Wednesday, April 18, 2012

review and giveaway: nunaturals stevia

Update: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Melissa, Jenn, Brynn, and Antonia! Can't wait to hear what everyone thinks. And a big thank you to all who entered!!

Welp, when it rains, it pours. I'm very, very happy to present to you my second giveaway.


I've recommended NuNaturals liquid stevia in the past, because I think it is just the best-tasting brand of stevia on the market. A couple of weeks ago, I received a goody box full of their other products too, and I'm happy to say, they didn't disappoint.

I used the MoreFiber Baking Blend in my raisin scones...delicious. The vanilla stevia found its way into my almond milk so my cereal tasted frosted. And I will now have a permanent stash of the individual packets in my purse, so I can even avoid sugar when I have coffee out.

The bottom line is, I think NuNaturals is the highest quality stevia product out there. And so I appreciate all their product diversity in a market that is very under-served. I can't tell you how much I love that baking blend...so easy to substitute. Two of their more recent developments are the lemon and orange flavored liquid stevia extracts. The flavored liquid extracts are great, because they sweeten, and the flavor is strong too. The only one I'm not a big fan of is the cocoa bean flavor. It's not nearly as potent as the others with respect to sweetness or flavor, and I found myself using way more than I usually need. Edit: Just realized that I did not receive cocoa flavored stevia, but pure cocoa bean extract. Big difference! I still think it takes a lot to flavor something, but it's really great in things where cocoa powder doesn't mix well (e.g., to flavor yogurt). Just be sure to add some stevia for sweetness. ;-)

But this week I'm super pumped to offer the lemon and orange flavors in this giveaway. There will be FOUR winners, each of whom will receive one bottle of liquid Lemon NuStevia and one bottle of liquid Orange NuStevia.



Have no idea what you'd make? For starters, you can try my recipe for chocolate orange crunch balls below.


There are three ways to enter. Please leave a comment for each one you do...each comment will count as an entry. Entries will be accepted until next Wednesday, 4/25 at 6 p.m.

1. Visit the NuNaturals website and pick a product you'd like to try (let me know which one in your comment!).
2. Visit the NuNaturals facebook page and like it.
3. Find a recipe you'd like to try with stevia from my blog and pin it to pinterest.

NuNaturals is also offering my readers a discount! If you'd like to take advantage, use the discount code BLG0612 at the checkout on their website to receive a 15% discount on your entire order. This discount remains effective until June 30, 2012. Online ordering customers may also receive free shipping to the continental U.S. on all orders exceeding $35 after discounts.

Lots of luck!


Chocolate Orange Crunch Balls
Ingredients:
2 tbsp coconut oil, at room temperature
2 tbsp crunchy almond butter
2 tbsp dark cocoa powder
1/4 cup almond meal
25 drops NuNaturals orange liquid stevia
3 tbsp cacao nibs

Combine the oil, almond butter, cocoa powder, almond meal, and stevia in a bowl. Stir well to combine. Make sure there are no clumps of cocoa powder. Refrigerate for approximately 10 minutes.

In the mean time, add the cacao nibs to a food processor, and pulse until coarsely ground.

When the refrigerated mixture has stiffened a bit, use two small spoons to form into balls, and drop one by one into the cacao nibs. Coat, and form into balls. Return to the fridge. If dough is too hard to work with, allow it to soften at room temperature. Likewise, if it's still to soft, return it to the fridge for awhile.

Keep in the refrigerator. Makes 10 balls.

Chocolatey, orangey, crunchy...amazing on so many levels...

12 comments:

  1. I visited your website and I would really like to try Pure Liquid™ Orange NuStevia. I think it would be amazing with chocolate! Yummy!

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  2. I pinned raw almond joy truffles to my Pintrest account... http://pinterest.com/ldevito3/

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  3. I would love to try the Vanilla Stevia.

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  4. I liked the NuNaturals facebook page.

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  5. I went to the website and would love to try the baking blend! or the clear stevia

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  6. I liked the NuNaturals facebook page

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  7. I pinned your hip chocolate granola squares :)

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  8. I would like to try the orange product. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. Hi Manda, You're one of the winners, but I can't access your blogger profile. Please do send me an email, and we'll work out the details! {findingclairity@gmail.com}.

      If I don't hear from you within a couple of days, I'm going to select a different winner. =(

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  9. I think I would like the pure liquid vanilla stevia. Lots of people are using it in recipes. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  10. Mmm I want the pure vanilla stevia!

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Thanks for making me smile. =)