Trying To Be Healthy & Massive Giveaway! (Closed)

Stevia. Stevia powder. I think a lot of us have heard about this product, but as far as artificial sugars I have never used it.Never even thought of using it, just because I enjoy me my caster sugar so much.Buuuut… let’s be realistic. In today’s world, majority of our diseases are lifestyle related.

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As much as I say I want to eat a full pan of brownies, topped off with milkshake and fries, I doubt I would ever actually do that. Because I know of the sugary heartache to follow. Quite literally.

Doing it for a special occasion, go ahead, but I do kind of want to enjoy brownies everyday. Maybe not to that extent, but to some!

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So artificial sugars are starting to become more popular. When I say artificial sugars, of course I do not mean disgusting, manufactured clumps of ‘cardboard sugar’ as I call it. I mean a natural substitute which is just… not sugar.Here is where NuNaturals come in.

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Of course, their website actually offers everything you could possibly want to know about it, but basically NuNatural’s flagship brand is NuStevia. Stevia products ranging from on-the-go packets of powder, as well as liquids with all natural flavours like peppermint and lemon.

This just goes on and on, but the main aspect differentiating NuNaturals is that there is no MSG, no soy, milk, sugar, synthetics or artificial colours/flavours at all in their products!

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Meaning you really are just consuming 0-caloric, yet still sweetening, produce, deriving from a sustainable agriculture as opposed to being genetically modified.

I know, it may sound like I am throwing terms around, but you have to understand. In a world like today, where chemicals are consumed more than real food (and I am SO guilty of this!), where we can go green and natural, we should definitely take the chance!

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Regardless of how this is the healthier option, I had still never used it, so as excited as I was at receiving the lovely large shipment the company sent for me, I was daunted.

How do I replace my beloved caster sugar!? Well, after reviewing all the recipes the company sent me as part of their global collection, taken from other bloggers and chefs, I feel like I am beginning to understand how to use the various products.

As you can see below, this triple berry cake worked out pretty well 🙂

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For this particular cake that I made, it was sweet, soft and so crumby! The berries were juicy, the sweetness was right, and this was after using Stevia. 0 calories but same flavour? YES please 🙂

The product I started off using in this particular recipe was the NuStevia White Stevia Powder. I am not going to deny that my family was not used to the slight aftertaste the sugar substitute gave us, but I was forewarned by many a blogger beforehand!

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And it certainly did not take away from the deliciousness that was this cake!! 😀

But right now, I am starting off slowly, then will begin to integrate these products as I go along in my baking. I hope you will join me for the healthier ride to come!

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Who knows, you may be able to win my MASSIVE giveaway, and not only join me for the ride, but grab hold of the steering wheel!!

Massive Giveaway? What massive giveaway? Oooooh… did I not mention the

MASSIVE GIVEAWAY?

Well, how utterly rude of me! For three weeks now, I will be giving 4, yes, 4 readers the chance to win a prize pack of NuNatural products worth over $50!

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You will be the lucky recipient of:

Vanilla Stevia Liquid,

Vanilla Stevia Alcohol Free 2 oz Liquid

Peppermint Stevia Liquid

Liquid Peppermint NuStevia Alcohol Free

50 Packet Box of NuStevia Stevia White Powder 

NuStevia Cocoa Syrup (new addition!)

NuStevia Cocoa Syrup

+ a little extra surprise bonus!

And I am running this giveaway extra long so everyone has an opportunity to enter 🙂 – then try my recipes, try their recipes, try just putting it in your tea and seeing the awesome difference it makes!

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Terms:

  • If you win, you must provide an address, not a PO Box
  • OPEN WORLDWIDE

For those who are not the lucky winners, no fretting please. There are so many benefits remaining for you! Till June 30th, NuNatural is running a discount promotion. If you want a full 15% off your purchase, just enter in:

This Code: BLG0614

Terms: Effective till June 30th.

And for you lucky US residents, any orders over $35 will also receive a bonus of free shipping! How exciting is that 😀

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Ok, so I think I have told you enough! In future posts to come, keep a look out for recipes using all these wonderful NuNatural ingredients!
Or if you already use them, check out the massive list of recipes already available! Oh and apply for free samples while you are at it of course 😉

Good luck to everyone entering, but now I bid you adieu with the command to HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO!

RECIPE 😀

Disclaimer: Go Bake Yourself was sponsored by NuNaturals Inc. and was sent all the products seen in this post. The giveaway is also sponsored by NuNaturals Inc. However, all opinions, thoughts and uses of the product and company are honest and unbiased.

