Upside Down Deliciousness

Good morning, well almost afternoon!  I hope you’re gettin’ back into the groove of life after the long weekend.  Major unpacking goin’ on round here as well as picking up some stuff for the house like I mentioned before, a bit of a shop-a-thon has been goin’ on.  I admit, it’s been freakin’ ah-may-zing to shop for new stuff for the crib.  I will post pics and give you the 411 after things start arriving, not to worry.

Glad you enjoyed yesterday’s Sunbuttah on the Oats actionMiss Broccoli was astute enough to note that the Sunbutter was shaped in an S.  Now that’s what I call observant!  Totally random coincidence.

Speaking of lovin’ the Sunny B, here’s Skylar eating it straight off the knife

And then I sampled some Sunbuttahhhh on some Mary’s Crackers.  I hope I don’t O.D. on this stuff.

Also still munchin and groovin’ on watermelon.  I ate it alone and allowed for proper food combining.   Thank you very much!

I whipped us up a fruity smoothie with an orange, 2 apples, 1 large banana, a couple pieces of dried unsweetened unsulphured mango from TJ’s, cinn, and dash of vanilla agave.  Threw it all into the VitaGod

…And out emerged our raw liquid brekkie.

I have to continue to thank the Fitnessista for her culinary genius that is the Breakfast Cookie.  I have to say that I am in total love.  Another one of those things I hope I don’t O.D. on. 

Into this one went 1/3 c dry oats, 1 scoop Vanilla Sun Warrior BRPP, cinna, 2 tbsp agave, dash vanilla, and 1 packet of NuNaturals Stevia

I like making it in these little containers because then it has a lid and if I need to make room in da fridge, I don’t have this random plate just hangin’ out takin’ up way too much space.  Kinda like the empty moving boxes on the side of the house are.

Put the VitaGiant to continued use by whippin up some dairy free softserve.  2 bananas, 1/8 c vanilla almond milk, 2 packets of NuNaturals Stevia, dash of sugar, dash of vanilla.  Blend for about 45 seconds and don’t overblend for all the Type A types who like to overdo it.  More is not better here. 

And yeah, this bad boy was definitely thick enough.  Look Mom, I’m Upside Down!  Here was a previous attempt that wasn’t quite thick enough in case ya missed it. 

Enjoy, savor, and lick the canister clean like it’s your job.

After some really awesome runs here, and yeah, it’s hot but not really bothersome hot for me, I came in for some yoga.

Garba Pindasana


Tip of the Day:  Border’s Books is having a 3 day 30% off sale right now if you sign up for their email list, they’ll hook ya up.  Can anyone say raw cookbooks?  And Kristin is still having her Chia Seed GiveAway goin’ on through tonight. 

Stay tuned for a GiveAway of My Own Starting Tomorrow, Wednesday!!!!

What’s everyone’s favorite go-to knife?  I have some Henckle’s and Wusthof’s, but am in need of a large, chopping knife for everything from apples to zukes and cukes, to mini watermelons, large peppers, ya know, your basic raw rabbit food that I need to chop, chop, and chop some mo’.


12 Responses to “Upside Down Deliciousness”

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    Jenny — September 11, 2009 at 12:30 am

    Oh I'm so tempted to enter this giveaway, I bet this stuff would be great in my coffee and oats :) but alas, I don't want to be a greedy bloggie after last times win so I suppose I shall leave this for another lucky reader ;) Thanks though chica – you spoil us!

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    Keegan — September 11, 2009 at 12:44 am

    Everyone keeps posting about this awesome NuNaturals. I have been dying to try it! Hubby does groceries lately, and isn't into trying new things, so convincing him to buy this has been torture.

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    Keegan — September 11, 2009 at 12:45 am

    Oh yeah, and already a follower :)

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    Trish — September 11, 2009 at 12:45 am

    What a great giveaway! I would be so excited to win. We use stevia in our smoothies every morning and I carry a bottle of liquid stevia in my purse for those unplanned stops at the local coffee shop. But I've not tried the NuNaturals brand yet so Id love to give it a try. Thanks!

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    Junghwa — September 11, 2009 at 12:55 am

    wonderful giveaway!
    I would like to win to share them with my family. thanks!
    it would be a great way to add in just about anything. oats, greek yogurt, baked goods, and green monsters.

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    Rose — September 11, 2009 at 1:16 am

    Hey there! I just started using stevia, but haven't tried NuNaturals yet. I'm especially curious about the vanilla liquid stuff – my mom's diabetic, but sometimes craves those sugary latte drinks. This sounds like a great solution!

  7. #
    lilveggiepatch — September 11, 2009 at 2:18 am

    Ooh, I've never tried stevia before! I've heard about this brand and I would love to test it out.

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    lilveggiepatch — September 11, 2009 at 2:19 am

    Entry #2: tweeted!

  9. #
    Brooke — September 11, 2009 at 2:20 am

    I totally wanna try this stuff!! I need to stop with the splenda and on with the stevia!

  10. #
    Annie — September 11, 2009 at 2:27 am

    This is such an awesome giveaway! I heart NuNaturals. It is the only stevia I've tried that I can't live without!

  11. #
    Annie — September 11, 2009 at 2:28 am

    Oh and I'm now a follower!

  12. #
    Shannon — September 11, 2009 at 2:54 am

    i have not yet tried stevia! you are having amazing giveaways, thanks :)

  13. #
    Ali — September 11, 2009 at 2:54 am

    I would love to try the vanilla in my coffee and the packets would be great for baking!!!!

