NuNaturals Stevia Giveaway!!

NuNaturals Stevia Giveaway!!!

As many of you know, I try to stay as close to sugar-free as possible. Sugar for me has always been a trigger for candida, breakouts, weight gain, and mood swings.  You can read more about the negative effects of sugar on the mind and body here. Drastically reducing sugar improved my life in such a huge way many years ago. It’s actually quite easy with the help of NuNaturals, my favorite brand of stevia!

I use it in my coffee, dessert recipes, green juices, smoothies, acai bowls, and a couple drops added to LaCroix is an absolutely lovely and healthy sugar free treat! You can see more of my favorite sugar free recipes at the end of this post!

NuNaturals Stevia Giveaway!!

 

NuNaturals is my secret weapon that I’ve used for the last 6 years. I’ve tried so many different brands and this is one of the most pure and best tasting!! I’m so excited to be GIVING AWAY this wonderful product to 4 lucky readers!!

Each winner will get:

  • 1 bottle of the Vanilla  Stevia Liquid
  • One 50 pkt box of our NuStevia NO CARBS White Stevia Powder packets
  • 1 bottle of our Cocoa Syrup
  • 1 bottle of new Cocoa Mint Syrup (this is DELICIOUS in your morning coffee!)

All four winners will receive the total package plus a FREE BONUS PACKAGE with a retail value of $70.00.

NuNaturals Stevia Giveaway!!!

To enter, simply follow the instructions below. One lucky winner will be announced on Monday, November 16th! This contest is open WORLDWIDE, however, NuNaturals does not ship to PO Box addresses. Good Luck!!

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Disclaimer: I was given this product for free in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed are sincere and 100% my own.

Here are some of my favorite recipes using NuNaturals!!

MG_6931-2 Easy Delicious Chocolate Pudding – raw, vegan, sugar free, dairy free.

GOJI DETOX TEA_Linda Wagner Goji Detox Tea – tastes great, wonderful for bloating and de-puffing, especially great after indulging over the holidays!

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Chocolate, Strawberry Superfood Smoothie – absolutely LOADED with nutrition. A delicious way to boost your immune system, kids love it too!

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Acai Bowls – love these as breakfast or a snack. Getting the sugar free packs and using stevia reduces the amount of sugar significantly! A great, healthy food for picky eaters! ANTIOXIDANT_icedtea_LW

Antioxidant Iced Tea – healthy and delicious!

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Sugar Free Apple Cider – so yummy, guilt free, and perfect for fall!!  

 

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SkinnyPop Popcorn + Austin City Limits Ticket Giveaway!!!

I’m so excited about today’s giveaway! As many of you know, I’ve taken a little break from blogging this summer and what better way to come back then to be featuring a delicious, healthy snack and offering an absolutely AMAZING GIVEAWAY!!! I think this might be the best giveaway I’ve ever done!!

SkinnyPop Popcorn + Austin City Limits Weekend Pass Giveaway!!!!!!!!!

The kind folks over at SkinnyPop were generous enough to reach out and send me some of their delicious ready-to-eat popcorn to help me prep for the Austin City Limits Music Festival! I have to admit that I’ve never been a huge popcorn fan. I remember all my friends would love to order popcorn at the movies and my mom would made it regularly as a snack, but I was never a huge fan…

 

SkinnyPop Popcorn

I saw SkinnyPop for the first time earlier this year at Costco and after looking at the clean ingredient list: popcorn, sunflower oil, salt, decided to try it. I figured I probably wouldn’t like it, but I actually really enjoyed it! It’s nothing like the artificial stuff I remember growing up. I think what I didn’t like about movie popcorn and microwave popcorn were the weird artificial flavors (remember that bright yellow “butter” sauce?!) and the hard texture. SkinnyPop is genuinely light and fluffy and yummy!

I always tell my clients to pay attention to how they feel after they eat. You should feel good and light and energized by your food and not heavy, tired or weighed down because that’s an indication that your body is having a hard time digesting! My body still feels great after eating SkinnyPop and that’s how I know it’s a good fit for me!

