Friday, November 23, 2012

NuNaturals Stevia A Review and Give Away!

I was thrilled to learn I was accepted to take part in an NuNaturals sampling as part of Christian Women Affiliates! I have used stevia products in the past but I was excited to learn more about this particular company and why their products are superior to others on the market. I thought I was going to to be sampling lemon, orange, and vanilla NuStevia, but I was given so much more to try than that!

Just look at all the wonderful products I was sent!

In addition to vanilla, orange, and lemon NuStevia,
I was sent a box of 50 packets of NuStevia Powder,
Peppermint NuStevia,
Alcohol Free NuStevia,
and a 3 oz. container of NuStevia Prebiotic Blend!

My daughters and I set to work right away taste testing each of the NuStevia Pure Liquid products.
The orange and lemon were FANTASTIC! So bold and flavorful, so true to their names, they tasted just like orange and lemon!
The vanilla was wonderful, but it was the peppermint that got me excited! We put drops of NuStevia Peppermint our tongues and it was like we were in in one of those York Peppermint Patty commercials being whisked away to a winter wonderland! Our taste buds soared with the fresh taste of peppermint and sweetness of stevia minus a bitter aftertaste that can come with other stevia products.
My sample products also came with a pack full of recipes to try out our new NuNaturals pure liquids.
I found so many wonderful recipes, particularly if you have a gluten-free allergy or if you are diabetic. We have none of these in my family, so why would I want to use stevia products in my home and in my cooking? Well, the number one reason I love NuNaturals products is to cut back on the amount of sugar we all consume in our home. These NuNaturals stevia products do not raise your blood sugar levels like when we use real sugar.
Here is a little bit about blood sugar levels and how they can effect your health:

"Blood sugar levels are one of the most discussed aspects of health with regards to diabetes but proper maintenance of blood sugar levels is also an important part of maintaining overall health. This article will give you blood sugar management tips as well as explaining just what blood sugar levels are and how they affect our health. First lets begin by explaining what blood sugar is. Glucose or sugar is the primary energy source for mammals and other animals, lipids (i.e. fats and oils) are another source but they are primarily a compact energy store. Blood sugar or blood glucose level is a measurement of glucose present in an animal, in mammals this level usually stays in a closely controlled range called the reference range and it is tightly regulated as part of metabolic homeostasis. Changes in blood sugar levels either increases or decreases from within the reference range do not usually have many negative consequences but chronically being outside this range can lead to many serious health conditions."

Orange NuNaturals Stevia and Blueberry Scones

(Here is a photo of my scones made for my family of 8!)

These were delicious! I used packets of powdered stevia for the scone batter and orange NuStevia to flavor the batter and the glaze. The recipe I used said it was for two people. I have 8 in my family so I octupled the recipe! The recipe called for two packets of stevia with 1/4 cup of flour. I used 2 cups of flour and 16 packets of stevia. Obviously I would have to buy the stevia in cans to cook this recipe frequently but for two people, two packets of stevia would be easy on my wallet.

Here is the original recipe:

Blueberry-Orange Scones For Two

1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
2 TB oats
2 packets NuNaturals NuStevia White Stevia Powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
2 tsp dairy-free butter
3 TB dairy-free milk (unsweetened So Delicious Coconut Milk)
20 drops of NuNaturals Orange Liquid Stevia
1/4 cup blueberries

(Optional Glaze)

2 TB powdered sugar
Few drops of water or dairy-free milk
Add drops of NuNaturals Orange Liquid Stevia to taste
Stir until you attain the consistency you desire

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In small bowl, mix together flour, oats, stevia packets powder, baking powder, and salt. Cut butter into the mixture, and mix until combined.
Add milk and Orange Liquid Stevia to the dry ingredients.
Fold in blueberries, don't over-mix.
Flatten dough into a 3 X 3 inch square. Cut diagonally to form 2 triangles.
Bake for 17-20 minutes on a greased pan.
Drizzle with glaze and enjoy!

While I am blogging this I am enjoying this lovely cup of raspberry tea flavored with Lemon NuStevia. I was looking at their website and one of their suggestions was to add a few drops of vanilla too. What a delicious taste! I never would have thought of that! The raspberry tea is flavorful, the lemon is bold, but the vanilla is oh so soothing and sweet! The flavors blend and my tongue is just bursting with happiness in so many areas with the mix of flavors!

I've also been adding the NuNaturals  NuStevia Prebiotic Blend to my tea.
This is what the company has to say about the Prebiotic Blend.

"NuStevia™ PreBiotic Blend™ uses Tagatose a natural sweetener that is produced from milk. NuStevia™ Prebiotic Blend™ will have absolutely no effect on blood sugar levels and is safe for both Type I and II diabetics. It is very low on the glycemic index as well.
The Tagatose used in NuStevia™ PreBiotic Blend™ helps feed the good bacteria in your digestive system.
NuStevia™ PreBiotic Blend™ contains 60% more Stevia extract than most other brands on the market. The cost to get the same sweet taste of other brands can be up to 2 1/2 times more expensive compared to NuNaturals. NuNaturals NuStevia™ PreBiotic Blend™ will save you money.
NuStevia™ PreBiotic Blend™ come in a convenient spice jar with a multiple opening cap. This makes it easy to sprinkle or pour the powder."

I'm all for feeding the good bacteria as I have read all about how sugar feeds the bad bacteria in our guts. I also like the added value.  I can use less to get the same sweetness level I crave at a fraction of the cost of other prebiotic brands on the market!

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And because you have been such a wonderful follower of my blog and these products are really that fantastic, I am able to offer you 15% off your ENTIRE order when you use the Discount Code: BLG1212
This offer is good through December 31, 2012. Also, all orders placed totaling over $35 will receive FREE shipping to the Continental U.S.

a Rafflecopter giveaway I received NuNaturals products free to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.


  1. I'd love to try NuNaturals as I'm always looking for new ways to cut sugar out of my diet!

    1. Wonderful! We can all benefit from cutting back on sugar in our diets. The NuNaturals are a great way to add flavor AND cut back on sugar!

    2. I am trying to live a life without sugar. I would love to win and try this product.

  2. I have been using Sweet Leave Stevia but would love to try these:-)

  3. Yum, all your recipes look great and make me drool! Would love to try out these sweeteners!