Dreamsicle Smoothie & A Giveaway

Happy Memorial Day! A very sincere thank you goes to everyone, past and present, who serves our country and protects our freedom.  Thank you.  We went to the Cardinal’s game yesterday during the lovely St. Louis 100 degree weather.  In observance of Memorial Day, all military personnel were asked to stand so they could be recognized.  It definitely gave a nice sense of community to be cheering for so many wonderful people.  And again, we brought home a winner.

There was no fro-yo involved, so maybe we’re just the Birds lucky charm?  We went with some of our best friends, Diana and Andy (aka DiAndy) who are getting married June 16, 2013.  Can’t wait.  🙂  Itz also Diana’s birthday today, so a very happy birthday goes out to her! xoxo

With summertime here, some of my food choices change based on the warm weather.  I definitely like lighter meals, citrus flavors, and refreshing drinks and treats.  When I first discovered NuNaturals, I was hooked.  Then, they went ahead and came out with two new flavors which are absolutely perfect for the warm summer months.

Lemon NuStevia and Orange NuStevia.  I have been playing around with both of these and have found great success in many new recipes and a summer spin on some old recipes.  My favorite would have to be a Dreamsicle Smoothie I created.  Jonny loves going to Lion’s Choice and getting the dreamsicle milkshake.  Of course, I don’t love all the nasty sugar that even a small size packs.  I made a much better alternative.

Dreamsicle Smoothie: ice, 1 banana, 1 orange, 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1 scoop vanilla Sunwarrior protein powder, 1 dropper full of Orange NuStevia, and ground flaxseeds. Makes 2 smoothies. Seriously tastes like a dreamsicle and much, much healthier.  (Not to mention the protein punch it packs!)  Dee-lish!

I’ve also been loving the orange and the lemon sweetener in my tea or water.  It naturally sweetens drinks without any artificial sugar or flavor.

The orange and the lemon are great for people who get tired of drinking plain water all day long.  My grandma loves adding sweet n low and lemon to water, but when I had her try the Lemon NuStevia, she approved!  I’ve also really been liking adding the lemon to water when I use apple cider vinegar.  It makes for a very refreshing drink.

You all know how I love my protein pancakes, so naturally I wanted to use the lemon and orange in them.  Mission complete.

Lemon Coconut Protein Pancake: 1 scoop of vanilla Sunwarrior protein powder, 3 eggwhites, a dash of baking powder, 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseeds, several drops of Lemon NuStevia, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, and some shredded unsweetened coconut flakes.  For the frosting, I used half a scoop of vanilla protein powder, almond milk, coconut, and Lemon NuStevia.  Definitely a summertime breakfast!

Now itz your turn!  Leave a comment telling me one way you would use the Lemon or Orange NuStevia and be entered to win a bottle of each.  Four lucky winners will be sent both bottles of the lemon and orange.  (No P.O. boxes.)  Don’t stop there.  If you wish, become a fan of Itz Linz on Facebook and NuNaturals on Facebook.

For additional entries: subscribe to Itz Linz, follow Itz Linz on twitter and tweet the following, “Summertime is here! I want to win a bottle of Orange & Lemon @NuNaturals from @ItzLinz! Enter here: http://wp.me/p264zq-wn

Plus, if you would like to order any of the NuNaturals products, go to the NuNaturals website and when you get to the checkout page, enter the discount code BLG0612 and you will 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 US on all orders exceeding $35.00 after discounts.

This giveaway will be open until Friday, June 1st at 6:00 pm CST.  Four winners will be randomly selected and announced on Saturday, June 2nd.  Winners will have 48 hours to contact me to claim their prize or another winner will be drawn.

*I was not compensated for this post beyond being given the NuNaturals products to try.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

52 thoughts on “Dreamsicle Smoothie & A Giveaway

  1. I can’t believe you didn’t have FRO YO!?!?!? hahahaha 😉

    Aren’t these flavoured Stevias amazing!? LOVE THEM!

    And I totally love the idea you had for the smoothie! Oh my gosh! I am totally going to do that babe! Thank you for the inspiration/idea! 🙂

    The way I would use the ORANGE is on my blog today 😉 I made a tofu dessert recipe that tastes like a Terrys chocolate orange! 😉 TRY IT!

  2. I use stevia to sweeten just about everything, but I’ve never tried liquid stevia. The lemon and orange would be great in my oats or to sweeten beverages!

  3. I love nu natruals but I’ve never had the flavored ones! I’d put the in my smoothies!!!

    Also, my bff was at that same baseball game! she’s interning in St. Louis and got to go to the game 🙂

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