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Tutti Frutti Smoothie Recipe & NuNaturals Giveaway!

I’m super excited about this giveaway! If you follow my blog you already know that I don’t use artificial sweeteners. Stevia is my first choice for adding a little sweetness to my coffee or plain Greek yogurt. But not just any brand of Stevia, so many of them are bitter. NuNaturals is the only brand of Stevia products that I have tried that are not bitter and have no after taste. Now the creative folks at NuNaturals have come out with two new flavors. Lemon and orange! They sent me some samples to try and I have been enjoying them. Since the flavoring comes from essential true lemon and orange ingredients they taste fresh not fake. I love that!

NuNaturals sent me these products to taste and review. I was already a fan of the Stevia packets and the vanilla stevia drops are something I use everyday. I love the natural sweetness with no bitterness. The lemon NuStevia or orange NuStevia are perfect for your ice tea, hot tea, light lemonade or plain yogurt. Just a drop or two in an icy cold glass of water and you have a refreshing new taste for zero calories! Use them to boost the flavor and sweetness in your baked goods or light desserts.

The lemon stevia drops were fabulous in my Greek yogurt parfait. All it took was a few drops of lemon stevia mixed in with the yogurt then layered in a jar with fresh fruit and dry oatmeal. If you can, let this set in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight and it is even better. The lemon flavor was light and refreshing. Perfect for a hot summer morning.

Oh my goodness – this Tutti Frutti Smoothie made with the NuNaturals Orange Stevia drops was amazing. I shared it with my sweetie but I could have easily drank the whole thing myself. Hubby Tom was glad that I decided to share. Hey, I’m just nice like that…

It was smooth and creamy and had a nice light citrus flavor from the orange Stevia drops. Super delicious and refreshing after my morning walk. I usually use the NuNaturals Vanilla Stevia drops in all of my smoothies but I have been using the Orange NuStevia instead and I love how it tastes with all the fruit flavors.

Tutti Frutti Smoothie

  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 cup crushed pineapple in own juice, undrained
  • 1 banana frozen, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup strawberries, frozen – about 6 small ones
  • 1 dropper NuNaturals Orange NuStevia drops
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup water otherwise it will be too thick to blend
  • 2 scoops Aria vanilla protein powder – optional but it boosts the nutritional value and helps to fill me up

1. Place all ingredients into a blender and process until smooth.

Servings: 2

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/2 of a recipe (13.6 ounces).

Calories 218.33,Total Fat 3.12g, Saturated Fat 0.58g, Cholesterol 20mg,Sodium 204.14mg,Potassium 556.17mg, Total Carbohydrates 34.61g,Fiber 4.94g, Sugar 21.71g, Protein 15.85g  For WWPP it all depends on if you count the fruit or not – you decide how to count it. 🙂

A Nutmeg Notebook Recipe

 This Lemon Poppyseed Blueberry Breakfast Souffle is a lighter version of my favorite Chocolate Fudge Protein microwave single serving muffins. I am calling it a souffle since its more eggy and it rose way above the rim of the dish and then fell when the microwave stopped. I held my breath as I watched it rise, rise and rise some more! It was a nice light lemon flavor and the bluberries on top with a dollop of plain yogurt made it extra special. A little fresh lemon zest was all it needed to delight my taste buds. This is a filling breakfast with 23.92 grams of protein! It is more “eggy” than some of the other protein muffin recipes but I really enjoyed it.

Lemon Poppy Seed Blueberry Breakfast Souffle

Souffle:

  • 6 tablespoons Liquid egg whites
  • 1/4 cup fat free Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 dropper NuNaturals Lemon NuStevia
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon poppy seeds

Topping:

  •  1/4 cup fat free Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest

1. In a small bowl combine all souffle ingredients until well mixed. Microwave for 2- 2 1/2 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out cleanl. Allow souffle to cool slightly then, top with additional 1/4 cup plain fat free Greek Yogurt, 1/4 cup blueberries and a little lemon zest.

Servings: 1

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Entire recipe (9.4 ounces).

Calories 203.93,Total Fat 2.42g, Saturated Fat 2.04g,Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 954.56mg, Potassium 187.53mg, Total Carbohydrates 20.18g, Fiber 6.23g,Sugar 9.21g, Protein 23.92g  WWPP 5

A Nutmeg Notebook Recipe

NuNaturals Giveaway!

