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Apr 23

Raw Bulgur Breakfast Bowl + A Giveaway

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day.

 

My breakfast is usually some sort of protein shake to follow a workout; however, I’ve been working out at night more and decided to shake up my breakfast routine.

Lat year I experimented with a raw bulgur – it’s not so different from overnight oats!  You simply soak the bulgur in water for 15-20 minutes and add whatever mix-ins you like.

 

 

When NuNaturals reached out to me to check out a few of their new orange and lemon liquid Stevia products I was particularly inspired by the orange-flavored liquid Stevia.  I could smell it before I even opened the bottle!  The best part was that is actually smelled like oranges (i.e. not like some your granny’s potpourri) – both of the new products use real lemon and orange.

 

 

I decided it would be perfect for breakfast in my raw bulgur bowl.  The bright orange sweetness went perfectly with cinnamon and a bit of cardamom.

Topped with fresh coconut, I felt like I was having breakfast on a tropical island rather than in the early morning dimness of my condo. Recipe at the end of this post.

 

 

NuNaturals would like YOU to try out their new products too – the lemon liquid Stevia (I used here in this vegan Alfredo sauce) and this orange liquid Stevia.

4 winners will be chosen!  Receive up to 3 entries by:

 

  1. Follow me on Twitter or Subscribe to the Sprint 2 the Table RSS feed or email
  2. Tweet: You could say something like: I’ve entered to win 1 of 4 chances to win the @NuNaturals giveaway at @sprint2thetable http://wp.me/p16jDn-1gY #giveaway
  3. Be Social: Facebook Like NuNaturalsTwitter Follow NuNaturalsPinterest Follow Me and/or Pin Something of MineInstagram Follow Me
  4. Comment: What is your favorite Stevia flavor?

 

Please leave a *separate comment* for each entry!

 

Contest ends at 11:59pm EST on Thursday, April 26th.  The 4 winners will be announced on Friday, April 27th.

 ***You may also order Stevia directly from NuNaturals, and receive a 15% discount using the code BLG0612. (effective until JUNE 30, 2012).***

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Let me start be saying I am NOT complaining but…

I finally got a referral to an orthopedic doc for my knee.  I took the first available appointment (May 22!).  THEN on my walk Saturday I realized I was feeling pretty good and decided to try running.  5.5 miles later, my knee was still fine!  Now, I didn’t run all of that 5.5.  I didn’t even try to run more than 1/2 a mile at a time, but all told I think I ran 2.5 miles… wayyyy more than I’ve been able to do since January.

Did simply making the doctor appointment cure me?!  

 

Workout Recap (4/16 – 4/22):

  • Monday – Tris/Chest, Bike intervals
  • Tuesday – This Pinned workout (2x), Bike intervals, 6 min plank rotation, 100 push-ups
  • Wednesday – This Pinned workoutBis/Back, Ab Ripper X, 2 mi walk
  • Thursday - This Pinned workout, Shoulders, 2 mi walk, 100 push-ups
  • Friday This Pinned workout, 2.25 mi walk, Lindsay’s leg workout
  • Saturday – 5.5 mile run/walk, 100 push-ups
  • Sunday –  5.6 mile run/walk, 30 mins bike intervals, 100 push-ups

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Orange and Coconut Raw Bulgur Breakfast Bowl

  • 1/4 C bulgur, uncooked
  • 1 T chia
  • 1/4 C + 2 T water
  • 5-6 drops NuNaturals Orange Liquid Stevia
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 2 T unsweetened coconut
  • 2 T chopped nuts

 

Mix together everything except the coconut and chopped nuts.  Allow to soak for 15-20 mins.

Stir and top with coconut, nuts, or other toppings as desired.

Note: You could sub a bit of orange extract and your preferred sweetener here if you don’t have the NuNaturals orange liquid Stevia.

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My Sesame Baked Tofu made the FoodBuzz Top 9 this weekend.  Thank you for the Buzz!!!  Check out the Top 9 here.

Have you ever eaten bulgur (or other grain) raw/soaked?

Did you enjoy the sunshine this weekend?  Any races?

 

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  1. Stephanie

    Vanilla is stil my fave, but will need to give orange a try, I love the smell of real orange, and I would love to add that taste to my muffins

  2. Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family

    A new way to enjoy bulgur…

    I have never tried nunaturals. I assume that just a couple of drops does it?

    1. Laura

      For sure – as with many flavorings, a little goes a long way.

