar on the refrigerator add some ice cubes and your are ready to go! I also added  flower on both end of the table to make it look so pretty! You can also used ribbons if you have some. I also printed the recipe of the Truvia Lemonade and the cream cheese frosting and place them beside the product. Now, Truvia lemonade stand is OPEN! wink:)

It was such a great experience and I LOVED it. I would definitely love to do it again when I get a chance. I'm so thankful to my family and friends for coming over and being so supportive. The experience was pretty awesome and I'm just so lucky to get a chance to host my very first lemonade stand with Truvia :)
I hope this experience will inspire you and give you some ideas on your next lemonade stand. Keep on checking my blog for great awesome recipe and I'll see you in few days.. Have a sweet day everyone!:)

xoxox- Melgie
Disclosure: I received FREE Truvia Lemonade Stand Kit courtesy from Truvia and Crowdtap. My opinion is based on my personal experience on the product and 100 percent mine. Thank you, Crowdtap and Truvia :) #TruFanStand #SweetSummer #Crowdtap #Truvia

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46 comments:

  1. Sound fun :)

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  2. Wow, so cute decor.. your cupcakes and lemonade looks so yummy, :)


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    1. thank you so much:) Keep in touch my friend!:)

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  3. Ugh, that lemonade stand is just the cutest! I'm sure the lemonade tasted great as well.

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    1. Just call me Maan haha. This reminds me to check out the local market for Truvia products!

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  4. So cute, looks really wonderful xx

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  5. I love lemonade even lemon is pricey here. Anyway, you have a lovely lemonade stand :)

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  6. I ve been wanting to make my own lemonade too since I've been seeing alot of lemons being sold at fruitstands.

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    1. I think this is the time to make some lemonade and do like a lemonade stand. Its so fun!:) Thank you

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  7. This is the most creative booth I've seen! And from the photos you've shared it looks like your products will be gone in a jiffy. The cupcake too looks as delicious as the lemonade!

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    1. You have given me some ideas to make birthday celebrations fun. I'll surely incorporate the decors to make the environment more festive!

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    2. Thank you, Sis It was so fun doing it with my kids and friends.:)

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  8. That lemonade stand kit is super cool! It gives parents something nice to do with the kids over the summer. Thanks for sharing the lemonade recipe, too. I've been meaning to make some at home but I wasn't sure how.

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    1. I agree! Thank you, Sis and I hope you like the lemonade recipe.:)

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  9. Ooh, lemonade, sweet lemonade! I love your booth and i am soo craving for cupcakes now sheesh

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  10. What a nice and lovely refreshment stand! the cupcakes look so yummy as well! congrats!

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  11. Wow! looks so much fun. I wonder if we can do the same here during the summer?

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    1. It was so much fun. I will def. do it again..:) Thank you, Sis:)

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  12. I like the container of the lemonade. I saw a hardware selling it and I was tempted to buy it, pero I'm still a single lady living in an apartment with no apparent reason to use dainty little things. Lol. Maybe when I have kids na. And I need to host parties.

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    1. I borrow the container from my friend and its so perfect for the set up. Thank you, Sis:)

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  13. Ang cute ng decoration! Cutest lemonade stand ever ;) I agree with January.. nkakuha ako ng idea...hmmm

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  14. This is indeed a fun experience. I love how you decorated your stand and the mini cupcakes look so yummy.

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  15. I so love the total presentation. And the cupcakes look heaven!

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  16. It looks really cool to have a lemonade stand and also cupcakes to eat!!.. Heavenly

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  17. Cool! I want to have my own lemonade stand here but first, lemonades are very expensive and secondly, I don't know where to set it up. Haha.

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    1. Hehehhe outside your house is perfect setting for lemonade stand.:)

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  18. Hot weather is back here in the Philippines, I could really use some refreshing lemonade to cool me down. ;)

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  19. Is truvia stevia? I hope they give away kits like that in the Philippines. Soo bongga! I would like to have a stand like that!

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    1. I think so. Truvia is also derived from the stevia plant. Is this intended for the use of diabetics?

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  20. Love this summer idea. Did you sell the lemonade or were you just giving them away?

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    1. Just give them away, its free taste and sample. Thank you!

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