Dear Dr. Ellie:
I make a health smoothie daily. Would Xylitol be effective mixing it in? Thanks.
I view xylitol as a healthy sugar-alternative : stevia and xylitol provide good natural sugar-alternative choices.
I also think raw honey, maple syrup and maybe other raw sugars can be used.
In the drink you will have the dental antibacterial effect of xylitol but not its remineralizing and tooth-protecting effects. I prefer to encourage people to eat a little xylitol after meals, snacks and drinks. If you want to sweeten your drink I think xylitol is a great choice, but I also think there are a several other good alternatives.
Hope this helps!