    You are already on my blog roll, I will post your give away tomorrow am!

  14. #
    Anne — September 11, 2009 at 3:56 am

    Stevia is my sweetner of choice, but I've never tried the NuNaturals brand (I love Now Foods stevia). I'd love to give it a taste test :)

  15. #
    Anne — September 11, 2009 at 3:56 am

    I'm a follower!

  16. #
    Anne — September 11, 2009 at 3:57 am

    You're on my blogroll, too :)

  17. #
    BroccoliHut — September 11, 2009 at 4:09 am

    Ooh! Great giveaway! Stevia is my sweetener of choice, so I would love to try a new brand. I've always used NOW foods, but this brand looks worth a shot!

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    Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl — September 11, 2009 at 6:05 am

    Entry #1 – I'd love to win NuNaturals Stevia packets and liquid because I love keeping Stevia packets with me when I'm out. They're very convenient when I buy an unsweetened tea. Also, I'd love to have the liquid to use in recipes–especially sweet creations I might come up with for the dehydrator! :-D

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    Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl — September 11, 2009 at 6:08 am

    Entry #2 – I'm already following your publicly. :-D

  20. #
    Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl — September 11, 2009 at 6:11 am

    Entry #4 – I posted this contest on Facebook!

  21. #
    Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl — September 11, 2009 at 6:12 am

    Entry #5 – I've already added you to my blogroll. :-)

    Oh, and I didn't forget #3 – I just haven't posted yet. I'll come back for that entry in a bit.

  22. #
    shannonmarie — September 11, 2009 at 11:10 am

    Just wanted you to know that I added you to my blogroll. It's so much easier to get to your blog that way.

  23. #
    balancejoyanddelicias — September 11, 2009 at 11:17 am

    I really really want to try these because as far as I tried different brands of stevia, no one convinced me yet. These seem to have better taste, so I'd love to try it out! :)

  24. #
    Melissa — September 11, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    This is by far my favorite giveaway in the blogworld and I have yet to win…I should buy stock in the company…I love everything they make!!!!

  25. #
    Therese — September 11, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    Enter me! Enter me! I am now a follower :)

  26. #
    Lauren — September 11, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    I love stevia! That's why I would want to win! :) I use it more then once a day!

  27. #
    Lauren — September 11, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    I already follow!

  28. #
    Lauren — September 11, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    You are on my blogroll!

  29. #
    Lauren — September 11, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Tweeted: LaurenGinger

  30. #
    Cindy — September 11, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Hey Averie!
    I would love to give the alcohol free Vanilla a try! I just ran out and the old regular kind and have been curious about this!

    so this is entry #1, #2, and #3 because You are on my blogroll and I am a follower too.

    THANKS for some FUN

  31. #
    Beth — September 11, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    I would really like to try this product. We've been attempting to include alternative sweetners since my daughter has dental issues (weak enamel) but we still want her to be able to share in an occasional "sweet."

  32. #
    attachedmommy — September 11, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    I just posted to my blog.

  33. #
    Jenny — September 11, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    alright alright, you convinced me – but only 'cause I realized I am a greedy bloggie and those sweeteners would be magic in my oats and java!

  34. #
    Jenny — September 11, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    p.s. of course i'd follow you, life would not be complete if I didn't :)

  35. #
    Kelsey — September 12, 2009 at 1:32 am

    this sounds like it would be great in baking projects!!!

  36. #
    Emily Borenstein — September 12, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    i would love to win this. sugar makes me feel so down, id like to try this company because right now i use a whole foods brand.

  37. #
    glidingcalm — September 13, 2009 at 12:21 am

    OOO! I am dying to try Nu Naturals!! Thank you so much for giveaway!!!

  38. #
    Tiffany — September 13, 2009 at 5:34 am

    Just added you to my blog roll!

    Hooray for an Oregon Company!

  39. #
    TheFitnessFreak — September 13, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    I'm anxious to try this to see if it's really non-bitter:) Thanks for the chance Averie!!

  40. #
    samsam26 — September 14, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    I am a big fan of Stevia and would love to win your awesome contest. The fact that NuNaturlas has been around 20 years says a lot about this company!

  41. #
    Tierney — September 14, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Hi there,
    I would love to win some Stevia as I try to use alternative sweeteners whenever possible. I usually default to Agave, but would love to work Stevia into the mix as it is even lower on the glycemic index! I've also added you to my blogroll and I'm a follower now! :) (#1, 2, and 5!)

  42. #
    Diana — September 15, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Free Stevia, yes please–dying to try the liquid/flavored kind.

  43. #
    Diana — September 15, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    And I will take credit again for joining the followers box. :) Tired of me yet?

  44. #
    Cara — September 15, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    I want to win it!! I can't find this anywhere!!

  45. #
    Emma — September 15, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    I would love to try NuNaturals – the idea of an all natural sweetener with no bitter aftertaste? Yes please!

    This is a great giveaway – thanks so much!


  46. #
    Emma — September 15, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    I just became a follower!

  47. #
    Emma — September 15, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    I just added you to my blogroll!

  48. #
    Emma — September 15, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    I linked back in this post!

  49. #
    Ellen — September 16, 2009 at 1:01 am

    i would love to win this stuff because i'm very sensitive to sugar, but i refuse to use artificial sweetners. i've never tried NuNaturals but it sounds great. thanks for the giveaway!

  50. #
    Ellen — September 16, 2009 at 1:02 am

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