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Sep 30

Cherry-Sweet Potato Greek Yogurt + NuNaturals Giveaway

Happy Birthday to meeeeeee!

 

Shameless over celebration of birthdays is a family tradition.

Today marks the 3rd anniversary of Sprint 2 the Table.  Rather than wax poetic, I figured I’d just give you guys presents.  Everyone ok with that?

This week there will be a giveaway EVERY DAY!  These are NOT sponsored – I reached out to my favorite brands to ask if they’d be willing to share some love with you in honor of the big #3.  I’m excited to start it out with my go-to sweetener.

Vanilla Stevia Alcohol Free 2 oz  Liquid

 

I try to avoid added sugars (within reason – don’t come between me and my chocolate cake), but I have a MAJOR sweet tooth.  One of my strategies for taming a sweet tooth is to use Stevia, which come from the Stevia leaf.

NuNaturals has offered to take place in the blogiversary celebration by offering to FOUR of you (1) one bottle of each of the Lemon, Peppermint , Vanilla, and the NEW Cherry Vanilla Stevia Liquids.  Even better?  This is open to anyone WORLDWIDE.

They sent me a little present too – I got to try the new Cherry Vanilla flavor!  I went straight to me favorite meal of the day to test it out.  Dessert!

Cherry-Sweet Potato Greek Yogurt Bowl

 

Nearly every night I have a midnight snack in the form of a Greek yogurt or no-salt cottage cheese creation (yes, I eat after 7pm *gasp*).  I don’t care for casein powder, so this is the perfect alternative for me.  To sweeten these creations, I prefer to use liquid Stevia because I find it blends better.

This bowl of Cherry-Sweet Potato Greek Yogurt is the perfect blend of rich cherry-vanilla from the Stevia and creamy, sweet sweet ‘tater.  The texture is silky-smooth, and I love adding cherries, raw oats, and cacao nibs to the top for a little texture contrast.  And chocolate.  Always chocolate… mmmm…

 

Oh, right… the giveaway!!!!  Enter here and keep reading for the recipe! 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

In case you don’t win, NuNaturals is also offering s discount on all orders placed online (www.nunaturals.com).  Just enter discount code BLG1213 to receive 15% off of your order through December 31, 2013.  There’s also free shipping on in the US on all orders over $35.

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Cherry-Sweet Potato Greek Yogurt

Cherry-Sweet Potato Greek Yogurt

  • 1/2 baked sweet potato, peeled and mashed
  • 1/2 C Greek yogurt
  • 1 T coconut flour (optional… but not really ;))
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • Pinch of cloves
  • 5-6 drops NuNaturals Pure Liquid Cherry-Vanilla Stevia
  • 1 T unsweetened almond milk (or other liquid)
  • Optional toppings: cocoa powder sauce (cocoa powder + liquid + stevia), cherries, cacao nibs, oats

 

Combine everything in a small bowl and mix until smooth.  You may need to add more liquid to achieve desired consistency.

Top with your favorites and enjoy!

Note: You can make this ahead and/or even freeze it to make a fro-yo!  This also makes for a bangin’ protein shake combo.

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I have to say again how EXCITED I am for this week.  Tomorrow’s is awesome… and it comes with a workout.  Overall this week is pretty marvelous. ;)

MMIM

Have you tried Stevia yet?  What’s your favorite way to use it?

Which do you prefer – sweet potato or pumpkin puree?  Others?

 

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  1. Debbie @ Live from La Quinta

    I love Nu Naturals! It sounds so boring but I usually use stevia in my coffee. Yeah, I know, so dull.

  2. Lisa

    Oh yum! Cherry sweet potato! That sounds like a great combo.
    I think my favorite puree is definitely pumpkin – it’s an issue.

    1. Laura

      Orange is never an issue here! ;)

  3. Arman @ thebigmansworld

    Happy 3 years- I hope you continue blogging for many years to come, so much so that kabocha burgers made out of beetroot flour and chocolate chip sauce is considered normal ;)

    I love kabocha puree… seeing as I’ve been using it like crazy lately, since my kabocha roasting binge!

    1. Laura

      It’s not normal?! ;)

  4. Katie G

    I like to put it into my baked goods….cookies, muffins, cake, etc!