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  3. The Vegan 8 says:

    This looks so pretty and delicious! I have tried powdered stevia before, but the aftertaste was so strong and it gave me terrible headaches 😦 I.ve heard the liquids are better though, so I still need to try those!

  4. Jamie says:

    That bread looks amazing! Never tried stevia before, but I have heard that it’s better than splenda since it’s natural. I’m learning about artificial sweeteners and NuNaturals seems to be popular!

  5. I Wilkerson says:

    I am one of those who has always noticed a slight bitterness in stevia and had wondered if this new product really changed that so your comments are interesting. I sometimes combine sugar with stevia to reduce this.

  6. Sandra says:

    Until a few days ago I didn’t know I could grow Stevia in my garden. Boy was I surprised! Your cake looks like it should be on my counter right now and thanks for the giveaway.

  7. Sugar et al says:

    I have been forever contemplating about using Stevia in my baked goods. I love regular sugar too much but my Mum is diabetic so I thought it might help. Your post is certainly helpful. That cake looks totally delicious!

  8. BOOM! Girl you rock my world. Just yesterday I announced to my work mates that sugar was the devil and we ALL needed to give it a bit of a break. I’m sure you can imagine the looks I got. 🙂 Def gonna enter this little giveaway. CCU, your cakes are delightful, cant wait to have a crack at baking them. Have a fab rest of week lovely one. xxx

  9. Jo says:

    Love the look of your berry cream cheese bread. This is the kind of thing that I would love to have for breakfast.

    Have not tried baking with stevia. and have not used sugar substitutes for anything before. Great to read about what you thought of it.

  10. I received the whole package of the products long time ago. The products were good I must say. Since we hardly take anything sugary at home, my friends were glad to receive them from me.

    The bread is simply divine and I know divinely it must have tasted.

  11. Hello CCU, This bread looks lovely and it makes you feel better when you can have something a little naughty but a little better for you. I have not baked very much with Stevia but would like the chance to do so.

  12. Jordan says:

    I love Nunaturals stevia. I’m dying to try the chocolate syrup! I’d use it over ice cream! I also really want to make some peppermint chocolate chia seed pudding, mmmm.

  13. GiGi Eats says:

    I am a NUNATURALS original! I have been using their products for the past 13 years!!!! I love them, however, they recently change their formula so it’s got a bit of a different flavor…. I am trying to get used to it :-/

  14. Alice says:

    Definitely a beautiful example of a delicious way to incorporate Stevia into a recipe, without sacrificing on flavour. I’m yet to go down the stevia path, but you have inspired me to definitely try it for baking soon 🙂

    Have a great weekend!

  15. We’ve never used Stevia. Though about it, just haven’t pulled the trigger. Maybe we will some day — certainly this great looking dish would be the perfect way to try it. Good stuff — thanks.

  16. Good to hear there are companies producing healthy alternatives as this! Some claim they are natural, but they actually just hide the chemical in a name or something. Thanks for sharing! Great info!

    Julie
    Gourmet Getaways

  17. How would I use NuNaturals products? 🙂
    Well I already use stevia as an additive to my morning cereal that I eat with no-fat greek yoghurt (Jalna is the best! Lowest amount of carbs and sugar!), and I add stevia to pretty much anything that usually would need sugar. So this NuNaturals product would be perfect for me! I absolutely love love love baking carrot cake, and for the carrot cake recipe that I use (http://foodfortina.blogspot.com.au/2014/01/recipe-moist-eggless-carrot-cake-also.html) , I’ve modified the ingredients to contain less brown sugar and more sweetener, and the results are amazing! The carrot cake is denser and more moist, a perfect cake for afternoon tea 🙂 Stevia’s great, it’s healthy, there’s been nothing bad said about it in the media/research, and I love it!

    I’d definitely use NuNaturals products to bake my fave cakes, and use it as a sugar substitute like I already do with all my foods 🙂

  18. Veronica says:

    Oh I LOVE NuNaturals products!! I can always use more! My fave for baking is the MoreFiber bakign blend – if you received some you must try it. I have a banana bread recipe using it on my blog – to die for. It makes breads so light and tender, almost like cake, but you do need more liquid in your recipes. Anyway, if I won, I would use it up in EVERYTHING!! I just love it so much.

  19. Suzanne says:

    The loaves look great, so moist and delicious. I have never baked with stevia, I have a bottle (unused) I have a hard time parting with my sugar but based on your excellent recommendation I will give it a try.

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