Four lucky people will each recieve a free bottle of lemon and orange stevia drops!

How to enter.

Leave me a comment and let me know how you would use either the lemon or orange stevia drops.

All comments submitted before midnight Saturday June 16th, 2012 will be eligible. Only for U.S. residents and shipments can not go to P.O. boxes. The winners will be announced on Monday June 18th 2012. You will need to respond with your mailing and email information that will be passed on to NuNaturals and they will ship the products directly to you. If you don’t respond to my email within 24 hours a new winner will be chosen. 🙂

How To Order NuNaturals Products

You can also order your own NuNaturals Stevia products on their website. When you get to the checkout page  enter the DISCOUNT CODE ;  BLG0612  and you will receive – 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  $ 35.00 after discounts. You can stop by and LIKE their facebook page too.

Disclosure

NuNaturals sent me free products to try and offered to host a giveaway for my readers. I was not otherwise compensated for the product review and the opinions expressed here are my own.

Nutmeg Notes

My Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day!

I seem to be having a run of bad luck. Just as my sore throat and sciatica issues were getting better I was delt another blow. In the wee hours of the morning Tuesday I woke up with a tooth ache. A little pain reliever took the edge off and I went back to sleep. When I got up a couple hours later to make coffee my coffee maker wouldn’t turn on – at this point I knew it was going to be a bad day. I don’t drink a lot of coffee – just a cup and a half but I so look forward to my morning boost. Hubby Tom boiled some water and slowly poured it through the grounds and the end result was really delicious coffee. Who knew? I headed out for my 3 mile morning walk and by the time I got back that toothache was back. I called my dentist and they worked me into the schedule.

To make a long story short by the end of the day they had me go to an ednodontics office – who cheerfully stayed open late so they could begin a root canal. Not at all what I had planned for that day! After filling out tons of papework and signing my name over and over they decide to take my blood pressure. Let’s remember, I am in pain, I just saw how much a root canal costs and we have an appointment in two hours to see the florist for the wedding. My BP is sky high – hmm- just sit and relax a little and we will take it again. Still sky high. (At this point Katy called and rescheduled our appointment with the florist.) My anxiety level goes down a little. The  Asian doctor comes in and asks if there is anything in paticular I don’t like about a dental appointment that would cause my BP to rise. Ummmm-everything! Then he did something I have never had a medical professional do…

Come back for the rest of the story…

Tami

Add Your Thoughts

How would you use the lemon or orange NuStevia drops?

Ever had a root canal?


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  1. Phillys says:

    I am sorry about your Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day. It was still good to see your sense of humor shining through, AND you did a great job on the cliffhanger ending! I will stay tuned.

    Since it is a hot and humid day, I would like to try the stevia drops in water like you suggested, but I am sure I would like them in other things as well. I love lemon yogurt as a dressing on fresh fruit, so I would use the drops that way. As a newlywed, I served lemon yogurt and blueberries to my husband who just raved about the “dressing.” I accepted the praise and then worked in asking him if he liked yogurt. Well, of course he did not like that disgusting stuff. Twenty-eight years later, he happily eats yogurt and my many food experiments! Your parfait looks fabulous, too!

    Yes, I have had a root canal… Not a day in the park, but not too bad either!

  2. Dana Mills says:

    I would the Stevia drops in yogurt, add them to my water.
    O my what a day you have had 🙁
    I have had 2 root canals & they were honestly not as bad as I feared they would be, Hope you are feeling better soon!

  3. Linda Sharp says:

    OMGoodness – I am terribly about the dentist – I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Root canal – yep, had them – only do them if I have no choice 🙁

    As to the NuNaturals – I have looked for the vanilla one and haven’t found it – I will check into their website – thank you for the info! I use vanilla in some many things I have no doubt what I wonder it will be. My first thought when you mention the lemon NuNatural was how delicious that would be in my corn blueberry muffin recipe – it’s on my list for baking today as I’m out. Lemon and blueberry are a wonderful marriage of flavors – yum!

    Our garden is slowly starting to produce and the squash is coming. I also have on prep day today some zucchini bread. I have added orange zest to it before and it is delicious. A little drop of the orange NuNatural would be heavenly!

    Thank you for everything you do! Your Nutmeg Notebook is bookmarked on my computer – I follow you regularly. I am enjoying the wedding stuff – our middle child was just married this last March. They live in another state, we were the grooms parents and really had very little to do with pre-wedding stuff. Living through other people’s stories instead.

