NuNaturals Stevia Giveaway!

Welcome to the NuNaturals Stevia Giveaway! I am really excited about this giveaway because stevia is the only non-caloric sweetener I am down with. Aspartame, acesulfame K, sucralose, and all that other junk is bad. Half of them are banned in Europe, and yet America doesn’t seem to care about the studies that link them to cancer. Not to mention they make you bloat like a mother no other. Certain sugar alcohols do appear to be relatively harmless, but as far as low calorie sweeteners go, stevia is currently the best bet. It is a natural plant extract from the rebiana plant. In fact, one of my friends grows stevia and puts the leaves in her tea! Extracting the compounds from the leaves makes stevia extract far more potent and sweet, which is why it is so useful for cooking.

In my last post, I said there is no one thing that I say no to, and that is true. However, the number one thing in my diet that I do try to minimize as much as possible is

refined sugar.

Sugar is not your friend. It raises insulin levels which will increase fat storage, cause a spike and drop in energy, and mess with your other hormones, which can lead to far more serious conditions than an energy slump. On top of that, your body does not need refined sugar. All carbohydrates are composed of glucose (sugar) molecules, and your body is completely competent at breaking down the carbohydrates down into those units. Also, our bodies can convert dietary protein into carbohydrates when we need them, so carbohydrates themselves are necessary, but we do not need that much.

In this giveaway, 4 readers will win:

1 bottle of Lemon liquid stevia, 1 bottle of Orange liquid stevia, 1 bottle of Vanilla liquid stevia, and 1 box of stevia powder packets

Also, if anyone wants to order NuNaturals prodcuts online, you can use this code to get 15% off! Code: BLG0612. The code expires June 30th and there is free shipping on orders over 35$!

How to enter:

leave a comment for each of the following…

1 entry for a recipe or informational post you would like me to blog

1 entry for tweeting this giveaway link with an @NuNaturals and @wholewheatrbust

2 entries for re-blogging this giveaway

2 entries for Facebooking this giveaway

1 entry for a link to your favorite recipe

The winners will be announced on Wednesday, June 13th!

I use the vanilla stevia in my plain greek yogurt to make it delicious and in most of my baked goods. As for the lemon and orange flavored stevia bottles, I mainly use them for drinks, but there are several muffin recipes on this blog that utilize lemon and orange flavors. Here is some inspiration:

Refreshing, Sugar Free Lemonade

  • 2 handfuls ice
  • grated lemon zest from 1 lemon
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 dropper lemon stevia
  • 2-3 cups water, to taste
  • optional: handful frozen blueberries

Directions – Combine all the ingredients in a tall glass or pitcher and stir! Enjoy.

Orange Coriander Oat Bran Muffins

Adapted from Cake Batter and Bowl

Recipe: Makes 8-12 muffins

Dry ingredients -

  • 1 1/4 cup oat bran
  • 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tbsp coriander
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • handful raisins

Wet ingredients -

  • 2 droppers NuNaturals Orange liquid stevia (or 1/4 cup more sugar)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • the zest of one small orange
  • the juice of two oranges (about 2/3 cup)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tbsp molasses
  • 1 egg

Toppings -

  • sprinkle rolled oats
  • sprinkle of sunflower seeds
  • shake of cinnamon

Directions – Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl and the wet in a separate bowl. Mix. Pour the wet over the dry and mix with a spatula until just combined. Pour into a baking muffin tin. Sprinkle rolled oats, sunflower seeds, and cinnamon on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 18 minutes.

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68 responses to “NuNaturals Stevia Giveaway!

  1. I would really appreciate a post on superfoods in general.

  2. My favorite recipe is this tahini-tamari dressing/sauce – it goes with everything!

  3. I would love if you could do a protein cookie that is paleo — I think that would be really good! :)

  4. One of my favorite recipes that involves NuNaturals is my Devilish Chocolate Dream Almond Butter: http://katshealthcorner.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/devilish-chocolate-dream-almond-butter/

  5. I’d love to see a recipe for coconut milk ice cream using stevia.

  6. My favorite recipe of yours is your paleo waffle!

  7. I love your nutrition info and paleo posts, and it would be awesome if you did more vegan recipes!

  8. Idk if you want a link to one of my recipes or yours, but one of my favorites of yours is your guiltless cookie dough! That shit is addicting! I usually make it with stevia. One of mine that I like to add stevia too is my mocha oatmeal http://barefootbaker.blog.com/2012/04/27/mocha-protein-oatmeal/

  9. You should do a cinnamon rolls recipe :D

  10. thanks for holding this great giveaway! I’d love for you to do a post on emotional eating and any experiences that you may have had with it.

