WEEK 5 – Raw Agave Nectar
Agave nectar is a natural sweetener from the Agave cactus plant, boasting a low glycemic index.
We used the raw agave nectar week 2 and 3 to make delicious desserts. I wanted to make an extra note on agave nectar this week, because I do believe it deserves a week of its own.
The other day, my husband used raw agave nectar as a syrup on his gluten free waffle. He felt it was just as sweet if not sweeter than regular syrup, but no sugar crash happened after eating it. My mom and I also tried it on her silver-dollar pancakes, and really liked the smoothness and sweetness of it.
I also added raw agave nectar to my gluten free spaghetti sauce to sweeten it a bit, and bring down the level of spiciness. I loved the sweetness. It was just as good as adding brown sugar to my sauce. This nectar is a nugget of goodness. A friend of ours uses it in his coffee even, instead of sugar, so my mom and I tried that as well in the video.
This is such a great example of a baby step towards going raw, even if you are using it randomly and not on all raw items! I give you permission to go for it!