SkinnyPop Popcorn + Green Juice

The first weekend of Austin City Limits is this weekend and I always try to get festival-ready by eating clean and getting lots of nutrients because I know that I’m not going to have access to clean, nutritious food at the festival!! The perfect snack for me right now is a green juice (the one pictured is kale, pineapple, cucumber, green apple, spinach, and lemon – so good) and some SkinnyPop popcorn!

During Austin City Limits, SkinnyPop will be offering free pedicab rides around the festival grounds every day from noon – 9PM, so festival-goers can get a lift from one end of the festival to the next (a life saver after all that walking!) and receive a complimentary bag of SkinnyPop!

SkinnyPop is also giving away TWO 3-Day Passes to Weekend 2 of Austin City Limits Music Festival, Oct 9-11th!!!

That’s a $500 value and tickets have already been sold out for quite some time!

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To enter, simply follow the instructions below. One lucky winner will be announced on Monday, October 5th! Good Luck!!

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Disclaimer: I was given this product for free in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed are sincere and 100% my own.

 

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Wonder Seed GIVEAWAY!

I am REALLY excited to share this giveaway with you today! 

I’ve used these products for about a month now and I must say, I’ve tried SO MANY natural skin, body, and hair care lines over the years and most of them have been very disappointing. However, I absolutely LOOOOOOOOOOVE Wonder Seed!! First of all, they smell AMAZING!! They did a really, really great job with the scents while still keeping it 100% natural, vegan, with no parabens, and no artificial colors or perfumes.

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They chose to use hemp seed oil because it is the most nutritious oil on Earth. All of the Wonder Seed products are made with virgin organic hemp seed oil, drawn by cold pressing the highest-grade hemp seeds for the purest quality.

What makes hemp seed oil so nutritious?

  • Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, D, E
  • Minerals including Calcium, Magnesium, Iron & Zinc
  • All 10 Amino Acids humans need
  • Omega 3 & 6 Fatty Acids in perfect ratio for human absorption so all of the above gets absorbed deep into your skin delivering your most radiantly healthy glow ever.

What benefits will all this nutrition deliver?

  • ANTI-AGING – compensates for lower ceramide levels that deplete naturally with aging, thereby reducing the appearance of wrinkles and improving skin texture
  • ANTI-INFLAMMATORY – reduces inflammation
  • ANTIOXIDANT – combats free radicals that cause premature aging
  • BALANCES OIL – works for all skin types to balance oily, dry or normal skin
  • HEALING – helps heal Eczema, Psoriasis, Rosacea, Acne and dry, itchy scalp.

Wonder Seed Shampoo and Conditioner

The texture of these products is just lovely. I am always a little hesitant when it comes to all natural hair care products because they typically leave a waxy film. Combine that with long hair, Texas heat & humidity, and you’ve got a recipe for very flat, dull hair…no bueno! The Wonder Seed shampoo & conditioner is not waxy AT ALL and actually rinses clean, leaving your hair light and moisturized…a miracle! As with all the products, the smell was absolutely lovely 🙂

The body lotion and hand cream moisturizes perfectly without feeling greasy. I love that a little goes a long way! It absorbs directly into the skin and leaves your skin feeling silky smooth and smelling fresh! I think the lotion and creams are an absolute must come the dry winter season!

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Wonder Seed GIVEAWAY!

I just am so thrilled and so impressed with every single item I tried!! And even more thrilled that the lovely Founder, Theresa, has offered to giveaway a set of her Wonder Seed body wash, body lotion, and hand cream to 3 lucky readers! To enter the giveaway simply follow the instructions below! Winners will be announced next Wednesday 9/25.

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Theresa has also been kind enough to offer all of you 20% off every single item through the month of September! Simply enter the code LINDAWAG at checkout to receive your discount! Enjoy and good luck with the giveaway!

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Red White & Blue Acai Bowl + Giveaway!!

Red White and Blue Acai Bowl

As many of you know, one of my favorite treats in the summertime is a nice, cold acai bowl. I love acai because it’s t’s a great way to sneak in a ton of immune boosting minerals and anti-oxidants into your diet. You can have acai bowls for breakfast, lunch or snacks. They are great anytime!