    1. Laura

      Same here! And mug cakes!

  5. GiGi Eats Celebrities

    NUUUUU NATURALSSSSS…. How I LOVE YOU!
    You make me COO!

    NUUUUU NATURALS… How I crave tasty sweet.
    You are such a sinless treat!

    Do you LOVE my little NuNaturals ode? I am feeling all creative this evening.

  6. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    Happy 3 year blogiversary! Right now I would vote pumpkin puree all the way, but sweet potatoes will always have a special place in my heart…and stomach!
    And I usually just use Stevie to sweeten my tea but have recently branched out to a liquid vanilla crème one for different food recipes I am trying lately.

  7. Court Star @ StarSystemz

    NuNaturals is amazing, I LOVE them with there creative flavorings!! I use Stevia in everything, in my sauces, in my tea/coffee, in my baked good and even on chicken! I love it! Happy Three Years to Blogging!!! Love + Shine CourtStar

  8. Tara @ Sweat like a Pig

    Happy blogiversary! Do I get kicked out of the blogging world if I admit I don’t like pumpkin? Ha ;)

  9. Angela @ Happy Fit Mama

    Happy blogiversary! Yum! Too bad fresh cherries aren’t in season right now. I’ll have to just use frozen. I just won a mega supply of Nu Naturals so this is perfect!

    1. Laura

      I used frozen here – I just melt them in the microwave with a little ginger to use as a topping.

  10. Monica

    Haha well I usually use mine in a tall glass of almond milk – unsweetened almond milk + vanilla extract, stevia, agave nectar and some cinnamon. Yumm :P

    1. Laura

      I never thought to do that! Like a Stevia Hortocha!

  11. Linz @ Itz Linz

    i love using vanilla stevia in my coffee or plain greek yogurt! and cherry vanilla? omg!!!

  12. Meg @ A Dash of Meg

    mmmmmmmmm i am definitely trying this because I LOVE EVERYTHING about it omg. i always have greek yogurt or cottage cheese before bed, too. lately it’s been cottage cheese, but greek yogurt comes into play every now and then. i can’t wait to try this laura! love u

    1. Laura

      Let me know what you think! I go through phases with Greek and cottage cheese. :)

  13. Miz

    because Im a MISFIT I LOVE YOU MORE this is not sponsored.
    happpy anniversary

    1. Laura

      I do what I want! ;)

  14. Amanda

    I use stevia in everything! I love it! My favorite ways are in my tea, oatmeal, and cooking.

  15. Amanda

    Oh, and Happy Anniversary on your site! Love your blog! :)

    1. Laura

      Thank you!!! <3

  16. Rachel H

    Happy blog birthday! I use stevia in baked goods.

  17. Whitney W

    I use stevia in oatmeal ;)

  18. Alex @ therunwithin

    stevia is still hands down the only sweetener I use, love it in my coffee.

  19. Davida @ The Healthy Maven

    stevia is my go-to for pancakes!

  20. Maureen

    Happy Blog Birthday! I love stevia in my coffee & my daily peppermint iced tea!

  21. Autumn Wieland

    I’ve never used stevia, so I’d be excited to try it! :)

    1. Laura

      Whaaaat?! I want to just send you a bottle of mine now!

      1. Autumn Wieland

        I would not argue! :)

  22. molly @ heart, sole & cereal

    i love stevia – use it in my coffee, desserts, baked goods…and nunaturals is absolutely my fave brand!

  23. Lee

    This looks really good. Especially those cherries on top. Yum.

  24. lindsay

    happy 3 yrs! i’m excited for this week. I wanna win something. tee heee

    1. Laura

      How about I just send myself to Austin???

  25. Abby

    I use stevia in my smoothies!

  26. Amanda Fraijo-Tobin (@FraijoManda)

    Yep, this is my fav stevia too! My favorite way to use it is nightly in my yogurty mess bowls. I also cook with it too. Love it!

  27. Heather (Where's the Beach)

    Oh, I haven’t gotten that new flavor yet. I use the liquid vanilla in my cinnamon apples for my oatmeal. I also like to add it to greek yogurt with PB2. And maybe it’s just me/my computer, but when I try to say that I like your or NuNaturals FB page, it tries to pin the image of the fantastic looking yogurt.