    1. Tami says:

      Hi Linda! Thank you for the kind words. I am delighted to know that you follow the blog.Zucchini bread sounds wonderful and even better when you have grown the squash yourself.

      Congrats on your son’s wedding last March. We are trying to think of ways to include the grooms family in some of the prep. There is so much that needs to be done in so little time!

      Thanks for the prayers and good wishes.
      Tami

  4. Cleta says:

    I would use the drops in my tea but also try some different ways like fruit salad and some desserts. Thanks for the giveaway. Sorry for your bad day.

  5. Jody - Fit at 54 says:

    No need to enter me as you know I have these too BUT LOVE THE RECIPES!!!!! You are so creative! Me – not so much! LOVE NuNaturals!

    UGH on the tooth & boy do I understand that – HUGS!!! I have had more root canals & other work done that I could write a 300 page book!!!

    Glad the bod is better though! 🙂

  6. Kerri says:

    I would use the orange to sweeten my protein muffins and the lemon in my green tea!

  7. Dianne says:

    I would love to try the lemon and orange drops in water. They would also be good in baked goods.

  8. Suzi says:

    I think the lemon drops would be great in sparkling water. Orange drops I’m not sure about.

  9. Judy says:

    Hey Girlfriend so sorry you had such a rotten day–we share our fear of going to the dentist!! One time I went in for a procedure and they asked me about “drugs” and I said “yes please”–only they weren’t offering me any for the procedure but asking if I was taking any medications. oops!!
    I am excited about the lemon & orange stevia drops. I love the vanilla–which I learned about from your blog. I enjoy mixing lemonade with my Ice tea but don’t like any extra calories–so the lemon drops would be great for this. Also I have a couple of cookie recipes–one is a cranberry orange and I would try the orange drops to add some sweetness without calories. Our Hy-Vee carries the vanilla drops I wonder if they will get the others!! Of course in a smoothie is always a great choice! Yum yum!

    1. Tami says:

      Hi Judy!

      Lemonade with ice tea sounds lovely – I would like that but like you would want to do it without using a bunch of calories.

  10. Jessica says:

    i’d use the lemon drops in some lemon poppyseed muffins!

  11. Sandy B says:

    I’d use the drops in smoothies (like you did) or in my glasses of soda water with ice. Or I’d add them to plain yogurt with some blueberries or mandarin oranges. Yum!

  12. Mo says:

    What a day! All you can do is plow on through, hopefully with a gentle dentist! I would use the orange and lemon drops in my green tea, and in smoothies, which I am loving in this summer weather… Great recipes!

  13. Karen@WaistingTime says:

    The “3 minute cake” thing that I posted about on my blog gets called a souffle in my head too! Yummy. Nope, never had a root canal. But I have a ton of crowns:(

  14. Tiny Tex says:

    I’d love to try the NuNaturals in my homemade yogurt! I’ve been making yogurt for a couple of weeks now and I think the flavor would be great with them. I can’t wait to try your lemon poppyseed recipe. Sorry about the root canal they are not fun. Hope you feel better real soon!

  15. janine says:

    awwww, tami. So sorry about that rotten day. I’m tuning in to see how he got your BP to behave. Never had a root canal–and am not thrilled with any procedure at the dentist. that includes my twice a year teeth cleaning. I looked for the drops at the local health food store–but didn’t find them. I know I’d try them in my coffee, light sour cream with mixed fruit, smoothies and greek yogurt. Not sure about in the baked goods–though I’d give it a try and see. Of course I’d put them in my water too.
    hugs for less stress

    1. Tami says:

      Hi Janine,

      Yep, I go twice a year to the dentist for my cleaning and usually more often because of the braces. Some of us were not blessed with good teeth!

  16. Cammy-TippyToeDiet says:

    I’ve had more than one root canal and now that I’ve had a brief flare-up of sciatica, I can definitely feel your pain. Surely things will only look up from here?

    (No need for entry; I have some on the way. :))

  17. Di says:

    I would blend the orange drops with mango puree and freeze into pops for a hot day treat.

  18. KaLonny says:

    I would use the lemon drops to make lemonade!

  19. Amanda says:

    Ive been dying to try stevia for awhile now! I’d add it to pancakes and smoothies for breakfast!

  1. The Winners Are… » Nutmeg Notebook says:

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