Hi everyone! I’ve got something pretty awesome for you today – a giveaway of delicious organic almond and pumpkin seed butter by Naturally Nutty in not one, not two, but THREE amazing flavors!
A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Katie, the founder of Naturally Nutty – a small family-owned and operated company based in Traverse City, Michigan. Katie, a vegan runner and a mom of three, decided to start making her own healthy and organic nut and seed butters back in 2007, after searching for a healthier peanut butter alternative for her kids and not finding any among the big commercial brands. (You can read her story here.)
Fast forward to today, Katie’s small company has grown to make an impressive lineup of all-organic peanut, almond, pumpkin and sunflower seed butters in various flavors, from plain to decadent – Mocha Almond Butter, Chocolate Cherry Peanut Butter, White Chocolate Coconut Peanut Butter and much more (please note: not all flavors Naturally Nutty offers are fully vegan, but the ones I’m giving away today are). She also throws in some ground flax and hemp seeds (and chia seeds in some flavors) for an extra boost of Omega-3, 6 and 9 fatty acids and fiber. The result – delicious nut and seed butters with a velvety-smooth texture and decadent flavors.
Katie sent me four flavors to sample:
Cinnamon Vanilla Almond Butter – an incredibly smooth almond butter with a tasty addition of organic vanilla bean and cinnamon. This was probably our favorite flavor – Rob raved about the fact that it tasted just like cinnamon buns! We went through our 8-oz jar quite a bit quicker than what it usually takes us to finish up a regular jar of peanut butter, but what could we do if it tasted so good?! Also, Naturally Nutty donates 5% of all sales of this flavor to cancer research.
Vanilla Almond Butter – just as smooth and delicious as the cinnamon vanilla variety, this flavor has a nice hint of vanilla, which makes it taste like sugar cookies I loved as a kid. It was delicious on toast, bananas, and – my favorite way of eating nut butters – straight out of the jar 🙂
Pepita Sun Oatmeal Seed Butter – a breakfast in a jar! This flavor tasted like ‘the healthiest’ out of the whole bunch, probably because of an impressive ingredients list that contains pumpkin and sunflower seeds, oats, flax, hemp, and chia , all infused with some cinnamon, vanilla and allspice. Note that this flavor is also sugar-free – erythritol (a type of natural sugar alcohol) is used. The presence of oatmeal tempted me to just eat half a jar of this seed butter for breakfast instead of my regular overnight oats, but my inner disciplinarian kept me from doing that 🙂
Mocha Almond Butter – this flavor was the most decadent, a real treat for my coffee and chocolate-loving taste buds! Katie adds some real organic, fair-trade ground coffee and cocoa powder to this variety. Because it contains real coffee, it will give you a slight energy kick – great if you need it, but it may be too much if you’re sensitive to caffeine. I made little sandwiches with this almond butter and took them to work a few times for a nice midmorning snack.
And now – the giveaway!
Vegan Runner Eats blog and Naturally Nutty Foods are giving away three 8-oz jars of Vanilla Almond Butter, Pepita Sun Oatmeal Seed Butter and Cinnamon Vanilla Almond Butter to one lucky winner of today’s giveaway – a $28 value. To enter, you’ve got to be over 18, and reside in the United States or Canada (sorry international folks, I’m paying for shipping out of my own pocket).
The giveaway starts today, July 14th, and will end on Monday, July 21st, at 11:59 pm Pacific Time. Pick whatever options apply to you in the box below – or click on the link if the box doesn’t show up:
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The winner will be randomly picked and announced here on the blog and through social media within 48 hours of the end of this giveaway.
*Disclaimer 1: In case you are allergic or sensitive to nuts and/or seeds, please avoid eating foods with nuts or seeds in them. Naturally Nutty Foods, Inc. and Vegan Runner Eats blog (or Katie Kearney and Alina Zavatsky running them respectively) cannot be held accountable for your digestive trouble.
**Disclaimer 2: I, Alina Zavatsky, wasn’t paid or compensated in any way for running this giveaway. Naturally Nutty Foods, Inc. provided me with free samples of their products for a review and this giveaway. All opinions are my own.