In honor of the 4th of July tomorrow I decided to make this patriotic acai bowl and host a giveaway!! The giveaway details are at the end of this post 🙂

Red White and Blue Acai Bowl

Some of the amazing health benefits of Acai are:

1. Aids in Weight Loss: Known by nutritionists as a super-food, acai may help us not only lose weight, but maintain a healthy weight. One interesting study from the National Institutes of Aging found that pulp from the acai berry had the ability to reduce the negative effects of a high-fat diet in laboratory studies on flies.

2. Antiviral, Antibacterial & Anti-Parasitic Agent: Scientists from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro have shown that consuming acai extract can help fight both viral and parasitic infections.

3. Heart Health: Similar to red wine, research shows that acai berries are extremely high in anthocyanins, a form of plant antioxidant associated with the ability to lower cholesterol levels in the blood stream. They are also rich in plant sterols that provide cardio-protective benefits to our cells. It does this by preventing blood clots, improving overall blood circulation, and relaxing the blood vessels.

4. Promotes Skin Health: Currently, many modern beauty products are carrying acai oil, again due to the oil’s high antioxidant content. What is more, acai oil is a great natural alternative to chemical based skin-care products that harm the skin in the long-run. Taken internally, the berries can also give your skin a healthier glow. In fact, Brazilians have been eating acai berries for centuries to treat skin conditions.

5. Helps with Digestive Upset: Taking acai may also aid in keeping our digestive system clean and in optimal function. The berries have powerful detoxification capacities in the human body and is a well-known traditional source of dietary fiber.

6. Anti-Allergenic Substance: Acai berries contain anti-inflammatory properties that may prevent the typical inflammation response associated with allergic reactions.

7. Improved Cellular Health: On a general level, the anthocyanins found in acai play a role in our cellular protection system, helping to keep cells strong against the invasion of free radicals.

8. May Help Prevent Cancer: Acai is very high in Vitamin C and ellagic acid, an immune-system-boosting combination that has been shown to suppress the growth of cancer. One study published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry found that polyphenolic compounds extracted from acai could reduce cancer cell proliferation by 56-86%. It is thought that acai’s phytochemcials can stop the process of carcinogenesis on a molecular level, killing off tumorous cells before they multiply. Acai is particularly indicated for the prevention of prostate enlargement.

9. Anti-Aging Effects: Extremely high in many forms of plant phytochemicals (antioxidants), acai berries may contribute to an ability to slow or reverse typical processes of ageing related to inflammation and cellular oxidative damage. In fact, the berries are one of the planets highest sources of antioxidants, with one berry holding ten times the amount of antioxidants as grapes, and two times the amount of blueberries.

10. Boost in Energy: Due its overall health benefits, taking acai extract can lead to an increased overall level of energy and stamina, and may aid to combat fatigue and exhaustion.

11. Better Sex: This famous red berry has also been linked to overall increased blood circulation in the human body, a phenomenon that may contribute to a boost in sex drive, especially for men.

12. Improves Mental Function: Preliminary research studies show that acai may prevent mental imbalance in menopausal women. – source

Red White and Blue Acai Bowl

 

You’ll need:

  • 1 packet of frozen Sambazon Acai Pack – order online or find it in the frozen fruit section at your local health food store.
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup of frozen fruit – I used a blend of mango and blueberries
  • 1/2 cup 100% pure apple juice – I like to stay sugar free so used 1/2 cup water + 1 dropperful of Liquid stevia instead
  • Granola – I used Nature’s Path Organic Hemp Granola
  • blueberries, red raspberries, bananas, and coconut shavings as garnish

Blend the frozen acai pack, banana, and apple juice in a high speed blender until smooth. (I always use my VitaMix and I LOVE it. I highly, highly recommend saving up for one, you will be so happy you did!!) Add more apple juice as needed but remember you want it to be really thick like ice cream, not soupy!

Pour blended mixture into a bowl and top with granola. Then top with fruit in the shape of the American Flag in honor of the 4th of July! Finally add some coconut shavings and serve nice and cold!

GIVEAWAY!!

The lovely folks at Sambazon are giving away a free acai pack (there are 4 individual acai packs in each) to 2 lucky people!! Enter below, Winners will be announced Tuesday July 8th!!

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Awakening To Your Story GIVEAWAY!

