A Four Generation Family Walk #SweetSwaps #IC #Ad | STACIE RAYE

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

A Four Generation Family Walk #SweetSwaps #IC #Ad

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for the SPLENDA®Brand. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. All opinions and reviews are my own.

My grandmother loved to walk. She was a walking machine! When I was younger, I remember going on long walks in the neighborhood and being exhausted because I couldn't keep up with her.

Now that I am older, I enjoy walking just as much as she did. A quick jaunt around the lake not only rejuvenates my body but refreshes my mind. No doubt, I get this from my grandmother. 

On a beautiful Spring day, I rounded up my daughter and gbaby and headed to my mother's house for a day of enjoying the outdoors. 

My mother invited her best friend and we all sat around talking about the importance of taking care of our health by watching what we eat and portion control. 

Did you know that the average American use 22 teaspoons of added sugar every day? I can honestly say I'm guilty of this and need  to cut back on this bad habit.

That's where SPLENDA come in. You can use SPLENDA as an alternative that will reduce the amount of calories you're taking in. I showed my guests how easy it is to use SPLENDA as way to cut back sugar in our every day recipes. In fact, SPLENDA has a recipe website called Sweet Swaps that is dedicated to providing simple recipes for a balanced lifestyle.

I showed my guests how to make refreshing Virgin Mojitos using SPLENDA, Mint, diet pop, and Lime Juice.
Adding a fresh squeeze of lime juice gives it an extra fruity kick.

Everyone loved the fresh mint in these tasty drinks.

Virgin Mojito Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 1
Serving Size: 12 fl oz
  • mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
  • lime, juiced
  • 1 (12 fl oz) can diet lemon-lime soda, chilled
  • 1 sprig Fresh mint for garnish
  • 1 slice Lime slices for garnish


  1. Smash mint leafs and SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated, with a spoon in the bottom of a large glass.
  2. Add lime juice and stir. Pour in soda and stir well.* Garnish with mint and lime slice. Serve chilled.

Time to get our exercise on! We headed outside for a peaceful stroll a long the creek.

Stopping to look at the calm waters bellow. 

Isn't it beautiful? 

My Gbaby leading the way!

C'mon Mama, Grandma, Great-Grandma, and Auntie!

Mmmm, yummy!

We ended the day back home and enjoyed more of those delicious Virgin Mojitos! Visit SWEET SWAPS for more low calorie tips and tricks!


Have you visited the SPLENDA SWEET SWAPS website? How do you cut back on sugar? 


  1. I used to walk with my grandmother as well back in the day. And I had the same experience of not being able to keep up with her. :-)
    I cut back on sugar by adding fruit like bananas and raisins to my oatmeal. I used to make date butter and use it in the place of sugar, but I haven't done that in awhile!
    You have a beautiful family!
    And the Virgin Mojitos look delish!

    1. Aw, thank you. Grandmothers are such a blessings to our lives. Cherish them while they are with you.

  2. Love quite times to my self a walk does that or sometime my daughter tag along which is even better. I can't say I have try Splenda as yet but your Mojitos recipe is a must on my list.

    1. I like to take walks around the lake with my daughter and gbaby. So relaxing!

  3. I love walking but ONLY in the spring/summer, lol. I HATE cold! These pictures look awesome and depict the meaning of "family"! :D

    1. Ooh, yes you said it! No Winter walking for me. I will walk in the fall though.

  4. Anything put in a mason jar automatically has my heart! Love this drink I need to recreate!

    1. You'll like it. It's sweet and low calorie. You can't beat that!

  5. That looks very refreshing. I don't put sugar in things,but wow we consume a lot.

    1. I use a lot of sugar in my coffee :(. So it's nice to find an alternative.

  6. I absolutely love long walks in the Spring & Fall. I'll definitely have to try the drink recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  7. This is so cute, I love that your GBaby has her stuffed friends along for the walk. She reminds me of my daughter. That Mojito sounds refreshing, I will have to give it a try. I've never used Splenda before.

  8. What wonderful family photos. My grandmother is a walking machine too, she and her homies used to pace around the mall before it opened in the morning. The joint would open to the public and there would be a pack of senior citizens making their rounds. :)

  9. I love walking, it definitely helps to clear your head and it's a great form of exercise. Lately I've been making a conscious effort to cut out sugar from my diet where ever I can. Beautiful family photos.

  10. How cute! A family walk is a wonderful idea - I hope to do one day. Yep, I'll be calling my mom soon.

  11. A walk with the family is great for bonding and physical fitness. What a great way to explore and enjoy nature with your loved ones.

  12. I'm loving the family bonding over walking. Sweets are my downfall. I had no idea about the sweet swaps recipe so just might have to check it out!

  13. These drinks look great girl. I will try it. Also what a fun day you all had! What a beautiful family you have!

  14. I love the family bonding photos and the drinks. You have such a beautiful family Stacie! #ProductReviewParty

  15. Love this idea! We have been working the past year to cut out as much bad sugar as we can. I need to check out Splenda and see what all they have to offer.

  16. This drink looks like it tastes amazing. I love how you incorporated the Mason Jars too. #ProductReviewParty

  17. Wow, that seems like a simple recipe. I am not a drinker so I always appreciate virgin drinks. Thanks for sharing . #ProductReviewParty

  18. What a beautiful day you all had with four generations! I love the presentation of your virgin mojitos!

  19. I love this post Stacie! My mother and grandma love to walk too...and so do I. My momma always told me that my grandma said to walk when you're feeling upset or overwhelmed. I often walk and run for those reasons but sometimes just to enjoy nature. Beautiful post!


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