  3. Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family

    I tweeted your giveaway. :)

  4. janet @ the taste space

    Looks like a great breakfast! It has been a while since I’ve had bulgur and I should remedy that!

    I must admit that I’ve only ever tried the vanilla flavour… didn’t even know there was a whole line of flavours!

    1. Laura

      I think these flavors are much more intense than the vanilla – which I like. I still have to add extract when I used the vanilla stevia.

  5. janet @ the taste space

    I already subscribe by RSS.

  6. sarah @ sarah learns

    i follow you on twitter!

  7. sarah @ sarah learns

    the orange and lemon stevias sound awesome! my favorite right now is the vanilla flavor. i have some ginger tea that is supposed to help with digestion, but it is VERY bitter and difficult to drink on it’s own so i always use the vanilla stevia to sweeten it up a bit! :)

    1. Laura

      that’s a really good idea! i have some ginger tea that i don’t use for the same reason… i bet the lemon stevia would be great in it.

  8. Emily

    I tweeted your giveaway!

  9. Cait's Plate

    Oooh interesting that they have flavors!! That bowl looks delicious – bulgar is one thing I need to try in the morning for sure.

  10. Emily

    I tweeted your giveaway! Thanks!

  11. Emily

    I like NuNaturals on Facebook!

  12. Emily

    I’ve never tried any of the flavored Stevia but would love to!

  13. Emily

    I follow you on Twitter! I can’t wait to try the orange flavor!

  14. madna

    I follow you on twitter!

  15. Allie

    I’ve only ever tried vanilla stevia, so so far that one’s my favorite, haha. I’ve never eaten a raw/soaked grain (other than overnight oats, but I’m not sure that one counts). I’m definitely trying soaked barley now, though!

  16. Kiri W.

    Our weekend was icy cold and snow is coming today… so not so much ;)
    I’ve never had bulgur raw, just soaked in hot water, but that I love.

    1. Laura

      Ewww! It was cold and breezy here, but we’re back at 80 by Friday!

  17. Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning

    Can not WAIT to make this! I love bulgur!!
    I’ve never used NuNaturals brand stevia. I only had Sweet Leaf stevia- they have such an awesome selection of flavors. I’m kind of obsessed with the English Toffee.
    The orange sounds interesting… I could see that being pretty good!

    1. Laura

      I’ve never tried SweetLeaf, but I have been eyeing that toffee flavor in WF forever. They need an almond flavor!

  18. Catalina @ Cake with Love

    I have never had Stevia, but I would love to try the lemon flavor!

  19. Heather @ Better With Veggies

    Okay – I think I’m ready to try this – so you should pick me so I can have a favorite flavor in the future. :)

    1. Laura

      LOL! You know I would if I could! Did you know you can buy Stevia plants at Home Depot? You should grow some!

  20. Heather @ Better With Veggies

    I already follow you on RSS & twitter.

  21. Heather @ Better With Veggies

    And I tweeted about the giveaway!

  22. sportsglutton

    For a moment I got so excited when I saw your post title in my Reader as I thought you wrote “Raw Burger” and returned to the world of carnivores. :-) Oh well.

    1. Laura

      LOL! I have been known to enjoy a good steak tartare in the past. :)

  23. Rebecca W.

    I subscribed to the feed!

  24. Rebecca W.

    I love the vanilla stevia flavor. It always adds a little something extra to my overnight oats!

  25. Carrie

    I subscribe to your RSS feed

  26. Carrie

    I tweeted about the giveaway.

  27. Carrie

    I’m following you on Pinterest

  28. Carrie

    I’ve never tried flavored stevia…so I guess my favorite flavor is plain! :)

  29. Jenny @ simply be me

    I have a jar of regular stevia in my kitchen but I have yet to use it – but I’m intrigued by the flavoured ones.

    1. Laura

      You should try it out! Beware: it’s stronger than sugar – a little goes a long way.

  30. Grubarazzi (@Grubarazzi)

    What a cool idea. I’m so torn on Stevia. Is it good for me? Is it not good for me? Will it affect my blood sugar? le sigh. But that raw bulgur bowl, giiiiirl. You’ve done it again.

    1. Laura

      I think it is just fine… it’s a leaf… :) Accoridng to stevia.com, it may actually lower blood sugar levels: http://www.stevia.com/Stevia_Article/Frequently_asked_questions_FAQ/2269

  31. Laura

    I’ve never tried flavored stevia, but lemon sounds awesome!