    1. Laura

      Yeah… I don’t know how but I effed up the html and can’t fix it. The entry did work though!

      1. Heather (Where's the Beach)

        I just tabbed through – so for user accessibility – it worked ;-)

  28. Nicole Trevisan

    i like stevia in coffee and all my baking recipes!

  29. Kaitlin

    I use Nunaturals in my greek yogurt every day!! I love that I don’t have to buy the sugar filled flavored yogurts to get delicious yogurt

    1. Laura

      Amen to that! It drives me nuts people think that’s a health food. It’s not the worst, but it’s not a freebie either!

  30. Hannah

    I haven’t tried Stevia yet, but I’ve heard great things about it.

    1. Laura

      You must try it! NuNaturals really is my favorite brand. :)

  31. Sam @ Better With Sprinkles

    Happy 3 years of blogging! I usually do a cottage cheese or greek yogurt and casein combo, or a casein mug cake at night – definitely need stevia to sweeten those up!

  32. Erica

    I use their stevia to sweeten my yogurt and my morning coffee.

  33. Carolyn

    I add stevia to my yogurt concoctions!

  34. Meredith B.

    I use stevia in my yogurt and cottage cheese creations, as well!

  35. Kierston @candyfit

    Happy #3!!! :)

    I love Stevia in my Greek Yogurt! I’ve not tried the Cherry Vanilla!!! Holy yum. I ran out of their Chocolate, Vanilla and Lemon! I’m on to Orange now lol

    1. Laura

      Ha! I ran out of chocolate first too. :)

  36. Parita @ myinnershakti

    Happy blog birthday to you!!! Here’s to many more!!

  37. Laura @ Mommy Run Fast

    I have these 4 from when I did the giveaway, so don’t enter me, but happy 3 years of blogging- that’s awesome! I’m coming up on 2, I think… yikes, I better look that up. Happy Monday!

  38. RavieNomNoms

    Happy 3 years!! WOOOOO! That is amazing :-) …we must have started our blogs the same year. Who woulda thunk ;-)

    Btdubs, totally going to try your cauliflower crust this week. STOKED!

  39. Melissa @ Treats With a Twist

    I use Stevia in my coffee, oats, yogurt, and baking!

  40. Leanne

    I use stevia mixed with apple cider vinegar and water in the morning! I also use it to sweeten up plain greek yogurt.

    1. Laura

      I do that too if I don’t have my aminos! So good, especially with the oragne flavor!

  41. lindsey b

    I love using stevia in my morning smoothies or in my nighttime microwave mug-cake desserts!!

  42. She Rocks Fitness

    I have NEVER tried stevia!!!! HAHAHA! Love this combo of the sweet potato…genius idea as always and heres to a GREAT week. Happy Monday!

  43. Erin @ An Inside Job

    I eat Stevia every morning in my oatmeal:

    - 1/3 c oatmeal
    - 1 packet stevia
    - pumpkin pie spice

    I have been eating this same breakfast for over a year now! I also use half a packet of Stevia in my tea (it’s too sweet for me to use more than that!)

    1. Laura

      Simple and delicious! I do that in hotels, but add protein powder too!

  44. Amber @ ExSoyCise

    Happy anniversary!! Big 3, that’s exciting!! I LOVE stevia for everything from shakes, coffee, pancakes, and have even been known to put it on my sweet potato! I’ve never tried a flavored stevia so I am hoping I win!!

  45. Gro

    I use stevia in my smoothies, oatmeal and in my coffee.

  46. Hannah

    In mah coffeeeee!

  47. Brittany @ Barr & Table

    I use stevia in my coffee and my plain greek yogurt.

  48. Cassie @ RedLetterDaye

    I use stevia to sweeten up greek yogurt. Otherwise it tastes like sour cream (which I do use as a sub sometimes).

    1. Laura

      It’s an awesome sour cream sub! I top chili with greek. :)

  49. Hayley

    I love using it in oats, pancakes, and my healthy chocolate sauce!

