Day 1 of the Best Giveaway Yet: NuNaturals Products! Plus Mint Chocolate-Mint Pudding

Sugar-free Mint Chocolate Mint Pudding by An Unrefined Vegan

NuNaturals is one of the most generous companies that I know.  Not only have they sponsored the Virtual Vegan Potluck and donated a whole lotta goodies to the “best of” winners, they’ve given me new products to try and several additional opportunities to give away their truly special stevia sweeteners.  I think this is the best giveaway yet.  Just take a look at what four winners will receive:

Best of all, this giveaway is open to ALL of my readers – national and international alike!  Woohoo!

NuNaturals Products

To give you a little NuNaturals inspiration, I’ve got a super simple pudding recipe below that pairs BFFs (Best Food Friends) chocolate and mint.  This is just a riff on your basic vegan pudding (silken tofu, cashews, chocolate), but I’ve thrown in some phytonutrients in the form of spinach and fresh mint.  Incidentally, this might be a St. Patrick’s Day-worthy dessert…

Because I had so many new NuNaturals products to try (in this one I use their luscious Peppermint Stevia liquid), I decided to stretch the giveaway out one more day so that I could give you two recipes.  Check back on Monday for some gluten-, oil-, and sugar-free Chai Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies that features NuNatural products NuStevia Reb99 and Oat Fiber.

Fun Fact: Have you ever overheated chocolate and had it seize up like my back after I pick up Ikey (our dog)?  Depressing, isn’t it?  All is not lost however – you can usually bring it back from the brink.  Who wants to throw away chocolate?  Here’s what you do: Add a little bit of melted coconut (or other mild) oil to the chocolate and whisk until smooth.

 

Sugar-free Mint Chocolate-Mint Pudding
Serves 4
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Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
3 hr
Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
3 hr
404 calories
40 g
0 g
20 g
30 g
7 g
632 g
422 g
14 g
0 g
12 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
632g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 404
Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g
31%
Saturated Fat 7g
36%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 422mg
18%
Total Carbohydrates 40g
13%
Dietary Fiber 14g
56%
Sugars 14g
Protein 30g
Vitamin A
882%
Vitamin C
220%
Calcium
109%
Iron
92%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 12.3 oz. package firm silken tofu
  2. 3 tbsp. raw cashew pieces
  3. 3/4 cup non-dairy milk
  4. 5-6 large spinach leaves, chopped
  5. 1/8 cup fresh mint leaves
  6. 1 tsp. NuNaturals Peppermint Liquid Stevia
  7. 1/2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  8. 1/2 tsp. green matcha powder, optional (for color)
  9. 1/2 cup vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips (I use Lily's Sweets)
Instructions
  1. In a high-speed blender, combine the tofu, cashews, non-dairy milk, spinach, mint, peppermint liquid stevia, lemon juice, and matcha powder and process until silky and smooth.
  2. Divide about half of the mixture between four small bowls or glasses. Refrigerate for 15-30 minutes.
  3. Gently melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler or in the microwave. Scrape the melted chocolate into the blender and process until very smooth. Scrape down the sides of the blender once or twice.
  4. Pour the mixture over the mint pudding in the bowls/glasses and chill until firm. Serve garnished with fresh mint leaves.
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This recipe shared on Healthy Vegan Fridays and Virtual Vegan Linky Potluck!

Mint Chocolate-Mint Pudding An Unrefined Vegan

Mint Chocolate-Mint Pudding An Unrefined Vegan

Mint Chocolate-Mint Pudding An Unrefined Vegan

REMEMBER, this giveaway is open to the whole wide world! Giveaway ends at midnight U.S. Central time on March 13.

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61 thoughts on “Day 1 of the Best Giveaway Yet: NuNaturals Products! Plus Mint Chocolate-Mint Pudding

    1. An Unrefined Vegan Post author

      Thank you! So you’ve got a good handle on stevia – – you’ll love these flavored ones, I’m sure!

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  1. Marfigs

    Huzzah! I’m so excited – no-one usually has giveaways for us poor sods outside of the US πŸ˜€ I’ve never actually used stevia before, simply because it is too expensive – our import costs are bombastic and saddening. I see so many recipes that require it though, and it seems a great alternative to traditional refined sugar (which I only include in maybe one recipe out of 20, if that). Sometimes one simply can’t replace ingredients such as a cup of soaked dates in place of the sweetness of something like stevia, because you don’t actually want/need the physical bulk of the dates, for example.