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Alicia Hartzell of www.awakeningtoyourstory.com

Guess what you lucky devils?! I’ve got another FANTASTIC giveaway for you! This time it is a 2 hour one-on-one phone consultation with my dear friend, Alicia Hartzell. Alicia is an absolutely AMAZING life coach. She has helped me time and time again. Whether it’s just a lot of external “noise”, relationship issues, self esteem, emotional eating, stress, you name it, she’s helped me get to the bottom of it in a life changing way. Not just an “I feel better kind of way” but in a “break 100 years of old toxic patterns” kind of way. This is a really, really special giveaway and I encourage all of you to enter. This is a potentially life changing opportunity to work with her one-on-one!!

Here’s a message from Alicia:

“Do you find health and weight loss to be an uphill battle that you just can’t seem to conquer?  Does your experience with food challenge you at every turn?  Alicia Hartzell with Awakening to Your Story believes that these challenges and battles are actually there to help you get where you want to go!

Awakening to Your Story is about shifting your perspective. It’s a process of turning your focus inward. It’s a way of becoming consciously engaged in the story of your life.  This allows you to recognize the circumstances and situations in your everyday life as neutral information.  From there you can use the information as a tool that helps you get where you want to go.

“Many of the people I work with are experiencing & dealing with great contrast in their lives – a division between what their current circumstance is and what they long for it to be. I teach them how to find purpose in that contrast. Once that purpose is identified, you can navigate through the information at hand and fully embody the change that you are looking for.”  Alicia Hartzell

Food and health are vital to how we live our lives.  Food is an everyday necessity. If your circumstance is filled with a struggle against something that is a necessity, Alicia would say that you have some brilliant contrast ready to be utilized.

Your time is now!  Learn how to utilize the contrast in your life so that you can get where it is you want to go and create a more conscious and healthy relationship with food. Every moment that goes by, you are writing your story. Awaken to your story and write the story you were meant to live.”

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What others are saying:

Alicia gets straight to the heart of the matter.  If traditional therapy is a marathon, the techniques in Awakening to Your Story offer a sprint into the thinking, patterns, and experiences from the past that prevent you from connecting to your fullest life today.  Both inspirational and practical, Alicia encourages her readers and the people whom she guides to view pain, failure, heartbreak, confusion, fear and other negative experiences as neutral information that can propel you to greater growth and control over your everyday thinking and decisions.  Awakening to your story provides people with the tools you need to respond the life’s challenges from a place of self-care and employ specific techniques to move from inaction to actively living the life they desire.” -Penny, Austin TX

I have worked with Alicia through many different phases of my story over the past four years.  This work constantly initiated profound change in my life.  She has assisted me in healing old trauma and creating a path in front of me that is entirely different from the one I had been on. Instead of living in confusion and beating myself up for my perceived “failures” with no forward movement, Alicia helped me to create a space for myself that was loving, compassionate, and empowered.  As a direct result of the work that I have done with Alicia, I have achieved fulfillment in all areas of my life. I have the tools I need to work through hardship and pain with grace and a minimum amount of struggle.  I am so incredibly thankful to have encountered this amazing individual and to have the gift of her insight and wisdom.” –Tina, Austin TX

Alicia is available by phone to clients all over the world! To enter the giveaway, simply complete the actions listed below. The winner will be announced next Tuesday, Oct 1st!! Good Luck!

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 Looking for a fast easy detox plan? I’ve got everything you need to get started! Check out my step by step programs here.

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Skinny Limits Juice Cleanse Winner!

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Using random.com the winner is…..

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Andrea Neusner

 

Congratulations Andrea!! We will shoot you an email shortly with the details for your delivery!

If you did not win this time, you can still check out the Skinny Limits website and order one of their fabulous cleanses at a great price! Huge thank you to Skinny Limits for being so awesome and offering this fantastic giveaway!!

 Looking for a fast easy detox plan? I’ve got everything you need to get started! Check out my step by step programs here.

 Interested in one-on-one Nutrition & Lifestyle Coaching with Linda? Click here and here for details on how to get started.

 For more healthy living tips and recipes please subscribe to this blog, follow me on twitterLOVE me on facebook, subscribe to my YouTube channel, follow me on Pinterest, OR if you are interested in getting started on your own weight loss journey with a one-on-one consultation, shoot me an email!

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