Wink Frozen Dessert Giveaway!

I am SO excited to announce a super fun giveaway this week!!! I had the opportunity to try Wink Frozen Desserts last week, and I am honored to be able to share the Wink love with my followers!!!

First…a little bit about Wink! It was started by an awesome guy named Gabe who had some allergies & was unable to eat ice cream or any other delicious frozen desserts (like YoAmazing…of course! hehe)! So of course, he had to come up with his own allergen free concoction…and HE DID IT!!! All of Wink’s flavors are vegan, sugar free, dairy free, fat free, gluten free, soy free, nut free, and egg free! Yes, that is right…all of the major allergens…FREE!!! Each serving has only 25 calories & only 3 net carbs! It is sweetened with Stevia & Monk Fruit (which are two of my favorite natural sweeteners).

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My variety pack came in the mail that included 5 different flavors of Wink. The flavors are: Cake Batter, Choco-Mint, Cinnamon Bun, Cocoa-Dough, & Iced Latte. I took all of last week trying a new flavor each day. I even mixed my beloved Quest Bars in some of the flavors and it was a delicious, low calorie, and low carb snack!

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I will tell you now…if you are expecting ice cream, you are thinking wrong here. This is called a “frozen dessert” and not a CREAM for a reason! So you have to know that going into it! With that being said, for 25 calories, 3 net carbs, ZERO sugar, and zero guilt…you can’t beat it!!! I have tried Arctic Zero before & it was not my favorite thing in the world…at all. Eeeeek. In regards to taste & texture, Wink beats Arctic Zero HANDS DOWN!!! Alex agrees with me. So do my employees at YoAmazing! Bottom line is that Wink is delicious and very different than anything you’ll ever taste! & I personally feel like you all HAVE to try it!

…Which is why I am SO excited to be able to offer you an awesome giveaway here thanks to the amazing people at Wink! They wanted to give 4 of my blog readers & Facebook/twitter/social media friends a variety pack to try as well!!! And it is SUPER easy to get entries for the giveaway! If you click the link below, it’ll take you to a page where you have a chance to enter into the contest 28 TIMES!!! And all you have to do is LIKE Wink & myself on Facebook, twitter, and instagram AND share the giveaway with your friends! If you do all of those things, you will be entered 28 times! Crazy, right?! And don’t worry…if you are already following myself or Wink on social media, all you have to do is connect to those sites through the giveaway site, and your entries will automatically go into the drawing! The contest starts on Tuesday, February 18th during the East Coast #JustCrunchEm party on twitter & it will end the following Tuesday at 11:59pm!

 

CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN WINK FROZEN DESSERTS!!!

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No Sugar Added Fruit Pizza! YUM!

Hi everyone! I posted a picture of this amazing sugarless sugar cookie crusted fruit pizza that I made for my family on Thanksgiving. Let me just tell you…it was a HIT!!! It was the only dessert that was gone within minutes! It made me happy to know that my entire family (there were 26 of us at my house) went for the healthier option rather than the sugar loaded goodies that were also on the table. Although anything is okay in moderation, I truly believe with taking small steps like choosing a better dessert is how we overcome all obstacles on this journey and it makes a HUGE difference in the end! :)

 

Here’s the recipe!

Sugar Free Sugar Cookie Crust:

1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened (I use Kerrygold)
1/3 cup baking stevia or no-calorie sweetener of choice (I like to stick with Stevia here to keep it natural!)
1 whole egg OR 2 egg whites (I used the full egg)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract (a little goes a LONG way here! don’t overdo it!)
1 cup gluten free flour (you can also use whole wheat pastry flour, which is what my original recipe called for. I am going to try it with almond flour soon!)
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Directions to make cookie crust:

1) In a medium bowl, cream together butter, and sugar substitute with a hand mixer. Add egg/egg whites, and extracts and beat until it is combined. In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking powder. Gradually add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, until just combined. Do not over mix to avoid toughness! — Wrap dough and place it back in the refrigerator to chill for about 30 minutes, or until dough is cold.

2) To make one BIG pizza, roll the dough out on a baking sheet or pizza pan to the sizing of your choice. If you want to make personal fruit pizzas, cut the dough into shapes/sizes that you wish. Cook on a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Let it cool COMPLETELY before adding the toppings! (I let mine cool for 3 hours).

Cream Cheese Frosting/Topping:

8 ounces low fat or regular cream cheese
1/4 cup baking stevia/truvia (you might have to tweek this depending on the brand you use!)
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions to make frosting:

1) In a medium bowl, use a hand mixer to mix cream cheese, stevia, and vanilla extract together until smooth. Place in the fridge for a half hour.

 

Directions to put the fruit pizza together:

At this point, the recipe is simple! All you have to do is throw your ingredients together! Take the fully cooled cookie crust and spread the cream cheese frosting all over the top of the crust. After this is done, pick your FAVORITE fruits to add to the top! My two favorites are blueberries and strawberries (you can cut them anyway you’d like), but in the photo above you can see we also used kiwi and raspberries too! Try any type of fruit and I’m sure it will be delish!!!

 

I’d love to see pictures of YOUR fruit pizza creations! I promise you, it will be a huge hit at your holiday parties & not so rough on the waistline! Can’t beat that!! :) Happy baking!!!

 

Biggest Loser Ranch Grocery List!!! :)

Hey guys!!! So I posted on my FB that I wanted to share the ranch grocery list with you all!! E-mailing it out to EVERYONE is just too time consuming, so I hope this helps and everyone who wanted to receive it, does!!!! This should be very helpful!

TJ stands for Trader Joe’s and WF stands for Whole Foods. Of course, if you don’t have these stores near you (we don’t here in NW Indiana!), you can find almost all of these products at a local grocery store OR online!!!!

PLEASE REALIZE that this is very much common sense for a lot of you, but as you see…living a healthy lifestyle is NOT hard. These things are so simple to find and prepare, but sometimes we forget how simple it can really be! I hope this is a good reminder!

Also, PLEASE REALIZE that the items that say “organic only please” DO NOTTTT have to be organic! They had to be for us at the ranch b/c we were on a VERYYYY strict diet for a very competative weight loss show. For everyday life, you do NOT HAAAVE to buy organic! It’s more so to keep any pesticides out of your system if possible. BUT any fruit or vegetable will do…please realize this!!! You certainly do not have to spend more $ to eat and live a HEALTHY lifestyle. I would recommend organic if possible, but surely not necessary! :) 

Best of luck to ALL of you and congrats for taking the first or next step in your journey to better health!!!

LOVE YOU ALL! <3

Biggest Loser Ranch Grocery List