    Also, that mint pudding is tempting me sorely – so many recipes lately have mint in it – I’ll just have to whip out some extract and go wild!

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    1. An Unrefined Vegan Post author

      I know, right?! I always feel like a heel when I have to exclude overseas folks. Another reason to love NuNaturals!

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      1. Marfigs

        Glee! My package arrived today!! My husband has it and I’m only seeing him tomorrow, but I figure this way I have a whole evening to plan for all the delicious things I get to make with the ingredients – thanks again for organizing this πŸ˜€

    1. An Unrefined Vegan Post author

      This pudding was a real hit with Kel – but really, chocolate and mint? No brainer. I’m so glad to be able to include my overseas friends!!

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    1. An Unrefined Vegan Post author

      Oh, you’ve got to try it! I love the stuff – – but you’ve got to be careful about the brand. Many of them leave a not so pleasant aftertaste. This is why I love NuNaturals – no funky flavor. Thanks for entering the giveaway, Ali!

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    1. An Unrefined Vegan Post author

      I love ’em!! I think their other flavors are relatively new. One of my favorites is their cherry-flavored liquid. Fingers crossed for you on this giveaway ;-)!

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      1. An Unrefined Vegan Post author

        I think you’ll really like NuNaturals. One of the issues with many stevias is that weird taste you get. I haven’t notice that with these products and I absolutely love their flavored liquids. Incredible.

  2. Fran

    Yay, giveaways! I use stevia to sweeten my teas, and to liven up fresh fruit when it needs extra sweetness.

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  3. Healthy, Fruity Gal

    I have used stevia and do use it it general! I love it, it’s great for just about anything πŸ™‚ it’s that lovely sweet addition to any kitchen πŸ™‚ I’ve also signed up πŸ˜‰ but I’ve been suscribed to you for like EVER anyways πŸ˜€ but re-did what the thing said anywho πŸ™‚ x

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    1. An Unrefined Vegan Post author

      πŸ™‚ Thanks for your support – always nice to “meet” the (awesome) folks who follow the blog!

      Reply
  4. Poppy

    I love the two colours Annie! I’ve never come across flavoured stevia in the UK before, only plain drops and granulated, I’d love to try it πŸ˜€

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    1. An Unrefined Vegan Post author

      This would be a great way for you to try them! Thanks for entering (and subscribing)!

      Reply
  5. Elena Vassilieva

    Have you used stevia products? Yes, I add some to my shakes and like cherry stevia to flavor my water

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    1. An Unrefined Vegan Post author

      Ah, stevia in water! I’m learning all kinds of things today! Thanks for entering the giveaway!

      Reply
  6. Suzanne

    We use stevia and actually grow our own in the spring/summer months so we have plenty left over for winter! πŸ™‚ Hope I win!

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  7. Deb

    I adore stevia–I think it tastes better than sugar and I use it in everything, from tea to baked goods to adding a touch of sweetness to savory sauces. I love the fact that it is a sustainable crop, and a great alternative to even other natural sweeteners, which are good viable ethical alternatives to sugar but still seem to put my body into craving overdrive. NuNaturals is one of my favorites–never tried the flavored ones though so I’d be very curious to do so.

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    1. An Unrefined Vegan Post author

      I really like them. They have a strong, pure flavor, but you get the sweetness, too. Really great products. Thanks, Deb!

      Reply
  8. Laura Black

    I must admit that I am not a strong stevia fan. I’ve tried it once and the bitter after taste reminded me of other, not so nice, sugar substitutes. I realize there are some brands of stevia that are supposed to be more pure, less refined, that don’t have the bitter after taste, but I’m not willing to spend my money on a big question mark. This recipe, though, looks fabulous. I might reconsider using stevia for this.

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    1. An Unrefined Vegan Post author

      I definitely recommend NuNaturals over other brands. I know exactly “that taste” you are talking about. It’s almost like aspartame or something. I haven’t had that issue w/ these products. At any rate, you could certainly make this pudding using your favorite sweetener. Thanks, Laura!

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  9. Kate

    I use stevia ll the time as I can’t have sugar and is awesome! πŸ™‚ I also just signed up to your newsletter πŸ™‚

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      1. Poppy

        Eeek! You know I looked on Amazon UK and they sell the flavoured drops for Β£25 which is about 42 USD!!! Craziness! So I’m going to make them last forever πŸ˜€

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