Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Yacon Syrup

Yacon Syrup for Tracy Anderson Diet Shopping List

If you are starting the Tracy Anderson  30-Day Method, you have probably looked through the recipes and noticed the ingredient Yacon Syrup. I hadn’t heard of this ingredient before and wondered what it was and if I could substitute something else for it.
Turns out, it isn’t as hard to find Yacon syrup as I’d expected. A quick trip to my nearby health food store and they had a bottle of it. It isn’t cheap but isn’t insanely expensive.
Yacon syrup is a sweetener that has a low glycemic effect and is low in calories but high in flavor. It is extracted from tuberous roots of the yacon plant, which grows in South America and is indigenous to the Andes.

Yacon syrup could be compared to agave nectar and if you don’t have yacon syrup, I would use that in its place. It has a molasses flavor like carmelized sugar.

In the Tracy Anderson book, she uses yacon syrup in several of her recipes including one for Orange Glazed Salmon, Grilled Tofu, and Sweet Potato Silver Dollar Pancakes which make a delicious sweet treat!

Yacon syrup is a good sugar alternative for diabetics and is also processed in a vegan friendly way so it can be great for those who don’t take sugar or honey.

Use Yacon Syrup instead of maple syrup, agave nectar, honey, molasses or sugar for a sweetner in tea or coffee. It is also great in oatmeal or for use in recipes.

If you need to add yacon syrup to your shopping list for your Tracy Anderson 30-Day diet, try Whole Foods Market or your local health food store. If you can’t find it there, you can purchase online. What is your favorite way to use yacon syrup in your diet?

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