    1. Laura

      Oh yes – always in the chcolate sauce! :)

  50. Megan (The Lyons' Share)

    My FAVORITE would have to be in my daily cup of coffee because I don’t think I can live without it! But also love stevia in baking and in some of your late night creations! CONGRATS on 3 years of blogging – WOW! You’re an inspiration for sure!

    1. Laura

      Thanks Megan!!! I should have asked what DON’T you put stevia in. ;)

  51. Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets

    Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Blogging BBBBIIIIRRRTTTHHHDDDAAAYYY to you LAURA! Happy. Birthday. To. You.
    Damn, I can sing.

    1. Laura

      I have no doubts that you sounded like Adele singing that.

      Thank you!

  52. keira

    I always add it to my protein shakes!

  53. Heather @ Better With Veggies

    So I’m thinking I can use my newfound tofu to yogurt trick to replace this greek yogurt, I need to try this in some of your bowl creations. And I LOVE NuNaturals, I use their stevia every.single.day!

  54. Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen

    Is this going to be like that time when Dr. Pepper tried to make Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper and everyone was all like, “WTF? Regular Dr. Pepper is AWESOME”? I’m VERY wary of cherry flavored things, but NuNaturals has served me well thus far, so I’d be willing to take a chance on it.

    Oh yeah, the question: My favorite way to use NuNaturals is flavoring giant pancakes or microwave muffins, but since it’s been so long since I’ve made those and I no longer remember the recipes, I’ll say that my most CONSISTENT use is in my diluted shot of ACV. Lemon liquid stevia is delish for that!

    Happy Blogday, BT-Dubs.

    Yes, I said it: DUBS.

    1. Laura

      Ummmm… no. Because there was no original cherry to copy. Your example is flawed. FLAWED, I tell you! ;)

      Dubba dubs

  55. Eating 4 Balance

    Humm… I think I would prefer sweet potato over pumpkin, but my stomach handles pumpkin better because it’s less starchy so I’m going to go with that one.

    I’ve used granulated (?) stevia in the past and have a lot of the liquids sitting at home, never opened or used. Lol. Maybe I should do a giveaway. Haha.

    1. Laura

      Really, you can’t go wrong with orange. ;)

      I can’t believe you haven’t tried the liquid! You have to do it and let me know what you think. It’s all I use!

  56. Jody - Fit at 55

    No need to enter me – I have some & love it in my coffee & Greek yogurt & oatmeal & more! :) Delish recipe!!!!!

  57. Jasmine A.

    mmm those look good. love making my coffee sweeter with stevia!

  58. Summer Marie

    I have never used the NuNaturals Stevia Drops before, so I would LOVE to try it!

  59. Elle

    Happy to have discovered Stevia, for sure. Your pics are lovely!

  60. carah cole

    I use stevia literally everyday! I am almost out of my vanilla so this would be perfect to win and I have not yet tried the new flavor or seen it anywhere for that matter!

    1. Laura

      Well, then… i’m glad you WON!!! ;)

  61. Emily

    I use stevia probably way too much! haha! I love it in my oats, protein shakes and pancakes!

  62. Emily @SinfulNutrition

    I use stevia for overnight oats and homemade hot cocoa mix, but I’ve never tried the flavored kinds. Thanks for the giveaway and happy blog b-day!

    1. Laura

      Cocoa mix! That’s a great idea!

  63. Nicole @ FruitnFitness

    Happy 3 years! I love pumpkin and sweet potato, it’s hard go choose between the two. But I think in the fall I would go for pumpkin because sweet potatoes are easily available year round.

  64. purelytwins

    Happy 3 years sweetie!!! we love our stevia and pumpkin purees :)

    1. Laura

      Thanks, Ladies!!! Mwah!

  65. Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

    Yay! Happy birthday to the bloggy!!! I didn’t even KNOW there was a cherry-vanilla flavor! Yum! But I’m so not entering since NuNaturals has been WAY too good to me in the past and I have an UNGODLY amount of stevia in my possession…which reminds me that I need to do a review/giveaway of my own! Seriously? How do I get so behind in these damn things…Oh I know, because I’m a perfectionist and think that I have to have a mind-blowing recipe to go along with every thing I review! SMH

    I use pumpkin puree and sweet potato puree interchangeably since I can’t really tell the difference between them, but I use pumpkin more because it’s easier to find. I do like the idea of combining either with cherries though…my mind always goes to cranberries!