  32. Laura

    I follow you on twitter!

  33. Laura

    And I tweeted!

  34. Claire @ Live and Love to Eat

    The vanilla stevia is my favorite, by far!

  35. Elle

    I follow you on twitter

  36. Elle

    I tweeted your message

  37. Elle

    I have never tried a flavored Stevia but would love to!

  38. Elle

    I follow NuNaturals on twitter and like them on FB and I pinned your post to my Giveaway board
    eatrunsail

  39. carah

    my favorite is vanilla, may seem boring but it is so versatile

  40. carah

    i am following you on pinterest

  41. carah

    im a follower on instagram

  42. Choc Chip Uru

    Breakfast is definitely the best ingredient by far! I am loving your wonderful dish featuring it :D
    And although I am not entering since I have never even tried stevia this is an awesome giveaway and best of luck to all :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  43. Carol @ Lucky Zucca

    Woo!! You are so smart & creative with your raw eating! Bulgar sounds great! :) OK Sooo I follow you on twitter! :)

  44. Carol @ Lucky Zucca

    And I tweeted! :)

  45. Carol @ Lucky Zucca

    And I follow them on twitter! hahaha!

  46. Carol @ Lucky Zucca

    And lastly… I don’t know my favorite flavor. I haven’t ever tried Stevia! I’d bet vanilla would probably be my favorite though. :D

  47. Suzi

    I have never used stevia. I see it in the healthfodd store but I’m not much into sweets so never considered buying it. Your breakfast dish looks great, good to see bulgur wheat used other than in tabbouleh.

    1. Laura

      I wish I wasn’t into sweets… *sigh*

  48. Julia

    I follow you on twitter :)

  49. Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen)

    I’m such a breakfast girl too! I always try to figure out a way to work breakfast into dinner time too!

    I love NuNaturals. Such an incredible product and company!

  50. Colette

    I’m subscribed to your RSS feed!

  51. Colette

    My favorite flavor is vanilla – yum!

  52. Colette

    I like NuNaturals on Facebook!

  53. Baker Street

    I only learnt a few days ago that stevia had flavors too! I imagine vanilla must be a treat to use.

    1. Laura

      It is! But I really was pleasantly surprised by the orange.

  54. Mattie @ Comfy and Confident

    I tweeted!

  55. Ashley @ Freckles & Spice

    I’ve only used the vanilla flavor – these look great!
    No races for me this weekend but I did enjoy sunshine on Saturday. I’ve done raw buckwheat soaked – but I want to branch out.

  56. Ashley @ Freckles & Spice

    Tweeted the giveaway !

  57. Mollie

    I have honestly never tried Stevia so I don’t have a favorite-this is my chance :)

  58. Mollie

    I am subscribed to your blog on google reader!

  59. Meg

    I love bulgur so much. I like soaking it, dehydrating it, and using it like a granola ;)

  60. Meg

    wait :) I do that for buckwheat ;) but bulgur is good for breakfast too hehe

  61. Lena H.

    I’ve just started going back to overnight oats for my breakfast — and bulgur is the next grain on my checklist to try, great timing!

    But I have to be honest, I’ve never tried Stevia. I’m 110% artificial sweeteners but haven’t been able to bring myself to try it instead. But knowing you like, I could maybe be convinced to give it a try. I’d want to start safe and simple though — vanilla for me, please :)

    1. Laura

      Never tried it?! You have to! It’s particularly good for sweetening non-baked foods like smoothies and oats. No after taste!

  62. Lena H.

    And of course, I already follow you on Twitter and am subscribed to you in my reader :)

  63. Lora @ Crazy Running Girl

    Follow you on Twitter!

  64. Lora @ Crazy Running Girl

    I like the vanilla flavor :)

  65. Arianna

    Vanilla! It goes so well with a creamy bowl of oatmeal :-)

  66. Heather

    i’ve only tried vanilla and regular… i REALLY love nunaturals vanilla!
    i’d love to try the orange or lemon, so interesting! i’ve also been wanting to try the cocoa one.

  67. LauraT

    I tweeted your giveaway!

  68. LauraT

    I would love to try the NuNaturals Orange Liquid Stevia especially so I could make a “copy cat” bowl of your yummy looking Bulgar Breakfast Bowl!

  69. LauraT

    I follow you on twitter.

  70. Rebecca

    You know, so far my favorite is plain but the vanilla and orange look really really good!

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