Friday, June 18, 2010

Going Nuts!!

Okay, I'm not really going NUTS but I am pretty darn excited! Why? I received my NUTTZO jars today and couldn't be more PUMPED!

yes I am pointing at my chest. classy, eh?

I've had several "triathlete" friends recommend this to me and now I know why. Nuttzo is a more unique blend of nut butter. The creator (Danielle) really knows her stuff!

Here' the 411 on Nuttzo:


NuttZo Original

Legumes + nuts and seeds = a complete protein (all your amino acids), so put NuttZo on a sliced apple or banana…or a spoon.


You’ll taste the earthy, elegant hazelnut pieces and nutty, flavorful, crunchy flax seeds in every bite. Whole brown flax seeds add fiber as well as nutritious Omega 3s as long as the skins have been broken through chewing. Ground flax seeds are added for easy absorption of Omega 3s. Valencia peanuts, cashews, flax seeds, Brazil nuts, and sunflower seeds are medium roasted and then ground into a delectable thin butter. The Valencia peanuts and sunflower seeds add a touch of sweetness. (There’s no added sugar in NuttZo.)


Provides 50% of your DV of ALA Omega 3 per serving (650 mg).


Organic ingredients; kosher certified.

Also, NuttZo is a proud supporter of ProjectLeftBehind.org.


1% of NuttZo's sales goes to the Project Left Behind Foundation.

 
and on NuttZo PF (peanut free):

You’ll taste the earthy, elegant hazelnut pieces and nutty, flavorful, crunchy flax seeds in every bite. Whole brown flax seeds add fiber as well as nutritious Omega 3s as long as the skins have been broken through chewing. The Aztec Superfood-Chia seeds are added for easy absorption of Omega 3s as well as hydration qualities to assist athletic workouts and races. NuttZo PF's cashews, Brazil nuts, and Hazelnuts are medium roasted. (There’s no added sugar in NuttZo PF.)


Provides 75% of your DV of ALA Omega-3's per serving (975 mg).


Organic ingredients; kosher certified.


Stored upside down for easier stirring. After opening, stir it, and then refrigerate and store it “lid-up”; the oils will separate naturally, but who wants a mess!


NuttZo PF is AKA (Ashley Koff R.D. approved)

So what does one do with 2 new jars of Nuttzo Nut Butter??

Dig in with a spoon first........then think of a great way to use it in a recipe.


This recipe is going to be used for our MISSON MONDAY. Bre and I decided to do a twist on a stir fry making it gluten free and with less oil. I know this is a little early (since its not Monday) but I was too excited and couldn't wait till Monday to make this! Bre will report back this Monday or next with her thoughts on this recipe.  She'll "go at it" the Canadian Gluten Free way, haha!

Anyway......onto the recipe.

SWEET AND SAVORY VEGGIE STIR FRY

Ingredients:
1-2 cup purple or red cabbage (shredded)
1 cup frozen soybeans (shelled and thawed)
1 cup mixture of chopped celery and carrots
1/3 cup large golden raisins
Braggs Liquid Aminos (its Gluten free and taste like soy sauce)
1-2 TBSP PF NUTTZO
Add a little Agave Nectar to make it more sweet than savory
Coconut oil spray

Directions:
Spray your wok or skillet with organic coconut oil spray and heat on high
Throw in all your ingredients (don't matter what order!!)


Add your Nuttzo and Braggs stir ingredients


Cover skillet or wok and let it simmer for a few minutes
Add in spices and stir again on medium or medium high until veggies are all coated with nut butter & cooked thoroughly.


Serve up!

This dish goes great with baked salmon, chicken, or tofu. Leave it without the meat and its still protein packed with the nuttzo and soybeans. Perfecto!
Luckily I made enough for leftovers this weekend, unless the hubs eats it all tomorrow morning. EEK! Guess I better hide my stash.
:)

Great Job Nuttzo! Looking forward to using the Original in my Oats tomorrow morning. Told ya I was going NUTS!

Want to know more about Nuttzo? Check out their websites below.

Visit them at http://www.gonuttzo.com/

Twitter http://twitter.com/NuttZoCEO

Join NuttZo on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/NuttZo/115279531549?ref=ts

Cheers and have a great weekend!

LC

20 comments:

Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) said...

Check you out, creative genius! Whipping up two of my favorite things, nutbutter and braggs, in one dish. BRAVO!

Now I'm on my way to check out this NuttZo business!

april said...

Haha love the chest picture! I actually haven't tried nutzo but I want to so bad! Hmm.. I might have to order some!

fitandfortysomething.com said...

oh lindsay this looks so freaking good! thanks for sharing .....

Nora@LiveLifeEatRight said...

AHHH!!! I'm so excited about this post, that meal looks great! I have been reading about nutzo on some blogs and have been wanting to try it! I'm glad that you like it...might have to add some to my 5 jars and growing nut butter collection haha!!!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

Love Nuttzo! I love the recipe you made with it..but most of all the tank top..HOT MAMA ALERT! :)

Lindsay Cotter said...

yes this is probably the King of nut butters. Delicous and extra nutritious! NOra, this adds to my 7 jars already so I almost have 10, haha!

sophia said...

Oh you're lucky!! I've always wanted to try this brand. And you whipped up something amazing, too! Nuttzo should feature you as Nuttiest Chef!

Mo said...

I am not a fan of peanuts or peanut butter, but seeing that they have a peanut free, I'm definitely checking it out. Can't beat those nutritionals! Great recipe too, BTW.

Dorry said...

I've been meaning to try NuttZo and this post just sealed the deal! Such a versatile product. Your stir-fry looks delicious.

Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said...

Oh man..this looks awesome! The tank is too cute!

Abby said...

You are so creative! Love it! I also love that you dug in with a spoon first! That's my kinda gal!

Lisa (bakebikeblog) said...

oooh I have seen / heard about Nuttzo but never knew what the deal was! Thanks for sharing! Now I just need to find someone that sells it in Australia!!!

Kelsey said...

hahah the shirt is super cute!! i wish i could get Nuttzo here- id LOVE to try the stuff <3

Megan D said...

I want to try Nuttzo so badly! I might just need to go ahead and order it online :)

jamie said...

I'd rally like to try this...I'll look around for it. Hopefully I c, find it somewhere!

Lindsay Cotter said...

Jamie,
They sell it in CA for sure. If not, you can order it online and its TOTALLY worth it!

Hope all is well.
Cheers,
LC

Kelsey said...

oh and the gf graham crackers were SO HARD TO FIND! i had to go to my local health food store to get them. im guessing whole foods would carry them probably... we dont have WF's here..but im sure they have to carry them.. hmm. but yea i was suprised at how tasty they were since i was really picky because i remember how yummy the regular ones were growing up.

xoxo <3

jqlee said...

I dont know if I can have these around, I would probably be digging into it with a spoon until the jars are gone! Haha.

How is the Braggs Amino? Does it have it particular taste?

Therese said...

I have always wanted to try Nutzo but the price tag has scared me off...looks like it is worth the money though!

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