    1. Laura

      Ha – I had a stock pile going too. Then it was all gone. Now it’s all back. Stevia life-cycles.

      I roast the crap outta fresh taters for my SP puree. The only downside is that it take pre-planning. Which I suck at.

  66. Kimber

    I need to try this recipe and the cherry vanilla sounds amazing! I need to try it!

  67. Alissa

    Happy 3rd! I hope you continue to blog far into the future. Your posts are always so fun to read and your creative recipes are endless! You’re one of the first foodie blogs I stumbled upon when I got more into fitness a couple years ago.

    Question answer! My favorite way to use stevia is in my plain greek yogurt snacks! I use it in my tea too.

    1. Laura

      Alissa, that is so nice of you. Thank you!!! I am completely flattered. :)

  68. Brittany @ Delights and Delectables

    Happy Blogiversary!!!! ;) I’m so thankful that we are blends girl! I use Stevia in everything… literally. I can’t think of my favorite way!

  69. Sara

    My favorite way to use stevia is in Greek Yogurt or Cottage Cheese

  70. Ally

    I’ve only ever used stevia in my tea or oatmeal. Clearly I’ve been missing out!

    1. Laura

      I’m a firm believer in sweetening everything. ;)

  71. Kelsea

    I love flavored stevia in my coffee and protein pancakes

  72. Olive

    Hi Laura,

    Happy Anniversary to the Blog ! I love reading your blogs and recipes, and being a consultant myself , am inspired by your zest for healthy living and I have come a long way myself thanks to your blog :)

    Hope you keep blogging for many years to come !

    Coming to your question- I use stevia in the raw in almost everything from baking brownies to greek yoghurt to OOIAJ and I think maybe I should try out liquid stevia sometime soon :)

    1. Laura

      Thank you Olive!!! I so appreciate your comment… and I understand the consultant hustle. ;) Safe travels to you!

  73. tiffany

    would love to try it out in coffee! and maybe baked goods, too?

  74. Ashley P

    I love using stevia in oatmeal, smoothies, and baking!

  75. Choc Chip Uru

    Happy blogiversary three years is fantastic :D
    I hope you celebrate with your delicious yoghurt treat for a month at least!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    1. Laura

      Thank you! I’ve celebrated with yogurt all week. :)

  76. halli Mac

    Stevia in my oatmeal or baked goods :)

  77. Jayme

    In my coffee, or in my oatmeal!

  78. Marissa

    I love to use stevia to sweeten up plain greek yogurt…no sugar and tastes amazing!

    1. Laura

      Agreed! I have it every night. :)

  79. Shelby R.

    I LOVE using stevia. Maybe a little too much. My favorite way to use it is in greek yogurt and oats!

    1. Laura

      Never too much! ;)

  80. Sheena

    I use Stevia in my hot tea. I’m a tea-aholic!

  81. Sheena

    I follow you on Twitter but I can’t register that entry on Rafflecopter because it juts keeps linking to your Pinterest image anywhere I try to click “I Follow on Twitter!” :(

  82. Katie

    I LOVE this company!! I love this in everything- especially in greek yogurt!

  83. Debbie (Accidently Delish)

    i use it in my plain greek yogurt bowls. i have the lemon and i love making a vanilla lemon protein mix. its also great in oatmeal!

  84. Ellyn

    Love putting a few drops in Greek yogurt!

  85. Chatelaine

    I like to use Stevia in my baked goods and salad dressings!

    1. Laura

      Salad dressing is such a great idea! I’m trying that next. :)

  86. Kayla

    I legit put stevia in everything. It’s the best.
    Always in greek yogurt and cottage cheese (with cinnamon and butter extract – hello cheesecake!)

    1. Laura

      YES to the cheesecake! I included butter extract in today’s giveaway – I love it!

  87. Jordan D

    I use stevia in so many different ways, but I definitely like it best in my iced coffee.

  88. Carly

    I love putting NuNaturals in my smoothie creations!

  89. yuli

    cherry vanilla stevia??? sounds delicious. I love adding stevia to greek yogurt, cottage cheese, and especially to protein pancakes to give them a boost in flavor..so many ideas!

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