  11. also here’s a link to one of my favorite dessert recipes!!

    http://detoxinista.com/2011/12/flourless-peanut-butter-chocolate-chip-blondies/

  12. You should make an individual protein muffin!

  13. I would love a brownie recipe; mmmm, something cakey and with dark chocolate maybe?

  14. Chai tea is so comforting! I love it to finish off a meal, and I make it with stevia for my boyfriend who has diabetes. He can’t taste the difference!This is currently one of my favorite recipes: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/272

  15. I updated my fb status about the giveaway!

  16. My favorite recipe of yours is the paleo waffle with coconut flour; mmm waffles(:

  17. I’d love to see a curried soup recipe, even though it’s summer :)

  18. fav recipe would definitely be the coconut paleo waffles..yum yum!

  19. Will you post a recipe for healthy wraps? I’ve been wrap obsessed lately!

  20. I would love to see paleo dessert recipes :)

  21. I would like to see healthy milkshake recipes!

  22. I would love to see a recipe with healthy cookies & nutritional data!

  23. I would really like to see healthy, portable breakfast and snack recipes!

  24. i’d love to see more recipes for paleo baked goods!

  25. hands down, this dessert recipe is the best of all time. it’s toffee, shortbread, pumpkin, and cheesecake all in one place! http://www.othersideoffifty.com/2010/11/pumpkin-toffee-cheesecake-treats-for-co.html

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  27. I would really like to see recipes for foods that can be eaten on the go.

  28. I tweeted!

  29. Here’s the link to my tweet… https://twitter.com/#!/kaylajoyfox

  30. I also shared on facebook!

  31. I would love to see some more of your egg recipes! Or stuff with almond flour because I just bought a ton at TJ’s!

  32. Karen Branigan

    My friend Tracy recently forwarded your blog to me and I just love it! I know you aren’t doing triathlons any more, but would you blog about suggestions for great post-race recovery foods???? Thanks for your “what I ate Wednesdays” too!

    • Yes, that is an awesome idea! But for now, you definitely want lots of carbs and protein post race. The longer the race, the more important the protein is (but ALWAYS important). After my races, I liked to have a whey protein shake with 30 grams protein, a banana or two, and almond milk. I usually brought them in contigos so they would stay cold. Also… turkey whole wheat wraps, chicken sandwhich on whole wheat, banana and greek yogurt if you can do dairy, eggs and toast, eggs and oatmeal… You want it to be low fat so that you digest everything quickly and get the nutrients where they need to be! Post hard workout or race is pretty much the only time I eat low fat, for those speed reasons.

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  33. i would like to see more recipes that use traditional probably already in your kitchen ingredients!

  34. My favorite recipe is your “its-okay-to-die-now honey-walnut-shrimp” haha..i like the name too.

  35. I would like to see more quick and easy meal idea recipes! Breakfast, lunch, and dinner!!!

  36. I tweeted!!

  37. Anything high protein/low carb, especially sweet stuff!

  38. I’d love for you to blog more sugar-free goods. Maybe riffs on the muffin recipes?

  39. A post on portable high protein snacks would be great!

    Ttrockwood@yahoo.com

  40. Carlyn Peterson

    i facebooked your post :)

  41. Oh, I also tweeted ’bout chu! :D

    I’m loving your gluten free recipes! Its great eating something that doesn’t taste like cardboard.

  42. Carlyn Peterson

    best recipe ever! besides yours of course… http://zenbellyblog.com/2012/01/27/never-browns-guacamole/

  43. hmm, I’d love it if you’d blog (more?) about easy, pack-able lunches!

  44. I would love for you to blog some Paleo Chocolate Chip cookies! If you could swing it, with coconut flour! :)

  45. I’d love to see a post about post-workout/recovery nutrition :)

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  47. Carlyn Peterson

    i want you to blog about this paleo diet thing-which your already doing :) perfect!!!

  48. I would love for you to blog about how you eat around your friends! I feel like I’ve made an identical transition to paleo at the same time as you and even though I tell myself not to get caught up with it, I find myself singling myself out when I go away with friends because I’m crackin’ open sardines whenever I see sketchy proteins etc. I think I should just eat whatever but it’s hard! ya know :) especially when I drink less too.

  49. I’ve always wanted to try this! I’d love to see more Paleo recipes – my boyfriend is trying this out and I’d like to have more ideas of things I can cook for him!

  50. Stevia is a fantastic sugar subsitute. It should not trigger tooth decay and best of all, it can not result in obesity and diabetes.

  51. Hello there! I actually appreciated reading your write-up.
    Hope you create more like this!

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